Tuition and fees
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College is one of the biggest and best investments of your life. Northwestern provides financial aid for 100% of our full-time undergrads, so bottom line: You won't pay the full amount.
|Tuition, room and board||$45,300|
|Average scholarships + grants*||-$24,500|
|Federal direct loan||-$5,500|
*Individual scholarship + grant awards depend on a family's FAFSA results and resources. The average award is based on an average NWC student—one with a 3.59 GPA and expected family contribution of $21,858.
2023-24 undergraduate tuition, room and board
|Tuition (12–18 semester hours per semester)||$35,000|
|Listed tuition, room and board costs are for the full academic year (fall and spring terms) and include a variety of meal plan arrangements from which to choose.|
|Room & board|
|Women's residence halls|
|Fern Smith Hall (non-air-conditioned rooms)||$10,300|
|Fern Smith Hall (air-conditioned rooms)||$10,700|
|Men's residence halls|
|Courtyard Village Apartments||$11,500**|
|**Students living in campus apartments or cottages may choose a 10-meals-per-week plan that will reduce their room and board charge by $600 per year.|