The Cashier’s Office is located on the main floor and adjacent to the SOFO (Student Organizations Finance Office). The Cashier’s Office offers a bevy of financial services for the Northwestern community, including:

  • Financial services for campus groups with SOFO accounts, including:
  • Deposit acceptance and verification.
  • Fund preparation and reconciliation for student-sponsored events.
  • Cash-handling information and training
  • Preparation and acceptance of deposits to Northwestern University accounts.
  • Coin counting and currency exchange

Notary Public (free)

Patrons wishing to have documents notarized must present national or state identification (e.g. a valid passport or drivers license). Please be aware that notaries commissioned in Illinois may not certify copies. This must be done by the institutions who originally issued the documents. Documents must be in English. Due to new legal requirements that have taken effect in Illinois, we cannot notarize documents associated with real property or transfers of property.

Please note: The notary service is available by appointment and can only be performed by the Cashier’s Office supervisor, a registered Notary Public, not the student attendants. Every attempt will be made to ensure that it is available during regular business hours. However, there may be occasions due to meetings, training or illness, where the supervisor is not available.


Coin counting / Currency exchange FREE
Late Fee for Cash Bag Requests $15.00
Late Fee for Cash Bag Returns $15.00
Return Deposit Items $30.00
Forever Stamp Sheets $9.20/sheet (Cash only)
One Day Visitor Parking Permits

  • Visitor parking permits cannot be sold to faculty, staff or students.
    Faculty, staff and students should go directly to the Northwestern Parking Office,
    located at 1819 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201,
    to purchase Visitor or NU parking permits.
$8.25/permit (Cash only)
All prices are valid as of March 7, 2012, but are subject to change without notice.




Student Organizations and Sales

Transparency and detailed recordkeeping are essential when conducting any transactions with student organization patrons. The Norris Cashier’s Office works with SOFO to provide student organizations not only a reporting structure to keep track of transactions (e.g., paid admission, merchandise sales, etc.), but also provides very short term loans to SOFO groups in good standing. These loans (maximum term of 12 hours) are issued as starting funds to enable the processing of cash transactions on site at the event being sponsored by the student group.

Because personal funds should never be mixed with those of the organization, student groups are required to use Norris Cashier’s Office starting funds for every event where monetary transactions are expected between the groups and their patrons. Starting funds are not to be used for purchases, expenses or refunds. With appropriate planning, there is no cost to request a starting fund. Charges do apply, however, if requests are submitted less than five business days before the fund is needed or if other requirements are not met by the student organization after receiving the fund.

For your convenience, the Starting Fund Request form is now available on-line (please see below). Request forms will only be processed if completed and signed by the appropriate authorities—the student treasurer and the group’s NU staff advisor. Forms are only accepted in person at the Norris Cashier’s Office, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. Requests that are mailed, e-mailed, or simply dropped off without an attendant’s review will be returned unprocessed to the student organization.

Please remember that recognized Northwestern University student organizations, with SOFO accounts, must follow best accounting practices and be in compliance with University/SOFO policies and procedures.

Cashier’s Office Training