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Northwest University Tuition & Cost

Kirkland, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Northwest University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $9,000
Other Expenses Budget$2,470

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Northwest University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $45,300 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $32,500 for tuition, $9,000 room and board, $870 for books and supplies and $460 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Northwest University is $32,500, the same as Washington residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Northwest University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Northwest University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,871
$30,001 to $48,000$15,049
$48,001 to $75,000$18,878
$75,001 to $110,000$22,135

The average reported annual net price for Northwest University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $22,010 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad Northwest University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $21,038 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 65% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,235 and 16% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,747.

Finanical Aid Northwest University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $21,038 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $17,553 98%
Pell Grants $4,359 32%
Other Federal Grants $516 22%
State and Local Grants $9,135 21%
Federal Student Loans $5,235 65%
Other Student Loans $12,747 16%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northwest University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $80,656. The loan balance of $80,656 is a four year multiple of the $20,164 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 $770 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $80,656
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $769.55
Total Interest Paid $11,689.67
Sum of All Loan Payments $92,345.67

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $45,300
2 $47,389
3 $49,575
4 $51,861

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Northwest University to be $181,200 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Northwest University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,350 $4,050 $5,400

Estimated cost for a class at Northwest University 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 University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northwest University Payment Plans
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=236133 IPEDS survey data for Northwest University.