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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,226 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,320 tuition
$13,140 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$766 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$54,226 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,320 tuition
$13,140 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$766 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,049 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($7,230 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,224 avg)
80% get institn'l aid ($18,049 avg)
53% get loans ($6,380 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.93% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.93% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,302 81%
Federal Grant Aid $7,230 13%
Pell Grants $4,236 13%
Other Federal Grants $3,266 12%
Institution Grant Aid $18,049 80%
State Grant Aid $1,224 8%
Student Loans $6,380 53%
Federal Loans $6,380 53%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Northeastern University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5005
(617) 373-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $335
Out of State $335


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • JN
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a past student here

    Northeastern is very expensive, however, if you take advantage of the co-op program and career services, you will get a job soon after you leave (making it well worth it!)

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  • 4
  • Ori- NJ
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Northeastern is expensive...but when you weigh the co-op opportunity, rising in the rankings, research opportunities, and quality education...it balances out.

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  • 4
  • Ajay from Atlanta, GA
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Don't be fooled Northeastern is an expensive school!! But i believe the price can be offset by investing your time to make some solid out of classroom connections which is pretty much what the school's mission with the co-op and other experimental education outlets that should't be too difficult.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Boston, MA
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Northeastern is a well-recognized school and it is only gaining recognition! The academics and social sphere is very well worth it!

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  • 5
  • Billy from Kailua, HI
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, Northeastern costs a LOT of money. Most people can't afford the tuition right out, but Northeastern gives out millions of dollars in scholarships every year and the education is outstanding. Not to mention Northeastern ranks in the top universities that create millionaires.

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