Financial Aid Office
North Central College administers federal and private sources of financial aid to graduate students. The most common source of assistance is the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 annually (summer, fall, and spring). In order to receive federal loans, students must complete the FAFSA. In addition to the unsubsidized loan, students may also apply for a credit-based Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan if needed. As an alternative, students may also consider Private Education Loans as a source of educational funding. Students can use our search tool, ELMSelect, to apply for private loans.
We encourage students to monitor their federal and private loan interest rates annually as they are subject to change. Student can view their federal loan history through their StudentAid account.
Email the Office of Financial Aid or call 630-637-5600 with any questions.
All students seeking financial aid must meet general eligibility requirements, including:
- Be a U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Be degree-seeking (not a student-at-large)
- Enrolled at least half time (3 credit hours)
2022-23 Cost of Attendance
Tuition increases annually.
|2022-23 Academic Year Programs||Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credit Hours|
|Master of Business Administration||$879||36|
|Master of Financial Management||$879||36|
|Master of Human Resource Management||$879||36|
|Certificate in Financial Management||$879||15|
|Certificate in Human Resource Management||$879||15|
|Master of Arts in Liberal Studies||$789||30|
|Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing||$789||30|
|Certificate in Creative Writing||$789||9|
|Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership||$789||36|
|Master of Arts Organizational Leadership||$789||36|
|Master of Arts in Sports Leadership||$789||36|
|Master of Education in Educational Leadership||$598||36|
|Director of Special Education||$598||9|
|Certificate in Trauma Informed Educational Practices for Children and Adolescents||$598||9|
|Master of Athletic Training||$600||55|
|Master of Occupational Therapy (2021-2023 Cohort)||$870||82|
|Master of Occupational Therapy (2022-2024 Cohort)||$900||82|
|Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (2022-2024 Cohort)||$891||123|
|Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (2023-2025 Cohort)||$927||123|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy (2023-2025 Cohort)||$875||112|
Scholarships and Tuition Discounts
Only one North Central College tuition discount can be applied annually.