Northwestern University

The information below is for 2016-2017. Please check back in August 2017 for updated information.

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2016-2017 school year.  Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Required Fees




How Costs Are Covered (annually)



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Scholarships
Outside scholarships will first reduce Federal Work-Study/Academic Year Work. If the outside scholarship is greater than the work component, the student contribution may be reduced to the federal level. Scholarships exceeding $5,200 will reduce the Northwestern grant, dollar for dollar.

Policy on Health Insurance
Northwestern requires all students to have health insurance. If the student is not covered by a parental plan, the Northwestern grant will be increased to cover the amount of health insurance.

Policy on Travel Allowance
The allowance for travel will vary based upon the student's permanent address.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students are eligible to receive scholarship assistance for the equivalent of 12 full-time quarters of attendance. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet university academic regulations to receive this award. See the Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.

Other Details
Annual re-application is required;  students are expected to meet application deadlines in order to ensure eligibility for all need-based assistance.