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Registration & Payment Information
Students can register for a course up to and including the first day of class.
Dropping Courses and Refunds
Students may drop a noncredit course at any time by logging into CAESAR. Dropping a course after it starts will result in no refund to the student. Unless otherwise noted in a course listing, tuition will be refunded less a $50 drop fee if a student drops the course prior to the course start date.
The university reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollments, illness, severe weather or other emergencies. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all fees refunded.
Professional Development courses cannot be audited.
Tuition and Fees
100% of tuition is due at the time of registration. If your payment is returned for any reason, a $35 service fee will be charged.
Students in non-degree seeking programs are not eligible for federal loans, but may qualify for a private loan to offset tuition charges. Private loan eligibility may vary by lender and student.
Northwestern is an approved institution for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, so eligible students may use that scholarship program for Professional Development coursework. Professional Development programs do not qualify for benefits under Workforce Development, the Department of Veteran Affairs or the Department of Defense.
Students who intend to use tuition reimbursement benefits provided through their employer should contact their employer directly to determine eligibility for non-credit-bearing, non-degree coursework before beginning the payment and registration process with Professional Development Programs.
Benefits-eligible full-time Northwestern employees may use Employee Reduced Tuition Benefits for School of Professional Studies non-credit professional development certificate programs, upon approval of their For further assistance, please contact the ..
Questions about registration can be directed to the School of Professional Studies Registrar Office: