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Tuition & Options for Graduate Students

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Affordability and value

Our graduate program has the lowest cost (overall per credit) for a program of our type in the Twin Cities.

We understand that no one wants to shoulder the financial burden of furthering their education alone. To further assist you, we offer a no-interest monthly payment plan (the Ram Plan) that breaks up the cost of obtaining your degree into smaller, more manageable pieces.

Discounts and scholarships are available for full-time NCU employees, NCU alumni, Assemblies of God and Pentecostal Family Credentialed Ministers, and full-time Assemblies of God church employees.

Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing graduate degrees.

Tuition rate:

  • $525/credit hour (starting Fall 2019)


A technology fee of $100 and program fee of $150 is to be assessed to all graduate students each semester.

Available discounts

Credentialed Ministers of the Assemblies of God and the pentecostal FAmily of Churches

  • 25% tuition discount
  • Must be credentialed with Assemblies of God or Pentecostal family of churches (those affiliated with denominations having membership with the Pentecostal World Fellowship and others who subscribe to Pentecostal doctrine and practice).
  • Must identify as qualifying minister on application for admission
  • Must submit current credentials annually to the Financial Aid office


Full-time employees of Assemblies of God churches and Pentecostal Family of Churches are eligible for a 25% tuition discount on all graduate courses.

  • Must be a full-time employee of an Assemblies of God church
  • Must identify as qualifying employee on application for admission
  • Students must provide verification of employment at an A/G or Pentecostal church each semester to the Financial Aid office


Alumni/ae of North Central are eligible for a 25% tuition discount on all graduate courses.

  • For purposes of this financial aid award, an alumni/ae is defined as someone who has graduated from NCU with an undergraduate degree
  • Must identify as a qualifying alum on application for admission
  • Determinations of alumni status will be made by the university’s alumni office.

File your FAFSA

All graduate students are encouraged to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as unsubsidized loans may become available to you to assist in paying for your education, should you need them.

North Central’s FAFSA code is #002369.