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Northwest Missouri State University

Installment Payment Plan

Northwest's installment plan provides an alternative to a large lump sum payment each semester. This plan enables families and students to make four regularly scheduled monthly installment payments. The first payment is due Aug. 15 for the fall trimester, Jan. 15 for the spring trimester or upon registration for students not preregistered.

The minimum payment is one-fourth (1/4) the tuition and required fees and room and board after financial assistance is deducted. The minimum amount due each month must be paid to remain enrolled. A 1% per month charge (12% APR) will be calculated on the remaining unpaid billed amount.

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.

Students can view their bill in their CatPAW account (username and PIN required).

Payment Due Dates




August 15 January 15 May 15
September 15 February 15
October 15 March 15
November 15 April 15