About the Office of the Bursar
The Office of the Bursar is a support service department in the Division of Administration and Finance. Within the Office of the Bursar there are four key areas of operation: Accounts Receivable, Cashiering, Account Counseling and OneCard ID Services. Each of these operations provides services and support to NIU students, commercial customers and other NIU departments.
Accounts Receivable Office
Swen Parson Hall 210
The Accounts Receivable Office is comprised of two areas:
- Student Receivables which services and maintains NIU student accounts. All processing of student refunds and third-party contracts are performed within this area.
- Commercial Receivables which services and maintains our commercial customer accounts for student organizations, NIU departments, and general commercial customers.
Both areas issue bills and monthly account statements, process refunds and respond to account and billing inquiries for their respective NIU customer base.
Swen Parson Hall 235
The primary function of the Cashiering Office is to accept and process student account payments. This area also accepts deposits for student/staff Huskie Bucks accounts and provides bank deposit support for NIU departments.
Account Counseling Office
Swen Parson Hall 235
The Account Counseling Office addresses concerns/financial issues relating to student and commercial customer accounts and manages the Perkins Loan Program borrowers’ accounts. Our account counselors advise students and customers on their financial obligations to NIU and negotiate payment agreements for those who have past due accounts and are experiencing difficulty meeting those obligations. (Scheduled appointments are recommended.)
OneCard ID Services
Lower Level of Holmes Student Center
OneCard ID Services provides identification card service for the NIU community and issues the official identification cards for students and staff. This office also manages the Huskie Bucks Program which is NIU’s debit card program for students, faculty and staff.