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Tuition and Cost Estimates

This information is provided to assist you in estimating your monthly budget and managing your available financial resources (e.g., employment earnings, financial aid and assistance from family members) for the academic year. You should refer to the base expense budget for one term below when estimating your expenses.

Tuition for Doctoral & Master’s Degrees

Degree ProgramTuition and FeesBooks and SuppliesAverage Cost Per Trimester
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)$14,398$500$14,898
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)$14,398 $500$14,898
Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc)$5,247$500$5,747
Master of Acupuncture (MAc)$9,432$500$9,932
Master of Acupuncture in Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAc-CHM)$9,432$500$9,932

The DC program is a 10-trimester program with 248 total credits at $583 per credit hour.
The ND program is a 10-trimester program with 251 total credits at $583 per credit hour.
The DAc program is a 3-trimester program with 27 total credits at $583 per credit hour.
The MAc program is a 6-trimester program with 107 total credits at $524 per credit hour.
The MAc-CHM program is an 8-trimester program with 149 total credits. at $524 per credit hour.
Diagnostic Kit of $1,150 (estimated) is a one-time charge your first trimester only.

Note: Individual courses may have additional fees; consult the current NUHS Bulletin for program costs.

Tuition for Undergraduate Programs

ProgramTuition and FeesBooks and SuppliesAverage Cost Per Trimester
Bachelor of Science Program$6,986$400$7,386
Prerequisite Program$6,986$400$7,386

Note: Individual courses may have additional fees; consult the current NUHS Bulletin for program costs.

Prerequisite Program Discount: Students in the Prerequisite Program who have applied to the DC or ND degree program receive a 50% tuition discount for courses required for admission. Tuition discounts are applied after the first week.

On-campus and off-campus housing is available in both Illinois and Florida. Discover housing options to estimate your full cost.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financing your education at National University may be easier than you think. Most of our students qualify for student loans and assistance. In fact, close to 80% of our students rely on some form of financial aid.

How Budgets are Calculated

Incoming student budgets are initially created assuming full-time enrollment in the program, as listed in the NUHS Bulletin. The award letter lists the amount of aid the applicant is eligible to receive for the academic period. Depending on the initial term of enrollment, aid is offered over one, two or three trimesters. For example, a student beginning in the fall trimester will receive an award letter containing aid for three terms; whereas, for a student beginning in summer, the award letter would only list one trimester, as the fall begins a new financial aid year.

Living Allowance

In addition to budgeted amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies, additional funds for Living Allowances are provided in the financial aid award. The Living Allowance is a fixed amount per trimester based on an average cost depending on the living situation of the applicant. This includes allowances for rent, utilities, food, transportation, and personal expenses. Financial aid funds are to be used solely for educational expenses. In no circumstances will non-educational expenses be included in the cost of attendance. These expenses include items such as car payments, credit card payments, recreation, higher than normal rent/mortgage, spousal insurance, moving expenses, and security deposits.

It is important for an applicant to establish his or her personal budget within the standard allowance limits. The ability for an applicant to obtain the full amount of the living allowance is generally based on his or her willingness and ability to borrow from credit-based loan programs.