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Financial Aid

At Purdue University Northwest, a high-quality education that prepares you for the real world is within reach. From scholarships to loans, we’re here to help you understand your financial aid options.

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File Your FAFSA

A PNW degree is an excellent value but paying for college is a major investment. We’re here to help you navigate the financial aid process.


Federal School Code: 001827

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How to Apply for Financial Aid


We’ll take you through a financial aid checklist, help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and explain what to do next.

Learn how to apply

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Scholarships are a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. PNW freshman applicants are considered for a variety of merit-based scholarships. All PNW students are also encouraged to apply for PNW’s specialty scholarships and external scholarships.

See Scholarship Details

Key Dates and Deadlines

FAFSA Available for 2023-24 aid yearOctober 1, 2022
2023-24 PNW Scholarship Application DueMarch 1, 2023
2023-24 FAFSA must be received by this date for most state aidApril 15, 2023
2023-24 FAFSA DeadlineJune 30, 2024
2022-23 FAFSA Deadline June 30, 2023
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They are willing to invest in you, in your success—you’re not just a number to them.

Helpful Resources

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Financial Aid Checklist

Looking for financial aid to help pay for college? Be sure to check off every step on our checklist, from filing for aid to finding a scholarship that’s right for you!

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Required Forms

The Office of Financial Aid at Purdue University Northwest must request certain information or documents based on the verification type or documentation required by the Department of Education.

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Cost Calculators

How much will PNW cost? Use our calculator to determine your tuition and fees for each semester.

Net Price Calculator

Tuition and Fees Calculator

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Contact Us

Purdue University Northwest’s Financial Aid team is ready to answer questions and offer support as you apply for aid and discover resources to pay for college.