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There are five options for payment:

1. Online - E-Check payments are accepted online. There is no additional fee for paying with E-Check.

Log into MyNKU – Go to Student Billing and Select Tuition Payment & Statement Tile → Pay Your Bill → Pay Bill Now →Select Payment Method (E-Check) → Enter Payment Information → Review → Confirm

2. Online - Credit card payments are accepted online. American Express, Mastercard, VISA, and Discover credit card payments are accepted.  There is a 2.5% service fee for all credit card payments.

Log into MyNKU – Go to Student Billing and Select Tuition Payment & Statement Tile → Pay Your Bill → Pay Bill Now →Select Payment Method (Credit Card) → Enter Payment Information → Review → Confirm

If applicable, any payments received by credit card will be refunded back to the credit card used.

3. By Mail - Check or money order only.  Please make Checks or Money Orders payable to Northern Kentucky University.  Please include the student's name and myNKU ID number in the memo section of the check.  Please mail all payments to: Student Account Services, 5320 Campus Drive AC 235, Highland Heights, KY 41099. 

4. Night Deposit Box - If you are unable to make it during work hours and would like to drop a payment off, please take advantage of our night deposit box. It is located down the hallway, leading to the tunnel to the University Center.  Envelopes are provided, no cash please.

Returned Check Fee

Students whose E-Check or check payment gets returned by their bank to NKU will be charged a fee.

Installment Plan

Tuition and fees are due the first day of the semester or if you start mid-semester, it is due upon registration.  If you are eligible, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in the NKU Installment Plan which breaks your full payment into 4 installment payments. If you are not on the plan, any balance will be charged a 1.5% monthly account maintenance fee. If you are on the Installment Plan you will only accrue maintenance charges if you miss a payment. If no action is taken, you could be dropped for non-payment.  Please note, the Installment Plan option is only offered during the fall and spring semesters to eligible students.

If you are currently enrolled, your account must have a balance of less than $500 before you can register for a future enrollment period.

To avoid a financial obligation to NKU and or grade liability, class withdrawals must be processed by the end of the 100% adjustment (refund) period for each term or session. The adjustment (refund) period dates can be found in the academic calendars.