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Northwestern University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,950 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,380 tuition
$13,329 on campus room & board
$1,842 books
$399 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$58,950 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,380 tuition
$13,329 on campus room & board
$1,842 books
$399 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$27,986 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
64% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($6,259 avg)
6% get state aid ($4,702 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($27,986 avg)
36% get loans ($6,084 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.41% 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 $29,961 55%
Federal Grant Aid $6,259 14%
Pell Grants $4,212 14%
Other Federal Grants $2,103 14%
Institution Grant Aid $27,986 54%
State Grant Aid $4,702 6%
Student Loans $6,084 36%
Federal Loans $4,936 35%
Other Loans $16,412 3%

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 $5,146
Out of State $5,146


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 5
  • Yakira from Dingmans Ferry, PA
  • Dec-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Its an awesome school. I'd say it's great because the school gave me a ton of financial aid. They are a 100% financial need guarantee school.

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  • 3
  • Alexander from Simsbury, CT
  • Aug-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Expensive and financial aid isn't too great compared to the Ivies, but the educational and research quality is there.

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