Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $5,005 per course, $20,020 per quarter (four course units), or $60,060 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

  • $2,800 for textbooks
  • $4,000+ for Northwestern University health insurance
  • $5,000 miscellaneous (personal, transportation, etc)

Financial Aid

The MPM program offers financial support to exceptionally qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The nominal maximum award is a one-half tuition scholarship which covers one-half of the tuition for each of the twelve courses required to complete the program. However, the typical award is less and depends on the amount of funds available and the number of qualified applicants.

To be considered for financial 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) any special qualifications or considerations 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. This information, together with the documentation provided in your application for admission to the program, will comprise the basis for determining an award/

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 an American citizen agrees to be a cosigner to the loan.

Veteran Benefits

The MPM program endeavors to be a military friendly program and every reasonable effort is made to assist veterans and active duty personnel financially and administratively in their quest to earn an MS degree.

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. The Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid will facilitate the application and financial aid process for all applicants.

For qualified active duty military personnel and veterans who are not eligible for the Post 9-11 GI Bill, we will work with you to assemble a financial aid subsidy which enables you to achieve your goal.