The first step in applying for financial aid at Northwestern is to apply for admission and be accepted. Once accepted, Admissions will award you an academic scholarship and evaluate your eligibility for our discounts.
The second step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).The Financial Aid Office will use the FAFSA to determine if you quality for any federal aid. You will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter that lets you know what you are eligible for in Federal, State, and UNW Aid. Here are three simple steps to help you submit your FAFSA.
Note: An additional step in the process is required if a student's FAFSA is selected by the Department of Education for a process called verification, in which additional income verification information is needed. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, northwestern will contact you with further information.
Students will be awarded financial aid after all correct and completed financial aid application materials are submitted to financial aid. Award offers will be sent out within two weeks after the awarding cycle has started.
All college aid is subject to available funding. Priority deadline is May 1.
If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid:
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