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Downers Grove, IL Campus

Downers Grove Tuition and Fees

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Downers Grove Tuition and Fees (for academic year 2019-2020)

Please Note: Tuition rates will be subject to change each academic year for all enrolled students. Historically, tuition has increased between 4% and 7% annually. Programs with a trailing summer session will be subject to annual tuition increases for those summer sessions.



Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chicago College of Pharmacy


College of Dental Medicine-Illinois1


Chicago College of Optometry2


Physician Assistant Studies


Physical Therapy


Occupational Therapy


Clinical Psychology, Class of 2022 forward


Clinical Psychology3

$689 /credit hr.

Biomedical Sciences, Master of Arts


Biomedical Sciences, Master of Biomedical Science


Doctor of Health Science

$749/credit hr.

Speech Language Pathology4


For the 2019-2020 academic year, all programs (both full and part-time) have an annual student services fee of $687. Additional fees may be assessed including disability insurance or other charges as determined by each individual college. Students enrolled on a less than full-time basis will be charged tuition based on a per-credit-hour fee as determined by the University. If a student is given "advanced standing" and registered less than full-time in a given quarter, they will be charged on a per-credit-hour basis. All rates and fees are subject to correction if they are stated in error.

1The College of Dental Medicine-Illinois Program has the following additional fees:

  • Technology Fee - First Year Students Only - $1,560
  • Surgical Atlas and Telescope Fee -  First Year Students Only - $1,475
  • Supply Fee - All Years - $5,289
  • Instrument Rental Fee -All Years - $2,440
  • Simulation Laboratory and Clinic Fee - All Years - $6,348

2The Optometry Program:

  • Equipment kits *First year only - $5,014

3The College of Health Sciences Clinical Psychology Program has the following additional fees:

  • AATBS Kits – Fourth-year only - $720

4The Speech Language Pathology Program has the following additional fees:

  • Calipso clinical training *First year only - $210

Tuition for full-time students is an annual tuition rate payable over 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters per year depending on the academic schedule of the student, except for Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Classes of 2020-2021). Any student enrolled where the course load meets the full-time definition will pay full-time tuition. Students exceeding the maximum prescribed course load will pay overload charges. Students enrolled in an extended studies program will be charged the annual tuition rate for their extra year of enrollment. Students extending their program for one quarter or less will be charged the quarterly tuition rate or on a per credit hourly rate depending on the program and their enrollment status. Students completing their clinical rotations pay a fixed tuition rate each quarter. Students are not charged on a per credit basis, but pay a fixed tuition rate each quarter during the completion of their rotations based on the annual tuition of the program.

Students are encouraged to pay all tuition and fees via Midwestern's secure website at If a student is receiving financial aid, the account should not be paid in full until the financial aid has posted. If the account is paid in full prior to financial aid posting, the payment will be returned to the credit card used. Options for payment include online check payment, debit card, or credit card. MWU accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. For those paying by mail or in person, all checks and money orders should be made payable to Midwestern University, with the MWU student ID number indicated on the front. Cash payments are limited to $250 or less.  Tuition due dates will be publicized on If tuition payments are made through the mail, please address the envelope as follows:

Midwestern University
Office of Student Financial Services
Suite 102, Haspel Hambrick Hall
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Students who fail to pay balances owed as scheduled will have their account processed according to Midwestern University's Overdue Accounts Policy.

The Office of Student Financial Services offers a payment plan that allows students to divide an unpaid balance into three equal payments over the course of a quarter. The following are policies regarding the payment plan:

  1. All financial aid must be applied toward the unpaid balance due first before accepting student payment plan.
  2. It will be mandatory for students to utilize MWU's electronic billing and payment system, available at, to set up the payment plan each quarter.
  3. A minimum balance of $200 is required to participate in a payment plan
  4. The plan is interest free.
  5. A $25 fee will be charged per quarter. This fee is to cover costs associated with payment plan enrollment, maintenance, billing, collections, and monthly follow-up on the plans. The balance will be divided into three payments with the $25 fee being added to the initial payment.
  6. A 1.5% late fee will be applied to accounts at 10 days late, and the balance will be accelerated to be due in full.
  7. Any unpaid balance must be paid in full by the end of each quarter.
  8. To maintain eligibility, students must adhere to the payment plan due dates and not be, or have been late on any current or prior MWU payment plans.

Prepayment Plans

Students have the option to prepay the entire amount of tuition for their program at the tuition rate that is effective for the first year of study. Prepayment of the entire program's tuition must be paid in full by the first day of matriculation.

A student may also choose to prepay tuition a year at a time in advance, for the full academic year, at the benefit of the current tuition rate.  For example, a student matriculating in the 2019-2020 academic year in September 2019, who wishes to prepay 2020-2021 tuition must make this prepayment by the first day of matriculation in September 2019. Another example is, if this same student does not choose to prepay at matriculation, but later decides to prepay year-three at the current year-two rate, this prepayment for year-three must be made by the first day of year-two classes. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Director of Finance.

All accepted International matriculates who are requesting an I-20 document in order to obtain an F-1 student visa OR who are not U.S. citizens/ permanent residents/ eligible non-citizens must prepay tuition, and in some cases other mandatory program fees for the first year of their educational program 45 days prior to the first day of the first quarter. Continuing international students must prepay tuition and, in some cases, other mandatory program fees for each successive academic year on the University's stated due date.

Credit Cards

The Office of Student Financial Services accepts credit cards for payment of tuition, fees, insurances, institutional housing, and other direct costs; however, the following requirements must apply:

  1. All financial aid funds must first be applied to the balance before using a credit card for payment.
  2. Credit card payments will not be accepted on accounts already paid in full, unless the student provides written authorization to hold the 'prepayment' for future quarters for which the student owes a balance after applying financial aid funds.
  3. When using a third party's credit card, the Student Financial Services Office must receive a memo from the cardholder authorizing the charge or have verbal authorization.
  4. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.