Student Accounts

At Northern Seminary, students can access their accounts via the Seminary student website at any time. Northern encourages students to check their account balances and make payments here, or to set up a Payment Agreement in which recurring tuition payments are automatically made on the same day every month. Payments may be made in the form of checks; Visa, Discover, or Master Card credit; or debit cards.

Unless a payment agreement has been signed by the student, the total amount of tuition and fees is due by the 1st Friday of the term. Questions regarding student accounts should be directed to Student Accounts at 630-620-2188.

Payment Agreement Plans

A payment agreement is a monthly recurring plan on a credit card or an EFT using a bank checking account. We offer two types of payment plans.

Short-Term Payment Plans

Northern Seminary MDiv and MACM students have the option of paying tuition in 9 – 12 payments throughout the academic year. Please contact the Business Office to set up a plan that is right for you. A long-term recurring monthly Payment Arrangement is established for students in a Partnership or Cohort programs (see below). Unless a payment agreement has been signed by the student, the total amount of tuition and fees is due by the 1st Friday of the term.

An automatic payment is one in which the student supplies their account information when the payment agreement is set up. Payments are then automatically deducted from their checking account or charged to a credit card.

Please direct any questions regarding payment plans or your student account to 630-620-2188.

Long-Term Payment Plans

For Cohort or Partnership-Based programs, all students participate in a payment plan specifically designed for their degree. Each plan consists of a recurring monthly payment via credit card or checking account, which is paid over a set number of months (24, 36, or 48). Any student who misses two consecutive payments in his or her long-term Payment Agreement may not enroll in another course until the balance of his or her account has been paid in full. After the student’s account is in balance, he or she may once again enroll in courses at Northern.

The monthly amount includes tuition and registration fees. For partnership programs, the monthly payment amount may also include program fees related to the partner’s program (such as retreat or travel fees). The payment plan does not include books, housing, or assessment fees. Students must purchase all books and arrange for housing for each course in the program unless otherwise noted.