Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Expenses

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Master of Science in Robotics tuition is $21,550 per quarter, and the program requires four quarters of full-time enrollment. If a student participates in a summer internship, no tuition is due during that quarter. Failure to complete all program requirements during the four quarters of full-time enrollment may result in additional tuition costs.

Additional expenses may include:

  • Student Activity fee: $125 per quarter (covers U-Pass)
  • Health Services fee: $266 per quarter
  • Approximate on-campus annual cost of living: $24,000
  • Northwestern student health plan (required for international students)
  • Miscellaneous expenses (books, transportation, etc.): $5,000

The total cost of the MSR program can be expected to be in range of $100,000 to $115,000, depending on student needs.

Additional Funding Resources

While the MSR program does not directly offer any sort of research/teaching assistantships, scholarships, or fellowships, students may be eligible for other types of support. Resources may be found at the McCormick graduate fellowships and internships page and the Northwestern Office of Fellowships page.

Financial Aid

Many master’s students find funding through a variety of loan options or through other scholarship and resource opportunities, some of which are listed on McCormick’s website.

Additionally, students are encouraged to visit the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid for information on a variety of federal and private loan and funding options.

Students using financial aid to fund their graduate degree must comply with the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy to maintain eligibility.