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Loans and Emergency Loans


Student loans are available to help finance the cost of education. Please visit the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid for complete information on student loans.

Those with responsibilities related to student loans are required to comply with the Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Emergency loans

An emergency loan is intended to assist students in unexpected short-term financial situations. This loan is not related to the student's financial aid award nor the direct expenses associated with attending Northwestern University. A student may obtain an emergency loan of up to $500.00 per quarter (regardless of their Student Account status), if they are:

To obtain an emergency loan, the student may email Graduate Financial Aid to complete an emergency loan form. 

Emergency loans are not available before the start of (or after the end of) the quarter.