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. Even 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 online application for educational assistance or reduced tuition within the calendar year for which the benefit is being requested. Portable tuition online applications must be submitted within 1 year of the start date of the term.
Using the Online Application: please follow these directions to submit your tuition benefit online.
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.
Music Academy Reduced Tuition for non-degree lessons taken by employees of Northwestern, their spouses and dependent children.
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.
Review the application process for additional information.