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Northwest Tuition & Cost Guide


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Cost to Attend

In State

$18,876

Missouri Residents

  • Tuition: $4,335
  • Books and Supplies: $400
  • Other Fees: $3,008
  • Room and Board: $8,558

Out of State

$23,932

Non Residents

  • Tuition: $9,391
  • Books and Supplies: $400
  • Other Fees: $3,008
  • Room and Board: $8,558

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2016/2017 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Missouri pay an annual total price of $18,876 to attend Northwest Missouri State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,335 for tuition, $8,558 room and board, $400 for books and supplies and $3,008 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $23,932 which is 26.8% higher than Missouri residents. The tuition charge is $9,391 while room and board is $8,558, books and supplies are $400 and other fees come in at $3,008.



Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for Northwest Missouri State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,825 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $7,769 94%
Average Pell Grant $4,090 40%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,826 63%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northwest Missouri State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $41,704. The loan balance of $41,704 is a four year multiple of the $10,426 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $435 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $41,704
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $435.44
Total Interest Paid $10,548.48
Sum of All Loan Payments $52,252.48

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Northwest Missouri State University to be $75,504 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 1.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Missouri Residents $18,876 $19,171 $19,470 $19,774
Non Residents $23,932 $24,306 $24,685 $25,071

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at Northwest Missouri State University as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Northwest Missouri State University versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Missouri Residents $282 $846 $1,128
Out of State Residents $493 $1,479 $1,972

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for Northwest Missouri State University and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Missouri Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $5,626 $9,403 1.7%
2009 $5,530 $9,307 6.5%
2008 $5,193 $8,760 6.5%
2007 $4,878 $8,274 -11.9%
2006 $5,535 $9,540 3.9%
2005 $5,325 $9,180 9.9%
2004 $4,845 $8,355 17.9%
2003 $4,109 $7,012 14.1%
2002 $3,601 $6,068 8.1%
2001 $3,331 $5,588 8.6%
2000 $3,067 $5,197 9.1%
1999 $2,812 $4,822 10.9%
1998 $2,535 $4,432 5%
1997 $2,415 $4,208 5.9%
1996 $2,280 $3,975 7%
1995 $2,130 $3,735 6%
1994 $2,010 $3,570 8.1%
1993 $1,860 $3,342 10.7%
1992 $1,680 $2,970 12%
1991 $1,500 $2,715 13.6%
1990 $1,320 $2,415 10%
1989 $1,200 $2,190 11.1%
1988 $1,080 $1,968 118.2%
1987 $495 $915 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178624 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Missouri State University.