Tuition & Fees
Paying for Individual Courses
Sometimes finances can be complicated. But we are here to help you! Explore our tuition & fees information.
Cost per credit: $395
To help you plan your budget for the academic year, use this chart with estimated costs of tuition and supplies.
|Item||Cost per semester||Annual|
|Tuition (based on $395 per credit, full time-12 cr per semester)||$4,740||$9,480|
|Books and supplies (estimate)||$300||$600|
Please note that tuition is paid directly to University of Northwestern while the amounts listed for books and supplies, housing, transportation and personal expenses are estimated costs that each student may personally incur. They will vary for each student.
Financial Aid for online courses is available to students enrolled in Bible Certificate, Associate of Arts and Bible and Bachelor of Arts programs. Some discounts may also be available to students working in Christian ministry or education, or who have a family member currently attending Northwestern. Contact a financial aid counselor at 651-631-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For a complete breakdown of costs per degree program, contact Undergraduate Pathways admissions at email@example.com.
$25 application fee
$50 administrative/technology fee per course
$50 course withdrawal fee
University of Northwestern utilizes an electronic billing system; no paper statements mailed. Bills are produced once per month, and an automated e-mail notification is sent to the student’s Northwestern e-mail account with a link to the billing statement.
Full Payment of Tuition and Textbook Charges
Students pay the total balance of the University of Northwestern Student Account Statement the last day of the month in which they receive the first bill for the semester. A 1% late payment fee will apply for any remaining balance not paid by the end of the month.
Monthly payment plans are available by the semester. There is a fee to enroll in the plan which allows the students to make up to four payments on the account. There are no interest charges or late fees assessed to the account as long as payments are made on time.
Payment Due Dates
Payments are due the last day of each month and a $25 late fee will apply if the payment is not received on time. Students may enroll in the monthly payment plan by logging onto theROCK. Enrollment for fall begins August 1 with the first payment due August 31. Spring semester enrollment begins January 6 with the first payment due January 31. If you have any questions, feel free to contact CAGS/UP Student Accounts at 651-631-5177 or 888-362-8715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer Tuition Assistance
Although you may have a tuition assistance plan through your employer, you will still need to choose one of the two payment options above and then seek reimbursement from your employer. If your employer requires direct billing by University of Northwestern, contact the CAGS/UP Student Accounts office.
Christian Worker Discount
A tuition discount is offered to students who are currently employed as full-time pastors, missionaries, or Christian educators. Full time students (12 credits) who are eligible will receive $230 each semester; less than full-time students will recieve a prorated amount.
Your organization must send a letter verifying your full-time employment status to email@example.com.
Below are websites that offer information about private scholarship options. University of Northwestern is not connected to, nor does it endorse, the companies or the awards listed on the sites linked below. This list is a sampling of the types of scholarships that are available. Legitimate companies never charge an application fee for the award they are offering and we do not recommend paying a company for the scholarship for which you are applying.
FastWEB (FastWEB is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet.)
Free Scholarship Search & Resources Web Site
FinAid! (The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid)
Financial Aid Forms
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
UNW FAFSA school code: 002371
Begin the financial Aid process each year by going to FAFSA.gov and completing your FAFSA application to calculate your financial need for college. The FAFSA is the application used to applying for federal and state financial aid.
Send completed forms to:
University of Northwestern – St. Paul
CAGS/UP Financial Aid
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St. Paul, MN 55113
Or email as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fax 651-628-3369
If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education you will need to complete a Verification Worksheet. Please complete, sign, and return the worksheet promptly. Your financial aid award cannot be determined until the verification worksheet and all requirements are received and processed.
Complete only 1 of the 5 (V1-V5) worksheets below. To avoid delays, submit the correct worksheet requested of you. You can find your Verification Worksheet number by logging on to theROCK, selecting the Finances tab, and viewing your Financial Aid Requirements.
15–16 Dependent Students
15–16 Independent Students
The Department of Education gives us limited authority to make adjustments to a student's eligibility when circumstances arise that are out of the control of the parent/student. If a parent/student feels that they have an appealable situation, this form should be completed and returned to the CAGS Financial Aid Office.
Contact Financial Aid
If you have any questions about financial aid opportunities or process, contact the CAGS Financial Aid Office: