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Tuition, Fees, Scholarships

At Northwest College, we understand that studying abroad is a significant investment for you and your family. When you compare our cost of education with other U.S. institutions, you will see that we offer an excellent value for your money. is a very useful website to convert the cost of tuition to your local currency.

2020-2021 Estimated Costs for International Students
Tuition/Fees (2 semesters with 15 credits per semester)1 $10,770
On-Campus Housing (based on standard double occupancy room)2 $3,010
Meal Plan (3 options to choose from)3 $3,090

Total for 2 semesters
This amount will be listed on your I-20 and must be listed in the Statement of Financial Support and shown on your bank statement.

Students should also budget for health insurance4 , travel costs, books, and personal spending money.


NOTE: All costs are subject to change without notification.

1 Tuition and Fees: International students are charged the nonresident tuition rate. The estimate above is based on tuition for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 credit hours per semester. Fees are charged per credit hour. International students are required to enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester. Depending upon your program of study, you may also pay additional lab or course fees.

Students are required to pay for the entire semester's amount of tuition and fees by the first day of each semester. Payment plans are available. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in the withdrawal from all classes and termination of your I-20.  

Cost of On-Campus Housing There is an additional cost for a small single room, a super single room, suite single, and apartments. There is also an additional cost for housing during winter, spring, and summer breaks. 

3 Cost of Meal Plans 

4 Health insurance is mandatory for all F-1 students. Coverage requirements and deadlines apply. More specific insurance information will be provided to accepted students or by request. 


International students are eligible to apply for all academic, activity, and talent scholarships offered by Northwest College. Additionally, the Trapper Scholarship is awarded to students with a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. The Trapper Scholarship ranges from $1000 to $1500 per year. Students are encouraged to apply early as scholarships are available only until all funds have been awarded.

To apply for scholarships:

  • Complete the online international student application form
  • Receive an email with your Student ID number and Student Portal account activation information 
  • Activate your Student Portal account and complete the online scholarship application form as soon as possible

Additional scholarships are available for returning students in their second year of study! 


Students may work on campus for up to 20 hours per week. Payment is at a minimum wage. Working off-campus is not permitted during the first year of study in the United States. Off-campus internship opportunities are available after students have completed 2 semesters of study through the CPT (curricular practical training) program. See the Current Students section for more information. 


Amanda Enriquez
Intercultural Program Manager
(1) 307-754-6424


Kara Ryf
Intercultural Program Coordinator
(1) 307-754-6429