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Northwestern Financial Aid

Financial Aid Scoreboard
Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 5,124
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 59%
Average Aid Amount $46,822
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,333
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 66%

Financial Aid Information at Northwestern

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 5,124 students (59% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $46,822. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 1,333 students (66% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Northwestern University is $60,768, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 5,124 students (59% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $46,822. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Northwestern University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Northwestern University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid5,12459%$46,822
Pell Grants1,59618%$4,875
Federal Student Loans1,79521%$5,713

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 1,333 beginning students (66% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 1,247 students (62% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Northwestern University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Northwestern University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid1,33366%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources1,21661%$50,310
Federal Grants40920%$6,742
Pell Grants40920%$5,114
Other Federal Grants39320%$1,695
State/Local Grants1377%$5,289
Institutional Grants1,21461%$47,524
Student Loans46223%$5,696
Federal Student Loans45523%$4,718
Other Student Loans211%$23,090