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NPRC Offers Low Tuition Costs & Financial Aid Options in Pa.

One of the first things prospective students consider when looking to further their education is the price. One major benefit of NPRC’s design is that it allows the college to price programs 70% cheaper than traditional brick and mortar colleges, with complete degrees averaging around $15,000 against a national average that has students paying the same amount per year of admission.

At Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, we understand that students and parents can feel overwhelmed with the cost of college. That’s why we work to help them reach their educational goals while attempting to ease the financial commitment that accompanies college attendance. We offer multiple payment options, institutional aid, assistance with the financial aid processes, and resources to scholarships available throughout the nine counties we serve in Pa.

2024-25 Tuition Rates

Full-Time: 12-18 credit hours

Resident (In-Region)
Non-Resident (Out-of-Region)

Full-Time Cost

$2,220 flat rate
$2,400 flat rate
$4,440 flat rate

Full-Time: More than 18 credit hours

Resident (In-Region)
Non-Resident (Out-of-Region)

Over 18 Credit Hours Cost

$2,220 + $185 per credit hour over 18 credits
$2,400 + $200 per credit hour over 18 credits
$4,440 + $370 per credit hour over 18 credits

Part-Time: 1-11 credit hour(s)

Resident (In-Region)
Non-Resident (Out-of-Region)

Part-Time Cost

$185 per credit hour
$200 per credit hour
$370 per credit hour

Early Entry (Dual Enrollment): Max. 12 credit hours

Resident (In-Region)
Non-Resident (Out-of-Region)

Early Entry Cost

$60 per credit hour
$65 per credit hour
$100 per credit hour


$50 per credit hour


2023-24 tuition rates can be referenced in the latest edition of the NPRC College Catalog.

NPRC’s Board of Trustees voted to suspend fees for two academic years in 2022 and again in 2024. Institutional Aid may also be available for eligible students.

Non-credit workforce development programs do not follow this tuition and fee structure. The costs will vary by program, and payment assistance may be available.

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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