Whether you’re a part-time or full-time student, you could qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarship. We encourage all domestic students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. If you are in the military or a veteran, there are a variety of scholarship and aid options available.

Complete the FAFSA

The first thing you need to do if you are applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.


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

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.

Federal and State Grants

If you are an undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant or other federal or state grants that do not need to be repaid. Some grants are need-based and are based on your estimated family contribution (EFC). Eligibility also may depend on your program of study or state of residence.

Find information on Federal and State grants.

Federal Loans

Federal loans may be subsidized or unsubsidized, but must be repaid. A subsidized loan is awarded based on financial need and the federal government pays interest that accrues while you are in school. An unsubsidized loan is not based on need. Interest that accrues while in school must either be paid monthly or deferred and capitalized (added to the original loan balance).

Find information on Federal Loans.

Payment Plans

The Northeastern Monthly Payment Plan, administered by Sallie Mae®, 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.

For more information about Financial Aid for College of Professional Studies students, please visit Student Financial Services.

Financial Support for Military and Veterans

Northeastern is dedicated to making education affordable for our military students.

As a U.S. veteran or active duty service member at Northeastern, you are eligible to use your U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits toward certificate programs, as well as undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

>> Learn more about your VA Benefits.

You may also qualify for the federal Yellow Ribbon Program, which we invested more than $2 million in to help post-9/11 veterans meet the cost of continuing or completing their education. Our commitment will allow nearly 500 veterans to attend the university annually, at little or no cost to them, including:

  • 100 veterans enrolling in graduate programs at our Seattle campus;
  • 100 veterans enrolling in graduate programs at our Charlotte campus; and
  • 259 veterans enrolling in undergraduate and graduate programs at our Boston campus.

>> Learn more about our Yellow Ribbon Program.