Northeastern to make unprecedented $239 million investment in financial aid

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will pro­vide a record $239 mil­lion in finan­cial aid—not loans—for under­grad­uate stu­dents in 2015–16. The unprece­dented invest­ment rep­re­sents a 7.9 per­cent increase over last year, and con­tinues a […]

Students advocate on Beacon Hill for need-​​based financial aid programs

A group of North­eastern stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Stu­dent Finan­cial Aid Day at the State House, meeting with state sen­a­tors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives to advo­cate con­tinued sup­port of need-​​based finan­cial aid programs.

President Aoun cautions about federal rating system, proposes innovative metrics to measure outcomes

As the White House pre­pares its frame­work for a new col­lege rat­ings system, Pres­i­dent Aoun pro­posed a series of crit­ical value-​​added indi­ca­tors for uni­ver­si­ties to help fam­i­lies have access to more reli­able and trans­parent infor­ma­tion for mea­suring stu­dents’ career and per­sonal success.

President Aoun to attend White House summit on college access and completion

North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun will par­tic­i­pate in a higher edu­ca­tion summit at the White House on Thursday hosted by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama that will focus on max­i­mizing col­lege access, […]

Top students continue to choose Northeastern

At Wednesday’s Fac­ulty Senate meeting, Philomena Man­tella, senior vice pres­i­dent for Enroll­ment Man­age­ment and Stu­dent Life, said Northeastern’s emphasis on expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion, global engage­ment, and flex­ible pro­grams con­tinues to attract top stu­dents from the U.S. and around the world.

President Aoun urges Defense Dept. to restore military tuition assistance

In a letter to Defense Sec­re­tary Chuck Hagel on Sunday, Aoun wrote that active duty mil­i­tary, Reserve, and National Guard mem­bers shouldn’t be pre­vented from accessing higher edu­ca­tion ben­e­fits due to the gov­ern­ment shut­down. North­eastern will pro­vide direct finan­cial assis­tance to pre­vent a dis­rup­tion in their education.

University’s momentum in focus at Faculty Senate meeting

At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the aca­d­emic year, Provost Stephen W. Director pre­sented Northeastern’s accom­plish­ments and growth on many fronts, including aca­d­emic resources, finan­cial aid, and stu­dent life enhancements.