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Cost of Attendance

We are committed to enrolling the most qualified students regardless of their ability to pay.

We award federal financial aid for U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the form of federal loans. Grants and scholarships, in combination with these federal resources, enable students to meet their calculated financial needs.

Learn more about financing your Medill education on our financial aid page.

Estimated expenses

Fall 2017 – Fall 2018*

Below is the cost of attendance for IMC Full-Time students for the 2017-2018 academic year. This budget is also used to determine financial aid need and award federal loans if you will use federal financial aid to fund your Medill education.

Fixed Costs: All students are charged tuition, an activity fee and student health insurance (unless it is waived). Variable Costs: Variable costs are estimates of the cost of living while enrolled at Medill. We do not bill these costs to you.

Fixed costs
Tuition $88,472
Activity fee $260
Student health insurance** $7,772
Estimated total fixed costs $96,504
Variable costs
Books $2,000
Transportation $3,475
Computer $2,200
Room/Board $25,500
Discretionary expenses $7,500
Loan fees $2,250
Estimated total variable costs $42,925
Estimated cost of attendance $139,429

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*Costs for fall 2018 are estimated and will be set in May 2018.

**U.S. students are required to have health insurance but are not required to purchase student health insurance if you can show you are otherwise covered. International students must purchase student health insurance.