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.



The Northeastern Promise

At Northeastern, we believe in your future. We also believe that financing your education is a partnership that continues throughout your enrollment, not just for your first year. Our commitment is reflected in our unique Northeastern Promise. The Promise enables you to plan for the entire cost of your degree.

Demonstrated Financial Need

We are dedicated to meeting the full demonstrated need for each admitted student eligible for federal financial aid.*

Awarded Aid


Northeastern University Scholarship and grant funds will not be reduced during your undergraduate program (for up to eight in-class semesters).**

Need-Based Grants


Northeastern University need-based grant funds will be increased annually at the same percentage rate as the increase in tuition.

Financial Hardship


If your family experiences a substantial negative change in financial circumstances, we will reevaluate your aid package and make available all financial resources for which you qualify.


Next Steps

Discover how we help you navigate the financial aid application process, from completing required forms to calculating your family’s contribution, and everything in between.

Applying for Financial Aid

We’ll walk you through each step of applying for financial aid, including the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), the CSS Profile, priority filing deadlines, and a whole lot more. Learn about crucial financial aid terminology and how to apply for financial aid.

Types of Aid

Scholarships. Grants. Work-study. Loans. We offer several types of financial aid from institutional, federal, and state sources.

How Aid Works

Get the inside scoop on how your aid is determined.


*Demonstrated need is determined using the information provided through the CSS Profile. This policy is effective for the incoming fall 2014 freshman class and will be honored for each successive incoming domestic financial aid applicant.

Please note: Our full demonstrated need commitment applies to those applicants who meet all relevant deadlines and other application requirements as outlined on our website.

**Northeastern University Scholarship and grant funds are committed for up to eight in-class semesters during the student’s undergraduate program. Institutional grants and scholarships cannot be applied during graduate studies, including PlusOne or master’s degree programs.

Students must meet satisfactory academic progress standards to be eligible for Northeastern University grant funds. Students must maintain the minimum cumulative GPA required to be eligible for any scholarship funds.

Northeastern University need-based grant funds are considered tentative until all required financial aid application materials, including any supplemental documents requested by our office, have been received and reviewed.

Eligibility for Northeastern University need-based grant funds is determined in part by the Cost of Attendance, which includes room and board. Incoming, undergraduate day students are required to live on campus during their first and second year at Northeastern. If a student’s request to waive this requirement is approved through the Office of Housing and Residential Life and a student will be commuting during their first and/or second year, a review and recalculation of need-based Northeastern University grant funds will occur.