College of Professional Studies Students
Federal Aid Eligibility
Students in the College of Professional Studies must meet the following criteria to be eligible for federal financial aid:
- be citizens or eligible non-citizens of the United States,
- be matriculated in a degree-granting program,
- have received their high school diploma or G.E.D.,
- be registered with Selective Service if required,
- not be convicted of a drug related crime in the last year,
- not be in default from previous student loans,
- maintain satisfactory academic progress, and
- be enrolled in at least 6 quarter hours per term for federal loans.
How to Apply
Students must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Northeastern’s FAFSA school code is 002199. Full time students who are Massachusetts residents and are interested in the MASSGrant need to apply by May 1.
Students are awarded throughout the academic year once we have received all financial aid application materials.
Students should pay particular attention to the number of credits listed on your financial aid award letter. If you have been awarded financial aid based on an enrollment status that is different from your actual enrollment, it is your responsibility to contact the Office of Student Financial Services to update the discrepancy. Failure to do so may result in a decrease or complete refund of your financial aid during an academic term.
The office of Student Financial Services does not provide institutional scholarship assistance for students in the College of Professional Studies. CPS students should visit the CPS scholarship website for information on applying for scholarships.
Undergraduate Student Federal Grants
Eligibility for federal grant aid is based on financial need as determined by the information on the FAFSA.
All students who complete a FAFSA are awarded an unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan. Eligibility for a need-based subsidized Stafford Loan is determined by the information on the FAFSA. Students must be registered at least 6 credits in a term to be eligible for a federal loan. Additionally, a minimum of 6 credits must count towards their current degree for students to be eligible for a federal loan.
For those who qualify, there are federal, state and private educational loan programs which can be used to finance costs in excess of your awarded financial aid.
Frequently Asked Questions
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