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Film & Video – Tuition and Fees


I learned not only about filmmaking and how to become a better filmmaker but also about the importance of collaboration.”


Film & Video 5-week Program – 2022 Tuition $6,400

Tuition for the Film & Video Division covers all programming, room & board in University housing, three meals daily in the dining hall, field trips, and group events.

Need-based Scholarships and Financial Aid are available.


Once You Have Been Accepted

Upon acceptance, a $1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit will be required within 10 business days in order to reserve your spot in the Theatre Arts program.

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 full tuition balance is due by May 24th, 2022. If the tuition balance is not received by May 24th, your spot will no longer be guaranteed and may be offered to someone on the waitlist.

If a student withdraws from NHSI before June 6th, 2022, the University will refund 100% of tuition, including room and board charges, minus the non-refundable $1,000 deposit.

There will be no tuition refunds after June 6th, 2022.  In the unlikely event that a student is dismissed from the program, tuition payments are non-refundable.


I love Northwestern. I felt so safe on the campus and I loved everything about the community. It is so beautiful, clean, and welcoming. Northwestern is like my second home after NHSI.”


Other Fees

  • 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.



Film & Video Division  –  Application Information and Deadlines  –  Tuition and Fees  –  Scholarships and Financial Aid  –  FAQ’s
Typical Day  –  Acting on Camera Concentration  –  Production Concentration  –  Screenwriting Concentration  –  Electives  –  Our Equipment  –  Sample Film Work  –  Photo Gallery  –  Playwriting Intensive