Financial Aid

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A college education is a smart long-term investment with big returns; however, the short-term cost of tuition and other fees often keep people from pursuing their education goals. Northwest University believes in the high return on investment that a college education can have on your future, and we are committed to offering our students an affordable path toward earning a college degree.

Financial aid can help make college more affordable. Northwest University has established a financial aid program designed to limit or even eliminate the high costs often associated with college tuition for our students. In fact, the Northwest University financial aid programs awarded approximately $23 million in financial aid for the 2011 to 2012 academic year, which is an average of over $16,500 per student.

Types of Financial Aid for Online Learners

To apply for financial aid, all prospective and current students must complete the Northwest University Financial Aid Application. All students are also encouraged to complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) form to be eligible for many types of financial aid. Northwest University’s school code is 003783

You may be eligible for many types of financial aid, including the following:

  • Grants: Students who show a direct need for assistance can qualify for grants, such as the Federal Pell Grant, to help support their academic pursuits. Grants do not have to be paid back to the issuer.
  • Federal loans: Federal financial assistance provides an accessible way to afford your college tuition through low-interest loans; however, they must be paid back after you graduate. Federal Stafford Loans are the most common type of federal loans available to students.
  • Military benefits: Active-duty service members and veterans are eligible for a variety of education benefits based on their length of service and branch, which can be applied toward a college education. Most military benefits do not have to be repaid. Contact your local VA office to determine your benefit eligibility.
  • Scholarships: Students can earn scholarships awarded by civic organizations, religious organizations and trade associations to help afford college. Northwest University also offers scholarships to students, which do not have to be repaid.

Financial Services

A college degree is a long-term investment that could have a big return on your future; however, the cost in the short run can be a heavy burden for students. Northwest University is committed to providing affordable education to our students whether on campus or online. In fact, Northwest University awarded approximately $23 million in financial support during the 2011 to 2012 term.

Visit the financial aid page to learn more about the different types of financial aid available to current students of Northwest University. Complete the following forms to determine your eligibility for government and institutional financial assistance.

Financial aid staff members are available to answer any questions you may have about Northwest University’s financial aid programs and tuition assistance.

Phone: (425) 889-5210
Toll free: 1 (800) 669-3781
Email: finaid@northwestu.edu
Fax: (425) 889-5224

Mailing Address:
Northwest University
Financial Aid Services
P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579

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