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Undergraduate Programs

Tuition and fees for Undergraduates listed here are for 2015 – 16, excluding Summer Session and Undergraduate programs in the School of Professional Studies. These include all Undergraduate programs in:
  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Social Policy
  • McCormick School of Engineering
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Bienen School of Music
Increases should be expected in subsequent years.

For tuition purposes the term course refers to course credit. Some course offerings carry more than one course credit.
Tuition Charge Amount
Non-refundable tuition deposit
  • The deposit is applied to charges on your first tuition and fees bill.
Tuition for full-time students in degree programs
  • All undergraduate students in degree programs must conform to the Undergraduate Registration Requirement (URR).

    registration for all undergraduate degree-seeking students is 3 to 5.5 units of credit in a quarter.

  • Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter
(3 – 5.5 units each quarter)
Exceptions and Nondegree Special Students
  • Per the URR, a student in a degree program who takes more than 5.5 units of credit in a quarter will be subject to an overload charge. The following rates also apply to nondegree special students.

  • Full-time
(3 – 5.5 units each quarter)
  • Excess courses
$5,766/each excess course
  • Part-time
    *Most financial aid programs require at least half-time enrollment. Eligibility may be affected for students being charged part-time tuition.

(each quarter)

  •  Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter
Employee educational assistance
  • Most university faculty and staff members, along with their eligible spouses and dependant children, are eligible for reduced tuition.
  • University faculty and staff members must complete the Application for Faculty and Staff Reduced Tuition and return it to the Benefits Division of Human Resources.
(See Employee Educational Assistance and Tuition Plans for more information)