Paying for College

Compare the Cost

NWTC provides the most affordable higher education option for students. That affordability combined with hands-on learning and an outstanding record of student success, makes NWTC the best value in higher education. 

Paying for college can be a confusing and complex process. NWTC provides all of the following resources to make sure finances aren't an obstacle standing between students and their future success.

$149 per credit at NWTC

$149 per credit
in-state tuition

$328 per credit at 4 year public university

4-year public university
$328 per credit
in-state tuition

$435 oer credit at a for-profit college or university

For-profit college or university
$435 per credit

$1589 per credit at private college or university

Private college or university
$1589 per credit

Tuition and minimum fees for 2018-2019 academic year in-state tuition for NWTC and four-year public university. NWTC per-credit cost is based on lecture courses only.

Yes, you can afford college. We can help!

Financial Aid

Apply to receive (free) grants, low-interest loans and work-study jobs by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Scholarships are offered through the NWTC Educational Foundation and many other public and private sources.

NWTC Promise

Qualified high school seniors can get help with tuition and books thanks to the generosity of donors. See if you qualify for Promise

Student Financial Services

NWTC's Student Financial Services includes information on setting up a payment plan, NWTC refund selection packet, program feestuition due dates, refund policy, and dropping a class

Financial Coach

NWTC's financial coach can assist you in making informed decisions and taking control of your finances. Services are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to students.

Other sources of funding and ways to save on tuition

Credit for Prior Learning

The learning you have gained from previous classes or life experience may eliminate the need for certain classes, which can save you time and tuition. Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning.


Apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn program in which employers pay students to work and learn a trade. For more information, call the NWTC Apprenticeship Office at (920) 498-5682 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext 5682.

Military Benefits

For information and contacts, visit our Veterans Benefits page, or call NWTC’s Veterans Coordinator at (920) 498-6292 or 1-800-422-NWTC, ext. 6292.

Your employer: Many companies will pay for part of their employees’ education. Contact your employer for details.

Your future is within reach! Call us today.

For more information:

  • Call Enrollment Services, (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982
  • E-mail