Financial Aid: Making It Possible
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 program designed to limit or even eliminate the high costs often associated with college tuition for our students.
Students who show a direct need for assistance can 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.
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 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 Stafford Loans are the most common type of federal loans available to students.
Students can earn scholarships awarded 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 Financial Aid (FAFSA) form to be eligible for many types of financial aid. Northwest University's school code is 003783.
Financial aid staff members are available to answer any questions you may have about Northwest University's financial aid programs and tuition assistance.
NOTE: Northwest University is not currently authorized to accept applications to our online programs (with the exception of the M.A. in International Community Development) from residents of these states: Connecticut, DC, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Wisconsin. This information will be updated as additional state authorizations are secured.