Northwestern University: Northwestern sets tuition, fees and financial aid for 2022-2023 academic year

Northwestern University announced a 3.5% increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2022-2023 school year and an increase of more than 8% in undergraduate financial aid to $272 million.

Undergraduate tuition will increase to $62,391 and standard room and board will increase to $19,440, bringing the total cost of attendance for those living on campus to $82,908. Tuition and fees, including the health services fee, 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 student health services and activity fees will increase, while the athletics fee will remain unchanged for undergraduate students. The now $780 student health services fee will support recently improved and expanded health and wellness programs available to students. The activity fee is going up $12 for a total of $237 to support student organizations and amenities.

For graduate and professional students, the health services fee will now be charged to students with regular access to on-campus health services. The fee is covered by the University for Ph.D. and MFA students in The Graduate School. Tuition varies by program at the graduate and professional levels. Information about tuition and fees at the graduate and professional schools will be shared by individual schools and programs.

The resources allow Northwestern to continue its focus on supporting the whole student experience — both inside and outside the classroom — by expanding opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive.

The University will allocate more than $272 million to undergraduate financial aid, a nearly 40% increase since 2018. This additional aid means Northwestern can provide funds and support for students with demonstrated need and those from middle-income families. Currently, more than 60% of Northwestern’s undergraduate students receive financial aid packages.

“Providing access to a Northwestern education remains a top priority for the University,” Provost Kathleen Hagerty said. “That is why we’re making an even greater investment in our students’ financial aid for the upcoming academic year.”

Northwestern’s continued increase in aid is largely due to the University’s endowment, which allows Northwestern to provide financial aid to qualified students, as well as hire staff, increase salaries, fund technology, provide high-level services to the community and continue growing for future generations.

During the undergraduate admissions process for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, Northwestern does not consider a student’s ability to pay. The University will continue this policy. For all undergraduate students who 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.