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National American University

Rapid City, SD 4-Year Private
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National American University Tuition Information

In 2021, National American University - Rapid City's tuition was $14,985 a year.

Tuition was the same price in 2022 as it was the year before. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at National American University - Rapid City

National American University - Rapid City is a private institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of South Dakota as it does for students who live in other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as South Dakota residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to National American University - Rapid City?

National American University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or National American University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..


National American University - Rapid City Room, Board, Fees, and More


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 National American University.

House and Food Costs at National American University

Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at National American University?

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.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at National American University

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

A school's location can impact 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 flip side, getting around in a city can be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The National American University - Rapid City campus is in a urban setting in South Dakota.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending National American University - Rapid City


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for National American University.

How Much Does National American University Cost?

What will the cost of attending National American University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $14,985

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $15,660
Off-Campus $16,614

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.


Financial Aid at National American University - Rapid City


In 2022, 0 of the 1,108 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for National American University 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 National American University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at National American University - Rapid City

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Net Cost of National American University - Rapid City

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 National American University 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.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of National American University seem more manageable.

What will attending National American University 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 National American University's net cost calculator on their website.

National American University - Rapid City Tuition Payment Plans

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.

National American University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for 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 with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About National American University - Rapid City


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National American University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,985

In State

$14,985

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$14,985
$14,985
Fees
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Housing
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Books
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National American University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,108

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,985

Out-of-State

$14,985

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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