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View the Billing Packet

This billing packet explains the procedures and materials that you will need to complete to be a validated student for the semester. A validated student is one who is officially registered and has made payment arrangements with Student Accounts in the Student Financial Services Office.

Remove a Student Accounts Hold

  1. Pay Your Bill
    If you have a balance at the end of add/drop and are not already using the TMS payment plan company, applying your work study, or awaiting a third-party payment (ie. VA, educational plan, outside scholarship) you are placed on HOLD.
  2. Read Your Mail
    Is Financial Aid telling you to finalize documentation? Do you need to update your home address with the Registrar? Are you going on a May term trip that you have not paid off? You may be on HOLD because of these issues. Check your email and follow the directions given to you to resolve the issue.

Billing & Payment FAQs

I’m a parent, why can’t you talk to me about my student’s bill?
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is designed to protect the privacy of student records. This also applies to financial records. Your student needs to sign a FERPA form (managed by the Registrar’s Office) and name you as representative of their account if they wish to allow the Student Financial Services staff to discuss their bill with you.

How do I view and pay the bill?
View or pay your bill online. The Send Payer Invite option is located under the student profile and must be sent by the student when they are logged into their account. This action will provide authorized users with secure log-in information from the student that they are given access to.

When is tuition due?
Estimated fall term charges are due by August 15, winter term by January 15. Additional charges such as course fees, changes in meal plans, etc. are due by the last day of the add/drop periods in September and January.

What if I use NelNet Campus Commerce or have third-party paying my bill?
If you use our payment plan company (NelNet) or have payments coming from a tribe or federal or state government, you will not be assessed a late fee.

Why do I have a late fee?
A $200 late fee is assessed for unpaid balances after each add/drop period.

What is the Registration Disclosure Agreement?
The Registration Disclosure Agreement must be signed by every student. It states that the student and a designated responsible party agree to pay for the services that Northland offers.

Why doesn’t my student’s work study appear on the bill?
While the work-study award is considered a financial aid award, it is not applied directly to the bill because the money must be earned by working. Money from work-study positions can be applied directly by filling out a Northland College earnings from the Payroll Office.

Understanding Required Student Fees

Student Sustainability Programs FEE

Assessed by the Northland College Student Association for all students enrolled in 8 or more credits. Funds are allocated by REFund, our student-administered grant program that funds projects designed to enhance sustainability and increase energy efficiency on the Northland campus. Student-led applications are evaluated by a committee.

Northland College Student Association Fee

Assessed for all students enrolled in 8 or more credits per session to help operate the association and to provide student activities and entertainment.

Comprehensive Fee

Assessed for all students enrolled in 8 or more credits per session to support student services in the Student Center, online services, health services, student communication/publications, computer labs,  and other activities available to all students.