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.
2018 Policy Debate Residential Programs:
6-week Program – $6,500
NEW 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.
6-week Commuter Option – $5,600
4-week Commuter Option – $3,500
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.
Remaining tuition balance is due by the first day of your Debate program.
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 $35 application fee
- Students must provide their own transportation to and from the Institute
- Optional spending money for the occasional meal off campus, souvenirs, etc.