ONU Billing

Tuition, housing, meal plans and other ONU costs are paid through the Controller’s Office, which is located on the first floor of the Lehr Memorial Hall. Your bills can be paid in several ways.  A penalty will be added to the ONU bill if fees are not paid by the posted due date for each term.

Who receives bills from ONU?

All billing will be done electronically.  Bills will be sent to the student's ONU email account.  The student can request to have the bill emailed to a parent (or authorized user), but the student must make this request online through their EBILL site by clicking on the Authorized Users link.

What payment options are available? 

Payment Options include:  cash, check, ACH, credit card, payment plan, or wire transfer.

Monthly/Bi-Monthly Payment Plans:

You may pay your ONU fees on a monthly or a bi-monthly plan. However, you must sign up to do this online through your EBILL account each semester. There is a $30.00 charge for this service each semester. To sign up, log on to your EBILL account, click the Payment Plans link at the top, and follow the instructions given.

Cash & Check Payments: 

You can pay your bill with cash or check in the Controller’s Office in Lehr Memorial Hall. This is a very economical way to pay your bill as there is no convenience fee for paying by cash or check.  

  • Checks should be made out to Ohio Northern University.  
  • If you are mailing in a check, please be sure to include the Student’s Name and ONU ID Number on the memo/for line.  This helps us to ensure the payment is posted to the correct student account.  
  • Checks can be mailed to ONU at:

Ohio Northern University
Attention: Controller’s Office
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

How to Write a Check:

Check image

1)    Date of payment
2)    Who is being paid
3)    Amount you want to pay in numbers
4)    Amount you want to pay written out
5)    Your signature
6)    Note about what and/or who the payment is for



Students can pay online via ACH without charge. Students may also create a saved payment method in EBILL using a checking or savings account, by clicking the “My Profile” link to the right after logging in, then clicking the “Payment Profile” link. This saved payment method will then be available for use when making future payments. 

•    If your payment is rejected due to insufficient funds, you may be subject to an insufficient funds transaction fee, so always check your balance before generating payment.

Sample of check routing and account numbers

Credit Card:

Credit card payments for tuition expenses must be made online through the student’s EBILL account.  There is a 2.95% convenience fee for paying by credit card.  ONU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  

TransferMate International Payment:

International students can use TransferMate through the EBILL site to make an international payment in their own currency.  Students are given preferential transfer rates.  We have partnered with TransferMate to provide seamless international payments through your online student account. Log into your student account, select Make A Payment, choose TransferMate from the dropdown menu, and follow prompts. You can also follow the instructions in this video: https://vimeo.com/723508067/6bd449677e

Wire Transfer:

International students may choose to pay by wire transfer.  To ensure that funds are applied to the correct student account, we ask that you email bursar@onu.edu with the following information:  Sender’s Name, Student’s Name, Student’s ONU ID Number, Dollar Amount, Date the Transfer will go through.  Also, students who choose to pay by wire transfer will want to work with their bank to be sure they are also covering any fees associated with the wire transfer.

Ohio Northern University’s (ONU) bank information:                        
Bank:  US Bank                            Account Type: Checking    
ONU Routing #042000013        ONU Acct#130113308279
Swift Code: USBKUS44IMT
Ohio Northern University, 525 South Main Street, Ada, OH 45810

Have questions about your bill?

If you have questions about your balance due, please contact the Controller’s Office.  We can be reached by phone at 419-772-2010 or by email at bursar@onu.edu.