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I'm super excited to have been accepted here but am kinda panicking about the tuition. Northwestern was my top choice but I'm not sure I want to be in that much debt! But I also don't want to regret not going since it was my top choice!! Anyone else feeling the same or know how current/past students are managing to pay?

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This. They say they can estimate that most people have received 20-30% scholarships in the past, but that is still very expensive. (Also, the viral video of that person with the $225k debt was an SLP student who attended Northwestern for grad school -- which is scary). They do have amazing connections though, but I couldn't justify paying that much for a University's name... Let's hope they're generous with scholarships.

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Damn. That is very real. I’ll have to attend the open house to see if it’s really worth the price. Northwestern is my top choice as well. I feel like whether it’s worth it or not depends on what you want to do after graduating. If you plan to pursue a PhD and want to do research or work in academia in the future than a degree from NU does actually mean something. If being a school slp is your career goal than attending NU might not be the best idea. Just my opinion

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4 minutes ago, BADASSALICE said:

Damn. That is very real. I’ll have to attend the open house to see if it’s really worth the price. Northwestern is my top choice as well. I feel like whether it’s worth it or not depends on what you want to do after graduating. If you plan to pursue a PhD and want to do research or work in academia in the future than a degree from NU does actually mean something. If being a school slp is your career goal than attending NU might not be the best idea. Just my opinion

While I agree Ph.D.'s programs do care more about what research/experience you've had and the name of your graduate school, I still think it's tough to justify their price tag. Again, we will have to see what NU offers after they send official funding information, but there are plenty of bigger-name state schools (and even cheaper private schools for that matter) that provide equally-excellent opportunities for research. 

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On 3/7/2019 at 5:24 PM, Procaffeination said:

While I agree Ph.D.'s programs do care more about what research/experience you've had and the name of your graduate school, I still think it's tough to justify their price tag. Again, we will have to see what NU offers after they send official funding information, but there are plenty of bigger-name state schools (and even cheaper private schools for that matter) that provide equally-excellent opportunities for research. 

Very true!! I also got in to UIUC and it's basically half the cost. But Northwestern is kind of a dream school! I just don't know if I want to be in debt for years and years! Also, even with the highest scholarship they offer, the cost is still higher than many schools. I'm worried I won't get any funding anyways since almost everyone that gets accepted has good/similar GRE scores and GPAs! 

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