Cost of Attendance

At North Central University, it is very important to us to keep our cost of attendance as affordable as possible for our students.  Now, more than ever, we know it's important for you to get as much out of your educational investment as you can, so we want you to know some facts about what it costs to attend NCU:

  • NCU costs approximately $10,000 less per year than our local competitors.
  • Our students access over $14 million in financial aid every year.

Not only is NCU a very affordable college option, but the Financial Aid we offer, including a recent increase in Academic Scholarship award amounts, may help to lower your out-of-pocket cost significantly, depending on your financial need and academic performance.

For students planning to attend North Central, our Net Price Calculator is available now.  The calculator is a great first step to finding out what Financial Aid you qualify for, so you can begin to determine what your out-of-pocket cost would likely be. In addition, you can use the Cost & Financial Aid Worksheet to estimate your costs.

Here is a basic outline of what it costs to study at NCU before Financial Aid is applied: 

2016-17 Estimated Cost:



One Semester


Academic Year


Block Price, 12-18 Credit Hours






Residence Hall Rates Vary
From $1,640 - $1,940 / semester





Meal Plan:

Varies depending upon Students Choice of Meal Plan
($1,196 - $1,477 / Semester)











It's important to remember that these costs can be lowered significantly by Financial Aid and NCU's focus on Finish in Four.  To see what types of Financial Aid you may qualify for, you can browse the Types of Financial Aid offered at NCU.  You may also want to learn more about the Steps to Receiving Financial Aid, which includes information about how you can receive a personal award estimate from our Financial Aid Office.

A complete listing of our Financial Aid programs, policies, and application processes can be found on our Financial Aid main page.