Tuition and Fees

Estimated Price of Attendance for Academic Year 2021-2022

Traditional, adult and graduate students are automatically considered for NWU academic and need-based scholarships, which will reduce the total cost of tuition.

Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, additional financial aid resources. The FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your eligibility for need-based aid is the remaining balance after subtracting your EFC from the total cost of attendance.

Estimated indirect expenses are not billed by NWU, but are included as part of the cost of attendance used to determine financial aid eligibility. Financial aid may be used to help cover indirect expenses.

See your admission counselor or contact the NWU financial aid office for a personal cost estimate.

Traditional Undergraduate Costs

Traditional undergraduate tuition is billed by the semester; scholarships will reduce this tuition cost. The following example shows estimated annual costs. Each student’s exact costs will vary.

Estimates based on full-time attendance (12 – 18 credit hours per semester)

       First Year
(on campus)
First Year
(at home)
     Returning
(on campus)
Returning
(at home)
    Returning
(off campus)
Tuition $37,402 $37,402 $37,402 $37,402 $37,402
Fees 1,052 1,052 932 932 932
Room/Board 10,950 - 11,930 - -
Estimated Direct Expenses $49,404 $38,454 $50,264 $38,334 $38,334
           
Living Expenses (Room/Board) - 3,000 - 3,000 11,930
Books 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Personal Expenses
(includes transportation)
3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500
Estimated Indirect Expenses $4,500 $7,500 $4,500 $7,500 $16,430
           
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $52,904 $45,954 $54,764 $45,834 $54,764

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator estimates the cost to attend NWU for traditional undergraduate students.


Adult/Accelerated Undergraduate Costs

Adult undergraduate courses are billed per credit hour; scholarships will reduce the cost of each course. The following example shows estimated annual costs. Each student’s exact costs will vary.

Estimates based on 9 credit hours per semester; 18 credit hours for the academic year.

Business Administration, Organizational Leadership and Communication, Social Work

  New Student Returning Student
Tuition ($424/cr hr) $7,632 $7,632
Fees 120 0
Credit Hour Fee ($15/cr hr based on 18 hrs) 270 270
Estimated Direct Expenses $8,022 $7,902
     

Living Expenses (Room/Board)
($1000/mth up to $9000/yr)

9,000 9,000
Books
($50/cr hr, up to $1200/yr)
900 900
Personal Expenses
($182/mth, up to $1640/yr)
1,640 1,640
Estimated Indirect Expenses $11,540 $11,540
     
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $19,562 $19,442


Nursing (RN to BSN)

  New Student Returning Student
Tuition ($445/cr hr) $8,010 $8,010
Fees 170 50
Credit Hour Fee ($15/cr hr based on 18 hrs) 270 270
Estimated Direct Expenses $8,450 $8,330
     

Living Expenses (Room/Board)
($1000/mth up to $9000/yr)

9,000 9,000
Books
($50/cr hr, up to $1200/yr)
900 900
Personal Expenses
($182/mth, up to $1640/yr)
1,640 1,640
Estimated Indirect Expenses $11,540 $11,540
     
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $19,990 $19,870

 

Graduate Costs

Graduate courses are billed per credit hour; scholarships will reduce the cost of each course. The following example shows estimated annual costs. Each student’s exact costs will vary.

Estimates based on 6 credit hours per semester; 12 credit hours for the academic year.

Master of Business Administration, MSN to MBA Bridge

  New Student Returning Student
Tuition ($728/cr hr) $8,736 $8,736
Fees 120 0
Credit Hour Fee ($15/cr hr based on 12 hrs) 180 180
Estimated Direct Expenses $9,036 $8,916
     
Living Expenses (Room/Board) 
($1000/mth, up to $9000/yr)
9,000 9,000
Books 
($50/cr hr, up to $600/yr)
600 600
Personal Expenses 
($182/mth, up to $1640/yr)
1,640 1,640
Estimated Indirect Expenses $11,240 $11,240
     
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $20,276 $20,156


Master of Education

  New Student Returning Student
Tuition ($255/cr hr) $3,060 $3,060
Fees 120 0
Credit Hour Fee ($15/cr hr based on 12 hrs) 180 180
Estimated Direct Expenses $3,360 $3,240
     
Living Expenses (Room/Board)
($1000/mth, up to $9000/yr)
9,000 9,000
Books
($50/cr hr, up to $600/yr)
600 600
Personal Expenses
($182/mth, up to $1640/yr)
1,640 1,640
Estimated Indirect Expenses $11,240 $11,240
     
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $14,600 $14,480


Master of Nursing, MSN/MBA

  New Student Returning Student
Tuition ($569/cr hr) $6,828 $6,828
Fees 170 50
Credit Hour Fee ($15/cr hr based on 12 hrs) 180 180
Estimated Direct Expenses $7,178 $7,058
     
Living Expenses (Room/Board) 
($1000/mth, up to $9000/yr)
9,000 9,000
Books 
($50/cr hr, up to $600/yr)
600 600
Personal Expenses 
($182/mth, up to $1640/yr)
1,640 1,640
Estimated Indirect Expenses $11,240 $11,240
     
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $18,418 $18,298


Master of Social Work

  New Student Returning Student
Tuition ($575/cr hr) $6,900 $6,900
Fees 120 0
Credit Hour Fee ($15/cr hr based on 12 hrs) 180 180
Estimated Direct Expenses $7,200 $7,080
     
Living Expenses (Room/Board)
($1000/mth, up to $9000/yr)
9,000 9,000
Books
($50/cr hr, up to $600/yr)
600 600
Personal Expenses
($182/mth, up to $1640/yr)
1,640 1,640
Estimated Indirect Expenses $11,240 $11,240
     
ANNUAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE $18,440 $18,320

 

One-time or Occasional Fees

Credit by examination:
Application fee, per examination $25
Undergraduate tuition, per credit hour earned $115
Graduate tuition, per credit hour earned $150
Laboratory breakage fee ~ breakage fee in courses requiring the use of laboratory equipment; a statement of breakage charges will be given at the close of each term. varies
Late payment fee (minimum) $40
Lifelong Learning Portfolio application fee $100
Matriculation fee (assessed each new degree-seeking student) $120
Nursing students evaluation fee, per year $50
Returned check collection fee $40
Student identification card replacement fee $25
Student-Faculty Collaborative Research course fee (IDS 2000/3000/4000/5000) $25
Transcripts – for details on requesting transcripts and associated fee, refer to the Registrars Office. $5.25-8.00