Cost of Attendance

Determining your financial need

Don't let the numbers below scare you, they are a guide that Financial Aid uses to determine how much money you are eligible to receive when attending NWACC.  If you are looking for the actual price of attending NWACC, the Treasurer's Office has a list of Tuition Rates and Fees—we strive to keep our tuition low and education affordable.

Cost of Attendance (COA)

Cost of attendance is not what NWACC will charge you, but rather it is an estimated figure of all costs a person might have during the school year, and includes things like food, housing, and living expenses.  Based on the information you provide in your FAFSA, an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be calculated using a specific formula shown here.  "Financial Need" is the amount left when you subtract the EFC from the COA.

Here's an example:

Jim's COA is $7,000, and his EFC is $2,000, so he is able to receive up to $5,000 in Need-based Aid.

A larger COA means the potential for more aid.
To learn more about Cost of Attendance (COA) and how federal student aid is determined, click here.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2016-2017, 9 months

Fee Structure In-District*
Off Campus
With Parents
Out of District
Off Campus
Out of District
With Parents
Books & Supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200
Personal Expenses$1,800$900$1,800$900
Room & Board$11,205$1,107$11,205$1,107
Loan Fees$99$69$99$69

* Residents of Bentonville and Rogers School Districts

Net Price Calculator

In addition to the table above, we also offer a Net Price Calculator.
Once again, this is not what NWACC will charge you, but an estimate of your total expenses to live during the school year in regards to COA.  This can be a helpful tool in creating a budget as you prepare for college.