Application Process

To qualify for tuition benefits, you must have full-time employment status as of the first day of the term for which the benefit is being requested. If eligibility is lost during a term, the tuition benefit is provided through the end of that term of study.

You must submit a completed application for reduced tuition to the Benefits Division within the calendar year for which the benefit is being requested. Dependent portable tuition applications must be submitted within 1 year of the start date of the term.

For additional plan and eligibility information please review the tuition information available on our website.

Application Process

  1. Complete the tuition benefits application for the type of benefit you elect.
  2. Obtain a signed copy of your most recently filed 1040 tax form as proof of dependency.
  3. Attach additional documentation for portable tuition applications, which may include an invoice, proof of payment, and proof of full-time student status.
  4. Submit the application and supporting documentation.

New Online Tuition Benefits Application

A FASIS Self Service tuition benefit application is now available to all employees who are eligible for tuition benefits. This online application features:

  • Easy access to submit and track your tuition benefit applications in the FASIS Self Service Portal,
  • The ability to upload your documentation for all tuition benefits, and
  • Access to view your current and past tuition benefit applications in one location.

**Tuition benefits payable to employees will be processed through payroll and paid via direct deposit. If you have multiple accounts designated for your payroll direct deposit, the tuition benefit may be disbursed to all accounts. Please contact the Benefits Division if you do not want this to occur.

Using the Online Application

Please follow these directions to submit your tuition benefit online:

  1. Log in to the FASIS Self Service Portal at https://nupa.northwestern.edu with your NetID and Password.
  2. Select "My Benefits" and choose "My Tuition Benefit Application."
  3. Follow the instructions to complete your application and upload your documentation.

NU Medical School faculty should submit paper applications to:

Northwestern University
Medical School Administrative Operations
Attn: Gail Rosenblum
Rubloff 420 E Superior St 12-182B
Chicago, IL 60611

All other University faculty and staff should submit paper applications to:

Northwestern University Benefits Division
720 University Place
Evanston, Illinois 60208

Paper Tuition Benefits Application

  1. Complete the tuition benefits application for the type of benefit you elect.
  2. Obtain a signed copy of your most recently filed 1040 tax form as proof of dependency.
  3. Attach additional documentation for portable tuition applications, which may include an invoice, proof of payment, and proof of full-time student status.
  4. Submit the application and supporting documentation.