Charges (2020-21 academic year)

Billing statements are generated by the university for any student who is expected to be enrolled in the next academic period. For first-year students, billing occurs two times per year: in August and December. Second- and third-year students are billed for in-school periods; no charges are assessed for co-op periods unless a student has housing, parking or Husky charges. Additionally, all students will be assessed a health insurance charge in the fall term, regardless of whether they are in class or on co-op.

Bills must be satisfied by the first day of the term. Students who anticipate financial assistance to aid them in meeting their financial obligations should work with the Financial Aid office to ensure that late fees/financial blocks do not occur.

Students who have not satisfied their bill may be refused university services. Such services may include, but are not limited to, registration, ability to take finals, access to grades and library privileges. Additionally, the university will assess late fees for unpaid balances.

Charges (2021-22 academic years and later)

First-year students will be billed two times: in August and December. Starting with the Summer 2021 term, upper-level students will be billed evenly among the three semesters in each upper-level academic year, regardless of whether they are in class or on co-op.

Health Insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all full-time students have appropriate health care insurance. Thus, the university must assess a fee for this coverage. (The fee is paid to a third party.) Students may waive this coverage and avoid this charge by demonstrating comparable coverage. The fee for health insurance (unless waived) is billed in the fall term only—for the year.  Students will receive instructions on how to waive the health insurance fee on their fall bill.


Financial aid that has been awarded to a student will appear as an anticipated credit on the student’s bill. Financial aid would include Northeastern University School of Law grants and scholarships as well as Federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans. Additional information on billing issues may be obtained by calling the University’s Student Accounts office at 617.373.2270.