NSU Payment Plans

Payment for tuition, fees, and other NSU charges is due in full at the time of registration. However, the NSU Bursar's Office offers a variety of payment plans to NSU students to assist in paying the entire balance.

NSU students (with the exception of 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 3-month or a 10-month payment plan. The 10-month Payment Plan is only available for the fall and winter semesters. The following terms apply.

Payment Plan Terms

  1. In order to be eligible for either the 3-Month or the 10-Month Payment Plan, students must have paid all prior balances in full. Students may defer payment for any balances remaining on their account after all discounts, financial aid, and other credits have been applied.
  2. The amount a student may defer is based on the following calculation:

    Estimated Costs - Funding Sources = Amount to be Deferred

    Estimated costs include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, insurance, on-campus housing, and meals. Funding sources may include grants, scholarships, loans, and other sources such as the Florida Prepaid College Plan.
  3. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Bursar's Office of any changes in tuition or institutional costs to ensure that future payments are adjusted accordingly. Withdrawal from classes does not void this agreement unless the outstanding balance has been paid in full.
  4. 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 thereby authorizes NSU to disclose financial aid and student account information to this person for the duration of the payment schedule.
  5. The following deadlines for submissions of Payment Plan Applications apply: The 3-Month Payment Plan Application must be received three weeks prior to the start of the semester. The 10-Month Payment Plan Application must be received by June 1.
  6. Contracts are issued upon the receipt of the Payment Plan Application and a non-refundable $75 application fee.

    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;
    2. All postdated payments in accordance with the payment plan schedule (checks or credit card authorizations) have been received; and
    3. The first payment has cleared. For the 3-Month Payment Plan, the signed Payment Plan Contract must be received no later than one week prior to the start of the semester.
  7. The following payment schedules apply:

    • 3-Month Payment Plan: First payment is due at set-up; second payment is due 30 days from the beginning of the semester; and final payment is due 60 days from the beginning of the semester.
    • 10-Month Payment Plan: First payment is due at set-up; consecutive payments are due on a monthly basis; the 10th and final payment is due in March of the following year.
  8. All existing policies pertaining to declined payments apply to the payment plan. If a student's payment is declined, a $25 declined payment fee will be assessed. 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.
  9. Failure to make an installment payment, when due, may render this 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.

Payment Plan Application