Paying for College in the U.S.

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Tuition & Costs

NWTC offers some of the lowest tuition in the country. What's more, the Green Bay area has a cost of living far below the national average. This means NWTC students receive a high quality education at an affordable price. 2023-2024 estimated cost of attendance:

Tuition:    $7,092.00   ($236.40 per credit / 30 credits) 
Living Expenses:    $9,600.00
Books & Supplies:    $2,000.00
Total for one year:    $18,692.00
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Scholarship Opportunities

What is the NWTC General Scholarship Program?

  • NWTC Foundation scholarships are available to all incoming and current students. Awards generally range between $500 and $1500 per semester.
When can I Apply?
  • October is application cycle for January semester
  • March is application cycle for August semester
  • Students may apply for scholarships after enrolling for classes. No awards letters can be issued prior to admission.
Are there external scholarship opportunities?
  • Yes, here is some information about potential opportunities, outside of NWTC.

Jobs and Employment

Many international students are interested in employment to help pay for college. Here are some commonly asked questions:

May I work on campus?

  • Yes, you may work on campus, up to 20 hours per week during the academic semester
  • Outside of academic semesters, including summer and winter breaks, you may work more than 20 hours per week
  • Student positions generally earn around $15 per hour, and average less than 10 hours per week
  • It generally takes students several months to locate on campus
  • Please note: on campus work is not guaranteed

May I work off campus?

  • Students in their first year of study in the U.S. may not work off campus
  • After their first year of study, students can apply for Practical Training, which may allow them to do off campus paid internships or employment related to their area of study

Where can I find student jobs?