Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

Educational costs are assessed each term. Please note that tuition costs are subject to increase at the start of each academic year. For the 2019-20 academic year, Counseling@Northwestern fees are as follows: 

Accelerated Track Cost Structure

The accelerated track cost for the 2019-20 academic year is $18,689 per quarter. Accelerated full-time students in the Standard and Bridge Programs will pay the full cost each quarter, with an estimated total tuition of $112,134 for Standard Program students and $130,823 for Bridge Program students. 

Traditional & Part Time Cost Structure

The traditional and part time cost for the 2019-20 academic year is $4,672 per credit, with an estimated total tuition of $112,128 for Standard Program students and $126,144 for Bridge Program students. 

Estimated Total Tuition Cost

Accelerated track (Standard Program):
$112,134

Accelerated track (Bridge Program):
$130,823

Traditional track (Standard Program):
$112,128

Traditional track (Bridge Program):
$126,144 

Part-Time track (Standard Program):
$112,128

Part-Time track (Bridge Program):
$126,144

Cost of Living Allowance

Cost of living allowances are based on estimates and represent the maximum values for determining your cost of attendance. Your cost of attendance includes the cost of tuition plus an additional estimated cost of living allowance (approximately $7,500 per quarter) for other expenses (books, rent, food, transportation, etc.). Your actual expenses may vary. 

1 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

1 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Type of Expense 1 Quarter
Room and Board $5,251
Books $694
Transportation $270
Personal Expenses $1,273
Loan Fees $525*
NU Student Health Plan** **
Total*** $8,013***

2 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

2 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Type of Expense 2 Quarter
Room and Board $10,502
Books $1,388
Transportation $540
Personal Expenses $2,546
Loan Fees $1,050*
NU Student Health Plan** **
Total*** $16,026***

3 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

3 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Type of Expense 3 Quarter
Room and Board $15,753
Books $2,082
Transportation $810
Personal Expenses $3,819
Loan Fees $1,575*
NU Student Health Plan** **
Total*** $24,039***

4 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

4 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Type of Expense 4 Quarter
Room and Board $21,004
Books $2,776
Transportation $1,080
Personal Expenses $5,092
Loan Fees $2,100*
NU Student Health Plan** **
Total*** $32,052***

1 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

1 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Room and Board Books Transportation Personal Expenses Loan Fees NU Student Health Plan** Total***
$5,251 $694 $270 $1,273 $525* ** $8,013***

2 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

2 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Room and Board Books Transportation Personal Expenses Loan Fees NU Student Health Plan** Total***
$10,502 $1,388 $540 $2,546 $1,050* ** $16,026***

3 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

3 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Room and Board Books Transportation Personal Expenses Loan Fees NU Student Health Plan** Total***
$15,753 $2,082 $810 $3,819 $1,575* ** $24,039***

4 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance

4 Quarter Cost of Living Allowance
Room and Board Books Transportation Personal Expenses Loan Fees NU Student Health Plan** Total***
$21,004 $2,776 $1,080 $5,092 $2,100* ** $32,052***

* The U.S. Department of Education deducts origination fees from each federal loan disbursement. For information on loan origination fees visit the Interest Rates and Fees page of the Federal Student Aid website.

** All students must maintain health insurance that meets the University’s standards. You will have the opportunity to waive the NU Student Health Plan via CAESAR if you have other comparable coverage. Students enrolled in the fall quarter will be billed for the annual premium amount ($4,050) in the fall quarter (for coverage from September 1 through August 31). Students admitted in subsequent quarters will be charged a pro-rated premium amount based on the number of quarters of coverage remaining. 

The Graduate School covers 65 percent of the cost of the NU Student Health Plan for Counseling@Northwestern students enrolled full time (3-4 credits). Students enrolled less than full time are responsible for the entire cost of the NU Student Health Plan. 

*** All students must also pay a one-time $175 technology fee that corresponds with enrollment in 480-6 Counseling Methods: Skills for Counseling & Psychotherapy.

Financial Aid

US citizens and permanent residents have multiple options for financial aid, including federal loans, grants, and program scholarships. We encourage applicants to apply for financial aid at the same time they submit their application to Northwestern.

Learn how to apply for financial aid here.

Visit the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid website for additional details about general financial aid and loan options, or contact an admissions counselor at 1-844-684-6221 or admissions@counseling.northwestern.edu.

Counseling@Northwestern awards a limited number of scholarships and partner organization benefits to applicants. Be sure to connect with an Admissions Counselor by calling Phone Number: 1-844-684-6221 or email admissions@counseling.northwestern.edu if you would like to be considered for one of these institutionally funded scholarship opportunities.

To learn more about financial aid for Counseling@Northwestern students, read the Tuition and Financial Aid FAQ.

Immersions

Counseling@Northwestern students are required to attend two in-person immersions during their time in the program. The immersions are held in Evanston, Illinois, and are required in order to complete the program. There are some additional out-of-pocket costs not covered by financial aid associated with these immersions, including travel to Evanston.