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RN to BSN tuition & fees

You can afford a BSN program designed for maximum value, flexibility and convenience. Tuition for Northwestern's RN to BSN online degree is one of the most affordable compared to similar programs. No hidden fees per credit. No application fee.

NWC tuition: $325/credit hour (2018-19)

Avg. tuition, similar programs: $519/credit hour (2017-18)

*Calculation includes tuition for a dozen similar programs in Iowa. Excludes fees.

Fees 2017-18 and 2018-19 (Excluding books)

Certified Background Check (one-time fee prior to start of program)


Technology Fee

$75 per semester



Financial aid

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

  1. Complete your FAFSA online using Northwestern's institutional code: 001883
  2. Upon acceptance into online program, complete the Northwestern's Financial Aid Request Form

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

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.

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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, Blackboard, computer usage and campus facilities. Diplomas, transcripts and credentials will be withheld until all accounts are settled.