Scholarships & Financial Awards

Northeastern and CAMD provide scholarships and other financial support to a limited number of students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement. Qualifying for financial aid depends on a number of factors, including your family’s financial need, your academic profile, and the availability of university funds. We also offer a tuition reduction for Northeastern alumni.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

 Students who are in the top 10-15 percent of our applicant pool are considered for competitive merit awards, including the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship. Recipients are awarded $10,000-$25,000 annually. All fall freshman applicants for undergraduate admission to Northeastern are considered. Visit Merit Scholarships for information on how to apply for these and other undergraduate scholarships.

CAMD Creative Leaders Scholarship

All students who submit portfolios will be considered for a CAMD Creative Leaders Scholarship, ranging from $5,000-$20,000 annually. The scholarship identifies and celebrates applicants with exceptional skills in communications and the arts. Students who are awarded a Creative Leaders Scholarship exemplify the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the college, and either show extraordinary ability in a CAMD focus area or have interdisciplinary interests that creatively combine fields between CAMD and another college. Learn how to submit a portfolio.

Additional Resources

 Regardless of your family’s income and assets, many financial aid options are available to help you pay for educational expenses, including the Northeastern Grant, federal Pell and SEOG grants, subsidized Stafford loans, Federal Work Study, and more. The only way to know if you are eligible for these resources is to apply. Learn how to apply.


Graduate Scholarships

College of Arts, Media and Design Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS

These merit-based scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to support superior academic achievement at Northeastern. GSS awards are determined on the basis of departmental recommendations and are offered as a percentage tuition reduction.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are compensated as hourly pay and can take the form of research, teaching, and administrative roles within a student’s academic department.

Double Husky Scholarship

Northeastern University offers a 25 percent graduate tuition reduction to Northeastern alumni across more than 100 master’s and certificate programs. Learn more about the Double Husky Scholarship.

Additional Resources

Visit Northeastern’s Office of Student Financial Services for information regarding other types of financial aid, including loans, student employment, and outside scholarships.