Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees at NMC are subject to change by the Board of Regents. They are payable at the time of registration unless the NMC Finance Office approves a Deferred Payment contract, or a student is receiving financial assistance. Students will not be admitted to classes or laboratories until their tuition and fees have been paid.
Resident & Non-Resident Tuition & Fee Requirements
To qualify for resident tuition, a student born outside the CNMI must meet one of the residency criteria as detailed under Residency Classification.
|Tuition || Resident || Non-Resident|
|Per credit hour for || $95.00 || $190.00|
|all credits taken || |
|International Student Fee* || || $200.00 per semester|
|Administrative Fees || |
|Admissions Application Fee || $25.00 || $50.00|
|Re-admission Application Fee || $25.00 (See Note 4) || $50.00 (See Note 4)|
|Registration Fee || $20.00 || $20.00|
|Late Registration Fee || $25.00 || $25.00|
|Course Change Fee: || |
|(add/drop/withdrawal) || $5.00 || $5.00|
|Record Certification Fee || $5.00 || $5.00|
|Transcript Request Fee || $5.00 (See Note 3) || $5.000 (See Note 3)|
|Emergency Transcript Request Fee || $20.00 || $20.00|
|Credit-by-Exam Application Fee || $20 + Full tuition & Fees || $20 + Full tuition & Fees|
|Auditing Application Fee || $20 + Full tuition & Fees(See Note 3) || $20 + Full tuition & Fees(See Note 3)|
|Independent Self Study Fee || $20 + Full tuition & Fees || $20 + Full tuition & Fees|
|Application to Graduate Fee || $75.00 (See Note 1) || $75.00 (See Note 1)|
|English Placement Fee || $25.00 (See Note 2) || $25.00 (See Note 2)|
|Math Placement Fee || $25.00 || $25.00|
|Diploma Re-order Fee || $30.00 || $30.00|
|Student ID Card Fee || $5.00 || $5.00|
|Copy of Education Record(s) Fee || $5.00 || $5.00|
|Course Fees || |
(NU 107, NU 108, NU 109,
NU 203, NU 207, NU 212)
| $300 (See Note 5) || $300 (See Note 5)|
|School of Education (SOE) Upper level || |
(ED 320, ED 321,
ED 435, ED 471, ED 492)
| $300 (See Note 5) || $300 (See Note 5)|
|**Flat Fee For All Students || |
|Registered for: || |
|Equal to or less than 5 credits || $75.00 |
|Equal to or less than 11 credits || $150.00 |
|Equal to or greater than 12 credits || $250.00 |
* The International Student Fee is for students enrolled in academic, credit-bearing course(s) at Northern Marianas College who are not citizens of the United States of America with the exception of citizens from the Freely Associated States (FAS); namely the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Belau (Palau), and Federated States of Micronesia.
** The Flat Fee includes technology access, all lab fees, and all instructional material fees. The Flat Fee does not include the non-refundable application/English Placement Test fee. The following additional fees are applicable to specific courses:
|Physical Education (PE)|
|Golf || $100|
|SCUBA || $100|
|Windsurfing || $100|
NOTICE: ALL FEES ARE NORMALLY NONREFUNDABLE.
ALL math courses require a graphing calculator. Models TI-83, TI-89, or TI-92 are recommended.
Note 1. When applying to graduate, a student will be charged $75.00 for the first degree or certificate and $40.00 for each additional certificate for each commencement exercise.
Note 2. The Admissions Application Fee is waived when the English Placement fee has been paid. Student must show a receipt. This fee is valid for one (1) year from date of receipt for all students.
Note 3. The charge for a Transcript is $5.00. When more than one is requested at the same time, the charge for each additional transcript is $2.00.
Note 4. When a student does not take a course at NMC for one year, a Re-admission Fee will be assessed.
Note 5. These are fees for Nursing and School of Education (SOE) upper level courses. These fees were effective summer session 2006.
Financial Obligations to the College
Students who have not satisfactorily met their financial obligations (tuition, fees, library fines, laboratory breakage charges, consolidated fees, loans pat due, etc.) will be denied transcripts, diplomas, and future registration privileges until the financial obligation has been met.
NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change, but any change will be published prior to the registration period of each term.
Tuition and fees paid to NMC by a sponsor, donor, or local government/private agency, with the exception of CNMI Scholarship Assistance, are refundable to the source, not to the student.
Persons 55 or older are entitled to free tuition at the College, provided that he/she is a resident of the CNMI.
All veterans enrolling at the College for the first time must bring to the Financial Aid Office their original DD214 documents, marriage certificates, and birth certificates for each dependent child. Veterans with no prior training under the GI Bill or former VA students who have taken an educational break for more than 45 days are urged to see the VA coordinator/Financial Aid Officer at least two months before enrolling.
In addition, all active military personnel as well as veterans with more than one year of service are encouraged to visit with the Veteran Coordinator/Financial Aid Officer at the Financial Aid Office for more information concerning credit granted for military service.
Regular Semester. If a student withdraws from NMC before the zero percent refund date or changes from full-time to part-time status, tuition, the consolidated fee, and other refundable fees are refunded as follows.
- 100% of tuition and refundable fees are refunded if complete withdrawal or change from full-time to part-time status is made on the first day of instruction of each course.
- 80% of tuition and refundable fees are refunded if complete withdrawal or change from full-time to part-time status is made within two weeks after instruction begins.
- 40% of tuition and refundable fees are refunded if complete withdrawal or change from full-time to part-time status is made during the third or forth week after instruction begins.
- No part of tuition or refundable fees is refunded if complete withdrawal or change from full-time to part-time status is made after the 40% period.
Before any refund can be made, students must submit to the Finance Office a copy of the drop or withdrawal form complete with all required signatures.
Summer Session and Short-Term Courses. NMC charges tuition and fees for courses taken during the summer session, and for short-term courses offered throughout the year. Under the circumstances listed below, these payments may be refunded:
- 100% of tuition and refundable fees are refunded if complete withdrawal or change from Full-time to part-time status is made on the first day of instruction.
- 80% of tuition and refundable fees are refunded according to the schedule below.
- 40% of tuition and refundable fees are refunded according to the schedule below.
- No partial tuition or refundable fees are refunded if withdrawal takes place on or after the first day of instruction for a one-week course.
|Course Length || 80% Refund || 40% Refund|
|1 week || no refund || no refund|
|2 week || 1st day || 2nd day|
|3 week || 1st-2nd day || 3rd day|
|4 week || 1st-2nd day || 3rd-4th day|
|5 week || 1st-3rd day || 4th-5th day|
|6 week || 1st-3rd day || 4th-6th day|
|7 week || 1st-4th day || 5th-7th day|
|8 week || 1st-4th day || 5th-8th day|
|9 + weeks || 1st-5th day || 6th-9th day|
Community Programs and Services Courses and Workshops
Noncredit Courses and Workshops. 100% of tuition is refunded if withdrawal is made seven (7) days before the first day of instruction. No part of tuition is refunded if the student withdraws after that date. Refunds will not be given for course materials or books.
Academic Credit Courses. Refund policies governing regular college-credit courses apply.
Courses Offered Through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Memoranda of Agreement (MOA). Courses offered through MOUs or MOAs are subject to the stipulations of the applicable MOU/MOA.
Refunds for Canceled Courses. Refunds of tuition and applicable fees will be given if the College cancels the courses