Beginning in mid-August 2016, FFRA website content will be moving to the Northwestern IT site's new section for Administrative Systems.

Financial Management Systems Gateway


Use The NUPortal to access financial system applications if you are a Northwestern employee.


Multi-factor Authentication

Beginning July 11, 2016, multiple University administrative systems will begin using Multi-factor Authentication. For more information, please see Multi-Factor Authentication at Northwestern.


All Users

If you are unable to access The NUPortal you will need a Northwestern NetID to use the following:

Cognos Reporting
Access key financial reports

FAMIS Self Service
Submit service and estimate requests to Facilities Management. For NUIT service requests (such as broken ethernet jacks) call 1-HELP (4357) or email

Northwestern's online marketplace of preferred vendors
VPN required from off campus

Northwestern's financial management information system


Multi-factor Authentication is now enabled on NUPlans. This means that now, when you log into NUPlans, you will need the phone you have registered with MFA to complete the login process.
Learn more about Multi-factor Authentication at Northwestern


NUPlans Forecasting
NUPlans Forecasting is accessed via NUPlans Web.

Annual Budgeting

NUPlans Budget Prep - Contributor
NUPlans Budget Preparation is accessed via Contributor.

NUPlans Budget Prep - Web
NUPlans Web is used in budget preparation for reports, commitments, and chart string maintenance.

IMPORTANT: As of October 14, 2015, logging out of NUPlans will also log you out of other systems, such as NUFinancials.

For training, security, and role information, please see the NUPlans site.

Note: VPN required from off campus

Sponsored Projects

Northwestern's enterprise system for proposal administration (Requires VPN from off campus )

Search for funding with InfoEd’s Sponsored Programs Information Network

BI Publisher
Access the Subcontract Agreement Report

Note: VPN required from off campus

Central Users

FAMIS Application (FAMIS Forms)
Northwestern's Facilities Management Information System

Note: VPN required from off campus

Security Forms

Security Forms and Workflow Setup

Training Materials

Download step-by-step job aids and demo presentations from our Training Curriculum page.


Call 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 2 or email