In 2022, Northwest Nazarene University's tuition was $35,548 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 5.36%–from $33,740 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
Northwest Nazarene University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Idaho as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Idaho residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
Tuition at NNC is the same for every student.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at NNC:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at NNC.
Room and board at NNC is $10,500 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At NNC, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city can be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Northwest Nazarene Universityis located in a suburban setting in Idaho, near Boise.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to NNC.
What will the cost of attending NNC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,500|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Northwest Nazarene University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 808 of the 1,326 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. NNC meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,090 a year. Around 67% of NNC undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. NNC graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,352 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for NNC Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on NNC financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, NNC awarded 797 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $15.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $5.12 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for NNC students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at NNC was $27,090 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of NNC seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending NNC really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the NNC's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
NNC has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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