Financial Aid

Online 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. Grants do not have to be paid back to the issuer.

Military Benefits

Active-duty service members and veterans are 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 Loans

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. 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 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 to be eligible for many types of financial aid. Northwest University's school code is 003783.

Start the FAFSA

Financial aid staff members are available to answer any questions you may have about Northwest University's financial aid programs and tuition assistance.

Contact Information

Phone: 425-889-5210
Fax: 425-889-5224

Mailing Address

Northwest University
Student Financial Services
P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579