Online Undergraduate Financial Aid
At NU, we believe that there is no better way to unleash your possibility and potential than through a high-quality education. But sometimes the cost of tuition can keep people from pursuing their academic goals. For over 80 years, we've been providing our students with an affordable path toward earning a college degree. Let us show you how we can do the same for you.
Types of Financial Aid for Online Learners
Financial aid can help make college more affordable. Northwest University has established a financial aid process designed to limit or even eliminate the high costs often associated with college tuition.
Students who show a direct need for assistance may qualify for grants, such as the Federal Pell Grant, to help support their academic pursuits. Education students may be eligible for the TEACH Grant if they sign an Agreement to Serve or Repay and complete TEACH Counseling. Grants generally do not have to be paid back to the issuer.
Some Washington state residents may also be eligible for need-based state aid funds including the Washington College Grant, College Bound Scholarship, and/or the Washington Bridge Grant. The FAFSA can be used to apply for these grants. If you are ineligible for the FAFSA, you may still be eligible for Washington state aid through the WASFA.
Active-duty service members and veterans may be eligible for a variety of education benefits based on their length of service and branch, which can be applied toward a college education. Most military benefits do not have to be repaid. Contact your local VA office to determine your benefit eligibility.
Federal financial assistance provides an accessible way to afford your college tuition through low-interest loans; however, they must be paid back after you graduate, or when you leave the university or drop below half-time. Federal Direct Loans are the most common type of federal loans available to students.
Students can earn scholarships offered by civic organizations, religious organizations, and trade associations to help afford college. Some of these outside scholarships may be found at www.fastweb.com or similar sites.
Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, all students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Northwest University's school code is 003783.