NWSCC Tuition & Fees

The following information reflects the 2023-2024 tuition and fee schedule approved by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees. Regular courses are defined as day, night, weekend, off-campus, mini-terms, videoconferencing, and web-assisted. Distance Education courses are defined as hybrid or online, and with the exception of remote test proctoring fees, tuition and fees are equivalent to those for regular courses. Please see additional information below the chart on distance education test proctoring fees. The College reserves the right to change, modify, or alter fees, charges, expenses, and costs of any kind without notice as approved by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees above 19 semester hours will be calculated at the current, appropriate rate. The in-state tuition rate shall be extended to students who reside outside of Alabama in a state and county within fifty (50) miles of either campus. Please contact the Business Office for details.

NOTE: Tuition and fee charges are those in effect for 2023-2024 academic year. They are subject to change, so for current charges, contact the Business Office at either campus.

2023-2024 Tuition & Fee Rate

Alabama Residents and Non Residents

Credit HoursAlabama ResidentNon-Resident of Alabama
1168.00295.00
2336.00590.00
3504.00885.00
4672.001,180.00
5840.001,475.00
61,008.001,770.00
71,176.002,065.00
81,344.002,360.00
91,512.002,655.00
101,680.002,950.00
111,848.003,245.00
122,016.003,540.00
132,184.003,835.00
142,352.004,130.00
152,520.004,425.00
162,688.004,720.00
172,856.005,015.00
183,024.005,310.00
193,192.005,605.00

Distance Education students are required to take at least one proctored exam in order to verify student identity. Some courses require multiple proctored exams. Although we make every effort to accommodate distance education students with low cost or no cost test proctoring services, students who are unable to take exams at either of the NWSCC campus testing centers will be responsible for any charges incurred at remote test proctor sites and will pay any required fees directly to these sites in addition to the cost of any required equipment and services such as webcam/microphone and high-speed Internet connection. Please contact the NWSCC Distance Education Office at 256.331.5395 if you need assistance or have questions about using a remote proctor.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is an average figure used to determine financial aid eligibility.

The Cost of Attendance includes estimates of standard expenses such as tuition, fees, books/supplies, food and housing, loan fee, personal expenses, and transportation. Cost of Attendance minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA equals your financial need for need-based financial aid programs.

The COA is not a bill and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual student bills will differ from the estimated COA figures provided by the College, which include both direct (i.e. billable) costs and indirect costs for two full time semesters. Tuition, fees, and books charged to your financial aid are the direct costs for which students are billed by the College. Other costs, including off-campus living expenses, are not billed by the College and will vary for each student. Please note the COA figures are estimates and are subject to change.

Alabama Resident – Living Off Campus (2 semesters, Full-time – 12 hours)Alabama Resident – Living with Parents (2 semesters, Full-time – 12 hours)Non-Resident – Living Off Campus (2 semesters, Full-time – 12 hours)Non-Resident – Living with Parents (2 semesters, Full-time – 12 hours)
Tuition & Fees$4,063$4,063$7,111$7,111
Books, course materials, supplies,
and equipment
$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,600
Food and housing-Living expenses$9,336$3,800$9,336$3,800
Loan fee$100$100$100$100
Transportation$1,747$1,747$1,747$1,747
Miscellaneous personal expenses$1,150$1,150$1,150$1,150
TOTALS$17,996$12,460$21,044$15,508

The programs listed below have additional estimated required costs.

Additional Program Costs

Emergency Medical Services-AASCertification/Licensure Exam Costs$444
Salon and SPA-AASState Board Exam Costs
Additional Equipment/Supplies Cost
$205
$1,000
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration-AOTTesting Fee
Additional Equipment/Supplies Cost
$25
$4,600
Registered Nursing-AAS-Lower DivisionState License and NCLEX Exam
Additional Equipment/Supplies Cost
$338.50
$2,100
Registered Nursing-AAS-Upper DivisionState License and NCLEX Exam$338.50
Registered Nursing-AAS-Mobility DivisionState License and NCLEX Exam
Additional Equipment/Supplies Cost
$338.50
$1,600

Use the net price calculator to estimate the cost of your education.

NOTE: Tuition/fees are subject to change, so for current charges, contact the Cashier’s Office at either campus.

Late Registration Fee $25.00

Parking Decal (Fall/Spring) $8.00
(Summer $4.00)

Please contact testing center at 256-331-5282 for placement test re-take fee.

Student Insurance Fees

  • $7.50 – Fall Semester
  • $7.50 – Spring Semester
  • $5.00 – Summer Semester

*For identify verification, Distance Education students are required to take at least one proctored exam on campus. Some courses require multiple proctored exams. Although we make every effort to accommodate distance education students with low cost or no cost test proctoring services, students who are unable to take exams at either of the NWSCC campus testing centers will be responsible for any charges incurred at remote test proctor sites and will pay any required fees directly to these sites. Many courses utilize ProctorU, a remote test proctoring service where students connect online with a proctor via webcam and microphone. Proctoring fees range from $15-$25 per exam. Please contact the NWSCC Distance Education Office at 256.331.5263 if you need assistance or have questions about using a remote proctor.