Financial aid is available to admitted students, including international students, for five years and includes tuition scholarships, fellowship stipends, teaching and research assistantships, and Northwestern student health insurance coverage. Opportunities to teach may also be made available by the department.
For your reference, the Graduate School provides detailed information on
the tuition costs
and estimated expenses
of graduate study at Northwestern University -- most of which is covered by the student's financial aid package.
Doctoral students who receive financial assistance during the first year of study may expect this assistance to be renewed annually through year five, providing they achieve satisfactory progress and meet program-specific requirements. For professional development purposes, in years two, three, and four, a portion of the student’s stipend is allocated toward wages for teaching and research assistance for approximately 10 hours per week.
Additionally, the Kellogg School of Management will purchase a laptop computer for all admitted doctoral students entering fall 2014. This is a one-time computer purchase. Laptops purchased are the properties of the students who are in good standing, and technical support will be provided by Kellogg Information Systems (KIS), Kellogg's IT group.
To qualify for financial aid, the application and supporting documents should be received by December 31, the application deadline. Applicants are automatically considered for financial aid when they submit the on line application form to the Kellogg School of Management. Therefore, applicants do not need to request financial aid within the application or submit any other forms. If admission is recommended, provisions for financial aid will be included with the admission offer. Please refer to Application Requirements and Checklist
when submitting documents to the Kellogg School.