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New Student Information

The information and links below will help new graduate students prepare for their studies at Northeastern and answer questions related to topics such as billing, housing, and required forms.

Academic Catalog, Advising and Registration

Search for courses and register via the myNortheastern portal. If you are unsure of the courses in which to enroll, review the Academic Catalog and consult the advisors in your department.

Academic Calendar

Carefully review the Registrar’s Office’s Academic Calendar for important dates.

Address Changes

Update your address in the myNortheastern portal.


You will receive an e-bill shortly after registering for classes. Students with assistantships should pay the balance of what is not covered by the award. Contact Student Financial Services at 617.373.5899 with any billing questions.

Direct Deposit

All students are now required to sign up for direct deposit, using the Direct Deposit Form. Please note that if you are a Stipended Graduate Assistant (SGA: Teaching or Research), your first stipend may be in the form of a paper check. Bring your Northeastern student identification card to 250 Columbus Place to pick up your check.

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who will be enrolling in degree programs are eligible to apply for federally sponsored financial aid administered by Northeastern University.

Graduate Student Financial Services
354 Richards Hall
Phone: 617.373.5899
Fax: 617.373.8735

Health Report Form

Massachusetts state law requires all students to submit a health report form to the University before beginning their studies.

Please download the form from the University Health and Counseling Services’ (UHCS) website. The form must be returned no later than 30 days prior to the start of classes to the UHCS. Health services will block all students from registering for their second semester if no health form is on file. Any questions concerning the form should be directed to University Health and Counseling Services at:

University Health and Counseling Services
135 Forsyth Building
Phone: 617.373.2772
Fax: 617.373.2601

Housing (on-campus and off-campus)

On-campus graduate housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Northeastern University Housing and Residential Life
4 Speare Commons
Phone: 617.373.2814
Fax: 617.373.8794

Off-campus Housing and Support Services provide resources to students who live off-campus or who are looking for off-campus housing.

Off-Campus Housing and Support Services
151 Speare Hall
Phone: 617.373.8480


Access student services, register for classes, and more at my.northeastern.edu. To create an account, click “Request Access” below the login button. Under Student, click Activate Account and follow the prompts.

Northeastern Student IDs and Email

Obtain a Husky Card at 4 Speare Commons after registration.

Apply for an email account through myNortheastern. InfoCommons can assist with any problems at 184 Snell Library, 617.373.4357 or help@northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP)

Graduate students are automatically charged for the health plan. Students with comparable Massachusetts required insurance must waive the NUSHP by the deadline established by Student Accounts. Please contact Student Accounts with any questions.

Parking Permits and Public Transportation

Will you be driving to campus? Student Financial Services in 354 Richards Hall issues parking permits for Northeastern students who wish to commute by car. To obtain a parking decal, students must complete the online parking permit application.

Discounted MBTA passes are available for students who will be commuting by public transportation.

Student Life

Northeastern is home to more than 400 student organizations. Learn more at studentlife.northeastern.edu.