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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 award 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 Four Quarters Based on the 2020-2021 budget
Tuition $65,916
Activity fee $1,360
Total direct charges $67,276

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 four quarters.

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