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Northwestern School of Communication


No matter your background or what direction you choose, an education from the School of Communication will provide the hard work, training, critique and rigor needed to perform at the highest levels. 

Learn more about how to join the School's talented student body. 

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Application Procedures

The process of applying to the School of Communication varies for undergraduate and graduate students.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate admissions at Northwestern is need-blind for domestic applicants, which means your financial circumstances don’t affect your admission decision. A variety of financial aid options are available, including loan-free options for need-based aid, which don’t need to be repaid.

Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid website

At the graduate level, aid varies by program. Doctoral students receive funding through a combination of assistantships and fellowships. For graduate students in our professional programs, partial scholarships are sometimes available. 

Learn more on each program's website


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