Undergraduate Program Area

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Undergraduate tuition is charged per course taken. All payment and charges are arranged through the Northwestern University registration portal CAESAR.


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

Courses With Fees

Online courses: $120 technology fee

Financial Aid

Undergraduate students are eligible for federal financial aid. For information about requirements for financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

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 student account becomes overdue, you must pay a late fee. In addition, you are liable for any costs associated with the collection of your 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.