Make a Payment

To help protect the health and safety of everyone, our preferred payment method for students is online or by mail. We do, however, offer limited in-person cashiering hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Bursar staff are available by phone and email (Bursar Email Form) to review student accounts and advise on payment options Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Additionally, personalized, remote appointments are available with account counselors Monday through Friday through our online appointment app. See Contact Us for more information.

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.

Need Help? Follow the tutorial to learn how to make a payment via MyNIU. Or, contact cashiers@niu.edu or call 815-753-1885.


Types of Payments

  • Cash or Huskie Bucks: Can only be processed in the Office of the Bursar during open office hours.

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

    • Credit Card, Debit Card: Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard payments will be accepted and currently no convenience fee will be charged for this service. (Service only offered online.)

    • Electronic Check: E-check payments can be made online via the student's MyNIU 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.)
  • Payments for International Students (via Flywire)

Where to make payments:

  • MyNIU: Students or delegates of Shared Access can make payments in MyNIU.
  • In Person: Payments can be made at the Bursar Office in Swen Parson Hall, Room 235 during cashiering hours. (Credit card or debit card payments are not accepted at the Bursar Office.)

  • 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 Boxes:

    • Swen Parson Hall 235: Located on the wall at left side of entrance to office

    • Founders Memorial Library: In front of the OneCard Office, Room 104

      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.

Contact Us

Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

Phone: 815-753-1885
Email: Bursar Email Form

Schedule an Appointment

Business Hours

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