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Payment Options

Payment Options

The University offers several options for paying tuition, fees, room and meal costs. Regardless of the option chosen, make certain payment or satisfactory arrangements are made by the scheduled class cancellation dates published for each semester.

Option 1

Make payments via Spartan Self Service on MyNSU using your debit/credit cards with VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover logos. MyNSU

Option 2

Pay balances at the Cashier's Office (Cash, Personal Check, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or SpartanCard). Credit card payments can also be made by calling (757) 823-8545. Checks should be made payable to Norfolk State University and must include the student’s name and I.D. number. 

A $50 returned check fee will be assessed on all non-negotiable checks.

Payments may be mailed (no cash please). If mailing payments, please allow one week for delivery time. Mail payments to the following address:

Cashier's Office
Student Services Center, Suite 209
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

Option 3

Pay with a combination of financial aid grants and Ford Direct Loans, Parent Plus Loans, alternative/private loans and cash. Non-university scholarships are not credited toward tuition, fees, room and board charges until funds are received; however, these awards may be counted as anticipated financial aid when establishing payment plans (see below) and included in the total amount of aid that will be used toward payment of University expenses. A copy of non-university scholarship notification should be sent to the financial aid office.

NOTE: Parent Plus and alternative/private loans must be approved by the lender and the loan application and approval must be received in Student Accounts before credit can be given for the loan amount. Apply for financial aid dollars early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed on-line at Processing may take up to six weeks.

Option 4

Norfolk State University has partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce to let students pay for tuition and fees over time, making college more affordable.

Benefits of this plan include:

  • Easy Enrollment: Simple and secure enrollment process.
  • Flexible Payment Options: Students can select preferred method of payment and if necessary, add authorized parties to make payments on their behalf.
  • Stay Informed: Students can sign up to receive complimentary alerts, text messages, emails and more.
  • Interest Free Payments: Payments can be split into convenient monthly installments - with zero interest.

Nelnet payment plan is available to all students who owe a balance. Simple steps to enroll are as follows:

  • Log in to MyNSU
  • Go to Account Summary By Term
  • Click on Student Finance at the top
  • Click NSU Payment Plan
  • Click Proceed to Processor

For assistance, a Nelnet Student Support Specialist can be reached at (800) 609-8056.

Option 5

Special payment arrangements can be made for those students receiving tuition and fee assistance from non-University sources (third party sponsorships and scholarships). In such cases, the outside agency must make the payment directly to Norfolk State University within 30 days of the billing date.

In order to receive the special arrangements, the student must bring or send a letter of authorization from the granting agency to the Office of Student Accounts, Student Services Center, Suite 209 prior to or at the time of registration.