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School of Radiography Program Fees

Radiography Program and Associated Enrollment Expenses and Fees

General Fees Academic Affiliate Student   (2+2 B.S. Degree) Non-Affiliate Student (certificate)
Program Application Fee $25 $25
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit N/A $250
Official NMH Transcript Fee $2 $2
NMH ID Badge Replacement Fee $25 $25
Liability Insurance Provided by the affiliate university $39 per year, purchased through HPSO
Additional Expenses  
Textbooks (estimate) $800
Uniforms 5 pieces of hospital regulated scrubs (with NMH logo) provided at no cost.  Additional pieces must be purchased through the hospital uniform shop.
Lead Markers (approximate cost per set). Students will need at least 2 sets. $29
Online and Hybrid Course Fees $250
ASRT Student Membership $40 per year
Personal Health Insurance All students are required to have medical insurance coverage throughout the duration of enrollment (not available through NMH).
CPR Certification All students must maintain current CPR certification (Basic Life Support), at their own expense, throughout program enrollment.
Annual Screening Prior to the start of the senior year (during summer quarter), students are required to obtain, at their own expense, an annual 1-step TB screen (or chest x-ray for positive results).  Documentation is to be submitted to the program director. 
Parking Full-time parking will cost approximately $175 per month.  Rates will vary according to lot or garage location.  Discounted daily parking is available at the R.O.W. Garage located on Ohio at Rush for $12 (with NMH ID badge).
NMH Shuttle NMH provides shuttles to METRA train stations for $1.75 per ticket, bought in groups of 10, or a monthly pass for $42.
CTA buses and trains Visit the CTA website for schedule and fare information (http://transitchicago.com).
  All students are required to have computer and internet access, as some of the coursework for the radiography program is offered online.
Immediately Following Program Completion    
Certificate Examination (ARRT) $200 (www.arrt.org)
Illinois IEMA license $120 (www.state.il.us/iema/dns.asp)

NM Academy Tuition

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 above 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.  There are two enrollment tracks available; the certificate program for those already completing an Associate's Degree or higher, and the Academic Affiliate 2+2 Bachelor's Degree program.

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 Radiography:

  • Tuition: *$7,500 (full 21-month program) effective January 1, 2014.

*Subject to change. Contact the NM Academy Registrar for current tuition.


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.

Bachelor's Degree Program

Tuition payment is arranged with the affiliated university or college.

The Radiography Program is currently affiliated with the following local universities.  For information about each, prospective students are encouraged to contact the institution directly.

Academic Affiliates

Lewis University (www.lewisu.edu)

Roosevelt University (www.roosevelt.edu)

University of St. Francis (www.stfrancis.edu)

Last UpdateOctober 28, 2013