How do I find out when tuition/fees are due?
When you register for classes, the payment due date will appear on your “Course Schedule and Fee Statement”.
When and how will I receive my bill/schedule?
You will receive an email notifying you that you have a new bill to view online when there are changes to your account. Current and past billing invoices/schedules are available for viewing through your Banner account.
How do I receive my excess financial aid money?
Funds are disbursed by two options:
- Direct Deposit
- This is the safest and quickest way to have your EXCESS funds deposited. They are put directly into a U.S. checking or savings account. An e-mail notice will be sent indicating the direct deposit of your excess funds has been made.
- All checks will be printed at Purdue West Lafayette and mailed to the student.
How are refunds handled if I drop a class?
You may sign up for direct deposit. Otherwise, a refund check will be mailed to the student at their current address in three to four weeks.
What is a “hold”?
A hold is placed on your account if you have a past due balance of any kind. A hold will prevent you from receiving or having access to your academic records (transcripts), diploma, and may cancel or prevent your future registration.
How do I change my address?
Address changes may be made in the Registration Office:
- Hammond campus: Lawshe Hall, Room 130
- Westville campus: Schwarz Hall, Room 40
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes you can. We have made changes in the way we process credit cards. Read more about this new process and the convenience fees.
What is a “composite fee”?
The Composite Fee, generated by a required student fee, is used to support student technology (i.e. computer labs and classrooms, smart technology in classrooms, projectors, computers, printers), the repair and maintenance of academic and student service buildings and infrastructure, student activities, intramurals, intercollegiate athletics, the fitness centers, maintenance of parking facilities, and debt service.
How are differential fees used?
Purdue Northwest will assess differential fees based on students’ majors in Nursing, Business, Engineering, and Technology programs, beginning with students admitted Fall 2016. The fee will be used to support educational advancements for students in the specific major, including faculty; support and coordination of professional career development; monitoring experimental learning activities; and maintenance of labs and capstone courses.
How do I set up an Authorized User?
Please review the step by step process for creating an Authorized User from within the MyPNW portal, to gain access to Bursar Account information, including ebills.
Does Purdue University Northwest offer tuition insurance?
We believe it’s important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That’s why Purdue University Northwest has negotiated with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.
This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.
At Purdue University Northwest, we want the best for our students, and Allianz Global Assistance is a world-leader in specialty insurance and assistance—helping over 35 million people protect their tuition payments, travel plans and more each year.
Learn more about the GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan.