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Northeastern University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$63,703 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,720 tuition
$15,050 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$933 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$63,703 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,720 tuition
$15,050 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$933 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$31,383 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($6,700 avg)
4% get state aid ($2,621 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($31,383 avg)
43% get loans ($6,248 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.56% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.56% 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 $32,793 69%
Federal Grant Aid $6,700 14%
Pell Grants $4,471 14%
Other Federal Grants $2,554 12%
Institution Grant Aid $31,383 69%
State Grant Aid $2,621 4%
Student Loans $6,248 43%
Federal Loans $6,248 43%
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 $1,460
Out of State $1,460


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Robert
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a current student here

    The education is probably no different than your average state school, so don't waste an extra 30-40k a year to get the same education. The co-op program doesn't at all negate the money you have to pay as often times you still have to worry about paying for campus housing or parking. -- If you're interested in research, there's lot's of opportunity for that, and there are scholarships available.

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  • Cassidy from Boston, MA
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a current student here

    Almost all Universities in America are ridiculously over-priced, and Northeastern is no exception. However, it has one of, if not, the best job-straight-out-of-college rates in the country due to the co-op program. Compared to other schools, Northeastern is good at returning your investment into college education.

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  • Alyse from Hull, MA
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    I really love it here. It is a lot of money. More than my family can really handle, but I completely feel that it is worth it. It is a one of a kind educational opportunity for me to be here.

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  • Daniel from Rockford, IL
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Northeastern is a really good school and is well recognized in the New England area and because they are a private university they can provide you a lot of merit and need based aid if you qualify.

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  • Laurie from Quincy, MA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Co - Op. One of the main reasons why I ended up choosing Northeastern was there Co - Op option and job percentage information. It is amazing to be able to apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world and still have the security blanket of being in school. It teaches you what you know and need to know and gives you an idea of what to study for. Also, I believe over 90%+ students get a job after graduation (This is unheard of)

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