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Your Financial Aid History

There may be times you need to review your historical financial aid information for your time at Northwestern. You can look up each award through CAESAR year by year, but the University also provides a simplified method which allows you to view multiple year data in one place and in an easy-to-read format.

You will need to have an active NetID and password in order to access CAESAR to view this information.

CAESAR > Student Homepage > Financial Aid > View NU Financial Aid History

  • Applying for outside scholarships that require historical award information
  • Keep track of institutional and private loan borrowing
  • Endowed Scholarship or outside scholarship information to add to your resume
  • Award information for your graduate or medical school applications
  • Prior to graduation to save a copy for your personal records

You can review your total financial aid history (scholarships, grants, work-study and loans) by term or by academic year. You also have the option of viewing your loan and grant/scholarship information separately by term and academic year. Besides being able to view this information online, a printable version is available as well.

Keeping track of your borrowing is important. If you are borrowing from the federal loan programs, you should also visit the National Student Loan Data System, which contains current contact information for your federal student loan lender(s) and the current balance and status of any federal loan you have borrowed, including those borrowed while attending institutions other than Northwestern. NSLDS will not contain information about private or institutional loans.

The loans listed for the current academic year include the full amount of the loans you have accepted, a portion of which may have not yet disbursed.

It's a good idea to check this information on a regular basis. We recommend you review this information at least annually. You should always contact your financial aid office with any questions about the information provided.