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