Tuition and Fees 2019-10-10T10:21:18+00:00

Tuition and Fees


For students who attend NSU exclusively online:


Undergraduate: $375 per credit hour up to 12 hours, then $100 per credit hour thereafter*

Graduate: $475 per credit hour up to 9 hours, then $100 per credit hour thereafter*

*Rates are per semester. Additional course and/or professional fees may be assessed as applicable.
** While Northwestern State University does not directly assess any amount for verification of student identity, students taking courses that require proctored assignments may incur separate out-of-pocket expenses for proctoring services.

Internet-Only Students Do Not Pay Any Out of State Fees

  • Application Fee $20.00
  • The cost of textbooks and related materials varies by program.

Subject to Change Disclaimer
The fees on this site are subject to change without prior notice by administrative, legislative, University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, or Louisiana Board of Regents action.

For the most current Tuition and Fees, please click here.


For military students:


Northwestern State University is dedicated to working with military students and dependents to ensure a smooth process. Our military financial options include a competitive tuition rate of $192 per credit hour for active duty, reservist, retirees, and their dependents. We also recognize various Tuition Assistance programs such as Military TA, Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11, and MyCAA.

Information on Northwestern State’s military services is available at