- Tuition per course: $2,163
- Estimated cost for a four course certificate program: $8,652
- Tuition levels are reviewed on a yearly basis and can be adjusted based on market dynamics. On average, when an adjustment has been made, it has been approximately +/- 3.5%.
- Estimated cost for entire program doesn not include books, other instructional materials, technology fees* or proctoring fees**.
*Online courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $120 per course.
**In addition, some online courses require a proctored exam. These exams typically cost between $25-$35 each. Students are responsible for the cost of all proctored exams taken.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Financial Aid Eligibility
As at most universities, Northwestern University grant and scholarship aid, assistantships and stipends are reserved for Ph.D. and MFA candidates.
Advance Graduate Certificate students enrolled in at least two units per term may qualify for federal student loans. Students enrolled in less than two units may still qualify for private educational loans. For information about the financial aid application process and forms of available financial aid, please visit the Chicago Office of Financial Aid website.
Only courses listed as required for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study may be covered by financial aid. Students may only receive financial aid to cover the total number of courses listed as required to complete the certificate (maximum of 4 courses per certificate).
Graduate students should direct questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid or by calling 312-503-8722.