North Idaho College

Coeur D Alene, ID, 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.
$7,931
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,855
$30k - $48k
$6,990
$48k - $75k
$9,002
$75k - $110k
$11,527
$110k+
$11,999
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.
$4,876
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.
$8,652
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.
$7,500
Books and Supplies
$1,248
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@nic.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.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,519
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.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,286
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,767
Students receiving state aid
7%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,926
Students receiving federal aid
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,286

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.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,359
Students receiving federal loans
41%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,157
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,092
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.
$5,250
Loan Default Rate
18%
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.
$98

What Students Are Saying

3.38 Average Rating
There is the movies close by, the lake, downtown shopping malls, parks, fairs, and all sorts of things that take place close to North Idaho College. Definitely worth it. NIC is close to just about everything and the campus isn't too big so walking to your destination won't take long.
Savannah from Post Falls, ID
Price of tuition is rising but not to bad
Joshua from Rathdrum, ID
As a North Idaho resident, this is your best option if your looking for inexpensive and flexible. When I was in high school I really didn't want to go to NIC because it seemed to be less prestigious then other schools, however, they have good programs and don't charge much...housing in the area is affordable as well. All in all, it's a very good bang for your buck.
Susanna from the Coeur d' Alene area
For the money you put into the school which is not bad at all. You do get a high quality education for a little price. North Idaho College teaches their students like any other college would.
Thomas from Post Falls, ID
With cost of living relatively low and academic achievements extraordinarily high I would absolutely recommend this school for anyone on a budget or monetary constraint.
Timothy from Post Falls, ID
the prices may appear differently to people in different financial situations, but this college has a much lower tuition than major universities and you still get the basics you need for associate degrees. in any case, i recommend that you apply for financial aid, even if you don't really need it. i received enough awards in grants to completely pay for my tuition and books. look for discounted sources to by textbooks and materials from instead of the college bookstore. you will save a lot of money! lab manuals are created and printed at the college, though, so you can buy those only at the college bookstore (which is known as the mica peak exchange). do not get student loans! ever! look for scholarships and grants, apply for financial aid, or ask relatives for college money, but do not get loans to pay for college! i know several people who have worked hard their entire adult lives to pay back the loans they had for school. if you can't find a means to pay for it without a loan, then don't go to college. period. :) it's for you're own good and the good of your family.
Sarah from Spirit Lake, ID

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