Expenses and Scholarships

The total cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 academic year is approximately $49,686 (US dollars), which includes housing, meals, student health insurance, books and all related fees. Please complete the International Student Post-Admission Enrollment Requirement Form to confirm the financial resources necessary to support your NWU education, after subtracting the NWU scholarships from the cost of attendance.

2020-21 academic year All figures are in U.S. dollars.

Estimated expenses for international undergraduate students

Tuition $35,964
Student fee $890
Matriculation fee $120
On campus living (room and meals) $10,792
Books $1,000
Insurance $600
Other (TB tests, deposits, etc.) $320
Total $49,686

International undergraduate scholarships for first-time undergraduate students 

Scholarship Annual Amount GPA Only (Test Optional) Criteria GPA-only OR ACT/SAT and GPA Criteria
Board of Governors $20,000 4.0+

ACT score of 30+ (SAT 1360+) and GPA 3.75+

Presidents $18,000 3.75-3.99

ACT composite of 27-29 (SAT 1260-1350) and GPA 3.5+

Black & Gold $16,000 3.5-3.74

ACT composite of 24-26 (SAT 1160-1250) and GPA 3.0+

Nebraska Strong* $15,000 3.25-3.49

ACT composite 20-23 (SAT 1030-1150) and GPA 3.0+

NWU scholarship Amount Criteria

Transfer scholarships for students coming from any university or U.S. community college

Pathway Transfer Scholarship $20,000 Students admitted from a U.S. community college Pathways Partner School
Prairie Wolves Transfer Scholarship $17,000 Cumulative college GPA of 2.75 or above transferring from all other colleges or four-year universities