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Financial Aid and Tuition

Tuition and Fees

North Park takes a straight-forward approach to tuition and fees so you can understand and manage your costs. We work to be transparent about our costs.

We’re committed to keeping college affordable.

We know the cost of your college education is an important factor in your decision. It matters to us, too. According to the College Board, our tuition and fees are consistently several thousand dollars below the national average for private four-year colleges and universities.

Basic costs look like this:

2022–23 2023–24
Tuition $33,350 $34,685
Housing (shared) and food (15 meals per week) $10,425 $10,765
Comprehensive Fee $250 $340
CTA U-Pass $300 $300
$44,325 $46,090


Variations on these costs may occur if students choose a single-occupancy room or a different meal plan. Some courses have minimal additional fees, and music students may pay extra for private lessons. See below for complete details on the various costs and fees you may encounter as an undergraduate student at North Park University.

Beyond what you’ll pay directly to North Park University, you can also estimate up to $3,000–$4,000 per year for other personal college expenses.

Comprehensive Cost Schedule

In the tables below, we’ve included the costs for the current year to assist students and families who are planning for next year.


Full-time (12-17 hours per semester) $33,350 per year ($16,675 per semester)
Part-time (1-11 hours per semester) $1,010 per credit hour
Overload (hours beyond 17 per semester) $600 per credit hour
Audit $50 per credit hour
Non-credit languages $200 per course
Summer School (summer 2022) $630 per credit hour

Housing Prices

Residence hall double or triple occupancy $5,290 per year
($2,645 per semester)
Residence hall regular single occupancy $7,790 per year
($3,895 per semester)
Residence hall small single occupancy (limited) $6,540 per year
($3,270 per semester)
Apartments and bungalows, including Park North $5,985 per year
($2,992.50 per semester)
Sawyer Court Condos & 3226-28 Carmen 6-Flat $6,365 per year
($3,182.50 per semester)
Resident activities fee $120 per year
($60 per semester)
Non-compliance fee $2,250 per year
($1,125 per semester)

Meal Plans

Enjoy full access to a variety of meal choices at the time and place that fits your schedule. The All Access plan provides you with unlimited visits to the dining hall, including all-you-can-eat buffets seven days a week during operating hours. A total of $100 Flex Dollars is included in this plan. Aramark offers snacks each morning and afternoon in the dining room accessible only to those on this plan. In 2022–23 $2,812.50/semester.

The perfect blend of flexibility and value that allots 15 visits per week to the dining hall and $150 Flex Dollars. The meal week begins with breakfast on Monday and ends with dinner on Sunday. Meals not used during the week cannot be rolled over to the next week. In 2022–23 $2,567.50/semester.

Meals are ready and available when you need them. This meal plan includes 160 visits to the dining hall per semester. A total of $200 Flex Dollars is included. If your schedule varies week to week due to working, an internship or other commitments, this might be the perfect meal plan for you. In 2022–23 $2,330/semester.

The ideal plan for commuter students on the go. Includes 25 visits to the Dining Hall and $100 Flex Dollars. In 2022–23 $335/semester.

$275 Flex Dollars that can be used in the dining hall, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Viking Café. $250/semester.

More Information About Meal Plans

Aramark offers extended hours. Between the standard meal hours you could stop by in the morning or afternoon to refuel. There will be items such as a waffle bar, yogurt & granola, cookies, soft serve ice cream and a soup bar. This feature is part of the All Access plan.

You have spoken and we have heard you! On most Saturday nights, students are out and exploring the city of Chicago and often grab dinner when they are out. Maybe using the new UPass. Aramark will be closed on Saturday nights and open on Sunday nights instead.

ARAMARK’s Flex Dollars program allows students to load money into an account associated with their North Park IDs and use these funds to pay for meals in the dining hall or make purchases in Einstein Bros Bagels or the Viking Café market. Add as much as you wish in Flex Dollars, at any time online, and use your ID to pay. Flex Dollar balances will carry over between fall and spring semesters each year, but expire at the end of an academic year. Flex Dollars can be added in addition to any of North Park’s meal plans or purchased separately by anyone not on a meal plan. In addition, no sales tax is added to student purchases made with Flex Dollars, for even more savings.

New First Year Students: All first-year students living in the residence halls must be on a minimum of the Weekly 15. First Year students will have the opportunity to select between the Weekly 15 or All Access Plan when signing up for housing. If no selection is chosen, all resident students will automatically be assigned to the Weekly 15 plan. Meal Plan may be changed through the first week of the semester by contacting Residence Life and Housing. First Year students during their first semester may only select between the Weekly 15 or All Access Plan.

All Other Resident Students: All other residents must select either a Block 160, Weekly 15, or All Access Plan. These students will have the opportunity to select between the Block 160, Weekly 15, or All Access plan when signing up for housing. If no selection is chosen, the Weekly 15 plan will automatically be assigned. Meal Plan may be changed through the first week of the semester by contacting Residence Life and Housing.

Students who live in campus-owned houses and apartments, who have not selected a meal plan, will have a two-meals-per-week benefit in the campus dining hall built into their housing contracts.

Administrative Fees

Application/Reapplication Fee $40
Course Add Fee $15 per course added
CLEP and Credit by Exam Administration Fee $50
Credit by Exam Posting to Transcript Fee $35 per credit hour
Finance Charge 1.5% assessed monthly on past-due balances
Graduation Fee $150
International Student Services Fee $500 per semester
International Student Health Insurance Fee $1,214 per year (estimate)
Late Payment Fee $50
Commuter Student Parking Sticker $100 per semester
Resident Student Parking Sticker $200 per semester
Technology Fee $125 per semester
Transcript Fee $6 per copy
CTA U-Pass (all full time, traditional undergraduate students)  $150/semester
Viking ID Card (replacement) $10 each occurrence

Course Fees

Art (Courses numbered 1040, 1100, 2020, 2060, 3020, 3040, 3050, 4020) $30
Art (Courses numbered 2100, 3100, 2030, 3060, 4060) $75
Art and Society (GH 1850) $75
Biology (Courses numbered 3700–3790, 3890 & 4020) $100 per credit hour
Communications (Courses numbered 2140, 2240, 3430) $55
Music Applied Lesson Fee (1 or 2 credits) $175 per credit hour
Nursing ATI Fees $225 per semester
Nursing Program Fee (junior and senior years) $1,830 per semester
Nursing Labs (all) $125
NURS 3020-ATI Skills Modules $175
NURS 3020 & NURS 4200-Hospital On-Boarding Fee $40
PHEN 1330 & 1340 course materials fee $50
PHEN 2130 & 3170 course materials fee $100
Psychology $75
Science and Computer Science Labs (all) $200
WRIT 5000 Writing for Professionals $760
Theatre (THEA 1030) $150
Theatre (THEA 2110, 2120, 2130, 2140, 2150) $30

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