Tax Exempt Status

IRS Determination letter

Northwestern University is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). 

To request a copy of the University’s determination letter reflecting this exemption, please contact Accounting Services

IRS Form 990 and IRS Form 990-T

The University files a federal information return and corporate business tax return annually. Public disclosure copies are available as follows.

To request a copy of Northwestern University Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) and/or Form 990-T (Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return), please submit a written request as indicated below (and indicate whether an electronic copy is acceptable):

For requests from media, contact by mail or e-mail:

University Relations, Media Relations
2020 Ridge Ave. 
Evanston, IL 60208
univ-relations@northwestern.edu

For all other requestors, contact by mail or e-mail:
Nancy Pinchar
Senior Advisor
Financial Operations
619 Clark Street Ste. 217
Evanston, IL 60208
n-pinchar@northwestern.edu