Financial Aid and Tuition

Billing Basics

Student billing and financial aid calculation at North Park University, for all programs, is done on a semester basis. This means, even if you are a graduate or degree-completion student taking quad-length courses, you will receive a bill for your full semester’s worth of tuition (and other applicable fees) prior to the beginning of the semester, typically in July and December. Your financial aid will also be applied on a semester basis, which means that half of an academic scholarship will be applied to Fall and half to Spring, and half of your student loan funds will be disbursed each semester.

Your bill will show your full applicable tuition amount, as well as any pending financial aid that lowers your balance. For your first semester, your tuition deposit (if applicable) will appear as a credit on your bill. You may still have an amount due after all your aid is applied.

Once you have been registered and billed for a term, you will receive an email to your North Park account that will refer you to Self-Service to view a copy of your bill. After that, you will receive electronic notifications to your North Park email address every month advising that you have an outstanding balance on your account. You can always review your current balance (and make payments) online through Self-Service.

You must make payment arrangements for your next semester’s balance by the tuition due date prior to the start of that semester. For the current academic year, due dates are:

  • Fall semester: August 15
  • Spring semester: January 15

All domestic traditional undergraduate students will automatically be enrolled in a payment plan. Rather than one due date at the start of the term for your entire balance, your balance due will be divided equally into monthly payments for a small fee of $30/semester. Students who are registered on July 1 will have plans that start July 15 and will run through December 15, giving you six months to pay off your fall charges. However, those students that register later will have shorter plans.  If the balance is paid in full by August 15, we will reverse the $30 plan fee. Students with college savings plans will have their fees reversed once their balances are paid in full.

If you register for courses after these payment due dates, you will receive a bill that details your charges, as well as any payments made or aid you are receiving, and you should immediately arrange to pay the balance or establish a payment plan. If you enroll for only Quad B of a semester (graduate and degree-completion programs), you must have payment arrangements in place prior to the start of classes.

International students must pay their balances in full by the published due date.

Regardless of when you start classes, if your account becomes past-due you may incur a late-payment fee and assessed a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. You may also be denied access to campus resources or privileges (housing, dining hall, classes, Helwig Recreation Center, etc.) if your account is delinquent. (Learn more about these ramifications of non-payment in our billing policies.)

North Park offers several payment options to make funding your education easier, and will also gladly counsel you on other loan options that might be available to you.

Wanna learn more about paying online through Self-Service? Check out this quick video tutorial.