Student Resources
Financial Aid

For UndergRADUATEs

If you are an undergraduate student and have questions regarding your current financial aid package and how it might be affected by your work term, contact:

Undergraduate Financial Aid
1801 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-7400
Fax: 847-491-5969
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Please note that you do not pay tuition or fee charges during the quarters that you are on a work term and registered in a CRDV course.

Frequently AsKed Questions

How does co-op impact my financial aid or scholarships?

Please review the Undergraduate Financial Aid website for more information.

Can I take an academic course while on co-op/internship?

There are several steps to approve an academic course while working on a co-op/internship:

  1. A student must obtain written approval from their employer that an academic course will not interfer with their proposed work schedule.
  2. If a student is on Financial Aid, an International Student, or a Student Athlete other processes may be required. Please review the Part Time Enrollment section of the Northwestern Registrar's website for more information.
  3. Log in to CAESAR to complete the “Undergraduate Part-Time Enrollment Form.” After logging in, select the “Academic Forms” link in the “Academics” section at the top of the page. Choose “Undergraduate Part-Time Enrollment Notification.”  (Students that do not complete this form will be billed for full-time tuition until the drop/add period ends. After the drop/add period ends a student's tuition should be adjusted automatically to reflect the number of courses taken.)

If I enroll in a fifth year of study due to co-op, does my tuition increase? 

Some students are eligible for the co-op remission grant, which offsets the increase in tuition for the fifth enrollment year. Contact your advisor for more information regarding your eligibility. 

For Graduate Students

If you are a graduate student and have questions regarding your current financial aid package and how it might be affected by your work term, contact:

The Graduate School Financial Aid Office
Rebecca Crown Center, Rm 1-502
633 Clark St. Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: 847-491-5279
Fax: 847-491-5070
Email Graduate Financial Aid

Student Financial Services
555 Clark St. (first floor)
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-8950
Fax: 847-467-2451
Email Graduate Financial Aid