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Northwestern University

Bienen School of Music

Tuition

Tuition and fees are shown below. Additionally, be sure to check out Common Fees and Payment Due Dates.

Tuition (full-time)$17,413/quarter

Students taking three to five units.

Tuition (part-time)$6,195/unit

Students taking fewer than 3 units.

Tuition (excess course)$6,195/unit

Charged when taking more than five units. 

Tuition (continuous courses)varies by course (see below)

  • 480 Master's Recital Continuation: $1,348/unit
  • 507, 508, 509 Continuous Registration: $428/unit
  • 510, 511, 512 Continuous Registration: $856/unit
  • 513, 514, 515 Continuous Registration: $1,283/unit
  • 516, 517, 518 Continuous Registration: $1,710/unit
  • 519, 520, 521 Continuous Registration: $2,138/unit

NU-SHIP Annual Premium$3,856/year

All degree-seeking students are required to have health insurance coverage either through the Northwestern All degree-seeking students are required to have health insurance coverage either through the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan or the student’s own health insurance carrier. Students who take no action will default to the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and be charged accordingly. See Student Health Insurance and Annual NU-SHIP Enrollment/Waiver Process for more information.

Tuition (full-time)$16,808/quarter

Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Tuition (Part-Time)$5,980/course

Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Excess Course Charge$5,980/course

Charge is for courses that are taken in excess of the quarterly load (more than 5 courses).

Tuition (continuous courses)varies by course (see below)

  • 480 Master's Recital Continuation: $1,301/unit
  • 507, 508, 509 Continuous Registration: $413/unit
  • 510, 511, 512 Continuous Registration: $826/unit
  • 513, 514, 515 Continuous Registration: $1,238/unit
  • 516, 517, 518 Continuous Registration: $1,651/unit
  • 519, 520, 521 Continuous Registration: $2,064/unit

Annual Health and Hospitalization Premium$3,799/year

Charged to students who opt-in to the Northwestern plan. All full-time Northwestern students are required to have health insurance coverage either through the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan or the student’s own health insurance carrier. See the Health Services website for more information on the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan. See the Student Enterprise Systems website for help enrolling in or waiving coverage in CAESAR.

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