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Students and parents may choose to borrow loans to help finance education expenses, and there are a variety of loan programs available depending on your financial eligibility. We encourage you to review your budget and financing needs, and discuss your options with a financial aid counselor. Loans generally require that you are enrolled in at least 1.5 units.

Need-based loans:

Non-need-based loans:

Legislation that affects federal borrowing costs:

Northwestern University's Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid adheres to the Code of Conduct with regard to student loans as established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act as well as the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' (NASFAA) Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals. View Northwestern University's Financial Aid Code of Conduct for more information.