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Affordable NLC

There are a lot of reasons to prize a North Lake education: small classes, flexible schedules, online offerings, proximity to home. Best of all, it comes at a low price tag, so you can feed your brain without starving your wallet!

costcomparisonnew.jpgJump-start your future for less

North Lake brings you top-quality college courses at a bargain price. For Dallas County residents, tuition and fees total just $52 per credit hour, or $156 for the typical semester-long class, so the average full-time student’s annual tuition and fees add up to $1,560. How do we stack up against other Dallas-area schools? Check out the chart on the right!
For a Dallas County resident, classes at a public four-year institution can cost up to thirteen times more than the cost of taking corresponding courses at North Lake. And don’t even ask about tuition at private schools!

Why borrow to get a degree?

Student loan debt is a huge burden. Nationwide the average student with loans graduates from college $24,803 in debt, and that number is even higher for mature scholars. Students entering college in their thirties rack up an average debt of $29,364. At North Lake, that’s the equivalent of paying full-time tuition for 21 years!
Since our core class credits transfer to public Texas colleges and universities and cost a fraction of the price, North Lake is an affordable springboard to a great education. Spend two years here and cross dozens of core classes off your to-do list before finishing your studies elsewhere—all while saving yourself tens of thousands of dollars.
And North Lake offers financial assistance to those who need it. Our financial aid staff helps students find the grants, scholarships, and support they need to enroll. At North Lake, we’re a college that fits your life—and that means we’ll help make sure you get a quality education that fits your budget!