So essentially there’s no way to help out my family by earning outside scholarships?
The Financial Aid Office makes every effort to avoid a reduction of a student’s Northwestern Scholarship assistance. Students who receive an outside scholarship in excess of their self-help may want to contact our office to discuss their financial circumstances. The Financial Aid Office may be able to reconsider eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
I have friends who go to other private institutions who have not had the same issue.