Tuition costs differ for each Northwestern University School of Professional Studies program. Find information below on financial obligations and tuition costs for the program name certificate program.


2022–23 Tuition

  • Tuition per course: $3,699
  • Estimated cost for the four-course certificate program: $14,796*


  • Tuition levels are reviewed on a yearly basis and can be adjusted based on market dynamics. On average, when an adjustment is made, it has been approximately +/- 3.5%
  • Estimated cost does not include books, other instructional materials, or proctoring fees**

Program Fees

* Online courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $125 per course. This fee is not included in the total estimated cost listed above.

** Some online courses require a proctored exam. These exams typically cost approximately $25 to $30 each. Students are responsible for the costs of all proctored exams taken.


Financial Obligation

Students will be required to pay tuition costs and any costs associated with any books and materials.


Employer Tuition Reimbursement

The University's Employer Reimbursement Plan (ERP) is designed for students whose employers offer reimbursement for tuition costs. The plan allows participants to defer their employer-covered tuition payments to Northwestern until after the term has been completed. Please contact the Office of Student Accountsfor more information and an application form.


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