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Financial Support and Tuition

The MS-RSM program is unable to support students in the form of scholarships, fellowships, or teaching assistantships. All enrolled students are responsible for funding their tuition, health insurance, student activity fees, and related expenses. Research mentors are responsible for funding student research supplies, reagents, and necessary training. Northwestern University only provides loans as financial aid for master’s students.

Students are expected to pay for tuition, fees, health insurance, books, and other academic supplies. For more information on Tuition and fees visit the Student Financial Services webpage. General information about funding graduate work can be found on The Graduate School website.

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship is intended to empower Northwestern alumni to advance their education by awarding up to $20,000 to be used toward tuition in a Northwestern master’s program. Any admitted and currently enrolled students (women strongly encouraged to apply) who are also Northwestern alumni are eligible for this award.

Students are encouraged to seek scholarships to fund their studies. The Office of Fellowships maintains a list of fellowships and resources.

Additional scholarship resources:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Northwestern’s Student Financial Services to discuss their financial situation and payment options.