Based on the guidance of public health officials and the state government, the Office of Student Financial Services will be temporarily suspending in-person office hours beginning March 18, 2020. We remain committed to supporting you and your family during this time and encourage you to contact our office over the phone or email for assistance.

Information regarding spring semester room and board credit adjustments is available on our website. For additional information about how Northeastern is addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit this site.

CARES Act Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

July 2, 2020

Northeastern University is providing emergency grants to eligible students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), under the CARES Act, to support our learners who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 campus disruptions. To promote transparency and comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, we are providing the following public information:

  1. Northeastern University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 16, 2020. Northeastern has used or will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that Northeastern University received from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students is $5,824,407.
  3. The total amount of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $5,374,708 as of July 2, 2020.
  4. The estimated total number of Northeastern students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 15,500.
  5. A total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 2,063 as of July 2, 2020.
  6. Northeastern determined which students would receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants based upon the CARES Grant application and verification of Title IV aid eligibility. To determine award amounts, the university instituted upper limits for some expense categories as well as an aggregate individual grant limit of $6,195 as recommended by the Department of Education. The university also considered financial support applicants have or will receive. Emergency Grants are awarded until funds are exhausted.
  7. On April 24, all students were notified via email that Northeastern would receive and distribute Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act. Students were directed to the FAQ page for further information and a link to the online application. Upon submission of the application, students were notified that they would receive a communication to their Northeastern student email address within 7-10 business days.

Additional Reports

CARES Act Report as of May 22, 2020