FAFSA Update: The 2024-2025 FAFSA is available to complete online. Due to Federal delays in releasing FAFSA information, Northeastern will require additional time to process your offer of financial assistance. Please visit our FAFSA Updates Page for more information and timely announcements.

Effective Fall 2023, Northeastern University has implemented a new policy regarding late fees. Learn more about this policy.



How To Apply

There are a number of resources available to help you finance your graduate education at Northeastern. We recommend that every student consider applying for financial aid, regardless of their income and assets.

We are here to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible. If this is your first time applying for financial aid as a graduate student at Northeastern, be sure to check out the application checklist below.

Step 1: Choose an application checklist

First-year Applicant Checklist

Returning Applicant Checklist

Please note that the above application checklists are for students in graduate programs, excluding the College of Professional Studies and School of Law.

Step 2: File the appropriate application by the priority deadline


All graduate students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for all available federal funding. You may generally file the FAFSA beginning October 1. The 2024-2025 FASFA will be released in December 2023. While the FAFSA may be submitted beyond the priority filing deadline date listed below, it is important that the federal processor receive your FAFSA by that date for you to be considered for all funds for which you are eligible.

Designate Northeastern University as a recipient of your FAFSA by our school code 002199.


Priority Filing Deadlines

Student Type Required Application Priority Deadline
First Year Graduate Students (starting Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024) 2023-2024 FAFSA;

2023-2024 FAFSA

March 1, 2023;

March 1, 2023

First Year Graduate Students (starting Fall 2024) 2024-2025 FAFSA March 1, 2024
Returning Graduate Students 2024-2025 FAFSA March 1, 2024