Part-Time MBA Program Tuition and Expenses
The Kellogg MBA stands as one of the most respected and highly valued academic credentials in the world of business and beyond. Regardless of the option you choose for part-time study at Kellogg — evening or Saturday classes — you will enjoy the same unparalleled leadership education taught by the same exceptional faculty.
Part-time program tuition
The quarterly tuition for the Kellogg Part-Time MBA Program, both the evening and Saturday options, is calculated on a per-course basis. Students who complete the traditional program will have paid tuition for a minimum of 20 courses and those in the accelerated program will complete a minimum of 15.5 courses*.
The table below shows the 2012-2013 school year per-course tuition.
Each one-unit course
Each half-unit course
Other required fees and projected expenses
| Application fee (nonrefundable)
Student activity fee (one-time)
Books and supplies (estimated)
Estimating overall expenses
Because of the great diversity in careers, lifestyles, and locations of Part-Time Program students, providing a meaningful estimate of overall expenses associated with the program is impractical. Prospective students should take into any required additional travel and associated expenses, loan fees, and incidental personal expenses.
Financing your Kellogg MBA
The Kellogg School of Management is committed to enrolling a highly qualified and diverse class of students independent of financial need. The Office of Financial Aid on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University serves the educational financing needs of all students enrolled in the Part-Time Program. Students applying for financial aid are offered loan assistance to meet their costs. No institutional scholarships or grant aid is available for Part-Time students. For a summary of financial aid options available to students in the Part-Time Program, please refer to our summary form. (PDF)
*Part-Time MBA Program students must complete a total of 20.5 units to earn the Kellogg MBA degree. Included in that total is the half-unit, tuition-free Values, Ethics & Strategic Crisis Management course.
- Late tuition payment fee: $150
- Duplicate/changed diploma: $50
- Transcript of record: $10
- Change of registration fee: $10
- Identification card replacement: $15
- Nameplate replacement: $7
Whether students are seeking full financial aid to fund their education or requesting aid to offset costs because their employer does not provide 100 percent reimbursement/sponsorship, the Office of Financial Aid on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University serves the educational financing needs of all students enrolled in the Part-Time Program. Students applying for financial aid are offered loan assistance to meet their costs. No institutional scholarships or grant aid is available for Part-Time students. For a summary of financial aid options available to students in the Part-Time Program, please refer to our summary form. (PDF)
Loan assistance is available from two major sources: the Federal Direct Education Loan Program and alternative loan programs from private lenders. The Direct Loan program includes Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan and the Federal Graduate PLUS loan. Students taking two courses per quarter may be eligible for loans through these governmental loan programs. For details regarding federal loans, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education Student Guide.
Although the Part-Time Program does not offer any grant assistance to students, a variety of scholarship programs are offered through various civic and professional organizations, as well as through state agencies and private foundations. Students are encouraged to investigate which programs may be available to them. Check out the Financial Aid website for scholarship information. The Kellogg School and Northwestern University are neither affiliated with this website nor responsible for the accuracy of its content.
If admitted to the Part-Time MBA Program, new students should download, complete and return the necessary forms to the Northwestern Office of Financial Aid on the Chicago Campus. The financial aid information that students download and complete includes a University Aid Application for Northwestern University and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). These forms are located on the Northwestern Office of Financial Aid's website.
When the FAFSA has been processed, a Student Aid Report will be sent to the schools indicated in the FAFSA, as well as to the student. The Office of Financial Aid will use this report to determine an admitted student's eligibility for financial assistance. The FAFSA can be filed online; for more information click here. Please note that the Part-Time MBA Program at the Kellogg School does not process the financial aid documentation for Part-Time students. Rather, the Northwestern University Office of Financial Aid on the Chicago campus manages the qualifications and processing.