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Application Process

  1. Determine what course of study your or your eligible dependent wish to pursue.
  2. Review the eligibility requirements for the appropriate tuition benefit plan.
  3. Collect all required supporting documents as electronic files. Clear scans, screenshots, and emails with the student's name included on each document are great.
  4. Complete the online tuition benefit application for the type of benefit you elect (step-by-step directions are included below).
  5. Upload additional documentation for portable tuition applications, which may include an invoice, proof of payment, and proof of full-time student status.
  6. Submit the online application.
  7. The application process takes 6 weeks to complete.

Apply online

Please follow these directions to submit your tuition benefit online:

  1. Use a Firefox browser.
  2. Log in to myHR with your NetID, password, and multifactor authentication (MFA).
  3. Select the "Benefits" tile and choose "My Tuition Benefit Application."
  4. Select "Submit New Application."
  5. Select the "Tuition Benefit Year."
  6. Use the magnifying glass icon to select the "Plan ID" (your eligible tuition benefit options will appear).
  7. Follow the instructions to complete your application and upload your documentation. 

Apply using a paper application

Individuals in the following categories may request a paper application form:

Request a paper tuition benefit application form by emailing with the following information:

Additional documentation

For employee reduced tuition

For employee reduced tuition, you will need to collect the following information:

For employee portable tuition

For each employee portable tuition application, you will need to submit the following documentation: 

For employee certificate Northwestern tuition

For each employee Northwestern certificate tuition application, you will need to submit the following documentation: 

For dependent portable tuition

For dependent portable tuition, you will need to collect the following documentation:

For dependent reduced tuition

For dependent reduced tuition, you will need a copy of your most recently filed 1040 tax form as proof of dependency. Both the first page showing your child listed as a dependent and the second page showing the signature portion are required. See additional information for Contributed Service Faculty.