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Northwestern University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,267 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,120 tuition
$13,862 on campus room & board
$1,878 books and supplies
$407 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$61,267 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,120 tuition
$13,862 on campus room & board
$1,878 books and supplies
$407 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$30,177 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
63% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($5,855 avg)
6% get state aid ($4,626 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($30,177 avg)
35% get loans ($5,800 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.22% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.22% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $32,094 54%
Federal Grant Aid $5,855 14%
Pell Grants $4,116 14%
Other Federal Grants $1,770 14%
Institution Grant Aid $30,177 54%
State Grant Aid $4,626 6%
Student Loans $5,800 35%
Federal Loans $4,866 35%
Other Loans $15,111 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$250 - $33,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Northwestern University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-7271
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $5,352
Out of State $5,352


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • jeremy from naperville, il
  • May-22-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    rated #2 in illinois for best value, northwestern gives a ridiculously amazing educational experience that a price tag could not be placed on.

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  • 5
  • YK
  • Nov-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The opportunities are endless, especially if you actively seek them!

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  • 3
  • Maniza from Naperville, IL
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Although Northwestern is very expensive, I personally have already practically got my money back with the great career opportunities that come with being a Northwestern student. Definitely expensive at first, but worth the long term investment.

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