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Online tuition and fees

The following tuition and fee rates apply to students who are enrolled in an online program.

Online learning costs



Master of Education/Education Endorsements $305/credit $310/credit
Student teaching (Endorsement 100) $305/credit $310/credit
Genetics and Genomics $450/credit $460/credit
RN to BSN $400/credit $410/credit
Coaching Authorization $470 total $470 total
Coaching Endorsement $450/credit $460/credit
Undergraduate general education courses $450/credit $460/credit
Technology fee, full-time student  $100/semester $100/semester
Technology fee, part-time student  $75/semester $75/semester

NO application fee

Financial aid

Students in online programs may be eligible for federal and/or state financial aid. To determine your eligibility, you must: 

  1. Be accepted into an online program at Northwestern College.
  2. Complete the FAFSA. Northwestern's institutional code is 001883.
  3. Complete the Financial Aid Request Form, located in MyChecklist within MyNWC.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Northwestern's financial aid office.

Scholarships & Grants

Continuing your education is more than a time investment. Contact an enrollment counselor for more information on scholarships and grants available for your program.

Private Loans

Many different lenders provide additional loan funding to help students cover college costs. Before pursuing a private loan, first consider your grants, scholarships, and federal student loans. You may qualify for a private loan even if you don't qualify for a federal loan. No FAFSA is required to apply.

View preferred lender list

Payment plans

You can either pay each semester’s tuition in full prior to the start of classes or sign up for our convenient monthly payment plan that spreads your payments over 10 months for the entire academic year or over 5 months for one semester. Enrollment in the monthly payment plan costs $25/semester, and no interest is charged unless a payment is late. 

If payment is not made on the date it's due, the entire balance becomes due and interest of 1% per month (12% per year) will be charged to the student's account. Students who fail to make payment may be denied access to classes (face-to-face and online), Blackboard, computer usage and campus facilities. Diplomas, transcripts and credentials will be withheld until all accounts are settled. 

The application for the monthly payment plan is available through  MyNWC.