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Student Financial Services

Undergraduate Students

How to Apply

First-Year and Transfer Students: File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the College Scholarship Service's PROFILE application forms.

Continuing Students: File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Northeastern’s FAFSA Code is 002199

Northeastern’s PROFILE Code is 3667

Priority Filing Deadlines

  • Freshmen Early Decision Admits - November 15 PROFILE only, FAFSA completed by February 15
  • Freshmen Early Action Admits - December 1 PROFILE only, FAFSA completed by February 15
  • Freshmen Regular Decision Admits - PROFILE and FAFSA completed by February 15
  • Transfer Students - May 1
  • Continuing Students - April 1

Merit Scholarships

Northeastern's Admissions Office offers a wide range of scholarships to reward the outstanding achievements of incoming freshman students. For best consideration for all of Northeastern’s scholarships, you should apply for admission in advance of the January 1 deadline date.

Students are not required to complete the financial aid applications to be considered for a merit-based scholarship.

Institutional and Federal Aid

The eligibility of all undergraduate students who file for financial aid will be reviewed for the Northeastern Grant; applicants with demonstrated financial need and academic ability are awarded.

Eligibility for federal grant aid is based on financial need as determined by the information on the FAFSA.

All students who complete a FAFSA are awarded an unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan. Eligibility for a need-based subsidized Stafford Loan is determined by the information on the FAFSA. Parents of dependent undergraduate students can apply for a Federal PLUS Loans.

Supplemental Loans

For those who qualify, there are federal, state and private educational loan programs which can be used to finance costs in excess of your awarded financial aid.

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