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Emergency Aid Examples

Below we have outlined some examples for each emergency aid category. Please note that this list is not an exhaustive list, but simply serves to provide some ideas of when the University might be able to provide with additional financial aid assistance. If you have a particular expense that you do not see listed below and would like to know if the Univeristy can help, please feel free to reach out to Brian Drabik at b-drabik@northwestern.edu for assistance.

Medical Expenses

Mental Health Expenses

Atypical or Nonstandard Housing Expenses

When determining your intital aid eligibility, an allowance for housing costs is used based on the weighted average cost of an on-campus double room. Students experiencing additional costs beyond these average costs may be eligible to request additional asssitance. Examples include:

Atypical or Nonstandard Food Expenses

When determining your initial aid eligibility, an allowance for food is used based on the weighted average cost of a full meal plan. Students experiencing additional costs beyond these average costs may be eligible to request additional asssitance. Examples include:

Expenses Not Categorized Above

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