Committed to Affordability
At North Park University, our long-standing commitment to keeping college affordable is part of who we are. We believe that we provide a unique college experience in Chicago, marked by access to world-class scholars, deep discussions of life’s biggest questions, and intercultural education—and that students from all walks of life are an important part of this. We want you to know that if you choose to make an investment in studying at North Park, you’ll get a quality academic and community experience at the best price we can offer.
Our tuition and fees are approximately $4,000 less than the average private, four-year Midwestern college or university. Overall, our combined tuition and room-and-board costs are more than $9,000 below the national average. What other schools may appear to offer in financial aid, we account for in reduced upfront tuition—you receive the immediate benefit of a more affordable cost overall, not just a discount.
The Details You’re Looking For
Our online Net Price Calculator can provide you a basic estimate of the annual costs you can expect at North Park, as well as what scholarships and grants you may qualify for. You can use this before you apply, or during the application process before you receive your official financial aid package, to get an idea of what your costs may be. (All colleges and universities should offer this feature, so you can do a little comparison shopping to determine what is best for your family.)
Financial Aid that Matches Your Needs
More than 95 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance at North Park. Ninety-two percent of students receive assistance they do not need to pay back.
Scholarships and Grants
You may qualify for up to $10,000 per year in academic and talent-based scholarships. You may also be awarded grants (need-based awards) that are funded by the federal government, state, University, or the Evangelical Covenant Church. North Park does not have a separate financial aid application; your admission application and FAFSA provide all the information we need. Learn more:
Loans and Payment Plans
Many families also choose to take out loans—student and/or parent—to help fund a college education. A range of financial tools and resources, including the University’s payment plan, can help you and your family manage yearly costs. Our financial aid staff will work with you to make sure you know all your options so you can make the best choice for your future. Learn more:
Within Your Reach
Explore our undergraduate financial aid information for more details and answers to frequently asked questions. Most of our campus visit options and events include opportunities to discuss these options and even meet with a financial aid expert. Our commitment to affordability is not just about a price tag: we promise to work with you to discover how a North Park education can be affordable for you and your family.