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Financial Aid

The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office is your first stop for answers and support related to financial aid. The office administers federal, state, and institutional need-based aid programs and processes outside scholarships. Our counselors are available to answer your questions related to financial aid over the summer and during the academic year.

Keeping Tabs

The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office will email students during the summer regarding their aid packages and any information needed to finalize awards. All students applying for or receiving aid should regularly use the Financial Aid, Tasks, and My Account tiles on CAESAR to keep tabs on aid-related matters. If you have questions about your financial aid award, or if you have not yet applied for aid but are interested in doing so, please call or email our office.

Financial Aid on Your Bill

Anticipated aid (with the exception of work-study) will be reflected on the first tuition bill for the fall quarter, generated in August.

Federal Work-Study-Eligible Students

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a Federal financial aid program. Eligibility is based on a student’s demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid alongside the other need-based aid programs a student has been offered. Employment is not required nor is it guaranteed.

Find more information about searching for employment, required documents, and more on the Work-Study page.

Financial Wellness Program

Visit, the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office's site featuring resources on budgeting, buying books, safeguarding your financial information, and other topics that will help you prepare for your first year at Northwestern.