Funding Your Education

Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.

Getting Started

To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For new applicants: Please download the First Year Applicant Checklist

You are encouraged to apply for financial assistance at the beginning of your academic year regardless of your current plans to cover the costs of your program. Having a finalized financial aid package can make accessing the aid much easier should your plans change later in the year. Please note that once you are awarded aid, you have the option to decline or cancel a portion of your award.

Northeastern offers a full complement of financial assistance to eligible students including: scholarshipsgrants, and loans from federal and/or state sources. For more information about the types of aid available, please visit Student Financial Services.



Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and faculty, we are fortunate to be able to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities. To learn more about and apply for our scholarships, please visit our Scholarships Page.

Payment Methods

Employer Reimbursement 

Some employers may reimburse some or all of the costs of your education. You’ll never know if you don’t ask! Reach out to your human resources department and inquire about employer reimbursement. Be sure you understand the terms of our Third-Party Reimbursement Policy before enrolling in a program.

Payment Plans 

The Northeastern Monthly Payment Plan, administered through Higher One, allows you to divide your education costs into manageable, convenient monthly installments. The Payment Plan is interest-free and can be used alone or in combination with financial aid, grants, and loans.

Get more information on the Monthly Payment Plan.

Supplemental Loans

You may choose to investigate private loans to assist in funding your education. Northeastern has compiled helpful information about researching and applying for private loans. Get more information about Supplemental Loans.