The Graduate School and McCormick provide incoming PhD students with full funding, including paid tuition and a monthly stipend.The Graduate School and McCormick provide incoming PhD students with full funding, including paid tuition and a monthly stipend.

Financial Aid

PhD Degree Applicants

All PhD students are fully funded throughout the duration of their studies by a combination of internal and external fellowships, grants, and teaching and research assistantships.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a substantial number of academic quarters of fellowship and assistantship support for outstanding PhD degree applicants.

Your application is automatically considered with submission. We also encourage students to apply for external scholarships.

Learn more about PhD funding in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

MS Degree Applicants

The Office of Student Financial Services assists students with loan processes and provides sound debt management services.

Learn more about funding your master's degree in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Types of Financial Support

Loans

The following information is available at the Student Financial Services office:

  • Northwestern loan procedures
  • Deadlines
  • Downloadable forms

The following information is available at Mapping Your Future:

  • Financial literacy
  • Federal loan programs
  • Loan forgiveness provisions
  • Repayment calculators

External Fellowships

For external fellowship (non-Northwestern University) opportunities and information visit the Northwestern Fellowship Office.

Scholarships

Private outside scholarship assistance may be found at Peterson's, a company that provides financial aid searches, career exploration tools, and professional writing services.

Tuition

Information regarding tuition, fees, billing and payment information is available through Student Financial Services.