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Payment Plan Benefits

Easy online enrollment

Flexible payment options

No interest

Make College Easier to Pay For with a Tuition Payment Plan.

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

Payment Plan Information

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card

Cost to Participate

  • $55 enrollment fee per plan
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Simple Steps to Enroll

Steps for Students (Payers) or Guests (Authorized Payers)

  • Go to caesar.northwestern.edu
  • Homepage
  • Account and Payments
  • Left menu: View or Pay Tuition Bill
  • Left menu: Payment Plan

Steps to add a Guest (Authorized Payer)

  • Go to https://www.northwestern.edu/sfs/payments/guest-access.html

Target Dates To Enroll By

Prepay Quarter Plan Fall, Winter, & Spring

Payment plan is available on 6/1

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Jun 1525%9Jul-Mar
Jul 1533%8Aug-Mar
Aug 1550%7Sep-Mar

Prepay Quarter Plan Winter & Spring

Payment plan is available on 8/16

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Sep 1525%6Oct-Mar
Oct 1533%5Nov-Mar
Nov 1550%4Dec-Mar

Prepay Quarter Plan Spring

Payment plan is available on 11/16

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Dec 1525%3Jan-Mar
Jan 1533%2Feb & Mar
Feb 1550%1Mar only

Prepay Semester Plan Fall & Spring

Payment plan available 4/1

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Apr 1517%10May-Feb
May 1520%9Jun-Feb
Jun 1525%8Jul-Feb
Jul 1533%7Aug-Feb
Aug 1550%6Sep-Feb

Prepay Semester Plan Spring

Payment plan available 8/16

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Sep 1517%5Oct-Feb
Oct 1520%4Nov-Feb
Nov 1525%3Dec-Feb
Dec 1533%2Jan & Feb
Jan 1550%1Feb only

Prepay Annual Plan First & Second

Payment plan available 2/1

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Feb 1517%10Mar-Dec
Mar 1520%9Apr-Dec
Apr 1525%8May-Dec
May 1533%7Jun-Dec
Jun 1550%6Jul-Dec

Prepay Annual Plan Second

Payment plan available 6/16

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsPayment Months
Jul 1517%5Aug-Dec
Aug 1520%4Sep-Dec
Sep 1525%3Oct-Dec
Oct 1533%2Nov & Dec
Nov 1550%1Dec only