Top Ten List of Resources for FGLI Students
Quest+ is Northwestern's only student-run organization that is dedicated to advocating for first-generation and/or lower-income students.
Funding for Fees/Dues
The Student Activities Assistance Fund (SAAF) is a grant to assist students in registered student organizations with financial support to participate fully in their student organization’s programs and events.
Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA) provides support for developing your academic strategies, workshops, and study groups.
Apply for emergency aid assistance through Financial Aid at this link.
There is financial assistance to cover the $4,050 cost of the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP).
You deserve to feel financially secure and empowered – check out this Financial Wellness website.
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Patient Advocacy and Medical Expenses
The Patient Advocacy Coordinator, Elizabeth Hsu, works with students, hospitals, and doctors to lower or eliminate the cost of unpaid medical expenses. She can also help you find a doctor/specialist that works with your insurance plan, even if you’re not on the NU-SHIP Aetna plan!
Books and Supplies
Visit this page for more information on affording books, supplies, and course materials.
The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) was established to support Northwestern students participating in unpaid internships that demonstrate financial need.
Career and Interview Expenses
The Career Development Fund provides funding to support the career development needs of undergraduate students with financial need—like interview travel costs and a suit!