Tuition and Fees

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We are proud to offer our students one of the most affordable options for achieving their higher education goals.
An Associate degree consists of about 60 credit hours. The cost per credit hour depends on where you live.
In-District refers to someone living within the Bentonville/Rogers school district. Out of District or Contiguous refers to someone living in Arkansas, but not within the Bentonville/Rogers school district. Contiguous also includes those living in one of the following counties: Adair and Delaware counties in Oklahoma, and Barry and McDonald counties in Missouri.

Estimated Tuition and Fees based on the number of hours attended:

Tuition & Fees Summer 2017 - Fall 2018 School Year (assessed per credit hour)

Tuition Per Credit Hour:  Rates 
In District $      75.00
Out of District $    122.50
Out of State $    125.00
International $    175.00
Differential Tuition*: 
In District $    100.00
Out of District $    147.50
Out of State $    147.50
International $    200.00
Learning Support Fee $      10.00
Technology Fee $      12.25
Facility Maintenance Fee $        2.00
Library Resource $        2.00
Student Health & Safety $        3.00
International Student Fee $      15.00
Health Profession Technology Fee $      15.00
Private Music Lessons $    100.00
Per Course: 
Lab Fees** $      35.00
Art Studio Fee $      20.00
Construction Technology Lab $      75.00
Culinary Program Lab $    265.00
Distance Learning Fee $      43.00
Health Professions Lab $      60.00
Hybrid Distance Learning Fee $      22.00
Science Lab $      50.00
Per Semester: 
Infrastructure Fee $      55.00
Infrastructure Fee (Summer) $      22.50
Registration $      10.00
Per Year: 
Health Professions Insurance Fees $      15.00
Transcript Fee $        5.00
Payment Plan $      30.00
Returned Check Fee (per check) $      25.00
Calculator Rental per semester $      15.00


* Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant Programs. Only applies to courses taken once a student is accepted into the program.
** Business & Computer Information, Math, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Communication and Arts

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. More information can be found here.

Billing Schedule

Students will receive notification at their NWACC email address when new statements are available online through TouchNet eServices.

Payment Due Date

Full payment of registered tuition and fees must be made by published payment due dates.  After payment due date, all tuition and fees are payable in full at time of registration. NWACC reserves the right to cancel registration for non-payment. Please check the Academic Calendar for scheduled payment due dates.

Students must have financial aid posted to their account, a payment plan established, or their account paid in full to avoid having their registration cancelled.

It is the student's responsibility to drop classes prior to the start of the semester to avoid liability. Please do not assume that non-payment guarantees you will automatically be dropped from classes.

Registrations through certain periods may not receive a bill before payment due dates.

Payment Due Dates for the 2017–2018 Academic Year:

Summer 2018 - May 22, 2018
Fall 2018 - August 14, 2018

Payment Methods

We accept cash, check, certified funds, and all major credit cards.
Payment Plans are available online.

Third Party Payee:

If a third party (employer or a government agency) will be paying tuition and fees on behalf of a student directly to NWACC, a letter of authorization to invoice the employer or agency must be received in the Treasurer's Office by the student's published payment due date. Any part of the tuition and fees not covered by the third party must also be paid by the published payment due date. The Treasurer's Office must have a letter of authorization to invoice the employer or agency for each semester. Note: An individual may not be invoiced as a third party.

The letter of authorization to invoice should contain the following:

  ·   Student's name
  ·   Student's social security number or student ID number
  ·   Third party name and address (letterhead is sufficient)
  ·   Detail of covered expenses (tuition, fees, etc.) Maximum dollar amount
  ·   Semester covered by third party

If the letter of authorization is not received by the published payment due date, the student will be responsible for the balance in full. Any charges not approved or paid by the third party will be placed back onto the student's account, as all charges are the responsibility of the student.

W9 Form

For more information, send a message to our Third Party Accountants.


Golden Age Waiver

Waiver forms are available online or at the Treasurer's Office located on the second floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

If you are an Arkansas resident, are 60 years of age or older and show proper proof of age, and meet admission requirements, you are eligible to have your tuition and general student fees waived. This waiver is limited to credit courses on a space-available basis. The "Golden-Age Waiver" form must be completed each semester and turned in to the Treasurer's Office prior to registering for classes. Students taking advantage of the waiver are allowed to register three business days prior to the start of the term. This waiver does not cover textbooks, class supplies, or course-related fees.

In-District Teacher Waiver

Waiver forms are available at the Treasurer's Office located on the second floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Tuition only will be waived for students who are currently employed as full-time Arkansas certified teachers in the Bentonville or Rogers School districts. This waiver is limited to credit courses. The "In-District Teacher Waiver" form must be completed each semester and turned in to the Treasurer's Office along with a verification letter from the School District or a copy of the current contract by the published payment due date.

Employee Waiver

This Waiver is for NWACC Employees Only. Employee waiver forms are available online. The "Employee Waiver" form must be submitted each semester by the published payment due date. The Human Resources Office will verify qualifying employees & their spouse/dependent(s).

Returned Checks

If a check made payable to the college is returned by a student's bank for any reason, their records will be placed on "HOLD" and the student will be charged a returned check fee of $25 for each returned check.

The NWACC Treasurer's Office will notify the student by phone and by letter if a check is returned on a student account. Their records will remain on "HOLD" until the student pays the amount of the returned-check plus the $25 returned check fee with either: cash, cashier's check, money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. If payment is not made to the college within 10 business days, the matter may be referred to the Benton County Prosecutor's Office. If a student has more than one check returned, the college will refuse to accept checks from them.