Institutional Grants

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NWSC offers need and merit-based institutional grants to deserving students. Talk to an Institutional Aid Administrator to learn more

Talk to an Institutional Aid Representative to Learn About Institutional Grants and Other Options

At Northwest Suburban College (NWSC), we believe no student should be denied an education due to lack of financial resources. Our Institutional Aid Administrators are always on hand to sit down with you and discuss your funding options, to create a plan that works for you.

Although the cost of a college education at NWSC is relatively low, many students still rely on institutional aid. NWSC offers institutional grant assistance and other opportunities, such as no-interest loans and payment plans. Talk with an Institutional Aid Administrator to learn how you can make your education goals a reality.

Program Rates

Attending NWSC costs significantly less than at many other for-profit institutions. Click the dropdown menu to view tuition and fees per program:

Tuition and Fees

Program Start Date Duration Tuition Incidental Fees Total Cost
Dental Assistant Enrollment every month 24 didactic wks;
32 wks total
720 Clock Hours
$9,034 Enrollment Fee* $300.00 $9,534
Graduation Fee $50.00
Healthcare Training: CPR, OSHA,
HIPAA
$150.00
Medical Assistant Enrollment every month 24 didactic wks;
32 wks total
720 Clock Hours
$9,034 Enrollment Fee* $300.00 $9,534
Graduation Fee $50.00
Healthcare Training: CPR, OSHA,
HIPAA
$150.00
Pharmacy Technician Enrollment every month 20 didactic wks; 32 wks total
600 Clock Hours
$5,450 Enrollment Fee* $300.00 $5,950
Graduation Fee $50.00
Healthcare Training: CPR, OSHA,
HIPAA
$150.00

*The non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $300.00 is payable with the signed Enrollment Agreement. The enrollment fee includes a background check, textbooks, NWSC scrubs, lab coat, and other needed equipment.

Institutional Grants

NWSC provides need-based grants. These grants are awarded to students at the time of admission.

Generally, this aid does not need to be repaid. Exceptions may apply for students withdrawing from a program, where the grant converts to loan and requires payment.

Need-Based Grants

Need-based grants are awarded to deserving certificate program students. NWSC offers need-based grants in the form of a tuition waiver varying from 25% to 50%, based on student income and financial need. Please contact our Institutional Aid Office for further information on student eligibility, availability of need-based grants, and for an institutional grant application.

Loans

This is borrowed money that must be repaid based on the terms listed in the contract, including interest and fees, if applicable.

Please contact the NWSC Institutional Aid Office at [email protected] or 847-290-6425 ext 107 for further information.

Non-Interest Loan

Offered through NWSC and its affiliated agency, the loan amounts range from $1,000–$5,000, based on the student’s need, and will not incur any interest charges if payments are made on time. Students under this plan pay in monthly installments. However, they must pay off all the money owed before they graduate from college. Typically, the non-interest loan period is 8 months for the Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Pharmacy Technician programs.

Extended Payment Plan

Extended payment plans that exceed the enrollment period are available as interest-bearing loans and are arranged through Tuition Financing Corporation (TFC). Students must use this service if they want a payment plan.

External Scholarship Resources

Click on the links below to find other available scholarship and grant resources.

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