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) 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.
Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2014-2015, 9 months
Net Price Calculator
In addition to the table above, we also offer a Net Price Calculator.