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We work to ensure that a North Central education is financially accessible to all students.  We believe our tuition rates present an exceptional value. 

North Central Tuition Rates 2023-24

In-District Tuition: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition:
$144 per contact hour $240 per contact hour $310 per contact hour

Nursing Student Tuition Rates 2023-24

In-District Tuition: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition:
$176 per contact hour $270 per contact hour $341 per contact hour

Dual Enrolled Student Tuition Rates 2023-24

In-District Tuition: Out-of-Disctrict Tuition:
$144 per contact hour $178 per contact hour

How is tuition cost calculated?

Tuition is calculated per contact hour, or the total hours per week of scheduled classroom, lab, and clinical instruction time.

There are various components to calculating your college costs for each semester. Definitions for each component follow the Tuition and Fee Calculator below.  The calculator produces an estimated cost.  Actual costs will be calculated at the time of registration.

North Central Cost Calculator

North Central Uses Contact Hours to Calculate Tuition and Fees.

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Net Price Calculator

The cost of attendance is an estimate of the educational expenses for the period of enrollment including tuition, fees, transportation, housing and personal expenses which vary by student. Typically, it is based on full-time enrollment for the Fall and Winter semester. The calculator estimates your college costs to help you plan ahead.

Net Price Calculator

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Complete the Residency Change Application and submit it to the Registrar's Office.

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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimated amount of expenses a student may incur to attend college for one year. This is broken down by indirect costs and direct costs.

  • Direct costs are those paid directly to the college and include tuition and fees.
  • Indirect costs are educational costs not paid directly to the college. They can include books and supplies, transportation costs and personal expenses.
  • Housing and food may be considered either a direct cost (if you're living on campus) or an indirect cost (if you're living off campus).

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Housing and food rates for the 2023-24 academic school year.

For students that will be living in the campus residence hall, the following fees are applicable per semester. You will need to add them to your estimated tuition for the semester.

Double Room: $2,200
Single Room: $3,700


Silver Meal Plan:  $900
Gold Meal Plan: $1,210
Platinum Meal Plan: $1,570


* The meal card value at the end of the fall semester can be carried over to the winter semester. Residence Hall students must still purchase a meal plan each semester; silver, gold or platinum.

How do I pay my tuition bill?

There are several options for paying your tuition bill. Our Financial Aid and Business Office staff will work with you to find what works best for you—either by helping you secure financial assistance or setting up a payment plan.

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