Tuition and Fees

There are three questions to ask when it comes to college costs:

  • What is the cost?
  • What will I actually pay?
  • Is it a good value?

Many students qualify for scholarships and other forms of financial aid, which help make the actual out-of-pocket costs more affordable. Our monthly payment plan helps even more.

While affordable, we know that it will still require sacrifice, summer employment, and loans for most students to fully finance a North Park University education. But the straightforward approach to tuition and fees at North Park helps keep things understandable and manageable.

Basic Costs

Most students are billed annually as follows:
Tuition $24,540
Room and Board (15-meal plan) and activity fee $8,220
Total $32,760

Students may choose variations on the standard meal plan or single occupancy rooms, which will modify the above projections. Some courses have lab fees, while students in the music program may pay extra for private lessons. However, there are no other hidden fees applied to all students.

We estimate that you will spend about $1,000 per year on books. Many students resell their books at the end of the term when they have completed their coursework. We estimate about $1600 per year for personal expenses, $400 for transportation for a resident student, and $900 for transportation for a commuter student. Loan fees are estimated at $50 per year.

Here is a comprehensive list of the tuition and fees at North Park for each academic year:


Full-time Tuition (12-17 hours/semester) $24,540/year

Part-time Tuition (1-11 hours/semester)  $815/credit hour  
Overload Tuition (18+ hours/semester)    $500/credit hour  
Audit $50/credit hour  
Non-credit Scandinavian (Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish), Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Latin, and Spanish $200/course  

Meal Plan Options

Annually 2014–15   
Standard 15-meal plan  $3,760  
10-meal plan  $3,260  
20-meal plan  $4,260  
Per Semester    
Standard 15-meal plan
10-meal plan
20-meal plan



2014–15 2014–15,
per semester
Annual fees, unless otherwise noted

(double and triple occupancy in a residence hall)
$4,400 $2,200
Regular Single Room in a residence hall $6,600  $3,300  
Small Single Room in a residence hall $5,500 $2,750  
Apartments and Bungalows,
including Park North
$5,090 $2,545  
Sawyer Court Condos $5,500 $2,750  
Resident Activities Fee $60 $30  
Non-Compliance Fee $2,200 $1,100  


You will automatically be billed $1753 for the University's insurance plan. This charge will be removed from your bill when proof of insurance is provided to the University.

Administrative Fees

Application/Reapplication Fee $40
Graduation Fee  $150
Course Add Fee (charged for each course added) $15
International Student Services Fee  $500/semester 
Transcript Fee (initial copy free; charge for additional)     $5 
Transcript Fee (same day service)  $10 
Late Payment Fee  $50
Finance Charge (assessed monthly on past due balances)  1.5%
Commuter Student Parking Sticker (unreserved) $150/year
Resident Student Parking Sticker (unreserved) $300/year
CLEP and Credit-by-Exam Administration Fee $50
Posting Credit-by Exam to Transcript $35/credit hour

Course Fees

Nursing Labs $125
Nursing Clinical Fee (junior and senior years) $1830/semester
A.T.I. Nursing Testing Fee $140
Science and Computer Science $100
Psychology  $75
Art (2100, 3100, 2030, 3060, 4060) $75
Art (1040, 1100, 2020, 2060, 3020, 3040, 3050, 4020) $30
Art and Society (GH 1850) $75
BIOL 3700-3790 (all in sequence), BIOL 3890, 4020  $100/credit hour
EDUC 3510 (Practicum B) for undergraduates $300
EDUC 2140/EDUC 5310/EDUC 6020  $140
WRIT 5000 Writing for Professionals $525
COMM 2140, 3430  $55
Music Applied Lesson Fee (1 or 2 credits) $175/credit hour

North Park University Undergraduate Tuition and Fees