Paying for College

About the Cost Comparison: Tuition/minimum fees for 2016-2017 academic year unless otherwise indicated; based on 12-credit semester or quarter; in-state tuition for NWTC and four-year public university. *2015-2016 tuition/minimum fees.

Yes, you can afford college. We can help!

Financial Aid

Apply to receive (free) grants, low-interest loans and work-study jobs by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Scholarships are offered through the NWTC Educational Foundation and many other public and private sources.

NWTC Promise

Qualified high school seniors can get help with tuition and books thanks to the generosity of donors. See if you qualify for Promise

Student Financial Services

NWTC's Student Financial Services includes information on setting up a payment plan, NWTC refund selection packet, program feestuition due dates, refund policy, and dropping a class

Financial Coach

NWTC's financial coach can assist you in making informed decisions and taking control of your finances. Services are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to students.

Other sources of funding

Credit for prior learning

Your previous classes or life experience may eliminate the need for certain classes, which can save you time and tuition. Call Enrollment Services, (888) 385-6982, to ask for an evaluation.


Apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn program in which employers pay students to work and learn a trade. For more information, call the NWTC Apprenticeship Office at (920) 498-5682 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext 5682.

Military benefits

For information and contacts, visit our Veterans Benefits page, or call NWTC’s Veterans Coordinator at (920) 498-6292 or 1-800-422-NWTC, ext. 6292.

Your employer: Many companies will pay for part of their employees’ education. Contact your employer for details.

Your future is within reach! Call us today.

For more information:

  • Call Enrollment Services, (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982
  • E-mail