Admitted Students

Admitted Students AdmissionNext Steps for Admitted Students

Doctoral admits please click here.

Masters and Non-degree admits please click here.

Information for Enrolling Students

Loan Funds
Student loan funds are available to help finance educational costs. Only United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for federal loan funds. Students who wish to apply for federal loan funds must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Federal Student Aid Programs, available on the web at:

For information on housing for graduate students, please refer to the Graduate Housing website. The on-campus housing application is available online, but requires a NetID login. If your NetID is not yet activated, please contact the housing office and request an application via email. Additional housing information and resources can be found here.

Included in your admission letter (at the bottom of the page) is your seven digit EmplID. Your EmplID is often referred to as your “Student ID Number.” You may be asked to include your EmplID on housing, health record, or other University forms. Your EmplID will remain with you throughout your tenure at Northwestern University.

Northwestern Student ID cards are called “Wildcards”. Your Wildcard will allow you to enter university facilities and utilize various services around campus. New students typically obtain a Wildcard the week before classes start. To expedite the process, the Wildcard Office allows you to submit a photo in advance.

Library Access
You will be able to borrow library materials once you enroll in classes. Please see the library's website for further information about services for graduate students.

Changing Personal Information
If there has been or will be any changes to your personal information (address, phone, etc.) since you submitted your online application, you will have the opportunity to update your information in CAESAR once you begin your study at Northwestern. Formal name changes are processed by the Registrar's Office.

Estimated Expenses for 2013/2014*
Tuition (3 quarters; excluding summer)
Health Insurance (per person)
Room and Board
Maintenance of spouse each year
Maintenance for each dependant child

* Northwestern University reserves the right to change these numbers at any time.