Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Please follow the instructions below to apply for student loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to borrow funds from the Federal Direct Loan Program.  Private education loan programs are available for all students, including international citizens.

For assistance with completing the application materials for the upcoming 2018-2019 aid year, please download the 2018-2019 Tips for Completing the Kellogg Financial Aid Process (PDF).  For current students interested in applying for students loans for the 2017-2018 aid year, please download the 2017-2018 Tips for Completing the Kellogg Financial Aid Process (PDF).  

U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Instructions

  1. Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov (Note: When completing your FAFSA, please use school code 001739 for Northwestern University).
  2. Complete and submit the Kellogg Application for Financial Aid via CAESAR: https://caesar.northwestern.edu     Please login to CAESAR and complete the application.  Once in CAESAR, select the Financial Aid tile, then select To Do List from the left hand navigation 

International Citizen Instructions

  1. Complete and submit the Kellogg Application for Financial Aid via CAESAR: https://caesar.northwestern.edu     Please login to CAESAR and complete the application.  Once in CAESAR, select the Financial Aid tile, then select To Do List from the left hand navigation