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Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services Office administers two forms of graduate financial aid.

  1. Fellowships and assistantships — These are awarded to full-time degree candidates through the College of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Office, at the recommendation of its departments. There is no separate application for assistantships. Students can indicate interest in an assistantship via the “Financial Assistance” section in the online admission application.
  2. Federal financial aid and alternative educational loan programs — Interested applicants must complete a FAFSA form.

The Department of Economics is housed within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. When researching the rates for graduate tuition and fees on Northeastern University’s tuition page, please refer to the rates posted for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the University’s President and the Board of Trustees.


The Department offers Teaching Assistantships to Doctoral applicants who have been admitted into the program. Every admitted applicant who requests financial aid will receive a recommendation from the department for a TA. This is a multi-year award, generally renewable while the student is in the program and making progress toward the degree. The award includes tuition remission for up to 12 semester hours per semester, plus a cash stipend. For the current academic year, the stipend is $21,500.