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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Northwestern College Southwestern Campus is $17,280 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 25% more expensive than the national average private for-profit two year college tuition of $13,857. The cost is 90% more expensive than the average Illinois tuition of $9,071 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 56th in Illinois amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the most expensive 2 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $195 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $17,475.

Housing Costs

Northwestern College Southwestern Campus doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Bridgeview area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $8,100.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,548.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,160 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus was $30,283 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Illinois residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $26,231.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Northwestern College Southwestern Campus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Northwestern College Southwestern Campus
Estimated Budgets
Illinois Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$30,283
   In-State Tuition$17,280
   Other Fees$195
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,100
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,160
   Books and Supplies$1,548
Illinois Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$26,231
   In-State Tuition$17,280
   Other Fees$195
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$7,208
   Books and Supplies$1,548
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$30,283
   Out-of-State Tuition$17,280
   Other Fees$195
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,100
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,160
   Books and Supplies$1,548

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $30,283 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of Northwestern College Southwestern Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 0 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $0. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Northwestern College Southwestern Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Northwestern College Southwestern Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants0%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$0

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000n/a
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $30,283 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $30,283. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

0%
0%
100%

Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Northwestern College Southwestern Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 100% -  $27,123

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Northwestern College Southwestern Campus
Fox College Inc12.3% less expensive
Taylor Business Institute36.2% less expensive
Northwestern College0% less expensive
College of Court Reporting Inc21.9% less expensive
Rockford Career College22.8% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Northwestern College Southwestern Campus.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is $60,566 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Northwestern College Southwestern Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Northwestern College Southwestern Campus
Price per credit hour$480
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,440
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,920

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Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Northwestern College Southwestern Campus in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $16,020 to $17,280. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 2 year cost of $60,566.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Northwestern College Southwestern Campus.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$39,616$79,232
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$50,561$101,122
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $64,530$129,060
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $74,702$149,403

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Northwestern College Southwestern Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 29 43% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 20 49% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 20 40% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 16 49% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 9 55% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 58% costlier
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 4 45% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 4 62% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 2 40% costlier

Calculators

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About Northwestern College Southwestern Campus

Northwestern College Southwestern Campus is a two year private college located in Bridgeview, Illinois.  Full time enrollment is 277 and part time is 407. Learn more about getting accepted at Northwestern College Southwestern Campus at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Northwestern College Southwestern Campus
7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois
60455

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Northwestern College Southwestern Campus is a private, for profit school.

Northwestern College Southwestern Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=260992 IPEDS survey data.