Downers Grove Tuition and Fees (for academic year 2022-2023)

Please Note: Tuition rates will be subject to change each academic year for all enrolled students. Historically, tuition has increased between 3.50% and 7.00% annually. Programs with a trailing summer session will be subject to annual tuition increases for those summer sessions.



Chicago College of Optometry1


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


College of Dental Medicine-Illinois2


College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus


College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus (3-year program)


College of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Master of Arts


College of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Master of Biomedical Science


College of Graduate Studies, Master of Science in Precision Medicine


College of Graduate Studies, Precision Medicine Certificate

$857 per credit

College of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Health


College of Health Sciences, Clinical Psychology


College of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy


College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy


College of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies


College of Health Sciences, Speech Language Pathology3


For the 2022-2023 academic year, all programs (both full and part-time) have an annual student services fee billed quarterly. Additional fees may be assessed including disability insurance or other charges as determined by each college. Students enrolled less than full-time will be charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis. All rates and fees are subject to change.

Additional fees assessed by Program:

1Chicago College of Optometry Program:

  • Equipment kits - First Year Only - $4,517

2College of Dental Medicine-Illinois Program:

  • Technology Fee - First Year Students Only - $1,400
  • Student Equipment Fee - First Year Students Only - $1,075
  • Supply Fee - All Years - $5,679
  • Instrument Rental Fee -All Years - $2,620
  • Simulation Laboratory and Clinic Fee - All Years - $6,817

3College of Health Sciences Speech Language Pathology Program:

  • Calipso clinical training - First Year Only - $210

Tuition for full-time students is an annual rate payable over 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters per year depending on the academic schedule of the student. Any enrolled student who is registered for a full-time definition course load, will pay the full-time tuition rate. Students exceeding the maximum prescribed course load will pay overload charges. Students extending their program will be charged the annual tuition rate for their additional year of enrollment. Students extending their program by one quarter or less will be charged according to 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 been applied. 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
Dr. Arthur G. Dobbelaere Support Services Hall, Suite 103
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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

Payment plans allow students to divide an unpaid balance into three equal payments over the course of the quarter for which the balance is due. Policies regarding the payment plans:

  1. All financial aid must be applied toward the quarter the balance is due; payment plans will be established for the balance remaining.
  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. Any unpaid balance must be paid in full by the end of each quarter.
  6. 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.

International Student Prepayment Plan

All accepted international matriculates who are requesting an I-20 document to obtain an F-1 student visa or who are not U.S. citizens/ permanent residents/ eligible non-citizens must prepay the annual tuition, and in some cases other mandatory program fees 45 days prior to the first day of the first quarter. Continuing students can pay on a per quarter basis by the scheduled due dates.

Credit Cards

The Office of Student Financial Services accepts credit cards for payment of tuition, fees, insurances, on-campus 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. When using a third party's credit card, the Student Financial Services Office must receive authorization from the cardholder.
  3. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.


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