Tuition Costs

Each program at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies differs in tuition costs. Find information below on financial obligations and tuition costs for the Accelerated MSIS program.

Estimated Tuition for 2024-25 Academic Year

  • Estimated tuition per quarter: $15,228* †
  • Estimated tuition cost for entire program (four quarters): $55,876*
  • Estimated cost for entire program (with fees): $58,176*

* Tuition for the 2024-25 academic year will be finalized in mid-2024.
Tuition per quarter may vary due to number of courses required per quarter

Estimated Program Fees

  • Technology fee: $130 per quarter
  • Student services fee: $250 per quarter
  • Health services fee:  $260 per quarter (excluding summer)


  • 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 2.5% to 3.5%.
  • Estimated cost for entire program does not include books, other instructional materials, technology, or student service fees.
  • A nonrefundable $1,000 deposit is required after your acceptance in order to reserve your space in the program. This deposit is applied to your total program cost.

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. Please note that depending on course availability, students may need to take a break for one or two quarters to maintain the two-credit minimum course load requirement for financial aid.

As at most universities, Northwestern University aid, assistantships, and stipends are reserved for PhD 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.

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