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Business Office Resources

The Business Office provides support for research administration, reimbursements, procurement and payroll for undergraduate students, graduate students, and research staff.

Northwestern University has specific policies regarding these items, and those policies must be followed. Any exceptions must be pre-approved by the Dean’s office.


The University’s Purchasing department strongly encourages ordering from an NU preferred vendor.  Visit their website at for a list of preferred vendor contacts. Visit myHR LEARN through the NU Portal, for IBUYNU marketplace ordering instructions.

P&A Orders: contact Vaso Ventresca

CFP Orders: contact Laura Nevins

Expense Reports and Reimbursements

If you are planning travel, we strongly recommend you review the expense report guide linked below. We recommend that all travelers work with the Business Office when entering your Expense Report. Please use the “Save” feature so that any errors may be corrected by the Business Office.

 Click here for an expense report guide. 


For all payroll issues, please see the Business Office. Graduate students and research staff are paid on the last business day of each month. If you need to make adjustments to your withholding, please submit your updated tax forms to the Payroll Office at 720 University Place. Please notify the Business Office of any changes in your employment or registration status.