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Help & Resources

The Chicago Office of Financial Aid is here to help. Explore the resources below to help you answer common questions and accomplish financial-related tasks.

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Be prepared

Learn how thoughtful planning and action with regard to maintaining your financial wellness is vital for meeting your lifetime goals.

You may be able to defer prior educational loans while you are enrolled at least half-time as a student at Northwestern.

Preparing your taxes? Get more information about taxes and your student aid.

Get information regarding Consumer Information, including but not limited to general information regarding university facilities, accreditation, campus safety and information specific to financial aid recipients.

Changes in circumstance & appeals

You may appeal if you believe that your financial aid award did not fully consider your individual circumstances.

If your change in circumstance was due to an unexpected, short-term financial emergency, students may also be eligible for emergency assistance & cash advances.

Questions? Get in touch. We're here to help.