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

Tuition

$52,239

Room & Board

$16,047

Books & Supplies

$1,660

Travel

Varies*

Personal

$2,595

Required Fees

$439

Total

$72,980

How Costs Are Covered (annually)

Grants

$70,080

Federal Work-Study

$2,900

Student Summer Work Contribution

$0

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Savings

Varies**

Student Loan

$0

Total

$72,980

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.

Policy on Travel Allowance
Financial aid awards include an allowance for travel expenses. This allowance is an estimate and actual expenses will vary. 

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
You are eligible to receive scholarship assistance for the equivalent of 12 full-time quarters of attendance. You 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.