Cost of Attendance

The amounts listed below are intended to help in planning your own budget, but your actual expenses will vary depending on your individual lifestyle.  The total amount of financial aid that you receive cannot exceed this COA budget. Your financial aid (i.e. grants, loans, scholarships) may be adjusted to keep you within your budget. You can use our Net Price Calculator to help estimate your college costs.        

Cost of Attending Nicolet College 2023-2024

  With Parent Away from Home
Tuition and Fees* $5,006 $5,006
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment** $1,722 $1,722
Food and Housing** $3,602 $8,546
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses** $1,996 $1,996
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784
Total Indirect Costs** $9,104 $14,048
Total Costs $14,110 $19,054

*Direct costs estimated at full-time (30 credits per academic year.)
**Indirect costs are not billed by Nicolet College.

Students should contact the Financial Aid Office if they have any questions or additional budget items.

Additional Costs that may be added on a case-by-case basis:

  • Higher than average kits or supplies (program specific)
  • Professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential (program specific)
  • Study abroad expenses for London trip
  • Federal Student Loan Fees if the student takes out a federal student loan
  • Dependent care
  • Disability-related expenses
  • Travel expenses if the student lives a great distance from campus or needs to travel for their program.

The Cost of Attendance (COA) budget at Nicolet College is an estimate of the student’s educational expenses for the academic year and is used to determine financial aid eligibility. The COA covers tuition, books, transportation, and basic living expenses. 

Direct Costs (charges billed directly to you by Nicolet College) include tuition and fees. The tuition and fees portion of the COA is based on 30 credits or competency equivalents for the year. Your actual tuition and fees will increase/decrease based on the number of credits/competencies that you are enrolled in. 

Indirect Cost estimates cover the costs not paid to Nicolet College such as books, supplies, rent, food, gasoline, etc. While the total cost may seem high, it includes basic living expenses you would incur whether you are attending Nicolet College or not.

Nicolet College is working hard to provide no cost or low-cost options in lieu of expensive textbooks. For more information on this exciting initiative, please contact the Nicolet College Bookstore at 715-365-4443.