Downers Grove Tuition and Fees (for academic year 2020-2021)

Please Note: Tuition rates will be subject to change each academic year for all enrolled students. Historically, tuition has increased between 3.75% and 7.00% 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 


Chicago College of Pharmacy (3-year program)


College of Dental Medicine-Illinois 1


Chicago College of Optometry2


Physician Assistant Studies


Physical Therapy


Occupational Therapy


Clinical Psychology, Class of 2022 forward


Clinical Psychology

$689/credit hr.

Biomedical Sciences, Master of Arts


Biomedical Sciences, Master of Biomedical Science


Master of Public Health


Speech Language Pathology3


For the 2020-2021 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 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:

1College of Dental Medicine-Illinois Program:

  • Technology Fee - First Year Students Only - $1,028
  • Student Equipment Fee - First Year Students Only - $1,075
  • Supply Fee - All Years - $5,289
  • Instrument Rental Fee -All Years - $2,440
  • Simulation Laboratory and Clinic Fee - All Years - $6,348

2Chicago College of Optometry Program:

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

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, except for Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Classes of 2021). Any student, enrolled where the course load meets the full-time definition, 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 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
Haspel Hambrick Hall, Suite 102
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.

Payment plans that allow students to divide an unpaid balance into three equal payments over the course of a quarter. Policies regarding the payment plans:

  1. All financial aid must be applied toward the unpaid balance due 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 and collections. The fee will be charged and is due with the first 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 for the academic year for which tuition is paid. 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 2020-2021 academic year in September 2020, who wishes to prepay the annual tuition amount, must make this prepayment by the first day of matriculation in September 2020. 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, 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. 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 authorization from the cardholder.
  4. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.

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