Several posters in recent days, including some parents, have been saying how Northeastern is only concerned about money due to the fact that they cannot afford to attend with the insufficient financial aid package that Northeastern offered. There seems to be a sense of entitlement that Northeastern owes them a low bottom line cost education. This sense of entitlement is not limited to applicants (and their parents) to Northeastern.
Northeastern is a private university with a limited endowment. They offer 100 Boston Public high school graduates each year a full ride scholarship. They also offer full ride scholarships to about 25 students from around the country through the Torch program. These students are truly low income. Not the CC notion of "My parents only make $100,000/year" low income.
Northeastern also rewards high achieving students with significant merit aid. The threshold for receiving this merit aid continues to rise.
The money has to come from somewhere! If you are middle income there are other options at state schools. In my opinion Northeastern offers a much better experience than the state flagships in the Northeast US. If you cannot afford it with a manageable amount of student loans there are many other alternatives available to you.
End of rant.