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Understanding My Bill

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Students at Northeastern Illinois University receive billing statements each semester and may review their account information at any time online.

Your Student Account

Detailed account information is available on the University’s portal, NEIUport. After you login, select the appropriate term link in the “My Account” channel in the “Current Student” tab. This will bring you to the “Account Detail for Term” page, where you may view tuition and fee charges for the term, as well as financial aid that has (and has not yet) posted to your account. This will help you to determine what tuition and fee amounts remain due after financial aid funds are applied—or how much money may be refunded to you once these funds are applied.

A sample of the Account Detail for Term page:

Account Detail Page

 

A section of the page will contain your student account transactions for each semester you are enrolled. Some important points to review on this page include:

  • All tuition and fee charges
  • All financial aid posted to your student account
  • Financial aid currently in “memo” or “authorized” status*
  • Waiver credits, such as the parking waiver or the student insurance waiver
  • All payments received

*Financial aid that has been awarded to you, but which has not yet posted to your account

If you have questions about the amounts listed, contact Financial Aid at (773) 442-5000 or Bursar Services at (773) 442-5184.

Your Billing Statement

Billing statements are mailed out to all enrolled students each semester. A sample of a billing statement:

Sample Bill

 

Some important information to review on your billing statement includes:

  • Course information (found near the top)
  • All tuition and fee charges
  • All financial aid posted to your student account
  • Financial aid currently in “memo” or “authorized” status*
  • Waiver credits, such as the parking waiver or the student insurance waiver
  • All payments received

*Financial aid that has been awarded to you, but which has not yet posted to your account

Toward the lower right corner of the billing statement, you will see Total Current Term Charges and Total Current Term Credits. This is a summary of your charges and credits for that semester. A little farther down you will see Current Term Balance, which indicates the amount (if any) still due for a given semester. These fields contain the most specific billing information and are the most useful in reviewing your student account.

Submitting Your Payment

Once you are familiar with your account information, establish a payment plan, if applicable. Be sure to note the payment due dates. Payment may be made in three to four installments each semester (for a $10 fee per semester.)

There are several convenient ways available for you to submit your payment:

  • Enter a payment online via NEIUport.
  • Pay by cash, credit card or check in person at the Cashiers Office, located at D-101.

Collecting Your Refund

If your payment and financial aid exceeds the amount listed for Total Current Term Charges, after all credits have been applied you will be issued a refund. Your refund is available by:

  • Direct deposit to your bank account if you set up an account for electronic refunds. You can set this up via NEIUport
  • A check that may be picked up after February 5, 2014.

Questions?

If you have questions about your account or the payment schedule, please contact Bursar Services at (773) 442-5165.

Financial Aid

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