Graduate School of Engineering Support Center

What is the tuition? How do I apply for funding, scholarships, and assistantships?

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2019 08:55AM EDT

The 2019-2020 tuition rate is $1,616 per semester credit hour. To calculate your tuition costs, reference the total credit hour requirements for your College of Engineering program of interest (Note that most MS programs consist of a minimum of 32 semester hours of credit).  To find out more information about tuition, fees, and financial aid, please visit Student Financial Services.

Note that applicants to graduate engineering programs who apply by the appropriate deadline are automatically considered for funding, scholarships, and assistantships. No separate application is required. If funding is to be awarded to any applicant, the applicant will be notified, usually sometime after official acceptance. Also note that the funding award process is highly competitive in general. In addition, most assistantships and fellowships are awarded to PhD applicants or to MS level applicants who have a strong background or interest in research. 

Graduate Co-op Program
Many admitted MS students will pursue co-op positions with industry as part of their degree plan.  Co-op is an experiential learning program primarily but most co-op students earn a salary to help defray the costs of education. The Graduate Cooperative Education program in the Northeastern University College of Engineering provides students with the preparation for professional work experiences and enables students who are eligible to participate in a cooperative education experience.  The requirements are provided here.

U.S. Federal Aid
The Student Financial Services office coordinates federal assistance to students who are eligible U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. In-depth explanation of the financial aid application process, eligibility, and the types of aid available can be found here. Eligible graduate students are generally able to borrow up to $20,500 per academic year from the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program and may be eligible to borrow from additional supplemental loan programs if necessary.

Student Employment

There are a limited number of student employment positions available for both Work-Study funded and international students. Please visit the student employment website for more information. 

Scholarship Awards
You can search for eligible scholarships through the Scholly website.  

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