Financial aid forms and worksheets
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
UNW FAFSA school code: 002371
Begin the financial Aid process each year by going to FAFSA.gov and completing your FAFSA application to calculate your financial need for college. The FAFSA is the application used to apply for federal, state, and University of Northwestern financial aid.
How to submit forms
Send completed forms to the UNW Financial Aid Office via:
Mail to 3003 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55113
Email as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax to 651-628-3332.
If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education you will need to complete a Verification Worksheet. Please complete, sign, and return the worksheet requested promptly. Your financial aid award cannot be determined until the signed verification document and all requirements are received and processed.
Complete only one of the verification worksheets below. To avoid delays, submit the correct worksheet requested of you. You can find your Verification Worksheet number by logging on to theROCK, selecting the Finances tab, and viewing your Financial Aid Requirements.
In addition to completing a Verification Worksheet, some students and/or parents will need to submit an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to the UNW financial aid office. The IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested. For the 2017/18 school year, the Department of Education requires that we collect this form for students who are selected for verification if the student and/or parent did NOT file a tax return for 2015.
If we are required to collect the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter we will notify the student/and or parent.
Click here for instructions on how to obtain an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
The 4806-T Form, which can be used to order an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter, can be downloaded from https://irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf.
2018-19 Dependent Students
2018-19 Independent Students
2017-18 Dependent Students
2017-18 Independent Students
Parental and student appeal forms
The Department of Education gives us limited authority to make adjustments to a student's eligibility when circumstances arise that are out of the control of the parent/student. If a parent/student feels that they have an appealable situation, this form should be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office.
2018-19 Parent Appeal (Parents)
2018-19 Student Appeal (Students)
2017-18 Student Appeal (Students)
2017-18 Student Appeal (Nursing Students)
Off-campus studies application
In addition to the FAFSA, students will also need to complete Off-Campus paperwork to receive financial aid at UNW for a period of time when you will be studying off-campus. Some students will also need to have a Consortium Agreement completed. Summer studies are considered at the end of a school year. Submission of these forms do not guarantee assistance is available and are for students seeking a traditional undergraduate degree.
Beginning in 2017/18 there is a new financial aid policy for students interested in studying in a pre-approved off-campus study program.
Students should complete the 17/18 Off-Campus Assistance Form to be considered for financial aid for off-campus study.
Students taking a combination of UNW courses and courses from a state/community college/university should complete the 17/18 Off-Campus Assistance Form: Combination of Credits to be considered for financial aid.
Click here to view the policy for students taking a combination of UNW courses and courses from a state/community college/university.
International student financial assistance application
International students must complete this form to receive financial assistance to attend University of Northwestern. Funds are awarded on the basis of financial need and are for students seeking a traditional undergraduate degree who are not resident aliens.