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The tuition rate at National Park College is about one-third the cost of public universities and a much smaller fraction of the amount of tuition charged by private institutions. Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, NPC is implementing a tuition guarantee for all continuously enrolled students. 

Please note: In April 2015, the NPC Board of Trustees approved a $1 per credit hour tuition decrease, which will go into effect with the Fall 2015 semester.  In-county tuition decreases from $89 to $88 per credit hour, and out-of-county tuition decreases from $99 to $98 per credit hour.

Tuition & Fees*  Garland County Residents Out-of-County Residents Out-of-State Residents International Residents
Per Semester Credit Hour $88.00 $98.00 $134.00 $198.00
Maximum Cost Per Semester (excluding fees) $1,584.00 $1,764.00 $2,412.00 $3,564.00

* Tuition rates are set by the National Park College Board of Trustees and are subject to change.

Registration fee: $50; Infrastructure fee: $50; Technology fee:  $8 per credit hour (max at 15 hours); Wellness fee: $1 per credit hour (max at 15 hours); Security fee: $25; Lab fees: $10 per credit hour (find listing with each class in the course schedule), excluding private music fees which are $30 per credit hour; On-line course fee: $10 per credit hour

Fees are assessed each semester.

*NPC reserves the right to change tuition rates and fees any time such action is deemed necessary.

EXPLANATION OF FEES

Registration Fee
This non-refundable fee of $50 is charged each semester to all students who enroll in classes.  The purpose of this fee is to assist with all costs involved with enrolling students.

Infrastructure Fee
This fee of $50 is charged each semester to all students who enroll in classes.  The purpose of the fee is to maintain the college's infrastructure (i.e., systems and facilities – existing buildings and construction of new buildings).

Technology Fee
This fee of $8 per credit hour (no matter the class and has a 15-hour cap) is charged each semester to all students who enroll in a classes. The purpose of the fee is to maintain the college's technology (i.e., computers, monitors, printers, ink cartridges, printing paper, and latest software installed on all NPC computers).

Wellness Fee
This fee of $1 per credit hour (no matter the class and has a 15-hour cap) is charged each semester to all students who enroll in  classes.  The purpose of the fee is to maintain the college's Wellness Center, which is available to all students.

Security Fee
This fee of $25 is charged each semester to all students who enroll in classes.  The purpose of the fee is to maintain campus-wide security (equipment and personnel).

Lab Fee
This fee of $10 per credit hour is charged each semester to all students who enroll in classes that have a lab (see schedule for a listing of all classes that have a lab).  The purpose of the fee is to enable the College to remain current with the latest technology, equipment, and expendable supplies for those particular classes.

Online Course Fee
This fee of $10 per credit hour is charged each semester to all students who enroll in an online classes.  The purpose of the fee is to offset some of the cost of Blackboard licensing and software.  (*NOTE* Taking classes online should save the student some costs associated with driving to campus, yet the courses actually cost the college more with Blackboard upgrades and fees associated with necessary software.)