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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition 2024-2025

The tuition rate for the 2024-25 academic year is $4,118 per course unit (most courses are one course unit; some courses are 0.5 units). Educational Studies candidates take a base of 12 units (32 semester hours) to complete the degree. At the 2024-25 tuition rate, this comes out to $49,416.

Transportation and Daytime Availability

Educational Studies students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the sites where they are placed for practical experiences. Practical experiences happen during the day.


Each year the Master of Science in Education Program offers a limited number of fellowships. The number and value of such fellowships vary each year. For 2024-2025, these fellowships are valued at up to $15,000.

Since a limited number of awards are available, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline to be considered for these awards.

Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate assistants work part-time in the Master of Science and Education & Social Policy Program office. Up to three graduate assistant positions are awarded each fall. The graduate assistant position includes tuition remission for one course per quarter and a $2,400 quarterly stipend.

Scholarships and Fellowships Resources

There are many ways to finance your education. Contact Us or explore the resources below for additional information.

Student Loans

Most matriculated students are able to borrow up to their full cost of attendance, including tuition and a cost of living allowance. Low fixed interest rate federal student loans are available to matriculated students who are enrolled at least half-time (1.5 units per term) and are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Continued eligibility for federal student loans requires compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines.

Prospective matriculated students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) around the same time as completing their application for admission to determine their eligibility for federal student loans.

The FAFSA school code for Northwestern University is 001739.
Non-matriculated students and matriculated students registered for fewer than 1.5 units per quarter may be eligible for private or alternative loans.

Student loans for Master of Science in Education students are administered through the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid website for full details.

Student Loan Resources

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