Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $4,353 per course, $17,412 per quarter (four course units), or $52,236 per academic year (three quarters). Tuition and fees are the same for both domestic and international students. Annual increases in these costs have typically been about five percent.

Cost of Living

International students and students who plan to live off campus should anticipate annual cost of living expenses to be $18,000 to $22,000.

Additional Costs

  • $2,500 for textbooks
  • $3,799 for Northwestern University health insurance
  • $5,000 miscellaneous (personal, transportation, etc)

Financial Aid

The MPM program offers limited financial support for exceptionally qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  To be considered for such aid, please explain via email or regular mail in 250 words or less (a) the reason you are requesting financial assistance to undertake this program of study, (b) your schedule for completing your degree (including the capstone report), and (c) your qualifications to support prioritizing your request relative to that of others.  The letter should be sent to Professor Raymond J. Krizek, Program Director, at rjkrizek@northwestern.edu or the postal address given on the MPM web site.

In addition, student loans are available through Northwestern University for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please visit the following link to complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The Department of Education code for Northwestern University is 001739.

No direct financial support is available for international students, but a student loan is possible if they have an American citizen as a cosigner.

Veteran Benefits

For eligible veterans, tuition expenses will be largely covered by the Post 9-11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program.

To view the full list of veteran benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs online. Student Financial Services will facilitate the application and financial aid process for all applicants.