Funding Your Education
Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.
To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Learn more about Applying for Aid.
Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and faculty, we are fortunate to be able to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities. To learn more about and apply for our scholarships, please visit our Scholarships Page.
Some employers may reimburse some or all of the costs of your education. You’ll never know if you don’t ask! Reach out to your human resources department and inquire about employer reimbursement. Be sure you understand the terms of our Third-Party Reimbursement Policy before enrolling in a program.
Federal and State Grants
As a College of Professional Studies undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant or other federal or state grants that do not need to be repaid. Some grants are need-based and are based on your estimated family contribution (EFC). Eligibility also may depend on your program of study or state of residence.
Find information on Federal and State grants.
Federal loans may be subsidized or unsubsidized, but must be repaid. A subsidized loan is awarded based on financial need and the federal government pays interest that accrues while you are in school. An unsubsidized loan is not based on need. Interest that accrues while in school must either be paid monthly or deferred and capitalized (added to the original loan balance)
Find information on Federal Loans.
You may choose to investigate private loans to assist in funding your education. Northeastern has compiled helpful information about researching and applying for private loans. Get more information about Supplemental Loans.
The Northeastern Monthly Payment Plan, administered by Sallie Mae®, allows you to divide your education costs into manageable, convenient monthly installments. The Payment Plan is interest-free and can be used alone or in combination with financial aid, grants, and loans.
Get more information on the Monthly Payment Plan.
For more information about Financial Aid for College of Professional Studies students, please visit Student Financial Services.