Fall & Spring
Undergraduate Tuition: 12-17 Semester Credits (full time)
Less than 12 or more than 17 credits - $1130 per credit. Note: Students with a Senior classification for the 2013-14 academic year will be charged at a rate of $13,075 per semester for 12-19 undergraduate semester credits.
Fall & Spring
Undergraduate: 12 Or More Credits (full time)
Contingency Deposit: This is an annual fee applied to the student account in the first full-time semester of each academic year - usually in the fall.
Room and Board
Fall & Spring
Shared Dorm Room and Silver Meal Plan
Total Estimated Cost
- Room charge includes furniture and utilities.
- Private room (when available) is an additional $250 per semester.
- A limited number of units are available for married students.
For questions or information regarding housing and meal plan options, please contact the Office of Student Development office at 208-467-8643.
Please refer to the Registration Course Bulletin, available from the Office of the Registrar or online.
- University credit by exam: $100, plus $425 per credit
- Audit (Non-credit) courses: $50 per course credit
- Undergraduate graduation fee: $50
- For senior citizens 60 years of age or older there is no charge for non-credit classes - classes taken for credit are one-half the undergraduate tuition.
- Student fees for part-time enrollment: between 6-11 credits - $150 per semester / between 1-5 credits - $50 per semester
- Post-Baccalaureate/NNU Graduate tuition: $565 per credit
By the following dates you must either pay in full or establish a payment plan*.
Fall Semester: August 13, 2013
Spring Semester: January 2, 2014
New students will receive a statement in the mail prior to the beginning of the semester. Continuing students may view their charges and financial aid at the NNU portal.
By the above dates, the student account must be covered by a combination of the following:
- Paid In Full - Pay online at the NNU portal.
- International Students may pay in your own currency at the peerTransfer website.
- Monthly Payment Plan - Enroll through Tuition Management Systems.
- Military Benefits - The NNU Business Office must be aware of these benefits in advance of the due date and the benefits must be paid directly to NNU in order for these to be considered a component of satisfactory payment arrangements.
- Employer Reimbursement Plan - If your employer will be paying and / or reimbursing , please contact the Business Office for the Employer Plan Agreement.
- Financial Aid - You must have completed paperwork and be waiting for disbursement of Federal Direct loans and/or other aid. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information regarding eligibility and availability of aid.
Any student NOT falling into a combination of the above categories will be charged a $100 late fee. Interest may be applied to unpaid balances at the monthly rate of 1.25%, posted on the last day of each month. When a student is no longer enrolled at NNU and a balance remains on their account, the student is responsible for paying the University's cost of collection. This includes but is not limited to, collection agency fees, and/or reasonable attorney fees.
A $20 charge will be assessed for each check returned for insufficient funds.
- Refunds - If a student receives more financial aid than needed to cover tuition and fees, a refund will be issued within 14 days. Checks are issued each Friday.
Contact Information: Business Office(at)nnu.edu | 209.467.8010. | 877.NNU.4YOU | Fax: 208.467.8597
All students withdrawing from NNU must complete the "Request for Withdrawal from School" form available from the Office of Academic Advising.
Exceptions to the refund schedule listed below will be considered for cases of medical or other hardship on a case-by-case basis upon request of the student and submission of appropriate documentation.
Tuition, Fees, Room and Board: Students who withdraw from school prior to or on the last day to add courses for the semester shall receive a refund of 100% of tuition and fees charged. Students withdrawing after the last day to add courses for the semester shall receive a prorated refund of tuition and fees for the first 60% of the semester. Room and board charges for the semester are refunded on a prorated basis. The withdrawal date is defined as the earlier of: (1) the date that the student began the withdrawal process or officially notified NNU of intent to withdraw, or (2) for those students who leave school without notifying an appropriate NNU official, (a) the midpoint of the semester, or (b) the last day of documented "academic-related activity". The Director of Academic Advising determines the official date of withdrawal.
There are no refunds for incomplete independent study or correspondence courses. There are generally no refunds for enrolled students withdrawing solely from the dorm after the last day to add courses. There are prorated refunds for withdrawing solely from the board plan after the start of the semester.
Refund Distribution. Students who withdraw from NNU and have received federal financial aid may be required to return all or part of that aid based on the percent of the semester that the student is no longer enrolled. When a refund to federal programs is required, following is the refund distribution:
1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
3. Federal Perkins Loan
4. Federal PLUS Loan
5. Federal Pell Grant
6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
7. Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership Grants (LEAP)
8. Other Title IV Aid Programs
9. Other Federal Sources of Aid
10. Other State, Private or Institutional Aid
11. Parents or other third party, and then the Student
No Refund is made to the student when all charges have been met by federal or institutional aid, or when the amount of refund exceeds cash payment made by the student.
