Cost of Attendance Changes

Next table and chart illustrate the changes of total cost of attendance (COA) for Northwestern University over the past 10 years. The COA has increased 39.44% for that period where last year costs was $78,654. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs varies by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of Northwestern University

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees has increased 41.14% for last 10 years where the 2020 tuition & fees are $56,232. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $40,223 (2010) to $56,691 (2020). The graduate school tuition & fees has raised from $40,152 (year 2010) to $56,567 (year 2020). Next table and chart show the changes of tuition & fees at Northwestern University over last 10 years.
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YearUndergraduateGraduateChanges By Year
2010-11$40,223$40,152-
2011-12$41,983$41,904 4.40%
2012-13$43,779$43,692 4.30%
2013-14$45,527$45,560 4.01%
2014-15$47,251$47,276 3.80%
2015-16$49,047$49,064 3.82%
2016-17$50,855$50,864 3.70%
2017-18$52,678$52,679 3.60%
2018-19$54,568$54,620 3.60%
2019-20$56,691$56,567 3.90%
Tuition & Fees Changes of Northwestern University

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased -5.70% from year 2010 to 2020 where current year costs are $1,638.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2010-11$1,737-
2011-12$1,797 3.45%
2012-13$1,842 2.50%
2013-14$1,878 1.95%
2014-15$1,914 1.92%
2015-16$1,620 -15.36%
2016-17$1,620 0.00%
2017-18$1,660 2.47%
2018-19$1,605 -3.31%
2019-20$1,638 2.06%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of Northwestern University

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 30.74% when a student lives on campus facilities and 514.79% when living off campus from year 2010 to 2020. Next table shows the changes of living costs at Northwestern University.
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YearLiving On CampusLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2010-11$14,446--
2011-12$15,049- 4.17%
2012-13$15,219$15,219 1.13%
2013-14$15,788$15,788 3.74%
2014-15$16,354$16,354 3.59%
2015-16$17,393$17,393 6.35%
2016-17$18,021$18,021 3.61%
2017-18$18,642$18,642 3.45%
2018-19$18,476$18,476 -0.89%
2019-20$20,325$20,325 10.01%
Living Costs Changes of Northwestern University


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