Tuition & Fees

While you’re here, you’ll earn a quality education, meet lifelong friends, and be well prepared for the next steps of your life. The best part? It won’t break the bank.

We’re proud to be one of the most affordable colleges in the region. But so there are no surprises, we’ve outlined all the tuition and fees costs you can expect at WNCC. 

Financial aid is an option for most students, too. In fact, more than 64 percent of all WNCC students received financial assistance in the 2018-2019 academic year, and nearly $6 million in total aid was awarded.

Once you’re established as a student, payments toward tuition and fees can be made online through your student portal. Additionally, payment plans are available through Nelnet at mycollegepaymentplan.com/wncc.

Tuition & Fees

The following tuition rates have been approved by Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors. A set list of course fees for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are available.
Nebraska Resident 21-22
  • $106.50 tuition per credit hour
  • $17.50 fees per credit hour
Border Resident  21-22
  • $109.50 tuition per credit hour
  • $17.50 fees per credit hour

*Applies to Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming residents. 

Non-Nebraska Resident 21-22
  • $110.50 tuition per credit hour
  • $17.50 fees per credit hour

Please note: a $150 registration fee is required for international students each semester.

International Student
  • $125 tuition per credit hour
  • $150 fees per credit hour
CollegeNOW! students 21-22
  • $53.25 tuition per credit hour
  • $8.75 fees per credit hour

This tuition and fee discount is only available for current high school students in WNCC’s service area, which includes Banner, Box Butte, the western half of Cherry, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties in the Nebraska Panhandle.

 

Housing & Dining Fees

Students living on the Scottsbluff Campus have the option of living in either Pioneer Hall or Conestoga Hall, while the apartment-style Sidney Living residence halls are available for Sidney Campus students. All students living on the Scottsbluff Campus are required to purchase a meal plan. There is also an additional $180 housing deposit and activities fees due on top of the fees listed below, of which $150 is refundable.
Pioneer Hall Rates 21-22
  • Pioneer Hall Double with 14-meal plan: $6,550
  • Pioneer Hall Double with 19-meal plan: $6,912

*All rates shown reflect annual cost

Horizon Rates 21-22
  • Pioneer Horizon Double with 14-meal plan: $7,176
  • Pioneer Horizon Double with 19-meal plan: $7,538

*All rates shown reflect annual cost

Conestoga Hall Rates 21-22
  • Conestoga Single with 14-meal plan: $8,304
  • Conestoga Single with 19-meal plan: $8,666
  • Conestoga Super Single with 14-meal plan: $8,782
  • Conestoga Super Single with 19-meal plan: $9,144
  • Conestoga Double with 14-meal plan: $7,676
  • Conestoga Double with 19-meal plan: $8,038

*All rates shown reflect annual cost

Sidney Living Rates 21-22
  • Sidney Living Double: $3,172

Please note, no meal plans are available on the Sidney Campus.

*All rates shown reflect annual cost

Commuter Meal Plan 21-22

A commuter 10-meal per week plan to Bishop Dining Hall on the Scottsbluff Campus is available for non-residence hall students only for $3,054.

*All rates shown reflect annual cost

 

Cost of Attendance 

Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the student's overall expenses for the period of enrollment. It is made up of direct costs (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (transportation, personal expenses, etc.).

Indirect costs included in a student's budget are estimates only for what it might cost you to rent an apartment, buy groceries, travel to and from school, and depend heavily on your personal expenses. This is not an actual bill from WNCC.

We use these costs to help determine your overall estimated need. We then try to meet that need with various forms of financial assistance.