Financial Support Information for PhD & MS Students
Types of Financial Support for PhD degree applicants
All PhD students are fully funded throughout the duration of their studies by a combination of internal and external fellowships, grants, and teaching & research assistantships. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a substantial number of academic quarters of fellowship and assistantship support for outstanding PhD degree applicants. Your application is automatically considered with submission. We encourage students to apply for external scholarships (eg. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program).
Types of Financial Support for MS degree applicants
The Office of Student Financial Services assists students with these loan processes and also provides sound debt management services. You may contact them by phone at 847-491-8950 or by E-Mail.
- Loans: Northwestern loan procedures, deadlines, and downloadable forms are available at Student Financial Services AND Student Loan Forms. Private student loan comparison for students not eligible for federal loans is available at (http://www.finaid.org/). Financial literacy, federal loan programs, loan forgiveness provisions, and repayment calculators are available at (http://mappingyourfuture.org/).
- External Fellowships: For external fellowship (non-NU) opportunities and information, Northwestern Fellowship Office
- Scholarships: Private outside scholarship assistance may be found at http://petersons.com
- Tuition: Tuition, fees, billing and payment information is available at Student Financial Services
Please feel free to follow up with the Office of Student Financial Services or Bruce A. Lindvall, assistant dean for graduate studies at McCormick, at E-Mail or at 847-491-4547, if you have questions about financing your MS degree.
If your ultimate goal is to pursue a PhD, please keep in mind that you may enter PhD programs without having completed an MS degree.