2022-2023 undergraduate cost of attendance  

$ Per semester $ Total year
Tuition (based on $1,340 per credit hour) 21,433 42,866
Freshman orientation fee 250 applied to fall term 250
Transfer orientation fee 150 applied to start term 150
Student activity fee 90 180
Avg. room and board (double room and meal plan) 7,124 14,248
Total 28,647 plus applicable fees 57.294 plus applicable fees

Book Expenses

All full-time undergraduate students should plan for book expenses of approximately $1200/year.

Commuter Student Costs

Commuting students should plan for additional expenses including off campus housing ($3250 for those living with parents and $9420 for those living on their own), transportation costs of approximately $3480/year and personal expenses of approximately $1200 for those living with parents and $4792/year for living in apartment. etc.

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Residential Housing & Dining Cost Guide

One of the best ways to experience all that college life has to offer is by enjoying the independence of living in our residence halls. Use the Housing & Dining Workbook and Financial Planning Worksheet to help you map your expenses and expected contribution.

Housing & Dining Workbook

Financial Planning Worksheet

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Financial Aid & Costs for North Central College

A degree from North Central College is an investment with lifelong returns. It’s a commitment to your career, a decision to study the world around you and an opportunity to make friends for life. We partner with you and your family to maximize affordability through a number of financial assistance options and are dedicated to making sure cost is never a barrier to a comprehensive liberal arts education.

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