Financial Aid

A degree from Northwest Christian University is a great investment. It’s also affordable.

Many NCU students receive some form of financial aid. It’s what makes NCU such a great school. It’s also what makes a degree here so affordable.  You can afford to attend NCU, and we can show you how.


There are four general areas of aid available to NCU students. Our Financial Aid Office is here to help you apply for and receive the best financial aid package available to you. These include grants from federal, state or NCU sources, scholarships based on academic achievements or special talents, loans, as well as work-study employment on campus. To start your application, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using the Northwest Christian University Federal School Code 003208.

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Once complete, come on by campus and apply for admission. Get accepted, and the Financial Aid Office will help you make corrections to your FAFSA, and help you submit applications for any scholarships you may be eligible to receive. Got questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office today. Office: Morse Event Center (2nd Floor) Phone: 541-684-7201 Fax: 541-684-7317

Undergraduate Financial Aid

An undergraduate degree from NCU is very attainable thanks to Academic Scholarships, Leadership Scholarships, Heritage Grants, Church Matching Grants and more.  To take a detailed look at all the scholarships and grants offered from NCU, click on the link below.

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Financial Aid for Undergraduates Net Price Calculator


It’s true the cost of a college education can seem daunting, but with federal and state financial aid programs, it can be affordable too.  To find out more details regarding the grants and loan options offered from NCU for an Adult Degree program, click on the link below.

Financial Aid for Adult Degree Students


When it comes to paying for a Graduate Program at NCU, loans and scholarships are most common.  To find out more details regarding the financial aid funds available from NCU, click on the link below.

Financial Aid for Graduate Programs

 Disbursement & Credit Balances

Financial aid is disbursed to student accounts after the last day to add or drop a course (usually one to two weeks into the semester) and all eligibility requirements for the award have been met.  Scheduled disbursement dates can be viewed in the Financial Aid Portal under the Disbursements tab. Generally, things that can prevent a disbursement from occurring are an invalid FAFSA, missing documents, verification not complete, or inadequate enrollment.  Missing documents required for disbursement can also be viewed online in the Financial Aid Portal under the Documents tab.  In general, the first disbursement occurs 7-14 days into the semester and every week thereafter.

When the disbursed financial aid and/or payments made on a student account total more than the billed cost, the additional amount will be refunded to eligible students.  The Business Office processes and mails refund checks to students each Friday within 14 days of his/her funds posting and a credit balance being generated on the student’s account.