I’m trying to figure out if Northeastern would be affordable for my family. According to the net price calculator, there’s an estimate of about $36,000 in grant money that I would receive. But if I were able to receive an honors scholarship of let’s say $10,000, would the grant money be lowered or does the money stack?
Merit and need based grants do not stack. That is the practice at virtually all colleges.
Agreed with above, but also note the NEU promise for FA. Whatever aid you get your first year will not be lowered in subsequent years, even if your income improves significantly. This can be very helpful in planning forward. If you have need based aid, it will increase the same % as tuition increases. This is fairly unique to NEU from what I can tell. https://studentfinance.northeastern.edu/applying-for-aid/undergraduate/the-northeastern-promise/