A college education represents a significant investment for students and their families. Northwestern is committed to meeting the full, demonstrated need of undergraduates for four years. Families who believe that they cannot meet the cost of a Northwestern education with their available resources (parents' and students' incomes, savings, and other assets) should apply for financial aid.
Northwestern offers a variety of financial aid options to U.S. citizens and permanent residents: from need-based scholarships, grants, and student loans, to part-time employment through the Federal Work Study Program. In addition, a limited amount of funding is also available for international students. Sixty percent of all Northwestern undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
The Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid website and the information contained within the pages of this site provide an overview of the application process, provide resources such as college cost calculator, and address frequently asked questions.