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Student Accounts | Next Steps

Developing keen business smarts starts now. You can build a positive track record of account management by taking stock of your financial responsibilities and staying current. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. The payment deadline for new freshmen starting in the fall is August 1, 2023. If you plan to live on campus, account balances must be paid prior to check-in.


1. Review Your Bill and Submit Payment

Billing statements are issued in the middle of each month via email; however, payment is due upon registration for classes. Students can view their student account activity in SharkLink and in NSU eBill. NSU eBill is the quickest and most secure way of settling your bill. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credits cards. Visit the bursar’s office for details on payment option.

Payment Deadline for New Incoming Freshmen Only: Charges for the fall 2023 semester will be due August 1, 2023. Expect to receive your first NSU eBill statement in mid-June.

2. Need Help with your Bill? Who Doesn’t!

NSU eBill allows you to sign on another person, such as a parent, guardian or spouse, as an “authorized user.” This way, your designated person(s) will also receive your monthly eBill notification via email and can make payments and set up payment plans on your behalf, depending on the level of access you grant. Refer to the quicklinks below, for additional information on various topics:

3. Decide on Health Insurance Coverage

NSU requires all students to carry adequate health insurance coverage. Therefore, all students are automatically enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan upon registration, and their student account is charged for the applicable student insurance fee. Students who already have health insurance must opt out of the university’s plan each academic year by the given waiver deadline. For students starting in the fall, the waiver deadline is September 1. For details and access to the online waiver, visit

4. Monitor Your NSU Email Daily

All important notices from the Office of the University Bursar are sent to your email, including warnings about approaching late fee deadlines, your monthly NSU eBill statement, tax information, and more. Check your NSU email regularly to make sure you don't miss out on important information. NSU email is the university’s official means of communicating with students, along with SharkLink.

5. Opt-in to Bursar Text Alerts

Be a smart shark and stay with the current. Sign up for bursar text alerts today in NSU ebill. Click on "Personal Profile" and complete the two-step verification enrollment on the "Security Settings" tab. Using the passcode sent to you, you can then enter your mobile number and carrier and opt in to receiving text message notifications. This works for parents with NSU eBill access and other authorized users, too. For more details, review the step-by-step instructions.  


Once you begin taking classes as a college student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of your education record and prohibits the university from discussing your financial aid, student account, or academic information with anyone but you. Submit your Authorization for Release of Information (ROI) Consent to give others such as a parent, guardian, or spouse, access to various types of information.

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