University of Northwestern-St Paul
Saint Paul, MN, 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.
$23,249
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,620
$30k - $48k
$20,706
$48k - $75k
$20,531
$75k - $110k
$22,550
$110k+
$28,181
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.
$31,540
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.
$31,540
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.
$9,460
Books and Supplies
$600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
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.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,134
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.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,546
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,857
Students receiving state aid
37%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,279
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,546
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,007
$30k - $48k
$20,921
$48k - $75k
$21,096
$75k - $110k
$19,077
$110k+
$13,446
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,766,131

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.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,344
Students receiving federal loans
68%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,539
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,804
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.
$18,876
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$230

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
It is very expensive and there isn't always a lot of money that they give you.
Elizabeth from Dassel, MN
It is worth every penny!
Michelle from Spring Lake Park, MN
One of the greatest perks about campus is that there is a shuttle bus that will take the students anywhere, within reason, for free. This is just one plus of campus that makes it so much more inviting. It also have a beautiful chapel that is the second most popular place to get married at in Minnesota.
Grace from Hastings, MN
I have loved my experience at Northwestern. Private schools are definitely expensive, but this one is worth it! The small class sizes, academic rigor, fun factor, and community life make it all a great place to grow. It's also a Christian school, and they have a ton of opportunities to really help students grow spiritually, as well!
Megan
Even though you will be paying more for tuition since it is a private school, I honestly would say that it is worth it. The professors really want to get to know you and give you the best grade that you deserve, which is not something that you would get at a public school. Students often have their opinion heard concerning new ideas around campus, making you an investor in the college.
Sarah from Appleton, WI
While NWC is an expensive school, I feel like it will be worth the money in the long run. As an education major, I will come out of NWC with a major and two minors (Spanish and Bible) in four years. That does not happen at other schools! I know that education majors get so much more time hands on with students than people at other schools do. True, it is very expensive, but there are a lot of financial aid opportunities.
L,. Wausau, WI
The dorms are well worth the money because they have kitchens and bathrooms which is very unusual for a freshman dorm. I think the food is a little pricey but then again the kitchen cooks with local, organic ingredients. Academically, tuition is definitely worth it.
Allison from Houghton, NY
Overall, Northwestern is worth every penny although it is rather expensive.
Anna from Marine On St. Croix, MN
It's expensive, but with all the scholarships and jobs available, I know it won't be that difficult. Plus, a Christ-centered quality education is definitely worth it.
Alexandra from Rochester, MN

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