• Applying for Financial Aid

    You may apply for financial aid after being formally admitted.

    STEP 1

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enter Northwestern’s school code of 001739. The Office of Financial Aid will receive your data 7-10 days after your FAFSA is submitted.

    STEP 2

    Complete  the University Aid Application via your TO DO list in CAESAR

    STEP 3

    Allow three to five weeks for your email notification of your award in CAESAR

    STEP 4

    Complete all outstanding items listed on your TO DO List in CAESAR

  • Types of Financial Aid

    Eligibility for each program is determined on a case-by-case basis based on your application for financial aid.

    Grant Assistance

    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    • Illinois Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP Grant)

    Federal Loan Assistance

    • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
    • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
    • Federal Perkins Loan

    Private Loan Assistance

    • Offered to students who do not meet the requirements for federal aid eligibility including students enrolled less than half-time.

    SPS Scholarships

    • Scholarships are available to degree-seeking students only. Please visit the Scholarships page on the SPS website for more information.
  • Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress

    All SPS Undergraduate Students are required to successfully maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). To meet SAP, students must:

    • Complete at least 2/3 of all courses attempted as of the financial aid add/drop date each term.
    • Maintain a GPA of 2.00 or higher.
    • Complete their program within a specified amount of time.

    The full SAP policy can be found at the link below.

  • Professional Health Students

    Please note that Professional Health Students are considered 5th year, undergraduate certificate seeking students and should complete the FAFSA accordingly. For more information, please review the FAQs on our website.

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