Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for National College Stow is $11,412 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 18% cheaper than the national average private for-profit two year college tuition of $13,846. The cost is 8% more expensive than the average Ohio tuition of $10,591 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 40th in Ohio amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 47th most expensive 2 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $138 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $11,550.

Housing Costs

National College Stow doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Stow area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,896.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $2,853.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $0 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to National College-Stow was $20,299 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Ohio 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 $14,403.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for National College Stow and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for National College Stow
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$20,299
   In-State Tuition$11,412
   Other Fees$138
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,896
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$2,853
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$14,403
   In-State Tuition$11,412
   Other Fees$138
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$2,853
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$20,299
   Out-of-State Tuition$11,412
   Other Fees$138
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,896
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$2,853


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 $20,299 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 National College-Stow net price for in-state students is $19,577* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

67% of National College Stow students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,948. 67 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 $4,788. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend National College Stow, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for National College Stow
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$19,577*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid67%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,948
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants67%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,788

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 $30,000$18,981
$30,001 to $48,000$20,804
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,299 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,299. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 24% - $4,948

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

Federal Loans

 30% - $6,135

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

Out of Pocket

 45% -  $9,216

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. National College Stow
Fortis College Cuyahoga Falls13% more expensive
Fortis College Ravenna19.1% more expensive
Brown Mackie College Akron1.6% more expensive
Stautzenberger College Brecksville30.1% more expensive
Vatterott College Cleveland7.2% 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 National College Stow.

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 National College-Stow is $40,598 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.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $17,364 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $34,728**

**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 National College Stow 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 National College Stow
Price per credit hour$305
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$915
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,220


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 83% of National College Stow students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,135.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for National College Stow? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $34,728, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $43,089.48. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at National College Stow. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 67% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $17,364. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our National College Stow student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

National College Stow Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$359.08
Amount Borrowed$34,728.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,361.48
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$43,089.48

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend National College-Stow? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending National College Stow, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $43,089.48 would be needed to afford a $359.08 monthly payment in the example $34,728.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to National College Stow in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $11,304 to $11,412. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.2%. 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 $40,598.00. 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 National College Stow.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$26,555$53,110
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$33,892$67,783
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $43,255$86,510
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $50,073$100,147


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About National College Stow

National College Stow is a two year private college located in Stow, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 136 and part time is 62.  National College Stow has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about National College Stow at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

National College Stow
3855 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

National College Stow is a private, for profit school.

National College Stow cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=453482 IPEDS survey data.