Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tuition/Financial Aid


The tuition for the 2016–2017 academic year is $16,808 per quarter for Full Tuition (first eight quarters of residency) and $4,202 per quarter for Advanced Study (study in the 9th quarter or later).

This Full Tuition rate is applied for the first eight (8) quarters of the student’s residency, and the Advanced Study rate is applied after the point (quarters 9+), up until the student is neither receiving a scholarship or stipend.  Clinical Psychology PhD Students typically pay the Full Tuition or Advanced Study rates through their third (3rd) year in the program.  Students who no longer need to register for courses and are not receiving a formal scholarship or stipend (typically in the 4th year and beyond) register for Continuous Registration, which is $100 per quarter.

More information on tuition can be found at tuition and fees page on The Graduate School’s website.


All students admitted to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences receive a graduate scholarship that provides 50% tuition remission for the first three years of residency. Students also receive fully subsidized University health insurance for the first three (3) years of residency.

Specific research labs may provide additional funding to students in their lab, depending on the availability of grant funding. The highest level of support research labs with funding may provide is a Research Assistant Scholarship (RAS), which provides full (100%) coverage of tuition and a monthly stipend (at least $2,566 per month for the 2016-2017 academic year). Students and faculty are also encouraged to apply for external funding, such as NIH training grants. Students from underrepresented minority groups may be eligible for additional scholarships and tuition remission, depending on availability.

More information can be found on the financial aid pages of the Graduate School’s website:

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program does not provide funded Teaching Assistantships.

Travel Grants

All students in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program qualify for a limited number of travel grants to present research at academic conferences. These travels grants are provided by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and The Graduate School.

Financial Aid

Students have full access to Northwestern’s Student Financial Services to assist with direct loans for tuition and cost-of-living expenses. For more information on student loans visit The Graduate School at Northwestern University.