Fall 2022 Northwestern University Freshman Financial Aid (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of February, 2022

Scholarship Summary: 
Domestic freshmen students who apply for aid at Northwestern will automatically be considered for all forms of aid including institutional scholarships. The NU Scholarship is generally the final component of an aid package, meeting any remaining need after other forms of aid have been applied. The NU Appropriated Scholarships are based on demonstrated institutional financial need and availability of funding at the time the student applies and approximately 45% of undergrads are awarded each year.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
To be eligible for federal and institutional assistance, students must be:
U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Working toward a first bachelor's degree
  Admitted and enrolled at least half-time at Northwestern
Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress which includes obtaining minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and successfully completing at least 2/3 of all classes attempted.

Value of Scholarship: 
The Northwestern University Scholarships range from $250 to over $40,000 annually. Financial aid from NU is renewable for four years of enrollment for an entering first-year student.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
Follow the steps below to apply for financial aid;
i. Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb 15
ii. Complete College Scholarship Service (CSS Profile) by Feb 15
iii. Submit Tax materials; you can find further instructions here

Once all materials are received, the Financial Aid Office will review your application to determine your aid eligibility. You will be notified of your aid package shortly after your admission decision.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Northwestern University Undergraduate Scholarship Page and the Freshman Financial Aid FAQ Page.