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Paying For College

Listed below are costs for those wishing to take classes within our master's degree programs. The costs for our online doctoral program in nursing (BSN to DNP), is located below the master's program costs.


Resident Tuition:               $273.75 per credit hour
Non-resident Tuition:        $551.75 per credit hour

Various fees will also be charged based on course type. You will be responsible for the cost of any books and supplies required for the courses you are enrolled in.

Non-Oklahoma residents are eligible to receive the GO OK! Tuition Waiver for a portion of the out-of-state tuition cost. All newly admitted students receive the GO OK! Tuition Waiver. Continuing students must maintain a retention/graduation GPA of 3.00.

You will want to fill out the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid (Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163).

If interested in living in University Housing, see additional information at Living on Campus



In-State:                         $388.50 per credit hour with a one-time online expense of $300.
Out-of-State:                  $642.50 per credit hour with a one-time online expense of $300.
Summer Residency:     $350.00 expense, on the Alva Campus.

The student is responsible for the cost of all books, supplies, liability insurance, and background checks.

(The GO OK! Tuition Waiver program does not apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) Program.

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