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Prosthetics-Orthotics Program

Below you will see an overview of the financial aid application process for the Master's in Prosthetics & Orthotics Program (MPO) for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Note this information applies to domestic students only. View application instructions for international students.

Students whose applications are completed after the financial aid deadline will need to use their own resources to pay tuition and reimburse themselves with their financial aid later in the term.

Deadline

To be considered for all available financial assistance, return all completed application materials by May 1, 2017. 

Application steps

1. Complete the FAFSA

Deadline: May 1, 2017

  • Visit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website and complete the online 2017-18 form. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you will need to create an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. This FSA ID will be used for many Department of Education websites.
    • We recommend you submit your FAFSA by April 15, 2017 to ensure it is received by the May 1 deadline.
  • Designate Northwestern as the recipient of the information; our federal school code is 001739. Any other Northwestern University codes (001740, school-specific codes beginning with an "E"), should not be used.
  • After the FAFSA is processed (allow two weeks), you will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report) summarizing your information. Resolve any incorrect information via the FAFSA web site or by returning the corrected and signed SAR. If you do not receive your SAR within four weeks, or if you need to request a duplicate, call 800-433-3243.

2. Submit the University Aid Application

Deadline: May 1, 2017

  • Students who have access to CAESAR may complete an online version of this document via their To-Do list.
  • Students who do not yet have access to CAESAR may download and complete the 2017-18 University Aid Application. Electronic signatures will not be accepted on the University Aid Application. Please print out the application, complete and sign it, then return it to our office via fax or scan and email.

3. Accept or decline your award package

Deadline: As soon as possible after you receive award notice

  • After you submit all application materials, Northwestern will determine your aid package. Learn more about how aid is determined.
  • Next, our office will begin sending financial award decision emails to your Northwestern email address, which you will receive from NUPOC later this Spring. Students who complete their financial aid application materials prior to the May 1 deadline will be sent their Financial Aid Award notices to their Northwestern email address on a rolling basis beginning in mid-April, or once we have received the official tuition rates for the upcoming academic year (typically April/May), whichever is later. Award notices will then continue to be sent out as students submit completed financial aid application materials to our office.
  • Student must accept or decline their award package via CAESAR. Learn more about the steps to accept or decline.

Students whose applications are completed after the financial aid deadline will need to use their own resources to pay tuition and reimburse themselves with their financial aid later in the term.

Deadline

To be considered for all available financial assistance, return all completed application materials by May 2, 2016. 

Application steps

1. Complete the FAFSA

Deadline: May 2, 2016

  • Visit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website and complete the online form. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you will need to create an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. This FSA ID will be used for many Department of Education websites.
    • We recommend you submit your FAFSA by April 15, 2016 to ensure it is received by the May 2 deadline.
  • Designate Northwestern as the recipient of the information; our federal school code is 001739. Any other Northwestern University codes (001740, school-specific codes beginning with an "E"), should not be used.
  • After the FAFSA is processed (allow two weeks), you will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report) summarizing your information. Resolve any incorrect information via the FAFSA web site or by returning the corrected and signed SAR. If you do not receive your SAR within four weeks, or if you need to request a duplicate, call 800-433-3243.

2. Submit the University Aid Application

Deadline: May 2, 2016

  • Students who have access to CAESAR may complete an online version of this document via their To-Do list.
  • Students who do not yet have access to CAESAR may download and complete the 2016-17 University Aid Application. Electronic signatures will not be accepted on the University Aid Application. Please print out the application, complete and sign it, then return it to our office via fax or scan and email.

3. Accept or decline your award package

Deadline: As soon as possible after you receive award notice

  • After you submit all application materials, Northwestern will determine your aid package. Learn more about how aid is determined.
  • Next, our office will begin sending financial award decision emails to your Northwestern email address on a rolling basis about 3-5 weeks after your file is complete, or once we have received the official tuition rates for the upcoming academic year (typically April/May), whichever is later.
  • Student must accept or decline their award package via CAESAR. Learn more about the steps to accept or decline.
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