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Tuition and Fees - Costs of Attendance

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The first step in seeking financial aid is filling out FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Within a few days of submitting the FAFSA you will receive your Student Aid Report or SAR. The SAR summarizes all the information you submitted on the FAFSA. On your SAR you will see reference to your EFC or Expected Family Contribution. You do not have to actually contribute that amount; this number is used to determine your eligibility for federal and state assistance. 

To figure out your Financial Need and the amount of aid you can receive, we take the Expected Family Contribution from your SAR and subtract it from the Cost of Attendance at Northeastern.

Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

Based on the Expected Family Contribution calculation from the Student Aid Report, an award offer will be mailed to NEW students and an award offer will be reflected on NEIUport under Financial Aid Awards for ALL students.

Average cost of attendance FALL 2017

  • Fall 2017 Average Tuition Cost: $3,979 ($377/credit hour @12 credit hours)
  • Fall 2017 Average Fees: $1,681 (including health insurance at current rates)
  • Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award Package: $10,068
  • Need fully met through need-based assistance only: 44 percent

View the Fall 2017 Financial Aid Profile of Awards.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for the 2018-2019 Award Year

The Financial Aid Office annually prepares estimated costs of attendance budgets, which reflects maximum educational-related costs allowed in the calculation of financial need. The cost of attendance reflects minimum full-time costs for nine months (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) for undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that if you fit certain income parameters, you may receive a reduced budget. In this case, you should contact the Financial Aid Office since budget adjustments can be considered with appropriate documentation.

Estimated Costs for New Entry Students

Tuition and Fees AND ADDITIONAL FACTORS for Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Undergraduate Dependent Students

(Cost for 2 semesters, based on 12 credit hours per semester)

Resident Per Credit Hour $ 396.19
Non Resident Per Credit Hour $ 792.37

Tuition (resident*)

$ 9,508.56

Fees

$ 1,710.00

Books/Supplies

$ 2,400.00

Transportation

$ 1,755.00

Personal

$ 3,105.00

Living Expenses 

$ 4,995.00

   
*NEIU Nest Shared (Room Only) $ 8,760.00
*NEIU Nest Individual (Room Only) $11,020.00
*MAX NEIU Nest Meal Plan $ 2,000.00

Total

$23,473.56

Undergraduate Independent 

(Cost for 2 semesters, based on 12 credit hours per semester)

Resident Per Credit Hour $ 396.19
Non Resident Per Credit Hour $ 792.37

Tuition (resident*)

$ 9,508.56

Fees

$ 1,710.00

Books/Supplies

$ 2,400.00

Transportation

$ 1,755.00

Personal

$ 3,105.00

Living Expenses

$ 7,515.00

   
*NEIU Nest Shared (Room Only) $ 8,760.00
*NEIU Nest Individual (Room Only) $11,020.00
*MAX NEIU Nest Meal Plan $ 2,000.00

Total

$25,993.56

* Non-resident tuition is double the resident rate.

Estimated Costs for Continuing Students

Tuition and Fees AND ADDITIONAL FACTORS (Enrolled prior to Fall 2018)

Undergraduate Dependent Students

(Cost for 2 semesters, based on 12 credit hours per semester) 

First Entry Terms 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Resident Per Credit Hour $ 304.00 $ 322.00 $ 349.37 $ 377.32
Non Resident Per Credit Hour $ 608.00 $ 644.00 $ 698.74 $ 754.64

Tuition (resident*)

$ 7,296.00

$ 7,728.00

$ 8,384.88

$ 9,055.68

Fees

$ 1,710.00

$ 1,710.00

$ 1,710.00

$ 1,710.00

Books/Supplies

$ 2,400.00

$ 2,400.00

$ 2,400.00

$ 2,400.00

Transportation

$ 1,755.00

$ 1,755.00

$ 1,755.00

$ 1,755.00

Personal

$ 3,105.00

$ 3,105.00

$ 3,105.00

$ 3,105.00

Living Expenses

$ 4,995.00

$ 4,995.00

$ 4,995.00

$ 4,995.00

Total

$21,261.00

$21,693.00

$22,349.88

$23,020.68

Undergraduate Independent Students  

(Cost for 2 semesters, based on 12 credit hours per semester)   

First Entry Terms 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Resident Per Credit Hour $ 304.00 $ 322.00 $ 349.37 $ 377.32
Non Resident Per Credit Hour $ 608.00 $ 644.00 $ 698.74 $ 754.64

Tuition (resident*)

$ 7,296.00

$7,728.00

$ 8,384.88

$ 9,055.68

Fees

$ 1,710.00

$ 1,710.00

$ 1,710.00

$ 1,710.00

Books/Supplies

$ 2,400.00

$ 2,400.00

$ 2,400.00

$ 2,400.00

Transportation

$ 1,755.00

$ 1,755.00

$ 1,755.00

$ 1,755.00

Personal

$ 3,105.00

$ 3,105.00

$ 3,105.00

$ 3,105.00

Living Expenses 

$ 7,515.00

$ 7,515.00

$ 7,515.00

$ 7,515.00

Total

$23,781.00

$24,213.00

$24,869.88

$25,540.68

* Non-resident tuition is double the resident rate.

Estimated Costs for Graduate and Teaching Certification Program Students

Tuition and Fees AND ADDITIONAL FACTORS for Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Graduate, Teacher Ceritification Program Students, and Second Bachelor's Degree Students

(Cost for two semesters, based on 9 credit hours per semester.)

Resident Per Credit Hour $ 404.11
Non Resident Per Credit Hour $ 808.23

Tuition (resident*)

$ 7,273.98

Fees

$ 1,284.00

Books/Supplies

$ 1,800.00

Transportation

$ 1,755.00

Personal

$ 3,105.00

Living Expenses 

$ 7,515.00

   
*NEIU Nest Shared (Room Only) $ 8,760.00
*NEIU Nest Individual (Room Only) $11,020.00
*MAX NEIU Nest Meal Plan $ 2,000.00

Total

$22,732.98

Graduate, Teacher Certification Program Students, and Second Bachelor's Degree Students

(Cost for two semesters, based on 6 credit hours per semester.)

Resident Per Credit Hour $ 404.11
Non Resident Per Credit Hour $ 808.23

Tuition (resident*)

$ 4,849.32

Fees

$ 858.00

Books/Supplies

$ 1,200.00

Transportation

$ 1,755.00

Personal

$ 3,105.00

Lving Expenses 

$ 7,515.00

Total

$19,282.32

* Non-resident tuition is double the resident rate.

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