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Northwestern MSC Tuition and Financial Aid

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Academic Year 2022-2023 Tuition

MSC students pay $6,525 per course. Domestic students will complete 9 courses to earn their degree and international students will complete 11 courses.

International students enroll in a minimum of 3 credit units each term, except the final term of study as per U.S. student visa (F1) guidelines.

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Funding Your MSC Degree

Fund Your Future With External Support

Explore several ways to fund your MSC degree. While the MSC program does not award scholarships, we encourage you to visit Student Financial Services for more information.

The MSC is a part-time (half-time) program with full-time financial aid options.

Apply for federal loans by working with Student Financial Services and filling out the FAFSA.

Employer Funded

Seek the support of your employer in funding your continuing professional education.

Military Funded

Use the GI Bill or Yellow Ribbon provisions to earn your Masters in Communication from Northwestern University.

Explore scholarship opportunities to find scholarships to fund your program.

Sam Wijeyakumar

“I came geared up for this program because it was going to help my nonprofit, but it helped everything. It helped me as a person. All avenues of my life got better. And when a leader gets better, everyone wins.”

Sam Wijeyakumar 

2019 MSC Alumni

Federal Student Loans

Obtain Federal Funding for Your MSC Degree

Connect with Northwestern University’s Student Financial Services Office to apply for federal loans.
Visit Student Financial Services

Work with the financial experts in Student Financial Services to apply for federal funding and make a plan that makes financial sense to you and your family.

Submit My FAFSA Application

After January 1, you may submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) online using the Northwestern University school code ‘001739’.

Employer Support

Use Tuition Reimbursement Benefits For Your MSC Degree

In the MSC, you’ll learn skills valuable to your current organization. Leverage your employee benefits to fund you degree — or ask your employer for support.

  • Direct Employer Billing – Submit a letter on your organization letterhead where your employer stated they prefer to be billed directly each term.
  • Tuition Reimbursement – Employers may choose to reimburse you separately. In this event, you must still meet all payment due dates and may need to apply for financial assistance.
A student raises her hand during the Custom Leadership Program as a part of Northwestern University's Master of Science in Communication
Military Programs

Maximize Your GI Bill Benefits

Use your GI Bill and/or Yellow Ribbon benefits to attend the MSC program. Once you have received and accept an offer of admission, notify the Financial Aid office you intend to use the GI Bill.

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