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Top Ten List of Resources for FGLI Students

Books and Supplies

Visit this page for more information on affording books, supplies, and course materials.

Academic Support

Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA) provides support for developing your academic strategies, workshops, and study groups.

Health Insurance

Financial Aid provides grant assistance to eligible students to cover the $4,050.00 cost for the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP). Students are encouraged to apply for grant assistance at this link: https://undergradaid.northwestern.edu/apply-for-aid/current-students/health-insurance-aid.html. If you still have questions, please contact us through our SES Interest Form.

Emergency Aid, Patient Advocacy and Medical Expenses

Apply for emergency aid assistance through Financial Aid at this link.  

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!

Accessing Financial Aid refund

You can find directions about requesting your refund on this website.

Financial Wellness

You deserve to feel financially secure and empowered – check out this Financial Wellness website.

Quest+

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.

Summer Internships

The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) was established to support Northwestern students participating in unpaid internships that demonstrate financial need.

Graduate School Prep

Be sure to check out the university library for free test prep resources and the Financial Wellness site at this link.

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!