Tuition and Financial Aid

See below for information about financial obligations and tuition for online undergrduate certificate programs.



Certificate students pay per course. Each course is equivalent to one unit unless otherwise specified in the course description.

2024-25 Academic Year

  • Tuition per unit: $2,200
  • Technology fee for online (-DL) courses: $130

Financial Aid

Certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Financial Obligation

Each student is responsible for fulfilling financial obligations to Northwestern University. If a student's account becomes overdue, a late fee must be paid. In addition, students are liable for any costs associated with the collection of 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.

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