Graduate Tuition and Fees

Fall 2019/
Spring 2020 Rates
# of Hours Courses (per hour)
Tuition, Domestic * 1 - 12 hrs

Fall: Please refer to the NIU Planning and Cost Estimator

Spring: Please refer to the breakdown of the graduate spring rates by program (PDF)

Tuition, International * 1 - 12 hrs

Fall: Please refer to the NIU Planning and Cost Estimator

Spring: Please refer to the breakdown of the graduate spring rates by program (PDF)

Student Medical Insurance ** 9 hrs or more $1,179.00 per term

* No additional charge for more than 12 credit hours.

** For instructions on waiving insurance online, please view the Student Health Insurance website. International students should refer to the International Student Health Insurance to review requirements for healthcare coverage.

Summer 2020 Rates # of Hours Courses (per hour)
Tuition, Domestic * 1 - 12 hrs Please refer to the breakdown of the graduate summer rates by program (PDF)
Tuition, International * 1 - 12 hrs Please refer to the breakdown of the graduate summer rates by program (PDF)

* No additional charge for more than 12 credit hours.

Fall 2020/
Spring 2021 Rates
# of Hours Courses (per hour)
Tuition, Domestic * 1 - 12 hrs Please refer to the NIU Planning and Cost Estimator
Tuition, International * 1 - 12 hrs Please refer to the NIU Planning and Cost Estimator
Student Medical Insurance ** 9 hrs or more $1,114.00 per term

* No additional charge for more than 12 credit hours.

** For instructions on waiving insurance online, please view the Student Health Insurance website. International students should refer to the International Student Health Insurance to review requirements for healthcare coverage.


A description of general fees, materials and other common charges can be found on our fees page.

Please Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change. The official charges are those billed and reported on your MyNIU account by the Office of the Bursar.


View the following graduate rates broken down by program:

Academic Year 2019-2020: Fall 2019 Rates (PDF)    Spring 2020, Summer 2020 Rates (PDF)

Academic Year 2020-2021: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 Rates (PDF)

Contact Us

Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

Phone: 815-753-1885
Email: Bursar Email Form

Schedule an Appointment

Business Hours

View the Gainful Employment disclosure information for students enrolled in the Graduate Music Performer's Certificate.

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