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Kellogg Evening & Weekend MBA Students

Below is an overview of the financial aid application process for Evening & Weekend MBA students.

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

Students are encouraged to return all completed application materials by the deadline listed below based on their "first term of enrollment":

Deadlines

Deadlines based on first-term of enrollment
First Term of Enrollment Deadline
Summer 2020 June 5, 2020
Fall 2020 August 10, 2020
Winter 2021 November 30, 2020
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021

Importance of meeting deadlines

Meeting the financial aid application deadlines listed above ensures that students will receive their financial aid award notice, can complete all required loan documentation, and have their funds disburse by the first day of classes. Students who are admitted after the application deadline for their first term of enrollment are still eligible to apply for and receive financial aid, but they must submit their financial aid application materials within two weeks of when they were admitted.

Students who apply for financial aid after their deadline cannot be guaranteed that financial aid funds will disburse by the first day of class. Applications received after the deadline will be processed in the order in which they were received.

Financial aid applications may not be processed once a quarter has ended (in other words, students may not be eligible to receive funds for Fall quarter if they apply for those funds during the Winter quarter).

Application steps

  1. Complete the FAFSA
  2. Complete the University Aid Application
  3. Accept or decline your financial aid award via CAESAR

1. Complete the FAFSA

Deadline: Depends on the quarter. See table above.

  • Visit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website and complete the online 2020-21 form. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you will need to set up an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. This FSA ID will be used for many Department of Education websites.
  • 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. Complete the University Aid Application

Deadline: Depends on the quarter. See table above.

  • Students may access this document online via their To-Do list for the 2020-21 academic year in CAESAR on or after March 15, 2020. Your "To-Do List" can be reviewed in CAESAR through either the "Tasks" tile on the homepage, or by clicking on the "Financial Aid" tile from the homepage and then selecting "To-Do List" from the left-hand navigation. If you are unable to access this document via your To-Do list, please contact the Chicago Office of Financial Aid.
  • International students who wish to apply for private student loan funding are not required to complete the FAFSA and are only required to complete the University Aid Application.

3. Accept or decline your award package

Deadline: As soon as possible after you receive award notice

  • Once all materials are submitted, Northwestern will determine your financial aid eligibility and award package. See How Aid is Determined for more information.
  • Next, our office sends financial award decision emails on a rolling basis about 4-6 weeks after your file is complete.
  • Students must accept or decline this award via CAESAR. Learn more on how to accept or decline your award.

Students are encouraged to return all completed application materials by the deadline listed below based on their "first term of enrollment":

Deadlines

Deadlines based on first-term of enrollment
First Term of Enrollment Deadline
Summer 2021 June 4, 2021
Fall 2021 August 9, 2021
Winter 2022 November 29, 2021
Spring 2022 March 1, 2022

Importance of meeting deadlines

Meeting the financial aid application deadlines listed above ensures that students will receive their financial aid award notice, can complete all required loan documentation, and have their funds disburse by the first day of classes. Students who are admitted after the application deadline for their first term of enrollment are still eligible to apply for and receive financial aid, but they must submit their financial aid application materials within two weeks of when they were admitted.

Students who apply for financial aid after their deadline cannot be guaranteed that financial aid funds will disburse by the first day of class. Applications received after the deadline will be processed in the order in which they were received.

Financial aid applications may not be processed once a quarter has ended (in other words, students may not be eligible to receive funds for Fall quarter if they apply for those funds during the Winter quarter).

Application steps

  1. Complete the FAFSA
  2. Complete the University Aid Application
  3. Accept or decline your financial aid award via CAESAR

1. Complete the FAFSA

Deadline: Depends on your first term of enrollment. See table above.

  • Visit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website and complete the online 2021-22 form. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you will need to set up an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. This FSA ID will be used for many Department of Education websites.
  • 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.

International students who wish to apply for private student loan funding are not required to complete the FAFSA.

2. Complete the University Aid Application

Deadline: Depends on your first term of enrollment. See table above.

  • Students may access this document online via their CAESAR To-Do list for the 2021-22 academic year after mid-March 2021, or within a week of when you were admitted, whichever is later. Your "To-Do List" can be reviewed in CAESAR through either the "Tasks" tile on the homepage, or by clicking on the "Financial Aid" tile from the homepage and then selecting "To-Do List" from the left-hand navigation. If you are unable to access this document via your To-Do list, please contact the Chicago Office of Financial Aid.

International students who wish to apply for private student loan funding are only required to complete the University Aid Application.

3. Accept or decline your award package

Deadline: As soon as possible after you receive award notice

  • Once all materials are submitted, Northwestern will determine your financial aid eligibility and award package. See How Aid is Determined for more information.
  • Next, our office will begin sending financial aid decision emails on a rolling basis about 4-6 weeks after your application materials have been submitted.
  • Students must then accept or decline their award in CAESAR. Learn more on how to accept or decline your award.