Tuition & Fees

To assist with your financial planning, we have prepared estimates of the costs for three-year and four-year Maritime programs. The Maritime Officer Programs each have a curriculum "guides" that include both Maritime and general education courses which are set at different rates. The guides are located under the "Academics" tab and the courses are color coded to identify the general education and maritime courses.

  • Maritime courses for 2023/2024 academic year are $510.00 per credit hour for all students regardless of residence.
  • General Education courses are less, priced per contact hour and based on residence. Transfer and Advanced Placement credit may decrease the general education tuition and fees required.

The NMC Board of Trustees approved the 2023–2024 budget on June 28, 2023. Additional charges for tuition and fees may be assessed to your account.

Select a link below to view detailed costs for a specific program. Your choices may reduce the detailed costs (housing, food plan, books, etc.).

Deck Officer Program Costs

Curriculum Dependent on type of student

Residence (Links to cost sheets)

Entering WITHOUT Bachelor's degree
Four-year program



Out of state

Entering WITH Bachelor's degree
Three-year program



Out of state

* Residence halls are required for recent high school graduates. Rates are based on double occupancy and median food plan.

Engineering Officer Program Costs

Curriculum dependent on transfer credit

Residence (links to cost sheets)

Three-Year Curriculum



Out of state

Four-Year Curriculum



Out of state

* Residence halls are required for recent high school graduates. Rates are based on double occupancy and middle food plan.

Find more information about financial aid here

Cost Of Attendance (COA) Components And Calculation Explanations

Student-specific COA figures can be found in your NMC Self-Service Financial Aid Awards tab, broken down by which are usually billed directly by the college, and which are not billed by the college but are costs of attending college that students typically incur. Most components are estimated costs based on our system data and outside sources and applied based on the students’ program of study, course enrollment, and living arrangements.

You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of your COA based on entering your planned program and enrollment and some information on your financial and family situation.

Full And Half-Time Students *

  • Tuition and fees

    • Tuition and fees are initially calculated based on the average enrollment and cost of the tuition tier (see the tuition and fee chart) for the students’ program of study. Once enrolled, the tuition and fee component is adjusted to the estimated cost based on actual contact hours. This includes General, Health Service, and program fees.
  • Books, course materials, supplies and equipment

    • These costs are estimated based on previous year data from our system. This includes bookstore purchases as well as course fees charged at registration for books, materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Living expenses: housing and food

    • Housing costs are initially based on the students' response to living plans on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), whether on-campus or off-campus. If students are charged on their student account for housing, the cost shifts to the on-campus estimate. The estimated amount for on-campus housing is based on the prior-year median charges, adjusted for any current-year increases. The off-campus estimates are based on multiple data sources of area-specific fair market rental costs, including If living with relatives, housing costs are cut in half.
    • Food costs for students in East Hall on-campus housing, costs are estimated for 3 meals a day at the NMC Food Service; For students in North Hall (with kitchens) or off-campus, food costs are based on multiple data sources of area-specific food costs, including USDA.
  • Transportation

    • Transportation costs are estimated based on students’ residency and living arrangements. They include the cost of getting to class, work, and traveling home. The amounts for car travel are based on the most recent IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate.
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses

    • Personal expense estimates are based on the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey on Consumer Expenses.
  • Federal student loan fees

    • Loan fees are estimated based on the current rate of federal loan fees for the student. If parent loans are taken, the loan fees are adjusted to cover the actual cost on the loan origination of that loan.
  • Professional licensure, certification

    • The cost of professional licensure or certification is estimated from information provided by the academic area of the students’ program of study. These are only included if:
    • The credential is needed for the NMC program of study or to work in the field that the program prepares students for
    • The cost will be incurred while the student is enrolled in the program, even if the actual test is not until after the end of the program
    • The cost is not already included in another component, such as books and supplies or fees.

* Some components are removed for students in these situations:

  • For students enrolled less than half-time (6 credits), the living expenses and miscellaneous personal expenses are not included.
  • For students receiving veterans benefits that include a housing allowance, living expenses are removed.
  • If students are enrolled in modules that do not span the entire term, living expenses and transportation expenses are adjusted proportional to the weeks of enrollment.

COA component estimates are updated regularly throughout the enrollment period for a term based on program, enrollment and other changes. At the time of Pell recalculation date, prior to disbursement, COA is locked in for the semester and can only be adjusted by appeal.

What If My Costs Are Higher Than Those Listed For Components In My COA?

Review the Cost of Attendance appeal process here.

Additional Components That Can Be Added Through An Appeal

  • Dependent care
  • Disability-related expenses
  • Study abroad expenses
  • Cooperative education costs
  • Personal computers

Review the Cost of Attendance appeal process here.