What impact will the semester conversion have on tuition? 

The total cost of your degree program will remain the same. However, the billing amount will be divided into three semester payments, rather than four quarter payments. See the chart below for an example.

Your Bill Under Quarters

  Summer Fall Winter Spring Total

Quarter Hours

12

12

12

12

48

Tuition

$4,536

$4,536

$4,536

$4,536

$18,144

Your Bill Under Semesters

  Fall Spring Summer   Total

Semester Hours

12

12

12

 

36

Tuition

$6,048

$6,048

$6,048

 

$18,144

 
How much will tuition cost for the 2016-2017 academic year?

We cannot speak to future annual tuition costs. The university Board of Trustees typically votes in the spring of each year on  tuition for the following academic year. Northeastern’s board will be expected to vote in spring 2016 on annual tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

How will the semester conversion affect tuition billing?

The semester conversion will change the billing cycle; you will make three semester payments instead of four quarterly payments. Until final decisions are made regarding tuition costs for fall 2016, we will not have specific billing information. If you have any billing concerns, please contact Student Financial Services at: studentaccounts@northeastern.edu.

Will there be a change in the payment plan option for semesters?

Northeastern offers a variety of payment plan options. College of Professional Studies students will still be able to divide their costs for fall, spring, and summer over the individual terms. More information regarding the payment plan options will be available in summer 2016.

Will the amount of financial aid provided change due to the semester conversion?

No. Annual financial aid will continue to be awarded based on Expected Family Contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The semester conversion will not impact your financial aid eligibility.

How will financial aid be distributed in the semester system? 

Financial aid awards will continue to be divided over the entire academic year.

How many semester hours must a student earn to be eligible for a student loan under the semester system?

A student must be enrolled for at least six semester hours per term to be eligible for most student loans. For more information on the different types of aid for which you could be eligible, visit Northeastern Student Financial Services.

Where can I find more information on financial aid and scholarships? 

Visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services website, which offers information specific to the College of Professional Studies. You can also call 617.373.2897.

For answers to additional financial questions you might have, feel free to contact us at: CPS-semester@northeastern.edu.
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