All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid Over Time

Next table and chart show the trends of financial aid for all undergraduate student at Northwestern University since 2018. For that period, the average number of students who received grants aid/scholarships is 4,887 (53.75 % of all undergraduate students) and 2,731 (29.75 % of all undergraduate students) students received the federal student loans (average loan amount : $5,864).
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YearGrant or Scholarship*Pell GrantsFederal Student Loans
Number Received (percent**)Average AmountNumber Received (percent**)Average AmountNumber Received (percent**)Average Amount
2010-115,011 (53%)$26,1571,247 (13%)$3,8353,278 (34%)$5,861
2011-125,069 (54%)$26,8681,303 (14%)$3,7803,344 (35%)$5,922
2012-135,059 (54%)$29,4601,328 (14%)$3,9313,240 (35%)$5,936
2013-144,956 (53%)$31,3771,300 (14%)$4,1143,005 (32%)$5,869
2014-154,794 (53%)$32,8601,245 (14%)$4,0712,722 (30%)$5,882
2015-164,664 (53%)$35,1991,255 (14%)$4,1722,369 (27%)$5,772
2016-174,715 (54%)$37,9731,306 (15%)$4,2212,071 (24%)$5,939
2017-184,830 (56%)$41,4351,431 (16%)$4,4621,820 (21%)$5,734
Average4,887 (53.75%)$32,6661,302 (14.25%)$4,0732,731 (29.75%)$5,864
All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid Over Time of Northwestern University
*Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
**percentile of number of students receiving aids among all undergraduate students..

Freshmen (First-time, Full-time Undergraduate) Financial Aid Over Time

OverviewGrants/ScholarshipStudent Loans
For last 8 years, in average, 1,122 (55.25 % of students) received grants or scholarships and its average amount is $36,108. In addition, 586 (28.75 % of students) students get helped from the students loans (average amount : $6,117).
Year Grants or Scholarships*Student Loans
Number Received (percent**)Average AmountNumber Received (percent**)Average Amount
2010-111,193 (56%)$29,293825 (39%)$5,239
2011-121,154 (55%)$29,961752 (36%)$6,084
2012-131,105 (54%)$32,094718 (35%)$5,800
2013-141,104 (54%)$34,363631 (31%)$5,688
2014-151,104 (54%)$34,882591 (29%)$5,796
2015-161,102 (55%)$38,593524 (26%)$6,311
2016-171,072 (54%)$44,247328 (17%)$7,024
2017-181,142 (60%)$45,427322 (17%)$6,994
Average1,122 (55.25%)$36,108586 (28.75%)$6,117
*Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
**percentile of number of students receiving aids among all undergraduate students.
Next table shows the trends of grants or scholarships over time. For last 8 years, in average, 310 (15.25 % of students) received Pell (federal) grants and its average amount is $4,301. In addition, 143 students received State/local government grants/scholarships (6.88 % of students).
Year Federal (Pell) GrantsOther Federal State/Local governmentInstitutional
Number Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average Amount Number Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average Amount
2010-11309 (15%)$4,109304 (14%)$3,059153 (7%)$4,2701,183 (56%)$27,129
2011-12303 (14%)$4,212295 (14%)$2,103129 (6%)$4,7021,146 (54%)$27,986
2012-13286 (14%)$4,116281 (14%)$1,770122 (6%)$4,6261,101 (54%)$30,177
2013-14314 (15%)$4,354308 (15%)$1,689144 (7%)$4,6621,103 (54%)$32,075
2014-15251 (12%)$4,243243 (12%)$1,697131 (6%)$4,4541,100 (54%)$33,135
2015-16308 (15%)$4,345303 (15%)$2,327158 (8%)$4,7001,096 (54%)$36,262
2016-17353 (18%)$4,469344 (17%)$2,293164 (8%)$4,6881,069 (54%)$41,439
2017-18359 (19%)$4,560345 (18%)$2,264142 (7%)$4,7891,142 (60%)$42,714
Average310 (15.25%)$4,301303 (14.88%)$2,150143 (6.88%)$4,6111,118 (55.00%)$33,865
*Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
**percentile of number of students receiving aids among all undergraduate students..
Next table describes number of students and average amount of loans by loan type. Next table shows the trends of grants or scholarships over time. For last 8 years, in average, 586 (28.75 % of students) get any students loan help and its average loan amount is $586.
YearTotalFederal student loansOther student loans
Number Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average Amount
2010-11825 (39%)$5,239822 (39%)$4,52436 (2%)$16,769
2011-12752 (36%)$6,084744 (35%)$4,93655 (3%)$16,412
2012-13718 (35%)$5,800713 (35%)$4,86646 (2%)$15,111
2013-14631 (31%)$5,688627 (31%)$4,86038 (2%)$14,252
2014-15591 (29%)$5,796581 (28%)$4,97735 (2%)$15,250
2015-16524 (26%)$6,311512 (25%)$4,75343 (2%)$20,310
2016-17328 (17%)$7,024322 (16%)$5,13133 (2%)$19,751
2017-18322 (17%)$6,994313 (16%)$4,88731 (2%)$23,311
Average586 (28.75%)$6,117579 (28.13%)$4,86740 (2.13%)$17,646


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