Students may view their account balances and make online payments at any time through NSUConnect.  If another party is responsible for paying a student’s bill, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the third party of the balance due and how it can be paid. The balance is due in full based on specified due dates. Installment Plan and Late Payment Charges will be assessed based on online view assessments. As an added convenience, paper installment bills will be provided throughout the semester.


Listed below are the steps you need to take to view your student account online.  During your review, you may continue on to make an online payment by either e-check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) or follow the instructions for additional payment options below.  Please note that if your account is not paid in full before the end of the each semester, you may be at risk for pre-registration cancellation, cancellation of financial aid, not being allowed to register for future terms, having your transcript withheld, placement with the University’s contracted collection agency and reporting to major credit bureaus. 


Steps to review online student account:

1.     At NSU’s main web page www.nsula.edu click on the NSUConnect icon.

2.     On the NSUConnect page, click on Enter Secure Area.

3.     Log into NSUConnect by entering your student ID and PIN. (note instructions regarding your PIN)

4.     Once logged into NSUConnect, click on the STUDENT tab or select STUDENT from the Main Menu.

5.     At the Student Menu, select STUDENT ACCOUNT.

6.     On the Student Account menu, select BILLING SUMMARY FOR TERM.

7.     Choose the term you wish to view and click on SUBMIT.

8.     Scroll to the very bottom for ACCOUNT BALANCE and CURRENT DUE balance.

9.     To make payment, click on the PAY NOW button.

10.   This then takes you to the CASHNet payment site. 

11.   Select make payment from the menu at the top of the screen.

12.   Click on the underlined Student Account Payment .

13.   The total account balance amount will appear in the Payment Amount: box     but this amount can be changed to the amount you wish to pay.

14.   Click on Make Payment  .

15.   Click Continue  .

16.   Choose the Method of Payment you desire, click Continue  , and follow the instructions.

17.   An e-mail receipt will be sent after complete.


If you do not feel comfortable making online payments, you may still review your account balance online and then remit payment via the other following payment options.  Please ensure that your remittance contains your student id number so that your payment can be accurately and timely applied to your student account.


Other payment options:

1.     Mail payments (No cash, please) to: Northwestern State University, PO Box 2419, Natchitoches LA  71457.

2.     Pay in person on campus at the Cashier’s Window located on the third floor of the Student Services Building. Cashier Window hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and Friday, 8:30am-11:00am.








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