Tuition and Financial Aid

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

Tuition for 2024–25 Academic Year

Master of Arts in Sports Administration

  • Tuition per course: $4,284
  • Estimated program cost: $47,124 *


  • 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 +/- 3.5%.
  • Estimated cost for entire program does not include technology fees, books, or other instructional materials.

Program Fees

* Online courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $130 per course.

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. As at most universities, Northwestern University aid, assistantships, and stipends are reserved for Ph.D. 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 US citizens and permanent residents to complete the FAFSA if they would like to be considered for any loans.

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