FAFSA School Code: 002371 (Including this code in your FAFSA will send your application directly to our financial aid office.)
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Accreditations and Affiliations


Northwestern is an accredited institution, which certifies that high academic standards are being met and recognized across the higher education industry. Accreditation also enables students to qualify for additional financial aid and transfer credits more easily.

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University of Northwestern is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about the Fall 2018 Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit.

This means credits earned at Northwestern are recognized by other colleges and universities. You may read the 2009 institutional self-study report that was part of our most recent reaccreditation process.

Northwestern students are eligible for all federally-funded financial aid programs and other aid programs.

University of Northwestern is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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