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Taking care of business.

Taking care of business.

Fees and Tuition

Paying for college is an important aspect of realizing your academic goals. NWACC's affordable tuition helps you keep costs low as you pursue your education. View the information listed below to learn more about the college's fees and tuition rates. 

Please note that the NWACC Board of Trustees approves all tuition and fees each year. The board reserves the right to change rates without notice.

About Fees & Tuition



Per Credit Hour:

Learning Support
Facility Maintenance
Library Resource
Student Health & Safety
International Student
Student Activity

Per Semester:

Infrastructure (summer only)





This list is not exhaustive, please refer to course descriptions for further course fee details.

Distance Learning Fee
Hybrid Distance Learning Fee
Business/Computer Information Lab Fees
Communication Arts Lab Fees
Music Studio Fee
Music Private Lessons Fee
Construction Technology Lab Fee
Culinary Program Lab Fee
Math/Physics/Engineering Science Lab Fees
Horseback Riding Fee
Digital Materials Fee

$30.00 - $70.00
Varies, refer to course description

Transcript Fee
Payment Plan Fee
Returned Check Fee (per check)
Calculator Rental (per semester)
Fitness Center (annual)
Fitness Center (per semester)
Fitness Center (summer semester)
Testing Fees

Varies, refer to Testing Center

Certain divisions assess differential tuition* and fees based on your program of study

*All health profession courses are assessed at the differential tuition rate.

In State/ Out of District
Out of State


Health Professions Technology Fee
(per credit hour for Health Professions classes excluding Fire Science)
HIM Lab Fee
Electronic Health Record Lab Fee
Dental Program Lab Fee
Fire Science Lab Fee
CNA/PCA Insurance (annual)
EMT Insurance Fee (annual)
EMT Background Check (annual)
EMT Test Fee
EMT Lab Fee
Paramedic Test Fee
Nursing Insurance Fee (annual)
Nursing Lab Fee
PTA Lab Fee
Respiratory Lab Fee
Respiratory Test Fee
Respiratory Certification Test Fee
Respiratory Review Fee
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Lab Fee
Adv Cardiac Life Support Fee
Adv Pediatric Life Support Fee
Neonatal Resuscitation Fee
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Fee
Phlebotomy Testing




Due to changes in credit card processing, the cost to do so has consistently increased over the past several years.  For a number of years, NWACC absorbed credit card convenience fees on behalf of its students. Because of the increased use of credit cards for online payments for tuition and fees, the cost to the college to continue this practice has become prohibitive.  The credit card processing fee is 2.95% for online payments.

NWACC's payment processor, TouchNet, determines the convenience fee rate based on the current fee structure set by the various credit card companies. The convenience fee will not appear on your student account statement, and it is not refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is canceled, refunded, credited or charged back. 

Credit card payments can be made at any internet-accessible device. If you're on campus and want to make a credit card payment, you can access the internet at one of the various computer stations on campus. If you need assistance, the Treasurer’s Office will be able to assist you.

Note: The checks you may receive from a credit card company can not be used electronically with the routing and account number to avoid a convenience fee. The payment will be returned as "Account not found" and your student NWACC account will be charged NSF/ACH penalties. You may use these checks through the mail or in person to make the payment.

To avoid paying the non-refundable convenience fee, you can do an online electronic method of payment from your checking account. By paying online using this e-check method, you will not incur convenience fees on your educational payments. NWACC students are also welcome to pay the charges on their student account with the traditional payment methods of cash, check or money order.