Northwestern Medill Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications Professional program is $5,200 per unit. 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
2020-2021 Academic Year
Per Unit $5,200
Total Units 13
Annual Tuition $33,800
(Typical time to degree completion is two years, for a total estimated tuition of $67,600, 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

Fill Out Your FAFSA

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). Because students receive their federal financial aid offers on a rolling basis, you should submit your FAFSA as early as possible so you can review this information in advance of your target start date.

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.

Integrated Marketing Communications Professional students 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 Melissa Sersland at