Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
All students interested in being considered for financial aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Northeastern's federal institution code is 002199. A paper version of the form is available through our office or through the Federal Student Financial Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243.Is there a deadline to apply for aid?
NUSL’s priority financial aid filing deadline is February 15. Students can apply for aid after the priority deadline, but because we have limited need-based funding it is best to apply before the deadline.How do I request a refund from my financial aid account?
All financial aid funds flow through the student's tuition account here at the university. Once all charges for the term have been satisfied, any excess from financial aid funds can be released to the student. Students may request their excess funds through the myNEU portal. Upon approval, the university's Accounts Payable Office will generate a check to the student, generally within three business days. Checks are mailed to the student's address but may be held, for up to three days in the Student Accounts Office (354 Richards Hall) upon the student's request. Funds cannot be released to a student any earlier than the first day of the quarter. As such, it is important that each student adequately prepare to meet their living expenses through at least the first week of each term.How do I put my undergraduate loans into deferment once I am in law school?
Students needing verification of enrollment on Northeastern University letterhead may obtain this in person at 120 Hayden Hall.
Other requests for verification (such as student loan deferment forms and forms from health insurance companies, realtors and employers) can be dropped off at 120 Hayden Hall, faxed to (617) 373-5351, or mailed to:
ATTN: Verifications Clerk, 120 Hayden Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
What is the College Cost Reduction and Access Act?
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 established a new public service loan forgiveness program. This program discharges any remaining debt after 10 years of full-time employment in public service. The borrower must have made 120 payments as part of the Direct Loan program in order to obtain this benefit. Only payments made on or after October 1, 2007, count toward the required 120 monthly payments. (Borrowers may consolidate into Direct Lending in order to qualify for this loan forgiveness program starting July 1, 2008.)Can law students apply for loans to assist with bar exam expenses?
There are loans available to 3L students to assist with bar loan expenses. These loans are available through Sallie Mae and Citiassist. Please check with the lender for current interest rates and terms of bar loans.Are Northeastern's scholarships conditional?
Northeastern University School of Law does not issue conditional scholarships.Our only scholarship renewal requirement is “good academic standing.” We do not require any sort of GPA or rank to maintain a scholarship. For more information on our grading practices, please see our degree requirements section.
NUSL Scholarship Retention Data