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Consumer Information

This page provides links to general information about the University's facilities, accreditation, campus safety as well as information specific to financial aid recipients such as loan repayment information, satisfactory academic progress requirements, and more.  Should you need help obtaining any additional information or have any questions, particularly regarding any financial aid information, please contact your financial aid office.

Institutional Information
General Information Life at Northwestern
General Information University Relations
General Information National Center for Education Statistics
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA Policy
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Consent for Release of Personal Information form
Entities that Accredit or License the University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13, p. 7
Entities that Accredit or License the University University Accreditation
Degree Programs, Training and Other Education Offered Academics
Faculty and Instructional Personnel Northwestern Scholars
Transfer of Credit Policies Non-Northwestern University Credit Transfer Policy
Graduation Information Enrollment and Graduation Statistics
Graduation Information Graduation Rates
and Common Data Set, B3
Graduation Information Athlete Graduation/Completion Data
Financial Aid Consumer Information for All Students
Official Method of Communication Student Financial Services
Preferred Lender Information Preferred Lender Selection and the Financial Aid Code of Conduct
Financial aid contacts Financial Aid Offices
Cost of attendance Tuition & Fees at Northwestern
Budgets and Estimated Costs By school:
Financial aid disbursements: how and when Financial Aid Payment Procedures
Loan repayment: schedule and terms Section C: Repaying Your Student Loan, The Guide to Federal Student Aid, from the U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Loan exit counseling requirement Attend an exit interview before graduation
Federal loan program deferment and forbearance provisions See postponing loan repayment (deferment and forbearance), The Guide to Federal Student Aid, from the U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Federal loan program cancellation provisions

See discharge and cancellation summary charts for Perkins loan or FFEL (Stafford and PLUS) loan, The Guide to Federal Student Aid, from the U.S. Dept. of Ed.

Withdrawal from the University and refund policies Refund Policy
Withdrawal procedure

Office of the Registrar

Financial Aid Consumer Information for Undergraduates
Distribution of aid among students Average freshman financial aid package
How aid eligibility is determined Frequently Asked Questions 
Components of an Aid Package 
Satisfactory academic progress and how to reestablish eligibility for federal financial aid

Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid

Rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid Student Rights and Responsibilities, NU Financial Aid
How to apply for aid Application Procedures and Deadlines
Financial aid programs: federal, state, local, institutional, and private Components of an Aid Package
Pell Grant Information Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants
Work-study employment: terms and conditions Work-Study Program at Northwestern
Financial aid for study abroad programs Study Abroad and Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance Overview of Need-Based Aid
Student Body Diversity Common Data Set (Items B1 and B2)
Retention Rate Common Data Set (Item B22)
Recent Graduate Career Outcomes and Graduate and Professional Schools attended by Northwestern University Graduates

Survey Results 2011, University Career Services
Survey Results 2010, University Career Services

Student Body Diversity and Pell Grant Recipients National Center for Education Statistics, See Financial Aid and Enrollment
Financial Aid Consumer Information for All Students
Distribution of aid among students See your Financial Aid Office
How aid eligibility is determined See your Financial Aid Office
Satisfactory academic progress and how to reestablish eligibility for federal financial aid By school:
Rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid See borrower's responsibilities, The Guide to Federal Student Aid, from the U.S. Dept. of Ed.
How to apply for aid See your Financial Aid Office
Financial aid programs: federal, state, local, institutional, and private See your Financial Aid Office
Campus Safety Information and Statistics
General Information National Center for Education Statistics
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Northwestern University Police Department
Campus Emergency Response Policy Northwestern University Police Department
Fire Safety Information and Measures Office of Risk Management
Emergency Contact How to Edit Emergency Contacts in CAESAR
Missing Persons Procedures Northwestern Police Department, Campus Security
See also
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention: students Student Handbook. See Regulations Derived from Federal, State and Municipal Laws: Alcoholic Beverages, Alcohol-Drug Abuse; and Statements and Guidelines: Drug Abuse Statement
Policy on Drugs and Alcohol
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention: faculty and staff Staff Handbook, University Policy on Drugs and Alcohol
Faculty Handbook, Statement on a Drug-Free Workplace
Equity in Athletics Data Department of Education's Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Institutional Plans for Improving Academic Programs University Strategic Plan
Policies regarding all vaccinations Northwestern University Health Service
Policies and Sanctions regarding copyright infringement Northwestern University Copyright Policy
General Information
File Sharing Awareness
Services for Students with Disabilities Services for Students with Disabilities
Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention
Voter Registration Illinois State Board of Elections

Contact information for filing a complaint with an accrediting agency and relevant state agencies

Complaint Process Contact Information 
Campus Facilities

Campus Facilities

Reserve a room
Classroom Committee
Northwestern's research centers
Facilities Management