Costs and Financial Assistance Information at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
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Costs and Financial Assistance

Student and PapersNorthwestern Oklahoma State University has one of the region’s best scholarship, financial aid and enrollment incentive programs to help you defray college costs.

Northwestern has been ranked among the region’s leading universities by U.S. News & World Report . They also say Northwestern has the most affordable campus housing in America! And, 57 percent of our graduates have no student debt!

To help defray the costs of going to college, institutional and state scholarships are available, as well as departmental, athletic, participation and more.

A $600 award also is available to high school seniors who attend Ranger Preview during the fall semester and establish residence in Alva during the academic year.

More than $1.5 million in institutional aid is dispersed annually.

42 percent of total student population received some form of aid.

For the 2012-2013 year,  97 percent of freshmen who completed scholarship applications and enrolled for the fall semester received some type of aid.

There are different types of financial aid available at all three of our campus sites – institutional, state and federal in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and campus work study, so it pays to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon after Jan. 1 as possible. Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163. Students must complete a FAFSA form every year to continue receiving aid.

The Northwestern Foundation office coordinates the creation and endowing of scholarships donated by our dedicated alumni and friends. The list of scholarships, previous recipients, as well as the donors is available at www.nwfoundation.com.

For more information on scholarship deadlines and cap information, or to inquire about your eligibility to have your out-of-state tuition waived to pay in-state rates or any other items relating to scholarships or financial aid, please contact us at (580) 327-8541 or e-mail rjcastleberry@nwosu.edu.

Estimated Costs for Tuition, Fees, Room and Board & Books
(Based on 30 hours, resident undergraduate tuition)

Resident Undergraduate Tuition.......................... $151.25/credit hour = $4,537.50
(*Non-resident Undergraduate Tuition .................. $358.25/credit hour = $10,747.50)
Required Fees for All Students..................................$21.75/credit hour = $652.50
Room and Board (semi-private room, 15 meals/week)........................... $3,960.00
Approximate Fixed Expenses for Residents.................................... $9,150.00
Approximate Fixed Expenses for Non-Residents.......................... $15,360.00
Estimated cost for books and supplies = $1,200 per year

International Students’ estimated costs can be found in the International Student Application for Admission Packet.

Room Cost Breakdown
Use the breakdown below to choose what type of room and meal plan you are interested in. For your total room and board cost, add the room cost and board cost together.

Semi-Private Room per year.............................. $1,400
Private Room per year....................................... $2,400
Board – 19 meals/week for year......................... $2,680
Board – 15 meals/week for year......................... $2,560
Board – 10 meals/week for year......................... $2,370