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Northwestern University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$70,909 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$52,239 tuition
$16,626 on campus room & board
$1,605 books and supplies
$439 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$70,909 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$52,239 tuition
$16,626 on campus room & board
$1,605 books and supplies
$439 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,262 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($6,634 avg)
8% get state aid ($4,700 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($36,262 avg)
17% get loans ($7,024 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.24% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.24% 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 $38,593 55%
Federal Grant Aid $6,634 15%
Pell Grants $4,345 15%
Other Federal Grants $2,327 15%
Institution Grant Aid $36,262 54%
State Grant Aid $4,700 8%
Student Loans $7,024 17%
Federal Loans $4,753 25%
Other Loans $20,310 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Jank
  • I am a current student here

    A little expensive if you aren't eligible for financial aid, but the financial aid is really good for lower-income students.

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  • 5
  • jeremy from naperville, il
  • 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
  • I am a current student here

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

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