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Tution Payment

icecrystal2200icecrystal2200 Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
edited August 2008 in Northwestern University
So by now we all know we have to make the first tution fee payment by the deadline(Sept 1 if I am not mistaken). However, can anyone tell me how do international students make the payment? I looked up and all the payment options require an account in a 'US Bank'. Does that mean my parents have to open an account in a US bank or can the transaction be made otherwise?

Please please do reply! Thanks!
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Replies to: Tution Payment

  • lilybbloomlilybbloom Registered User Posts: 986 Member
    do your parents have an american checking account? they can fedex a check to northwestern, it can be any american bank. if they don't have an american account, they will have to get a money order or something. if that's the case, i suggest you get an american account asap so that in the future they can just wire you the money and you can pay the tuition.
  • lilybbloomlilybbloom Registered User Posts: 986 Member
    oh, and when you do get an american account, usbank is great because there is a branch on campus as well as multiple ATMs, so withdrawals would be free for you. also, you can link your wildcard to your checking account.

    on the flip side, usbank is a small midwestern bank and it's hard to find their atms or branches. so you might want to go with a larger bank like bank of america or chase.
  • icecrystal2200icecrystal2200 Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
    Thanks lilybloom!!
    My parents do not have an american account...but can we make one online??
  • lilybbloomlilybbloom Registered User Posts: 986 Member
    probably not, you usually need to do it in person and present identification. i would recommend opening one as soon as you get to campus.

    i would suggest you contact nu to ask about payment options, since you don't yet have an american account. i'm sure you're not the first family to arrange some kind of wire transfer or money order payment, so don't worry!
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    "US bank" probably just means banks that were incorporated in the US. It doesn't mean their branches outside of the US don't count. Bank of America or Citibank probably have branches in your country.
  • helicopterparenthelicopterparent Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    My NU student is in summer session, and we paid the tuition using VISA. I have not checked yet to see if this option is available for fall, but it was very convenient. (Also, we get airline miles on our card!) There was a $10.00 surcharge.
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