Refunds to NNU's institutional aid programs are based on the tuition and fees withdrawal rate; i.e., if one-half tuition and fees are refunded, one-half of any institutional aid will be refunded to institutional programs.
Repayment of Unearned Aid. Students who receive federal financial aid and withdraw from NNU may be required to repay the appropriate program a percentage of their unearned aid. The responsibility to repay unearned aid is shared by NNU and the student in proportion to the aid each is assumed to possess. NNU's share is the lesser of:
1. The total amount of unearned aid,
2. NNU's charges multiplied times the percentage of aid that was unearned, and,
3. NNU's share is allocated among the Title IV programs in an order specified by law.
The student's share is the difference between the total unearned aid and NNU's share. After the student's share is fully allocated among any of the Title IV loan programs, any amount owed to a federal grant program is reduced by half.
When is my payment due?
Payment and/or satisfactory financial arrangement of the balance due on a studentís account must be completed by August 13, 2013, for Fall Semester, and January 2, 2014, for Spring Semester. In determining the balance due, financial aid awarded for the semester will be deducted from the total semester charges. Direct payments can be mailed to Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686. Continuing students can make payments online through the NNU Portal. NOTE: Enrollment is not official until payment has been made.
What if someone else is paying my bill?
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that information regarding payment amounts and deadlines is communicated to the person who will be paying the account, including parents.
How can I pay online?
Login to the NNU Portal and click the Pay Bill tab on the left side, click Account Balances, Make a Payment and fill in the amount to pay. Submit and follow the directions given.
How can I give my parents permission to view and pay my account online?
Login to the NNU Portal and click Info Release on the left side. Follow directions to give parents listed permission to view grades and/or financial information. They will be sent an email with login instructions to the NNU Portal so they can view only financial information and/or your grades. From the Portal they will then be able to pay online as well.
Are payment options available?
NNU offers a monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Services (TMS), which enables interest-free, monthly installment payments. Participation is on an annual basis, and there is an annual enrollment fee of $78. Following are the general options available: (A) 10 monthly installments from August 1 to May 1 (Fall and Spring Semesters) or (B) 5 monthly installments from August 1 to December 1 (Fall Semester only) or from December 1 to April 1 (Spring Semester only). To enroll online, visit the TMS website at http://www.afford.com/nnu.
When is financial aid posted to my student account?
Grants and scholarships from NNU are applied to student accounts when all requirements are met. Loans are applied to student accounts after the funds are received, but no earlier than 10 days before the semester begins. Loan funds will only be released when the student has completed all steps in the loan process and has met eligibility requirements. Private scholarships are applied to student accounts when the funds are received.
Students are reminded that there may be processing fees deducted from the subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Loans, PLUS loans and Alaska loans. Therefore, the loan proceeds applied to the student account may be less than the amount borrowed. The processing fee percentage will anywhere from 0-5%. Questions concerning Financial Aid should be directed to (208) 467-8347 or (877) 668-4968.
I have been awarded a Federal Perkins Loan. Where do I sign the promissory note?
All students who are first time borrowers at NNU are required to complete entrance loan counseling and to sign a Federal Perkins Master Promissory Note (MPN). The entrance counseling session can be completed at www.nnu.edu/perkentrance. Entrance counseling should be completed now if you have not already done so. Important information will be emailed to you regarding e-signing your MPN. Watch your email two-three weeks prior to the start of the semester for instructions and the link for e-signing your Note. You will need your FAFSA pin to e-sign.
How are my Direct Loan funds applied to my account?
All first time NNU borrowers of the Federal Direct Loan will need to complete their Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloan.gov. As a first time borrower, you must also complete a loan counseling session. The easiest way to satisfy this requirement is to go online at nnu.edu/entrance. If you are a continuing student and had a Direct Loan this past year while attending NNU, you should have already completed an MPN and should not need to do so again.
Work study was listed on my award letter from Financial Aid. Why is it not listed on my statement?
Work Study is not aid that is automatically applied to your student account. If you work on campus, you will receive a paycheck for the amount of hours worked. If you would like to have all or part of the paycheck to be applied toward your semester charges, you may come to the Business Office to complete a Payroll Waiver. This form allows the Business Office to deduct automatically from your paycheck each month.
What is a transcript hold?
A transcript hold prevents an official transcript from being printed by the Registrar. Official transcripts of student course work are granted only after the studentís account is paid in full. Continued enrollment will be available after the prior semesterís balance is paid in full or satisfactory arrangements have been made with the Business Office.
What if I withdraw from NNU?
The official date of withdrawal from school will be determined by the Director of Academic Advising. After the last day to drop classes, the cost of tuition, fees, room, and board are on a prorated schedule based on the number of days enrolled. Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Business Office for additional information regarding withdrawals.
For additional information, contact the NNU Business Office at 208-467-8596, toll free: 877-NNU-4YOU or email: BusinessOffice.