Tuition and Fees – Annual Costs
2021–2022 Academic Year
Undergraduate Tuition: $33,500 (12–18 credits)
Room & Board: $9,700 (double occupancy in the residence halls)
Student Fees: $480
Total Direct Costs: $43,680
The University reserves the right to change tuition and fees during the period that this catalog is in force if it should become necessary.
Can I Afford a Private Christian University?
We Start Low and Aim High
As you can see from the graph, NU’s total cost is significantly lower than other private universities in the area. But our accreditation and academic standards are high. It’s why we were recently selected as a College of Distinction and have been rated as an exceptional value.
Tuition and Room and Board*
Northwest University: $42,920
Local Private University 1: $59,415
Local Private University 2: $59,484
Don't Be Misled By a Larger Scholarship
Other universities may offer you a larger scholarship, but don’t forget, NU’s tuition is significantly lower. A $16,000 scholarship from NU may still result in a lower overall cost than a larger scholarship from a more expensive university. When comparing scholarships, be sure to look at their impact on the overall cost.
Our Students Come From All Walks of Life
You may assume that students who attend a private Christian university come from high-income homes. Here again is a surprise. A quick look at this graph shows that our students come from every economic background.
Household Income Distribution for 2020–2021 Students Receiving Financial Aid