Tuition for the Debate Division residential programs covers: all programming, room & board in University housing, three meals daily in the dining hall, health services (not insurance), field trips, and group events.
2020 Policy Debate Residential Programs:
*Tuition for the Debate Division programs for 2020 will be announced shortly. Please check back regularly for updates.*
6- & 4-week Policy Debate Commuter Option:
Available to local Chicagoland high school students. Tuition covers: all programming, meal card (3 meals, daily), health services (not insurance), field trips, and group events.
Need-based Scholarships and Financial Aid are available for the 4- & 6-week Policy Debate (residential and commuter) programs.
Once You Have Been Accepted
Upon acceptance, a $700 non-refundable tuition deposit will be required within 10 business days in order to reserve your spot in the Debate Institute.
If you are applying for Financial Aid from the NHSI you will not be required to make a deposit until you have been notified of your aid award.
The Northwestern environment provided me with lessons as well. I was able to meet other students from a variety of different backgrounds, and gained connections that I still keep in contact with. I was able to learn a lot about independence and responsibility because I had to live in a college setting.”
- There is a $50 application fee
- Students must provide their own transportation to and from the Institute
- Optional spending money for the occasional meal off campus, souvenirs, etc.