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School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Fees

NM Academy Program Fees - Academic Year 2013-2014

Official information concerning tuition and fees is published by the Registrar's Office on this website. All charges and fees are subject to change. Tuition and fees are due prior to the start of the program. Book expenses listed below are not part of the tuition. All payments in connection with these activities should be made to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital NM Clinical Schools Registrar.

Certificate Program

Students receiving a certificate and zero hours of college credit pay tuition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. There is no financial aid available from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography:

  • Tuition: *$8500.00
  • Books: *$1500.00 (approximation)
  • Application Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
  • Additional costs:  *liability insurance, personal medical insurance, CPR certification, TB testing, additional uniforms, pre-program physical examination and current immunizations

*Subject to change. Contact the appropriate Program Director or the NM Academy Registrar for current fees.

Bachelor's Degree Program

Tuition payment is arranged with the affiliated university or college.


Full tuition is due on the 15th of the month preceding the month in which the program will begin. Statements of Accounts will be given to each student upon acceptance to the program.

Transcripts of academic records, official grades, certificate or a degree will not be granted to a student who has not met all financial obligations.

Advance Tuition Deposit

Upon receipt of acceptance into the program, non affiliated students are required to pay a one-time, non refundable tuition deposit of $250. The deposit will be deducted from the total tuition.

Payment Plan

Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers a payment plan to students, which allows tuition charges to be paid in three partial installments.

To participate, students must contact the Registrar prior to the due date of the first tuition payment. The student will make an initial payment of 50 percent of the total charges due on the 15th of the month preceding the month in which the first day of class begins for each school. Remaining balance is due in two equal installments on the 15th of the month for the following two months after initial payment.

Additional information about the Northwestern Memorial Hospital payment plan may be obtained by contacting the Registrar's Office. 

Financial Assistance

Northwestern Memorial Hospital does not administer student financial aid programs, however, students currently attending the affiliated colleges/universities may be eligible for financial aid through their respective school's financial aid program.

Refund Policy

Upon written request by the student to the Registrar, tuition paid may be refunded as follows:

If a student is not from an affiliate institution and withdraws from the program, the student's paid tuition refund will follow the schedule below.

Number of weeks attended % of paid tuition refunded
1 - 2 weeks 50%
3 weeks 25%
4 weeks 0%





In the event the student withdraws from the baccalaureate program and/or the Institution, the student tuition will be adjusted in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy of the Institution as published in the Institution's catalog, and payment will be made to the Hospital on a prorated basis so that Hospital and Institution share equitably in the loss.

A student dismissed or suspended from a NM Clinical School is not entitled to a tuition refund.

Last UpdateJune 27, 2013