NSU Payment Plans
Payment for tuition, fees, and other NSU charges is due in full at the time of registration. However, the NSU Office of the University Bursar offers a variety of payment plans to NSU students to assist in paying the entire balance.
NSU students (excluding international students) who wish to defer payment of their tuition, fees, and other institutional charges due at the time of registration may sign up for a 4-month (fall) and/or a 4-month (winter) payment plan. A 3-month (summer only) payment plan is also available. The following terms apply.
Payment Plan Terms
- In order to be eligible for either a 4-month or the 3-month plan, students must have paid all prior balances in full and must be registered for the semester(s) to be covered under the plan. Students may defer payment for any balances remaining on their account after all discounts, financial aid awards/resources, and other credits have been applied.
- The following deadlines for submission of a payment plan application apply:
4-Month Fall/Winter Plan—must be received by July 1
4-Month Fall Only Plan—must be received by July 1
4-Month Winter Only Plan—must be received by November 1
3-Month Summer Only Plan—must be received by April 1
- The amount a student may defer is based on the information available on the student's account at the time the contract is created and calculated as follows:
Estimated Costs - Funding Sources = Amount to be Deferred
- Estimated costs include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, insurance, housing, and meals. Funding sources may include grants, scholarships, loans, and other sources such as the Florida Prepaid College Plan.
- Contracts are issued upon the receipt of the payment plan application and a $75, nonrefundable application fee.
- If a parent, guardian, or other person will be making payments on the student's behalf, NSU requires that the person with the fiscal responsibility to make payments also sign the payment plan contract. The student is also required to submit a completed Authorization for Release of Information (ROI) form for the fiscally responsible person.
- The first payment of any plan must be submitted along with the signed payment plan contract. The second, third, and fourth payments are due as follows:
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: February, March, and April
Summer only: June and July
- The payment plan becomes valid and binding when (1) the Office of the University Bursar receives the payment plan contract signed by the student (and the fiscally responsible person, if applicable) within five business days from the day the contract was emailed to the student/fiscally responsible person, (2) all postdated payments in accordance with the payment plan schedule (checks or credit card authorizations) have been received, (3) the first payment has cleared, and (4) the student has a completed Authorization for Release of Information (ROI) form on file with Enrollment and Student Services for the fiscally responsible person, if applicable.
- It is the student's responsibility to promptly notify the Office of the University Bursar of any changes on the student's account affecting the final balance owed. Registration activity or changes in a student's financial aid award are likely to change a student's outstanding balance with the university. Withdrawal from classes does not void this agreement.
- Any adjustment to the student's outstanding balance, either a decrease resulting in a refund to the student or an increase resulting in an additional balance owed, will be applied to the final payment of this contract. By signing the contract, the student agrees to pay any additional charges owed at the time the final payment under this contract is due. Refunds will not be processed until the full contract amount has been received. All financial aid loan funds will first be applied toward any outstanding payment plan or student account balances.
- Declined payments will result in a $25 fee and a hold restricting all student services, including but not limited to, ordering transcripts and registering for future classes. The student will receive notification that the payment has been declined and that payment must be made within 15 days by credit card, money order, or cashier's check.
- Failure to make an installment payment, when due, may render the contract null and void and will require immediate and full payment of all remaining charges. NSU will withhold all services from the student—including grades, diplomas, transcripts, and future registrations—until the outstanding balance has been paid in full.