Payments

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Make a Payment

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Payment is due by the payment due date whether or not a bill has been received. Students may always check their account balance information by accessing the online account through MyNIU open in new window.

Need Help? Follow the step-by-step job aids open in new window to learn how to make a payment via MyNIU.


Types of Payments:

  • Cash or Check: Please make all checks payable to NIU and include the student's name and account number. 
  • Online Payment (via MyNIU open in new window):

    • Credit Card, Debit Card: American Express, Discover, and MasterCard payments will be accepted and a 2.4% convenience fee will be charged for this service.
    • Electronic Check: E-check payments can be made online via the student's MyNIU open in new window account with no convenience fee. (What's my account or routing number?)

      Credit cards accepted
  • Personal Internet Banking: Allow at least 7 days for processing. Paying bills online is a great way to manage your finances. No more need for stamps or envelopes. Contact your bank to set up this option.  (What's my account or routing number?)

    Process Personal Internet Banking payments to:

Bursar Office
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

(Include the student's name and 8-Digit Student ID for processing.)

Where to make payments:

  • In Person: Payments can be made at the Bursar Office in Swen Parson Hall, Room 235 during regular business hours.

  • By Mail: Allow at least 7 days for mail delivery and processing. Print the 8-Digit Student ID in the memo section of the check and send to:  

Bursar Office
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

  • Drop Box: The Office of Bursar has two drop boxes: One is located just to the left of the Hotel desk on the second floor of the Holmes Student Center while the other is on the wall to the left of the main entrance of the Bursar's Office in Swen Parson Hall, Room 235.

    For drop box payments, please be sure that your 8-Digit Student ID is written in the memo section of the check and is in a sealed envelope.  

Returned Payment Charge: Payments unpaid by your financial institution may be subject to a returned payment charge of $25.00.