Debate – Tuition and Fees

 Policy Debate for Current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

2022 Application Now Open!

This year’s Debate Institute will be fully online

6-Week Online Institute

Dates: June 25 – August 5

Tuition: $2,750

4-Week Online Institute

Dates: July 8 – August 5

Tuition: $1,750


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.”


Other Fees

  • There is a $50 application fee. This must be paid before the admission committee can review your application. Please contact us with questions or concerns at


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