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Financial Aid and Awards


Financial Aid and Awards

Graduate Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Tuition and fees are available on the Student Financial Services website. They are subject to revision by the University’s President and the Board of Trustees.

To help students with their educational expenses, Northeastern administers two forms of graduate financial aid:

  1. Fellowships and assistantships are awarded to full-time degree candidates through the Graduate Office, at the recommendation of its departments. There is no separate application for assistantships. Students can indicate interest in an assistantship via the “Financial Assistance” section in the online admission application.
  2. The Graduate Student Financial Services Office oversees federal financial aid and alternative educational loan programs.

Doctoral Degree Students

  • Stipended Graduate Assistantships are available in departments offering PhD degree programs. These awards offer a stipend, tuition remission and health plan and are available to PhD students.
  • Grant-supported research assistantships are available in some departments. These assistantships offer a stipend, tuition remission, and health plan.

Stipended Graduate Assistantship Training
A mandatory university-wide teaching assistantship workshop is held prior to each fall term for new Stipended Graduate Assistants (SGAs). All international SGAs must attend a mandatory International SGA Orientation as well. Returning SGA students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Teaching and Research Assistant Pay Schedule
Stipended Graduate Assistants are paid the 15th and the last day of each month. If either of these days falls on a weekend day, the payday is the Friday prior.

 

Masters Degree Students

College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean’s Scholarships
These scholarships provide a tuition discount of a predetermined graduate CSSH semester hour of credit. They are available through most departments.

Excellence Awards
These awards provide grants and/or tuition remission to qualified students.

Double Husky
The Double Husky Scholarship program provides all alumni with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern a tuition discount of up to 25% when they enroll in an eligible full-time master’s degree program.

Refund Policy

Northeastern University’s Office of Student Financial Services posts a refund schedule on their website. Please contact Student Financial Services at 617.373.5899 or at sfs@neu.edu with any questions about this policy.

Tuition-waivers
Questions about assistantships and scholarships may be directed to the Associate Director of Student Services Sheila Magee Beare in the Graduate Office, 180 Renaissance Park.