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Tuition and Financial Aid

Leadership Certificate Program


The tuition for each course required for the Leadership certificate is $1,149. The total cost of the program is $3,447.

100% of tuition is due upon registration in certificate programs. If your payment is returned for any reason, a $35 service fee will be charged.

Posted tuition rates are valid for the 2020-21 academic year ending August 31, 2021. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students in non-degree seeking programs are not eligible for federal loans, but may qualify for a private loan to offset tuition charges. Private loan eligibility may vary by lender and student.

Northwestern is an approved institution for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, so eligible students may use that scholarship program for Professional Development coursework. Professional Development programs do not qualify for benefits under Workforce Development, the Department of Veteran Affairs or the Department of Defense.

Students who intend to use tuition reimbursement benefits provided through their employer should contact their employer directly to determine eligibility for non-credit-bearing, non-degree coursework before beginning the payment and registration process with Professional Development Programs.

Please visit the Chicago Office of Financial Aid for any questions regarding financial aid available to non-degree seeking students and for details on the application process.

Benefits-eligible full-time Northwestern employees may use Employee Reduced Tuition Benefits for School of Professional Studies non-credit professional development certificate programs, upon approval of their Tuition Reimbursement Application. For further assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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