2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition
Master of Arts in Public Policy & Administration
- Tuition per course: $3,317
- Estimated cost for entire program: $43,121
- 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 does not include books, other instructional materials, technology fee or proctoring fees*.
Online courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $120 per course.
*In addition, three online courses will require a proctored event with an approximate fee of $25-$35 each. Students are responsible for the costs of all proctored exams taken.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Financial Aid Eligibility
Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Federal loan eligibility is usually limited to students taking at least two units of credit in the quarter for which they receive aid. As at most universities, Northwestern University aid, assistantships, and stipends are reserved for Ph.D. and MFA candidates.
Graduate students should direct questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid or by calling (312) 503-8722.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The FAFSA is not required as part of your application, but we encourage all U.S. citizens and permanent residents to complete the FAFSA if they would like to be considered for any loans.