Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,259
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,657
$30k - $48k
$13,583
$48k - $75k
$15,582
$75k - $110k
$21,963
$110k+
$23,992
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,490
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,658
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,360
Books and Supplies
$1,901
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@nsu.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,563
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,350
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,790
Students receiving state aid
59%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,452
Students receiving federal aid
71%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,350

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,987
Students receiving federal loans
80%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$10,987
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,079
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,000
Loan Default Rate
17%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$330

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Norfolk State University is worth every penny. It is impossible to put a dollar amount on the experience that you will gain from attending NSU. Aside from its great balance of the academic and social environments, the spirit and school pride here is amazing. At NSU, I have gained networking opportunities and developed friendships/relationships that I will cherish for a lifetime. Once you're a Spartan, you're a Spartan for life. The family-oriented atmosphere here is what caused me to fall in love with Norfolk State University. It made being away from home for the first time a great experience and a smooth transition.
Shakyra from Norfolk , VA
Norfolk State is well worth the tuition that is paid. They do not try to take your money, or swindle one for more money than is actually needed for school. I believe a person will be satisfied about the tut ion they have paid to attend NSU.
Kristan from Chesapeake, VA
Its a GREAT college and not so expensive. I get more education and activities for my money and i LOVE it.
Kanisha from Waverly, VA
I have earned a few scholarships (thanks to Cappex ;) and I expect to learn and enjoy myself to the full extent of the scholarships!
Dalton from Monroe, NC
This college is very easy on the pockets because it is not as expensive as most colleges or universities in the surrounding area and although it's the least expensive, there academics are the best.
Angela from Portsmouth, VA
The price is very low...the lowest in Hampton Roads for a four year college. There's no use going to some fancy school and ending up up to your eyeballs in debt upon graduation. You get out of it what you put into it anyway. Try Norfolk State.
NotSoStarvingStudent
What you pay for is definitely what you get. Your time is never wasted here. The teachers here want you to learn and they definitely want you to leave with something that will affect your life.
Sharice from Hampton, VA
Norfolk State University is very affordable and they offer many scholarships in different academic programs to help students out. They make sure they can accommodate each students need to the best of their ability. Finally, Norfolk State University offers many different internship and networking opportunities to help students land in a good career once they graduate.
Brandon from Chesapeake, VA

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