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Financial Aid and Tuition

School of Business Tuition and Fees

Graduate programs in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management offer a straightforward per-course tuition rate for students in both degree and certificate programs. When you compare our high quality education with our attractive tuition and financial aid opportunities, SBNM offers one for the best values for graduate management education in the area.

  • Tuition is $2,260 per course for the 2016–2017 academic year
  • Tuition is $2,300 per course for the 2017-18 academic year (effective August 2017)
  • Tuition includes all course fees aside from books and materials.
  • North Park may bill you for a few other fees; see the table below.
  • Your only additional costs for courses will be books and materials not be billed to you by North Park. These costs can vary depending on how you obtain textbooks, whether you borrow or purchase used or new versions.

Administrative and Other Fees

Course Materials Fee Between $10 and $60 per course, depending on materials required by instructor
Finance Charge 1.5% assessed monthly on past-due balances
Graduation Fee $150
Evening/Saturday Student Parking Sticker $100 per year
Technology Fee $10 per credit hour
Transcript Fee $6 per copy

Cost Calculation Details

Every student is unique in the number of courses they will take, what financial aid they can access, and tuition per course typically changes from year to year. However, as a starting point, if you were to complete a master’s degree at the School of Business and Nonprofit Management and pay the full cost beginning in the 2016–2017 academic year, your total cost could estimated as follows:

  • Master’s degrees require 18 courses.
  • At this year’s tuition rate ($2,300 per course), 18 courses would cost around $41,400.
  • Most students complete their degrees in two-and-a-half years. Adjusting for slight per-course cost increases, a tuition cost range could be $42,000 to $44,000.

However, many SBNM students qualify for tuition grant and scholarship opportunities that reduce their overall tuition bill by up to 35% — a savings of as much as $14,000 off the total program cost.