Biological Sciences

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find information about undergraduate tuition costs, financial obligations, financial aid and scholarships.


Undergraduate students pay per course. Each course is equivalent to one unit unless otherwise specified in the course description.

2017–18 tuition per unit: $1,850

Audit fee per unit: $925*

*some courses may not be audited

Additional Fees

Online courses: $120 technology fee

Financial Aid

Some students may qualify for financial aid to assist in covering tuition. For information on and requirements for financial aid, please see below.

Office of Financial Aid
Abbott Hall, Room 629
710 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago 60611-3078

Financial Obligation

Each student is responsible for fulfilling financial obligations to Northwestern University. If your account becomes overdue, a late fee must be paid. Students are liable for costs associated with the collection of unpaid bills, including but not limited to collection agency costs, court costs and legal fees. A student’s account may also be reported to a credit bureau. The director of student accounts may cancel or prevent the registration of students whose accounts are past due. Students whose university bills are past due may not be given a diploma or transcript.

Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants

A number of scholarships and grants are available to both new and continuing students at SPS. For more information, please visit the Scholarships page.