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Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition and fees for all undergraduate students (except those in the School of Professional Studies) are listed below. School of Professional Studies (SPS) undergraduates should review SPS Undergraduate Tuition. Additionally, be sure to check out Common Fees and Payment Due Dates.

 

Tuition$17,413/quarter*

  • All undergraduate students in degree programs must conform to the Undergraduate Registration Requirement (URR).
  • Full-time registration for all undergraduate degree-seeking students is 3 to 5.5 units/quarter. 
  • Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

*Registration outside of the full-time range will be charged at the following rates:

  • Part-time (fewer than 3 units/quarter): $6,195/unit
    • To be eligible for the part-time rate, a student must be enrolled in fewer than 3 units as of the add/drop date for that term.
    • Note: most financial aid programs require at least half-time enrollment; dropping below half-time may affect aid eligibility.
  • Excess courses (more than 5.5 units/quarter): $6,195/unit

Associated Student Government (ASG) Activity Fee$62/quarter

Covers special services and programs for students. Charged only in fall, winter, and spring quarters. Required of all full-time degree candidates except those enrolled in Teaching Newspaper or foreign study.

Athletic Events Fee$53/year

Provides free admission to all Northwestern home games. Charged to all full-time students, only in the fall quarter.

Undergraduate Student Health Fee$67/quarter

Required of all full-time degree candidates except those enrolled in Teaching Newspaper or foreign study. Charged only in fall, winter, and spring quarters.

NU-SHIP Annual Premiumvaries by coverage period (see below)

All degree-seeking students are required to have health insurance coverage either through the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) or the student’s own health insurance carrier. The annual premium for NU-SHIP is $3,856 for coverage starting on September 1, 2017 and ending on August 31, 2018. However, should you choose to extend or curtail your NU-SHIP coverage, your rates will vary. Students who take no action will default to NU-SHIP and be charged accordingly. See Student Health Insurance and NU-SHIP Annual Enrollment/Waiver Process for more information.

 

Room and Board$16,047/year (estimated)

Amount varies based on housing and meal plan selection. See Residential Services and Northwestern Dining for more information.

Books and Supplies$1,660/year (estimated)

Amount varies by major and course selection.

Personal Expenses$2,595/year (estimated)

Amount varies by student.

Transportationvaries

Some students may qualify for a transportation allowance to help ease the cost of trips between home and Northwestern. Contact the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office for more information.

APPROXIMATE TOTAL$72,980/year

Totals vary as noted above.

Approximate total in this example includes tuition, ASG Activity Fee, Athletic Events Fee, NU-SHIP Annual Premium, room and board, books and supplies, and personal expenses for the full academic year.

Tuition$16,808/quarter*

  • All undergraduate students in degree programs must conform to the Undergraduate Registration Requirement (URR).
  • Full-time registration for all undergraduate degree-seeking students is 3 to 5.5 units/quarter. 
  • Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

*Registration outside of the full-time range will be charged at the following rates:

  • Part-time (fewer than 3 units/quarter): $5,980/unit
    • To be eligible for the part-time rate, a student must be enrolled in fewer than 3 units as of the add/drop date for that term.
    • Note: most financial aid programs require at least half-time enrollment; dropping below half-time may affect aid eligibility.
  • Excess courses (more than 5.5 units/quarter): $5,980/unit

Associated Student Government (ASG) Activity Fee$60/quarter

Covers special services and programs for students. Required of all full-time degree candidates except those enrolled in Teaching Newspaper or foreign study.

Athletic Events Fee$51/year

Provides free admission to all Northwestern home games. Fee is charged to all full-time students.

Health Services Fee$67/quarter

Required of all full-time degree candidates except those enrolled in Teaching Newspaper or foreign study.

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.

Room and Board$15,489 (estimated)

Amount varies based on housing and meal plan selection.

See Residential Services for housing information and nuCuisine for meal plans.

Books and Supplies$1,620 (estimated)

Amount varies by major and course selection.

Personal expenses$2,457 (estimated)

Amount varies by student.

Transportationvaries

Some students qualify for a transportation allowance that helps to ease the cost of trips between home and Northwestern. Contact the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office for more information.

APPROXIMATE TOTAL$70,421/year

Total can vary depending on residential hall, meal plan, personal expenses, course load and enrollment in the Northwestern student health insurance plan.

Approximate total in this example includes tuition, ASG fee, Athletic Events Fee, Health Services Fee, room and board, books and supplies, and personal expenses for the full academic year.

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