How to Apply
1. Complete the Incoming MD University Aid Application.
The application can take up to 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single session. You will not be able to save and return to the application after starting it. If you do not wish to be considered for need-based grants, please stop here and email Cynthia Gonzalez for specific instructions.
To proceed, determine your dependency status. Students petitioning dependency status should not complete the application until they have received confirmation that their appeal for independent status has been reviewed and approved by the Chicago Office of Financial Aid.
2a. If you are NU Dependent:
Complete the parent section of the form, as well as the 2017-18 Verification of Parents' Income Worksheet (leave the student ID number blank).
Submit signed copies of your parents’ national tax forms for the most recent tax year. If your country does not have an annual tax form, please submit a signed wage statement from your parents' employer(s) verifying income. All tax or earnings documents require official translation into English. If converted to U.S. dollars, the conversion rate must also be included.
If your parents are currently separated or were divorced after September 1, 2013, submit financial information for both parents; if they were divorced before that date, submit information for your custodial parent only. If your custodial parent has remarried, submit your stepparent's information as well.
2b. If you are NU Independent:
Complete the 2017-18 Verification of Student Income Worksheet (leave the student ID number blank).
Submit signed copies of your 2015 Federal Income Tax return and W-2 forms. If you have not yet filed your 2015 return, but did file U.S. federal taxes in 2014, please submit a copy of your 2014 return and W-2 forms.
Otherwise, submit signed copies of your country’s tax forms for the most recent tax year (if you had foreign income in 2015). If your country does not have an annual tax form, please submit a signed wage statement from your employer verifying income. All non-U.S. tax forms and earnings documents require official translation into English. If converted to U.S. dollars, the conversion rate must also be included.
If you will be married by October 2017, you must also submit a copy of your spouse's tax forms.