Fisk Hall

Financial Aid

General Information

Medill is committed to enrolling the most qualified students regardless of their ability to pay. Medill's graduate program awards $3 million in institutional grants and donor-sponsored scholarship assistance to incoming students each year. The University also awards financial aid in the form of loans and work-study opportunities. In combination, these resources enable Medill to support a student's entire calculated need.

Medill's financial aid team serves three groups of students. For futher information, click on the link that applies to you:

  • Prospective MSJ and IMC students: General information about the types of aid that may be available depending on eligibility, should the student be admitted
  • Admitted graduate students: Forms and applications for financial aid; information on types of financial aid and financial aid awards
  • Currently enrolled students: Information on work-study, reapplying for financial aid, changes in circumstances, etc.

If you have questions, please call 847-491-5228 or contact one of the following staff:

Julie Collins, Associate Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Jackie Jackson, Program Assistant, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid

Admitted undergraduate students should contact the Northwestern University Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Cost of Attendance

Master of Science in Journalism

Tuition and Fees:
  • $13,728 per quarter; 4 quarters
  • optional 5th quarter: Global program, second capstone or Washington, D.C., program

Additional estimated costs per quarter for room and board, travel, books and supplies, equipment and fees, etc., are:

  • $8,255
One-time and pro-rated costs:
  • $2,700: estimated cost for the one-time purchase of computer hardware, equipment and software; applied in the first quarter of enrollment
  • $3,449: student health insurance, charged to students enrolling in Fall quarter. Students enrolling in the MSJ program in Summer and Winter quarters are charged a prorated amount for health insurance and are then charged for a full year at the start of the following Fall quarter. U.S. students are required to have health insurance but are not required to purchase student health insurance if they can show they are otherwise covered. International students must purchase student health insurance.
Cost of Attendance Budgets:

MSJ 2014-15 Cost of Attendance Budget - Summer Quarter Start
MSJ 2014-15 Cost of Attendance Budget - Fall Quarter Start
MSJ 2014-15 Cost of Attendance Budget - Winter Quarter Start

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications


Full-time program
  • Tuition and Fees: $15,612 per quarter; 5 quarters.

  • Additional estimated costs per quarter: $8,490
    (room and board, travel, books and supplies, equipment and fees)

  • Computer cost: $2,700
    (estimated cost for the one-time purchase of computer hardware, equipment and software)
  • Student health insurance: $3,449
    Charged to students enrolling in Fall quarter. U.S. students are required to have health insurance but are not required to purchase student health insurance if they can show they are otherwise covered. International students must purchase student health insurance.
  • IMC Full-time 2014-15 Cost of Attendance Budget
Part-time program
Online Program

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

MSJ Scholarships And Financial Aid

MSJ Scholarships And Financial Aid

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IMC Financial Aid

IMC Financial Aid Information

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Work-Study

Information about work-study positions for Medill graduate students in journalism and integrated marketing communications

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Financial Regulations

Information about Northwestern University's financial regulations and procedures for Medill students, including tuition and fees, billing, due dates, payments, refunds and the installment plan

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Contact Graduate Admissions

Ward Belford
Ward Belford Program Assistant, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Fisk 104
847-491-2052
w-belford@northwestern.edu
Julie Collins
Julie Collins Associate Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Fisk 104B
847-491-5359
collinsj@northwestern.edu
Karla Davis
Karla Davis Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Fisk 104E
847-467-1238
karla.davis1@northwestern.edu
Jacqueline Jackson Program Assistant, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Fisk 104
847-491-5228
jackie-j@northwestern.edu
Angela Kwan
Angela Kwan Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Fisk 104
847-491-5042
angela.kwan@northwestern.edu
Daniel Pattley
Daniel Pattley Graduate Admissions Adviser: IMC Online
339 East Chicago Ave. Wieboldt Hall - Room 612
312-503-1116
imc@northwestern.edu
David Sahlin
David Sahlin Manager, Marketing Analytics and Admissions Systems
Fisk 104D
847-467-5281
d-sahlin@northwestern.edu
Rebecca Slater
Rebecca Slater Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Fisk 104C
847-491-5891
rebecca.slater@northwestern.edu