Cost for Graduate Programs

Cost for College of Education Graduate Programs

2017–2018 Academic Year

This is the breakdown of graduate educational costs at Northwest University. The university updates tuition and fees each year. This breakdown is designed to give you an idea of what it costs to attend Northwest University. When making financial arrangements, please keep in mind that the total cost of the program may exceed the Federal Stafford Loan programs available. More Info

Program Tuition Fees* Credits
Master in Teaching (8 to 12 credits per term) $937 /Credit $75 /Semester 30
Master of Education (6 credits per term) $739 /Credit $75 /Semester 30

* Fees may vary per Semester. The figures stated here are averages. Additional fees may apply. Consult the Graduate Catalog for more information.

Apply for Financial Aid

To receive financial aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through their web site ( To ensure that Northwest University receives a copy of this application, please remember to include our Title IV Code: 003783. Here are some tips on completing the FAFSA.

Payment Plans

The total cost of each term is based upon the total number of credits taken that term. It is the policy of the University that there can be no outstanding past due accounts at registration. All past due and old accounts must be settled, or alternate arrangements must be agreed upon with the Student Accounts Office prior to registering for the following term. Negotiated arrangements for paying anything other than the full amount must be established prior to registration. The Payment of Accounts Policy also applies to those qualifying for veteran's benefits and outside scholarships.

Pay In Full Plan

Tuition and fees are to be paid in full before the first day of class each term unless prior arrangements have been made with the Student Accounts Office. All students must sign a contract/promissory note agreeing to the payment conditions prior to the start of class each term.

Monthly Payment Plan: Tuition Management System (TMS)

Students wishing to make monthly payments based upon the annual cost of tuition and fees can enroll with TMS at, which is a budgeting service that allows students to pay an entire year's education cost in monthly installments. TMS provides an annual interest-free twelve month payment plan based upon the estimated program charges minus the estimated financial aid (including loans) for the entire academic year in order to help students spread out and manage the cost of education. For students choosing to utilize this option, there is an annual $110.00 enrollment fee, and the first payment must be received by TMS no later than August 10th of each year. Those who enroll with TMS after August 10th must include previous payments with their application to TMS.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Accounts Office or visit the TMS web site.

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