Northwestern Medill Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Professional Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications program is outlined below and subject to change annually. Each class is typically one unit. Students typically take one or two units per quarter.

Please note: You must be enrolled in at least two units to qualify for federal financial aid. This rate is subject to change annually. The costs below do not include travel expenses to attend immersive courses, loan fees or books or other instructional materials.

MS in IMC Professional Program Tuition
2022-2023 Academic Year Per Unit,
Annual Tuition Estimates
Per Unit $5,356
Total Units 13
Annual Tuition $34,814
(Typical time to degree completion is two years, for a total estimated tuition of $69,628, based on the current tuition rate.)
Application Fee $100

Note: Application fee waivers are available upon request. We also offer a limited number of application fee waivers based on financial need; requests of this nature must be made in writing prior to submitting your application. Send your request to Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Julie Collins.

Fill Out Your FAFSA

In order to be considered for federal financial aid, students must be enrolled in a minimum of two classes. All applicants who wish to apply for federal financial aid for the MS in IMC Professional program must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal financial aid is only available each quarter that a student is enrolled in a minimum of two classes. If a student drops below the minimum, it will affect their ability to receive federal financial aid.

The FAFSA school code for Northwestern University is 001739.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid available to students includes private loans and, for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, federal student loans.

Federal Loans

Federal financial aid for Northwestern University Medill graduate students includes the Unsubsidized Direct loan and the Graduate PLUS loan. A combination of federal student loans, along with possible scholarships, are awarded to eligible graduate students up to the cost of the attendance.

Students in the Professional MS in Integrated Marketing Communications program must be enrolled in at least two units per quarter, which is considered part-time, to be eligible for federal financial aid. Courses are typically one unit each.

Private Loans

Students may choose to apply for private loans to subsidize their educational costs. Although international students are not eligible for federal student loans, all students may apply for private loans. Please refer to Northwestern University's list of private loan programs and lenders, which was compiled following a review of competitive interest rates and fees, quality of servicing, and borrower benefits.


For more information about financial aid, please contact Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Donna Su at