Tuition & Fees (Undergraduate)

The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of your total education-related expenses while you are enrolled at Northwestern.

The Evanston undergraduate cost of attendance typically includes:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees: Same rate for in-state or out-of-state students; charged based on your enrollment (i.e., full-time, part-time, etc.).
  • Room and board: Allowance based on the weighted average cost of an on-campus double room and a full meal plan; same budget estimated for students living in off-campus apartments.
  • Books and supplies: Average cost of required course materials and school supplies; based on student-reported averages.
  • Personal expenses: Incidentals and living expenses, such as clothing, toiletries, and entertainment. Estimate based on student-reported averages; individual spending habits vary.
  • Transportation: Allowance for travel expenses from your home to campus, if applicable.
  • Loan fees: If you are borrowing any Federal Direct Stafford or Federal Direct PLUS loans, your cost of attendance will include average origination fees charged on these loans. Actual fee amounts will vary based on the type of loan and how much you borrow.

Why is the cost of attendance listed on your financial aid award letter?  Three main reasons:

  • To determine your eligibility for need-based financial aid
  • To give you an estimate of total costs for the year
  • To set the limit on the total amount of financial aid and loans you can receive for the academic year (which federal regulations require us to do)

Estimated Expenses for 2018-2019

DESCRIPTION

Cost

Tuition$54,120

Full-time 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.

Room & Board$16,626

Amount varies based on housing and meal plan selection.

Fees$447

Fees include: Student Health fee, Associated Student Government fee, Athletic Events fee

Other Expenses$4,505

These figures, based on average costs, include: Books and Supplies ($1,605), Personal Expenses ($1,850) and Transportation ($1,050)

Total$75,753

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to qualified students.