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Northwestern sets tuition, fees and financial aid for 2024-2025 academic year

Undergraduate financial aid has increased 57% since 2018

Northwestern University announced a 3.5% increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2024-2025 school year and an increase of more than 6.2% in undergraduate financial aid to $307 million.

The total cost for undergraduates living on campus will be $89,448. Undergraduate tuition will be $67,158; standard room and board will be $21,126; and fees will be $1,164. Tuition and fees fund a wide variety of student instruction and support, as well as world-class faculty and research, enhancing the student experience for all. Room and board rates support residential and dining services and staff.

The undergraduate student health and wellness, activity and athletics fees support a variety of services for students. The $828 student health and wellness fee goes toward recently improved and expanded student health and wellness programs, while the $270 activity fee supports student organizations and amenities. The $66 athletics fee allows undergraduates to attend all home athletics events.

Northwestern provides almost $307 million in undergraduate financial aid — a 57% increase in funding since 2018 — the vast majority of which supports students with demonstrated need and those from middle-income families. More than 60% of undergraduates receive financial aid. 

“At Northwestern, we are committed to providing a world-class education to the most talented students, regardless of their financial situation,” Provost Kathleen Hagerty said. “Every year, we allocate the University’s financial aid resources equitably in order to open doors and opportunities for students who need it most.” 

For all undergraduates who are eligible to receive financial aid, the University will continue its 2016 policy to meet cost-of-attendance needs without loans as part of the financial aid package. Their financial need will be met with a combination of grants, scholarships, summer earnings expectations and work-study opportunities.