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When you’re the one paying for college, cost matters – right? Good thing you can earn a degree without the life crushing student debt. Need help? Please reach out at any time. We're here to make college possible.

Unapologetically Affordable

At NWTC you can earn a highly respected degree without racking up major student debt. In fact, many students graduate with little or no debt.

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Compare the Cost: Tuition and Fees for Wisconsin Residents. NWTC = $163 per credit*; 4-year Public University = $348 per credit**; For-Profit Online University = $398 per credit; Private College or University = $1851 per credit

Data pulled on June 6, 2023. All data is publicly available on college websites . Data compares tuition and minimum fees per credit for Wisconsin residents. Cost of books, other supplies, and housing/food not included. Some courses may have additional fees.  

*This rate is for associate degree/technical diploma courses. Note: Most Associate of Arts/Science Transfer courses are $163.30/credit; however, those with catalog numbers beginning with 2 are $209.60/credit. 

** UW Green Bay campus base tuition rate. Note: Other campus location tuition rates are lower; some majors have higher rates due to tuition differentials.  

How to Pay for College

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Financial Aid

If you don’t fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, you could miss out on affordable loans, grants (which don’t have to be repaid!), and work study opportunities. Filling out the FAFSA only takes about 30 minutes, and we can help.

How To Apply See Financial Aid Types


Over $750,000 in scholarships is awarded to current and new NWTC students every year. Scholarships, like grants, do not have to be paid back. If you are a high school senior, be sure to check out the NWTC Promise Scholarship.

Learn About Scholarships

Payment Plan

With the payment plan at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the cost of your educational expenses for each term is divided into smaller monthly payments with no interest - just a low enrollment fee.

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Other Funding Sources

Earn College Credit While in High School

Save money on your future degree by taking a dual credit class (a class in which you earn both high school and college credit).

Tuition Reimbursement and Employer Funding

Check with your employer to see if they may cover part or all your for tuition, fees, supplies, and/or books.

Credit for Prior Learning

Get credit for knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom – for example, at work or in the military.


Earn money while you learn in a program that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction.

Veteran Benefits

Use the educational benefits you’ve earned as a member of the military.

Financial Coaching

If you are struggling to afford college, there may be additional resources available to pay your tuition. NWTC’s Financial Coach can help!

Have questions?
Want to learn more about funding options?

Talk to an NWTC advisor now:
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NWTC Paying for College Presentation

Learn more about options for paying for college, financial aid options, and how to complete the FAFSA.

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