Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Sample Aid Packages

Northwestern University offers federal loan assistance, less any other aid/resources received, to cover up to 100 percent of financial need as determined by our financial aid analysis. The cost of attendance changes each year, and it includes tuition, fees, room and board, transportation and other figures.

Below are general examples of a financial aid package.  In the examples, the student is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who does not have adverse credit.

Sample 1

The student is awarded a $24,000 ($6,000/year) NU Need-Based Grant.

$6,000

NU Need-Based Grant

$42,722

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

$36,500

Grad PLUS Loan

$85,222 Total Estimated Eligibility

Sample 2

The student did not qualify for need-based grant funds but can still borrow up to the full cost of attendance.

$42,722

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

$42,500

Grad PLUS Loan

$85,222 Total Estimated Eligibility

Sample 3

The student reported on the financial aid application that the family has offered to contribute $10,000 towards his/her education. This is contribution is considered a resource, so the award will be the full cost of attendance minus the reported resource. 

$10,000

Family Offer

$42,722

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

$32,500

Grad PLUS Loan

$85,222 Total Estimated Eligibility

The examples above are NOT a commitment of the loan or grant assistance you will receive. Eligibility for assistance is based on the information you provide on your FAFSA and will be determined by Chicago Financial Aid Office. Approval for the Graduate PLUS is at the discretion of the direct loan program and is based on your credit worthiness (and that of a co-signer if you are required to have a co-signer).