Great things continue to happen at Northwest Missouri State University

January 2012

Enjoy this sampling of Northwest's accomplishments
related to affordability.

Northwest student will earn more than $39,000


Based on minimum wage, a Northwest student will earn more than $39,000 by working on campus for four years (beginning his or her freshman year working the maximum number of student-employment hours allowed) and participating in Northwest's internationally benchmarked student-employment career pathing program. (right)


Northwest provides a fully loaded HP laptop, along with technical support and service, to all students, saving a student an average of $1,000.


Northwest tuition includes a minimal textbook rental fee that provides a primary textbook for each undergraduate class, saving a student on average $900 per year. (below)

saving a student on average $900 per year


The average financial aid package awarded to a Northwest student is more than $8,500, and 85 percent of Northwest students receive some form of financial aid.


According to the U.S. Department of Education, Northwest's student loan default rate dropped from 4.6 to 4.3 percent, based on the most recent data from 2009. This is good news as it speaks to, among other things, student responsibility, placement and Northwest's overall affordability. As a comparison, the national student loan default rate rose from 7 percent to 8.8 percent, and Missouri's overall rate increased from 5.8 percent to 7.6 percent.

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