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Tuition and Scholarships


2021-2022 Year: $5,564 per unit (course) – The SLPD degree has a total of 12 units

The School of Communication sets tuition in the spring for the subsequent academic year. Tuition updates will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Financial Aid

Program-based Funding

Partial scholarships are awarded on an annual basis dependent upon factors such as academic performance and availability of funds. Funding decisions reflect both (a) careful evaluation of each applicant’s credentials and (b) the restrictions of limited scholarship funds.

Other than completion of the FAFSA form, if you are interested in potential need-based aid, no additional forms, applications, or statements of intent are required for consideration.

Scholarships are not currently available for international applicants.

Financial Services

Students interested in graduate student loans should contact Northwestern Student Financial Services for information.

Please note: The SLP-D program is administered under the School of Communication and is not affiliated with The Graduate School. Please do not contact TGS regarding financial aid.