Northwestern professors and students assist a NEXT program participant with a lesson.

NEXT costs tuition, room & board


Tuition (includes the fees to audit a course) $18,000
Room & board (depends on hall placement) $9,200 to $9,700
Residence life (roommate) mentor fee $1,000
Campus life mentor fee $2,250
Technology fee $200
Subtotal $30,650 to $31,150
NEXT Scholarship* ($10,000)
TOTAL out-of-pocket cost $20,650 to $21,150

*NEXT Scholarship

Every student accepted into the Northwestern NEXT program receives a $10,000 scholarship, made possible by Northwestern supporters who are passionate about making Christian higher education available for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

NOTE: Some fees only apply when used or are specific to a semester. The following fees will be added to the total out-of-pocket cost for the respective semester:

  • Graduation fee (same semester of graduation)
  • Lab fees for art, kinesiology, nursing or science courses (the cost to audit a course is included in tuition, but the student is responsible for any fees associated with the course lecture or lab)