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Tuition & Fees

NEW! Financial Aid / Cost Estimator Calculator is now available to help you identify your total cost of attending Northern.

NEW TUITION RATES (effective Fall 2011)

    NEW MEXICO RESIDENT TUITION will be:

  • $114.50 per credit hour for 1 through 12 credit hours.
  • 13 through 18 credit hours (Full-time rate) will be $1374.00 total.
  • Anyone taking more than 18 credit hours will pay the Full-time rate ($1374.00 total),
    PLUS $114.50 per credit hour for each hour over 18.

If you are a Senior citizen (age 65 and above) and are classified as a resident of New Mexico, you will be charged $5.35 per credit for lower division courses or $20.40 per credit for upper division courses. If you enroll for more than 6 credits, charges for those credits over 6 will be made at the rate of $114.50 per credit. (This does not apply to Continuing Education courses.)
 

    NON-RESIDENT TUITION will be:

  • $425.45 per credit hour for 1 through 12 credit hours.
  • 13 through 18 credit hours (Full-time rate) will be $5105.40 total.
  • Anyone taking more than 18 credit hours will pay the Full-time rate ($5105.40 total),
    PLUS $425.45 per credit hour for each hour over 18.

STUDENT FEES (applies to all students)

  • Online Access Fee: $35 charged to all students who are taking more than 3 credits
  • Athletic Fee: $50 charged to all students who are taking more than 3 credits
  • Activity Fee: $3 per credit hour (more than 12 credit hours = $36)
  • Student Service Fee: $10 per credit hour (more than 12 credit hours = $120)
  • IT Fee:  $20 per credit hour (more than 12 credit hours = $240)

NEW FEES (applies to all students)

  • Building and Equipment renewal fee: $10 per credit hour 
  • Library student fee: $1.25 per credit hour
  • Security fee: $1.25 per credit hour

Northern used to allow non-New Mexico residents in-state tuition if they were enrolled for 6 credits or less. Recently passed legislation no longer allows that to happen.

OTHER FEES

  • Registration Fee (non-refundable; assessed each term):  $ 25.00
  • Late Registration Fee (non-refundable; added to regular fee):  $35.00
  • Payment Plan Fee:  $25.00
  • Payment Plan Late Fee:  $10.00
  • Graduation Fee:  $100.00
  • Additional diplomas or replacement diplomas:  $7.50
  • Unofficial Transcript Fee (per transcript):  $2.00
  • Official Transcript Fee (per transcript):  $5.00
  • ID Card replacement:  $5.00
  • Lab/Course Fee (per course):  $75.00
  • CPR Fee:  $27.00
  • Course Fee Field Experience:  $50.00
  • Fingerprinting Fees (one-time fee) :  $20.00
  • Background Check Fee (one-time fee):  $65.00
  • Capitol Challenge Fee:  $40.00
  • Standard Nurse Testing Fee:  $112.50
  • Institutional Testing Fee (LDCE Exam):  $20.00
  • Capstone Test-Business:  $25.00
  • Placement (COMPASS) Retesting Fee:  $20.00
  • GED Testing (per test):  $20.00
  • In-house examinations (per course):  $20.00
  • CLEP/DSST examination (per course):  $15.00