Northwestern University

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2017-2018 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 the Academic Year Work Expectation. Scholarships exceeding $2,900 will reduce the Northwestern grant, dollar for dollar.

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

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

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

Other Details
*Your contribution from savings varies based on the amount of the assets. Typically, students are expected to contribute 25% of their assets during each of the four years of undergraduate enrollment. For example, a student with $4,000 in assets would be expected to contribute $1,000 toward each year of enrollment.