Educational Assistance Plans

Using the Online Application: please follow these directions to submit your tuition benefit online.

  1. Log in to the FASIS Self Service Portal at 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.

Supervisor Acknowledgement Form

Waiver of Service Period

For new hires as of 9/1/2014: You may qualify to waive part or all of the 5-year Northwestern service period for the dependent portable or dependent reduced tuition benefit. You must have worked in a full-time, benefits-eligible position at a FAFSA-qualified college or university offering a comparable tuition benefit immediately prior to joining Northwestern University as a faculty or staff member. Please complete the top portion of the waiver form and have your previous employer complete the bottom portion. Return the form to the Benefits Division (or attach online) for approval.

The following educational assistance and tuition plans are available to Northwestern employees:

These plans provide financial assistance to full-time employees and retirees who have higher education expenses for themselves, their spouses, and dependent children. The benefit amount is based on the employee's number of years of qualifying uninterrupted University service.

Educational Assistance Plans

Music Academy Reduced Tuition for non-degree lessons taken by employees of Northwestern, their spouses and dependent children.

Review the application process for additional information.