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.

In observance of Juneteenth, Student Financial Services will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th.  Regular campus services will resume on Thursday, June 20th.

Policies & Procedures

Rights & Responsibilities

Federal, state, and institutional resources form a partnership with your own commitment to meet your educational costs. As a student financial aid recipient and partner in this relationship you have a number of responsibilities and rights.

Responsibilities

  • Complete and submit application materials to the appropriate agencies within required or recommended time frames
  • Read all materials sent to you from the Office of Student Financial Services and other agencies awarding you aid. Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms you sign.
  • Know and comply with the rules governing the aid you receive. These rules include but are not limited to: –You must not be in default on any prior educational loan. –You must not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant due to repayment.
  • Provide additional documentation, federal tax returns, W-2’s, and any additional information if requested by the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign including repaying your student loans.
  • Complete the registration process each term by the end of the drop/add period in order to ensure availability of all student aid funds you have been awarded. Note: Most aid programs are limited and may be subject to cancellation if your registration process is not completed.
  • Use student financial aid proceeds solely for direct educational costs and related living expenses.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Report private sources of student financial aid to the Northeastern University Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Report any changes in your status: marital, academic, enrollment, residential, or name status.
  • Keep your local and permanent addresses current with the University Registrar.

Rights

  • Have all records and data submitted with your application for financial aid treated as confidential information, as prescribed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Have an explanation of the award process.
  • Be notified of changes in your financial aid status and the reasons for those changes.
  • Know the conditions of any loan you accept.
  • Know the terms, conditions, and pay rate for any student job you can accept.