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COLLEGE PROFILE

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$63,593
Tuition and Fees
$45,527
Room and Board
$13,862
Books and Supplies
$1,878
Other Expenses
$2,326
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailnewstudentaid@u.northwestern.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Not reported
Application Process
Application DeadlineFebruary 15
Award NotificationOn or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001739
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement 

PROFILE OF 2009-10 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,312 (61.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,048 (79.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,048 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,048 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$30,424
Need-Based Gift
Received by 983 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,968
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 899 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,851
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift116 (5.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,785
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants4,278 (50.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need3,684 (43.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,684 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met3,684 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$30,080
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,478 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,817
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,220 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,430
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift401 (4.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,521
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
48%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$20,802
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableMusic/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, ROTC scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
127
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
International Students
Number of Awards
38
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
International Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,050
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.80 4.26 712 694 702 31
Low 2.20 2.52 400 420 380 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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