Begin the financial Aid process each year by going to FAFSA.gov and completing your FAFSA application to calculate your financial need for college. The FAFSA is the application used to apply for federal, state, and University of Northwestern financial aid.
University of Northwestern FAFSA school code: 002371
Send completed forms to the University of Northwestern Financial Aid Office via:
If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, you will need to complete a Verification Worksheet and follow the instructions explained on the Worksheet for income verification. Please complete, sign, and return the worksheet requested promptly. The verification document must be signed and income verification requirements processed before your financial aid award can be determined.
Complete only one of the verification worksheets below. To avoid delays, submit the correct worksheet requested of you. You can find your Verification Worksheet number by logging on to theROCK, selecting the Finances Tab, and viewing your Financial Aid Requirements.
The Department of Education gives us limited authority to make adjustments to a student's eligibility when circumstances arise that are out of the control of the parent/student. if a parent/student feels that they have an appealable situation, this form should be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office.
Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study
This is only for students seeking a traditional undergraduate degree.
Students may be considered for financial assistance for full-time study abroad or off-campus study. In order to be considered for financial assistance through University of Northwestern, the program must be recognized by the university, the student must have established at least one semester of enrollment on campus as a matriculated student and the student must meet program qualifications.
There are specific policies followed for awarding of aid for study abroad and off-campus study. Students must fill out the Off-Campus Assistance Form for evaluation of eligibility. Students should expect that institutional aid will be treated differently for the semester(s) abroad or off-campus.
Some students will also need to have a Consortium Agreement completed. Summer semester studies are considered at the end of a school year. Submission of these forms does not guarantee assistance is available and are for students seeking a traditional undergraduate degree.
During the 2018/19 school year, students taking a combination of Northwestern courses and courses from a state/community college/university should complete the 2018-19 Off-Campus Studies Assistance Form: Combination of Credits to be considered for financial aid. View the policy for students taking a combination of Northwestern courses and courses from a state/community college/university.
International students must complete this form to receive financial assistance to attend University of Northwestern. Funds are awarded on the basis of financial need and are for students seeking a traditional undergraduate degree who are not resident aliens.
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