Expenses and Scholarships

The total cost of attendance for the 2022-2023 academic year is approximately $53,574 (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.

2022–23 academic year All figures are in U.S. dollars.

Approximate annual expenses for international undergraduate students

Tuition $38,900
Student fee $970
Matriculation fee $120
On campus living (room and meals) $11,664
Books $1,000
Insurance $600
Other (TB tests, deposits, etc.) $320
Total cost before subtracting NWU scholarships $53,574

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


Other International Scholarships

International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) Scholarships
Non-US citizens who graduate from an IAMSCU affiliated secondary school are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in scholarships to enroll at NWU as a full-time, undergraduate first-year or a transfer student. The scholarships are renewable annually. Approximately 67% of the annual cost of undergraduate tuition is covered.