Cost of Attendance at North Central College

Undergraduate students (full time), 2020-2021 Academic Year $ Per semester $ Total year
Tuition (12 to 18 credit hours) 20,500 41,000
Freshman orientation fee 250 fall term 250
Transfer orientation fee 150 applied to start term 150
Student activity fee 90 180
Est. room and board (resident, double room) 5,891 11,782
Total 26,481 plus applicable fees 52,962 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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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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