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Northwest Missouri State University

Installment Payment Plan

Northwest’s installment plan is four monthly payments each fall/spring term. The minimum payment is one-fourth (1/4) the tuition, required fees, room and board after financial assistance is deducted. All financial assistance, which includes private scholarships, reduces the total balance due before the installment amount is calculated. Scholarships checks cannot be used for an installment payment. If you have not applied for federal financial assistance by Aug. 1, be prepared to pay your first installment. If you chose to pay in installments it is required to sign up for a payment plan in the Account/Payment Center. A $50 enrollment fee will be due at payment plan enrollment for all students who enroll by Jan. 14 and a $100 enrollment fee will be administered to all students with an outstanding balance and not enrolled in a payment plan by the payment deadline. Payments not made by the 15th of each month will be subject to a $20 late payment fee.

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