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Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance is used to help guide your financial planning, determine financial aid eligibility and offer federal loans to students applying for federal financial aid. It includes University direct charges such as tuition and fees, and variable expenses for books and supplies, transportation, health insurance, personal expenses, and room and board.

Keep in mind that your actual costs may differ depending on your individual expenses, budget needs and financial planning. Learn more about financing your Medill education on our financial aid page.

University direct charges

All students are charged tuition and an activity fee.

Total for five quarters for students who start in fall 2021
Tuition $97,110
Activity fee $290
Total direct charges $97,400

Variable expenses

Actual amounts for the following items will vary depending on your needs, budgeting decisions and financial aid eligibility. The amounts listed are for five quarters.