Undergraduate - Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate - Tuition and Financial Aid

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Financial Aid
The majority of students enrolled at NNU do not pay the full sticker price! In addition, 33% of our students graduate with NO DEBT at all. In the 2022-23 academic year, the average financial aid an incoming student received was more than $23,000 and the average loan debt of an NNU graduate is less than $28,000. Financial aid opens the door to your future at NNU. 
Understanding how financial aid changes the price you pay to attend NNU is a critical step in the enrollment process. There are many different ways you can lighten the financial load of an NNU education. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid so we can help you find the best financial aid possible.
We believe a Christian education is worth the price, but we don't want you to do it alone. Through the efforts of hundreds of generous donors, the academic scholarships listed here are made available to incoming freshman students as part of a financial aid package. Eligibility is based on the criteria listed. Need-based assistance through financial aid is also available to those who qualify.
Academic Scholarship
The Academic Scholarship is given to incoming freshmen who display excellence in academic achievement. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs. Renewal is based upon maintaining an NNU cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Consult the Office of Financial Aid for more details.
2023-2024 Academic Scholarships are as follows:
  • $18,000 - President's Scholarship​
  • $16,000 - Dean's Scholarship
  • $14,000 - Wesley Scholarship
  • $12,000 - Riley Scholarship
To get a detailed view on how scholarships and financial aid impact your tuition price, please use our Net Price Calculator.
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2023-2024 Undergraduate Costs

Undergraduate Tuition
Per Semester
Fall & Spring
12-18 Semester Credits (block rate)

Less than 12: $1,650 per credit
More than 18: Block Rate plus $550

Student Fees
Per Semester
Fall & Spring
12 or more credits (full time)
Includes Student Government Association, registration, athletic facilities, health & safety, and technology. Learn More
Student Reserve
This is an annual fee applied to the student account in the first full-time semester of each academic year, usually in the fall.
Health Services Fee
Housing and Food*

*Graduating seniors may opt-out of meal plans

Per Semester
Fall & Spring

Shared Room Price:
Single Room Pricing is an additional $1,595 per semester



Red Meal Plan: 220 Meal Swipes (14/week) and $375 in Flex money per semester
Black Meal Plan: 180 Meal Swipes (11/week) and $450 in Flex money per semester
Grey Meal Plan: 125 Meal Swipes (8/week) and $500 in Flex money per semester
White Meal Plan: 85 Meal Swipes (5/week) and $100 in Flex money per semester
Total Estimated Cost (Black Meal Plan without Student Insurance)
Hawk Bucks

Can be purchased at The Dex, The Bean, Grille 1913 or here on our website, added to your account anytime, and don't expire.

Get additional bonus cash when $25 or more is added to your account.


  • $25-$49 will get 5% extra reward cash bonus
  • $50-$99 will get 7% extra reward cash bonus
  • $100+ will get 10% extra reward cash bonus


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Housing Information
Room charge includes furniture and utilities. Double rooms are $2805. Private rooms (when available) are an additional $1595 per semester. For questions or information regarding housing and meal plan options, please contact the Office of Student Life at 208.467.8643.
Course Fees
Some courses offered at NNU have an extra fee. Please refer to the Registration Course Bulletin or contact the Registrar at 208.467.8548.
Special Fees
  • Audit (non-credit) courses: $85 per course credit.
  • Graduation Application Fee: $25
    Commencement Fee: $100
  • Late Graduation application fee (refer to the Registrar/graduation webpage for dates): $100.00
  • Late payment fee: $200
  • Late registration fee: $200
  • For senior citizens 60 years of age or older, there is no charge for non-credit classes; course fees may apply. Classes taken for credit are $150 per credit.
  • Withdrawal fee: $100
Other Fees
  • Student fees for 6-11 credits: $275 per semester
  • Student fees for 1-5 credits: $135 per semester
  • Post-Baccalaureate/NNU Graduate tuition rate: $825 per credit
Estimated Books and Supplies
  • Undergraduate average annual cost: $1320
    • Students must purchase their own books and supplies from the vendor of their choice. Individual costs may vary based on area of study or type of materials purchased.


By the following dates, you must either pay in full or establish a payment plan*.
2023-24 academic year due dates are:
Fall Semester: August 25, 2023, and
Spring Semester: January 5, 2024
For a current statement of your account, you may visit the NNU portal and generate your Course and Fee Statement. Be sure to select the session that you want to view. This creates a PDF document for you to view. Calculate your charges minus the aid you will be using.
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 their own currency at the flywire website.
  • Monthly Payment Plan - Enroll through flywire portal.
  • 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.
  • 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 the published 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. Direct deposit is available by completing the direct deposit request through your NNU portal.
Contact Information: businessoffice@nnu.edu | 208.467.8010 | 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. All withdrawals are subject to a $100 withdrawal fee if the withdrawal occurs after the add/drop date of the semester.
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: 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.
Traditional Student Withdrawal Policy:
All Traditional students withdrawing from NNU must complete the "Request for Withdrawal from School" form available from the Office of Academic Advising. All withdrawals are subject to a $100 withdrawal fee if the withdrawal occurs after the 10th day of classes.
Exceptions to the refund schedule found here 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.
The withdrawal date is determined by the Director of Academic Advising and will be defined based upon the date that the student began the withdrawal process or officially notified NNU of intent to withdraw. In cases in which the student leaves school without notifying an appropriate NNU official first, the withdrawal date will be defined as (a) the midpoint of the semester, or (b) the last day of documented "academic-related activity" dependent upon which occurred first.

Traditional Student Withdrawal Policy

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 percentage of the semester that the student is no longer enrolled. When a refund to federal programs is required, the refund will be made as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days after determination of withdrawal. The following is the refund distribution of aid:
  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  3. Federal PLUS Loan
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  7. TEACH Grants
  8. Other State, Private or Institutional Aid
  9. 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.


There are a number of questions we are asked about tuition and how to make payments, and you may be asking them yourself. Please read our Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions or our Graduate and Adult Studies Frequently Asked Questions.
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