Tuition and Costs

With a decorated, 35-year nonprofit history and continuous accreditation since 1998, Northwestern Polytechnic University offers up to 100% tuition scholarships and works hard to keep its tuition & fees affordable, making it possible for students to graduate debt-free and with marketable skills for today and tomorrow’s Silicon Valley.
When compared to the California State Universities (California State University, East Bay; San Jose State University, San Francisco State University), University of California (UC Berkeley, UC David, UCLA), or Private Universities (Stanford, Santa Clara, etc.) in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northwestern Polytechnic University offers outstanding degree programs at a very affordable price.



2019-2020 Tuition & Fees


  Bachelor of Business Administration & Information Sciences
Bachelor of Science Computer Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science Computer Science
Master of Science Electrical Engineering
Per Trimester
16 units BS programs; 12 units MBA/MS programs
$5,280 $5,280 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500
Registration Fee 75 75 75 75 75
Campus Fee 125 125 125 125 125
Learning Resource Fee 200 200 200 200 200
Total per trimester $5,680 $5,680 $5,900 $5,900 $5,900
Health Insurance (optional) 416 416 416 416 416
Total per trimester + Health Insurance $6,096 $6,096 $6,316 $6,316 $6,316
Tuition Full Program
BBAIS 125 units; BSCS 129 units; All graduate programs 36 units
$41,250 $42,570 $16,500 $16,500 $16,500
Tuition Full Program + Fees $45,440 $46,760 $17,700 $17,700 $17,700
Tuition Full Program + Fees + Health Insurance $48,768 $50,088 $18,948 $18,948 $18,948

Other Fees

Graduation Petition Fee: $300 (for all students)


Text Books & Materials

Bachelor's Degree Text Books & Materials: $6,400 (Total estimated cost for entire program for BBAIS/BSCS. Each student's costs may differ)

Master's Degree Text Books & Materials: $1,800



Northwestern Polytechnic Housing costs per trimester: $2,600


Please note that this estimate includes tuition, fees, textbooks costs, and health insurance premium, which is subject to change. All students are required to pay current rates for tuition and fees each trimester. Additional fees may apply, depending on the services requested (see Tuition and Fee section in the University catalog). The cost of textbooks is estimated to be approximately $150 per course. The actual cost of textbooks can vary significantly from course to course.


Estimated Cost of Attendance Comparison of Bachelor's Degree Programs (Public & Private Universities)


*Based on website data as of August 16, 2019 and is subject to change without notice. Northwestern Polytechnic University is not responsible for tuition, fee or other programmatic cost changes at other colleges or universities