Undergraduate Tuition

Type Cost Per Semester Cost Per Year
12-18 Undergraduate Semester Credits $ 15,275 $ 30,550
Less than 12 semester credits $1,275 per credit $1,275 per credit
More than 18 semester credits  Block rate plus $450 per credit Block rate plus $450 per credit
Post-Baccalaureate: NNU Graduate $650 per credit $650 per credit
Post-Baccalaureate: non-NNU  Graduate $1,275 per credit $1,275 per credit

Cost for a typical undergraduate student

Type Cost Per Semester Cost Per Year
Tuition $15,275 $30,550
Fees $250 $500
Room and Board $3,995 $7,990
Insurance (*charged in the fall for the year) $1,868* $1,868*
Total $21,388 $40,908


Total shown is demonstrating the total costs for a typical undergraduate. For more information please refer to the cost breakdown information. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Student Fees Cost Per Semester Cost Per Year
Undergraduate: 12 credits or more $250 $500
Undergraduate: 6-11 credits $210 $420
Undergraduate: less than 6 credits $105 $210
Special Fees Cost
Contingency deposit (a one time refundable deposit) $50
Late payment or late registration fee $150
Non-credit fee per credit (audit) $75
Credit by Exam Fee $120
Graduation Fee $75
Late Graduation application fee (refer to the Registrar/graduation webpage for dates)  $50
Return check fee $20

Please Note: Some courses have an activity or usage fee. Check Course Bulletin for details.

Senior Citizens

Senior citizens, 60 or older, may enroll in classes for non-credit at no charge on a space available basis. Course fees may apply. Classes taken for credit: $350 per semester credit, plus course fee if applicable.

Statement Of Charges

Students may view their charges and financial aid on the NNU portal; 

Changes in the student's course load may result in an increase or decrease in financial aid. When adding or dropping classes, students should contact their financial aid officer to determine if any of their financial aid will be affected.

Students are reminded that lenders deduct a processing fee from their Direct Student loans, Direct Plus loans, and Alaska Student Loan. Questions concerning your financial aid should be directed to (208) 467-8638, 1-877-668-4968, or

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that information regarding payment of amounts due is communicated to the person who will be paying the account.

Fees and Other Charges for Past Due Accounts

Failure to pay student's account by the due date will result in a late fee. Accounts 45 days past due will also be assessed a finance charge at the rate of 1.25% monthly (15% annually). A minimum finance charge of $5.00 will apply if calculated monthly interest is less than $5.00.

If a student fails to pay their student account bill or any monies due and owing to Northwest Nazarene University by the scheduled due date, and fails to make acceptable payment arrangements as defined by NNU to bring their account current, NNU may refer the delinquent account to a collection agency.  If NNU refers the student account balance to a third party for collection, a collection fee will be assessed and will be due in full at the time of the referral to the third party.  The collection fee will be calculated at the maximum amount permitted by applicable law, but not to exceed 40% of the amount outstanding.  For purposes of this provision, the third party may be a debt collection company or an attorney.  If a lawsuit is filed to recover an outstanding balance, the student shall also be responsible for any cost associated with the lawsuit, such as court costs or other applicable costs.  The delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus. 

Board and Room

Room cost is for a single student in a shared dorm room. A private room (when available) is an additional $825 per semester. Room charge includes furniture and utilities. Room assignments are made by the Office of Student Life (208) 467-8643.

Plan Type Cost Per Semester Cost Per Year
Silver meal plan and single student in shared dorm room $3,995 $7,990

This meal plan offers students 230 entries per semester and $100 Flex dollars per semester that may be used at The Bean.

Alternative meal plans are available to certain students. Information on these alternative meal plans is available from the Office of Student Life.