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Billing Policy

The first bill of each semester will be mailed to the student's permanent address. All subsequent bills will be e-mailed to the student's University e-mail account. If the student is not responsible for payment, an additional e-mail can be sent to the responsible party. The student must complete the '2nd Billing' e-mail address in their 'CatPAWS' account from the Personal Information Tab.

Northwest uses a balance forward system. Any unpaid charges will appear on subsequent bills as a previous balance. Just like your MasterCard or VISA statement, charges will not be itemized a second time. Only new charges will be itemized.

Failure to pay the minimum due or make special payment arrangements with the Bursar’s Office could result in the student’s inability to use their meal plans and the possibility of administrative withdrawal. A series of email notifications are sent prior to any of these measures. Student fees and miscellaneous charges are billed monthly and are consolidated on the billing statement. This allows the University to send the student one monthly billing statement covering all charges including tuition, technology fees, textbook rental fees as well as room and board. The student ID card, Bearcat Card, also serves as a campus charge card. The charges are billed through one consolidated account for items such as bookstore purchases, copy charges, dining dollars, parking permits and Wellness Services charges.