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Northwestern University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Evanston, IL

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$78,599
Tuition and Fees
$56,691
Room and Board
$17,019
Books and Supplies
$1,638
Other Expenses
$3,251
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
undergradaid@u.northwestern.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001739
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,189 (59.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
969 (81.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
969 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
969 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$56,115
Need-Based Gift
Received by 949 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $54,303
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 660 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,306
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
98 (4.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,401

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,310 (52.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,803 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,803 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,803 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$54,473
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,713 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $52,629
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,540 (66.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,625
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
381 (4.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,014

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
34%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$36,350
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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