$15,000

Tuition

$23,766

Cost of Attendance

$18,133

Net Price

National American University (NAU) Tuition and Fees

The tuition fee for the courses varies accordingly with the degree programs offered to students. The average total tuition of various degrees is mentioned below.

Degree Type Average Total Tuition
Associate $ 38,442
Bachelors $ 72,851
Masters $ 22,530

Programs

The National American University (NAU) offers more than 67 online programs across 10 disciplines including the top trending disciplines like Business, Nursing, Healthcare, and many more.

Some of the programs offered are mentioned below.

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration 
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management Bachelor of Science in Energy Management
Master of Management in Criminal Justice Management Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$15,000$15,000
Book & Supplies$1,350$1,350
Room & Board cost$7,164$7,164
Other Expenses$252$252
Total Cost of Attendance$23,766$23,766

Tuition for National American University Rapid City is $15,000. This is 4% more expensive than the national average private for-profit four-year college tuition of $14,406. The cost is 16% more expensive than the average South Dakota tuition of $12,891 for 4-year colleges. Tuition ranks 12th in South Dakota amongst 4-year colleges for affordability and is the 7th most expensive 4-year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence. Books and Supplies cost $1,350, while Room and Board cost $7,164. Other expenses are the same for both in-state and out-state students, with the figure at $252.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$18,133

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$19,654

$30,001 to $48,000

$18,077

$48,001 to $75,000

$17,510

$75,001 to $110,000

$22,608

$110,000+

$13,346

Net price is an indicator of what it actually costs to attend National American University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price is $18,133. The average net price differs depending on the income bracket under which you fall. Family incomes between $0 and $30,000 can expect an average net price of $19,654. For income brackets of $30,001 to $48,000 and $48,001 to $75,000, a net price of $18,077 and $17,510 is applicable. The net price is much higher for students whose families earn more than $75,001 a year. Income brackets of the range $75,001 to $110,000 are charged $22,608. A net price of $13,346 is applicable for students with a family income greater than $110,000.

Student Loans

Example Loans

$70,984

Stafford Loan Interest

4%

Time to Pay off Student Loan

N/A

Example monthly payment

$736

Total interest paid

$1,741

Sum of Loan Payments

$88,399

To have a realistic understanding of how much it will cost to study at National American University (NAU) here is an example one can consider to estimate the payment amounts one will incur with a student loan. Take a loan of $70,984 for example. This will result in a $8,832 payment to be made each year. We can assume that the interest rate is 4% post any refinancing or consolidation activities with a NA repayment plan. Then the total payment made towards the loan is $88,399 which is $1,741 in addition to the principal amount, which constitutes the interest payment made throughout the life of the loan.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$15,000$15,000
Room & Board Cost$7,164$7,164
Total Tuition & Fees$23,766$23,766

The Undergraduate total tuition and fees for both in-state and out-state for the students of National American University (NAU) are $23,766 which is higher than the average of typical similar universities. It should be noted that Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$15,000$15,000
Fees$75$75

The graduate tuition for both in-state and out-state for the students of National American University (NAU) is $15,000 and the graduate fees for both in-state and out-state are $75 which is higher than the average of typical similar universities. It includes direct and indirect costs.

Direct costs include tuition, fees, room and board. The National American University (NAU) health insurance plan is also a direct cost for those students who are required (i.e. – international students), or choose, to purchase the plan. The direct cost of attendance is decided by the Board of trustees.

Indirect costs include travel, books, supplies and other miscellaneous personal expenses which can vary considerably from individual to individual.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$499
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$344

The undergraduate cost per credit hour is $344 and the graduate cost per credit hour for National American University (NAU) is found to be $499. It should be noted that not all schools permit single class enlistment. These costs ought to be utilized for correlation purposes with regards to the amount it might cost to take a class at National American University versus different schools.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$7,164$7,164
Other Expense$252$252
Book & Supplies$1,350$1,350

Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus room and board depends on the convenience of the student. The Room & board expenses for a student residing off-campus and on-campus is $7,164 and the other expenses one can expect is $252 for the candidates residing on-campus and off-campus. 

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$7,164

Off Campus

$7,164

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$252

Off Campus

$252

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,350

Off Campus

$1,350

Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus room and board depends on the convenience of the student. The Room & board expenses for a student residing off-campus and on-campus is $7,164 and the other expenses one can expect is $252 for the candidates residing on-campus and off-campus. 

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Bachelors $75,000 $417
Masters $22,530 $456
Associate $40,000 $445

National American University (NAU) offers 67 online programs across 10 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

As per official data, the current projected cost for a four-year bachelor's degree, along with the living expenses, at the university is estimated to be around $119,190. To note, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $16,918 for 2018-2019, $18,133 for 2017-2018, and $15,428 for 2016-2017.

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