Lifelong benefits without a lifetime of debt.

The Value of Northland

Making college more affordable for you.

With one of the lowest tuitions in the state and a nationally ranked education, we make personalized learning accessible and achievable.

Top 10 in the nation for best education at the lowest price.

Zero-cost textbooks courses to help save on costs.

We award over $200,000 in scholarships annually.

3 out of 4 grads are employed in their field within 12 months.

Value by the numbers

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Northland Scholarships

Helping to achieve your dream.

We award over $200,000 in scholarships annually, making your educational dreams a reality.

North star Promise

Earn your degree tuition free.

Beginning in fall 2024, the North Star Promise Scholarship will create a tuition-free pathway for eligible Minnesota residents. If you’re considering Northland but worried about cost, the North Star Promise program may cover the FULL COST of your tuition & fees.

Tuition Freeze

Tuition rates are frozen through 2025!

Northland tuition will remain frozen through the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years, meaning we are committed to helping you access a world-class, affordable education. 

Workforce development

$2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships

Minnesota employers face a critical shortage of workers with the skills needed for high-demand occupations. The $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships are available for new Northland students pursuing careers in eligible degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


Zero textbook costs. One less obstacle.

Z-Degree could save you as much as $2,000 on the cost of your Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. It’s the same education and degree, making the process more affordable and convenient. See how Z-Degree removes obstacles to your education without making you sacrifice anything else along the way.

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Financial Aid

Wondering how you’ll pay for college?

We aim to ensure that every student who dreams of attending Northland can do so. You also don’t have to go it alone. Our finance advisors are on hand to help guide you through the process.

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Tuition & Fees

What’s the cost to attend Northland?

The cost to attend Northland is based upon the tuition rates in effect when a student takes the desired course, plus any associated fees.

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