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Billing and Payment

Northwestern Qatar uses your Northwestern student email address to send tuition invoices and monthly statements; the University is not responsible for email forwarded to an alternate address. Failure to receive or read official University email does not exempt you from knowing and complying with the message content.

Payment Due Dates

Please note that failure to receive a bill is not sufficient cause for extending the payment due date.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Invoice Sent Late August or Early September January May
Payment Due September 15, 2023 February 1, 2024 June 1, 2024

How to Make a Payment

Payments may be made by wire transfer to our bank account, but the students’ ID number and name must be identified.

Wire Details

For payments in QAR 

Name: Northwestern University in Qatar
Address: CBQ, Main Branch, Doha, Qatar
Swift code: CBQAQAQA
IBAN: QA32CBQA000000004010748549002 

For payments in USD

USD account IBAN: QA40CBQA000000004010748549052

Please include your name and student ID in the transfer and upload a screenshot to the Proof of Payment portal when the transfer has been made to ensure proper matching to your student account.

Additional Details

NU-Q does not accept any cash or check payments on campus. Students can deposit cash and checks at Commercial Bank of Qatar directly in account number 4010748549002.

The student’s name and student ID must be identified on the deposit slip. Please upload a screenshot to the Proof of Payment portal to ensure proper matching to your student account.

Please contact the bank directly to ensure which branch is accepting cash and/or checks and will accept a corporate deposit.

Payments may also be made online at using credit card or bank transfer. Payments online must be entered in US dollars, but the transaction will be charged in Qatari Riyals. Transaction fees will apply.

Payment Plans

The University offers tuition and fee payment plans for each semester that allows you to divide educational costs for the semester into five equal monthly payments. Students must request payment plans per semester. Fall payment plans are from August to December and Spring payment plans are from January to May. All payment plan payments are due on the 15th of each month. To apply for a payment plan, please use the following link Payment Plan Application.

For a step-by-step guide on how to request a payment plan, please refer to the Payment Plan Guide.

Third-Party Payments

If a third party such as a sponsor has agreed to pay your tuition, Student Finance may be able to facilitate the billing and payment process for you. Please note, however, that even with a third-party payment arrangement in place, you, the student, are ultimately liable for all charges on your account.

Opt-Out of Textbook Fee

Students may elect to opt out of receiving textbooks provided by the University. The opt-out decision must be made and communicated to Business and Finance one day prior to the beginning of classes each semester. Incoming first-year students may opt out only with prior approval by Business & Finance.

Students choosing this option must complete the opt-out of textbooks service request.  

Late Payments

If payment is not received by the due date, you will be charged a late payment fee (see “Common Fees” in Financial Regulations booklet). Failure to pay bills on time may result in financial holds on your registration and transcript.

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