Expenses and Scholarships

The total cost of attendance for the 2019-2020 academic year is approximately $49,438 (US dollars), which includes housing, meals, student health insurance, books and all related fees. Please complete the International Student Post-Admission Enrollment Requirement form (PDF). This form confirms 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 $35,966
Student fee $896
Matriculation fee $120
On campus living (room and meals) $10,792
Books $1,000
Insurance $600
Other (TB tests, deposits, etc.) $320
Total $49,694
NWU scholarship Amount Criteria

International undergraduate scholarships for first-time undergraduate students 

Founders $22,000 ACT composite of 32 or more (SAT 1420 or more) and cumulative GPA of 3.75 or more
Board of Governors $20,000 ACT composite of 29-31 (SAT 1330-1410) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more
Presidents $18,000 ACT composite of 26-28 (SAT 1230-1320) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more
Black & Gold $16,000 ACT composite of 23-25 (SAT 1130-1220) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
Flagship Match Grant $15,000 All admitted students

Cumulative GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale and may be weighted.

NWU scholarship Amount Criteria

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

Pathways $15,000 Students admitted from a U.S. community college Pathways Partner School
Prairie Wolves Transfer $12,000 Cumulative college GPA of 2.75 or above transferring from all other colleges or four-year universities