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NWACC Tuition & Cost

Bentonville, Arkansas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Arkansas Resident Sticker Price

In District Costs for NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$856
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,324
Other Expenses Budget$4,238

In State Arkansas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$856
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,324
Other Expenses Budget$4,238

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Arkansas residents (local residents) attending NorthWest Arkansas Community College is $1,800 per academic year. Students should budget $9,324 for local off-campus housing. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $1,240 plus the school charges $856 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $17,458 to attend NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for NorthWest Arkansas Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,079 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending NorthWest Arkansas Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,159
$30,001 to $48,000$5,003
$48,001 to $75,000$7,069
$75,001 to $110,000$9,455

Financial Aid

72% of full-time undergrad NorthWest Arkansas Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $3,807 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,068.

Finanical Aid NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,807 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,237 3%
Pell Grants $5,268 44%
Other Federal Grants $937 3%
State and Local Grants $997 34%
Federal Student Loans $5,068 17%
Other Student Loans $4,250 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to NorthWest Arkansas Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $21,714. The loan balance of $21,714 is a two year multiple of the $10,857 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 $230 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $21,714
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $230.20
Total Interest Paid $5,910.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $27,624.54

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Arkansas Residents Non Residents
1 $18,898 $19,258
2 $20,221 $20,606

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at NorthWest Arkansas Community College to be $37,796 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $75 $225 $300
Arkansas Residents $135 $405 $540
Out of State Residents $150 $450 $600

Estimated cost for a class at NorthWest Arkansas Community College 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 Arkansas Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=367459 IPEDS survey data for NorthWest Arkansas Community College.