Tuition and Financial Aid
Most GSE programs are composed of 30 or 32 semester hours of coursework (at the MS level), and tuition cost is based on per semester-hour. Complete information on current tuition rates and fees for dissertation, Masters or Doctoral continution, student center, medical insurance, parking, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses can be found on the Student Financial Services website. In addition, international students may reference to the Declaration of Certification of Finances (DCF) form to see an estimate of expenses. This estimate includes tuition, fees, room and board, medical insurance, and miscellaneous expenses.
Prospective Graduate Engineering Students:
As you apply for admission to Northeastern University for graduate school, you may be considering how to fund your graduate education. Northeastern's Office of Student Financial Services is ready to help you through the process. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any questions.
The following links may also be helpful to you as you work your way through the financial aid process:
Please Note: Per federal guidelines, domestic students must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours per term to be eligible for federal financial aid, unless you are enrolled in a full-time standalone course.
Tuition Payment and Information:
The Graduate Student Financial Services Office is located in 356 Richards Hall. You can reach them by phone, 617.373.3190 or online at: www.northeastern.edu/financialaid/graduate/index.html
Northeastern University offers graduate students a variety of means of financial assistance. In addition to various types of assistantships awarded on merit by individual graduate schools and administrative offices, Student Financial Services administers several forms of financial aid.
Student Financial Services administers financial aid programs for graduate students, primarily in the form of loans, including Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work Study, and Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. The financial aid application process can be rigorous and is strictly regulated. Comprehensive information is available at www.northeastern.edu/financialaid/graduate/index.html.
The Graduate School of Engineering offers full-time graduate students various types of highly competitive funding awards based on merit, as well as prestigious fellowships.
Stipended Graduate Assistantships (SGAs):
SGAs are typically awarded to PhD students... Awardees are offered a stipend, health insurance waiver, and tuition remission for approved course work. In exchange, students must work twenty hours per week for the applicable semesters. Stipends are considered taxable income. There are four categories of SGA appointment:
Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are awarded to students who have a strong academic background and demonstrate an interest and proficiency in research. These appointments are typically funded by research grants made to faculty members by industry or governmental agencies. The continuation of any GRA is contingent upon funding availability.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are awarded by academic departments and are available to students with proficiency in teaching. These positions generally require the performance of teaching-related duties such as grading, conducting recitations and laboratories, and occasionally teaching undergraduate classes. GTAs are required to attend various training sessions and workshops sponsored by the College of Engineering and the University. In addition, GTAs who speak English as a second language must attend training sessions sponsored by Global Student Services.
Dean’s Fellowship and Distinguished Dean’s Fellowships are prestigious awards offered upon admission to PhD students who demonstrate exceptional academic promise. Awardees are offered a stipend, health insurance waiver, tuition remission for approved course work, and teacher training. In exchange, students must work twenty hours per week for the applicable semesters. Stipends are considered taxable income.
SGA’s are typically awarded upon acceptance to a degree program. Continuing students interested in a GRA or GTA should discuss their interest with their academic advisor.
Northeastern University Excellence Fellowships are awarded upon admission to students who show exceptional academic merit during their undergraduate degree programs.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Graduate Fellowships are offered annually to a limited number of African-American students in full-time graduate programs as long as the student demonstrates satisfactory academic progress and financial need as determined by Student Financial Services. Applicants must complete the financial aid process, as well as an application available from the African-American Institute.
Dean’s Scholarships are awarded competitively to a limited number of well-qualified MS-level students. The scholarship provides a considerable tuition waiver.
Double Husky Scholarships are awarded to alumni with a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University enrolled in a full-time Master’s Degree program. The scholarship provides a 25% tuition waiver.
Note: All assistantship and fellowship appointments are considered a financial resource and may impact a student’s financial aid (if applicable) award as determined by Student Financial Services.