Current and continuing students: the financial information for the upcoming school year can be found on the portal at

Consumer Information

Per federal regulation, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) must disclose to its current students, prospective students, and employees certain consumer information. It is our intent to provide complete and easy access to any information needed to comply with this federal mandate. Following are direct links to the requisite consumer information on NNU's website regarding (among others) Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Admissions, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Graduation Rates, and Campus Security. If you note a broken or missing link, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at your earliest convenience. For any questions or comments regarding consumer information, please contact Ann Crabb (p: 208-467-8593  e:

General Institutional Information

Academic Programs (Educational Programs, Faculty, and Offices)    (back to top)

Accreditation and Licensing     (back to top)

  • Accreditation
    • Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and has maintained that accreditation since first being accredited as a four-year college in 1937. The NWCCU accreditation process is currently represented by a seven-year cycle of written reports and visits by evaluation committees. During the present cycle of implementation, the seven-year cycle has been compressed to six years. 
    • The most recent full-scale accreditation self-study report, as well as previous reports, can be seen here:
    • For questions regarding the accreditation of the institution, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 208-467-8419 or
  • Licensing
    • In 2015 NNU became a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  SARA membership entails both program quality and consumer protection standards and benefits both students and institutions who are members. For more information on SARA, please see the NC-SARA website:
    • Students who are seeking an online degree that leads to state licensure (nursing, teaching, social work, etc.) should be aware that state licensing agencies may set their own regulations on distance education programs. In fields leading to professional licensure, NNU recommends that students check with the licensing agency in their home state prior to enrolling in a program of study to determine what regulations, if any, apply to distance education programs in their state. Click here for links to find contact information for various licensing agencies in each state:

Constitution Day     (back to top)

  • Each educational institution that recieves Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. If September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Consitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. NNU fulfills this requirement each year by holding a Constitution Day trivia competition, while also providing interesting information and copies of the Constitution for students to view. 
  • ​Sharing files without the permission of the copyright owner puts you at risk for substantial legal penalties. Information regarding such penalties can be found in the "Copyright Infringement and Remedies" documents maintained by the U.S. Copyright Office, or here:
  • Permission can be obtained to post articles that the NNU Library does not subscribe to. Information regarding that process, as well as more information on what is covered under copyright law, can be found here:
  • Copyright infringement also violates the Academic Integrity value of NNU, and could result in disciplinary action from the University. For more information regarding Academic Integrity and the disciplinary process, click here:

Cost of Attendance    (back to top)

  • The cost of attendance reflects the amount of money a typical student is projected to need for school-related expenses during the academic year. This is based on tuition and fee costs, room and board costs, as well as estimated amounts for books, travel, and personal expenses.
  • The Office of Financial Aid publishes estimated costs of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Actual expenses can vary depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to: number of credits being taken, degree program, and housing arrangements.
  • Cost of Attendance for undergraduates, adult and professional students, and graduates are available on the Office of Financial Aid's website, or at this link:
  • For questions concerning the cost of attendance, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or
​Default Rate     (back to top)
  • The number below represents NNU's 3 Year Cohort Default Rate. A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain federal loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.
  • Three years after the cohort of borrowers cease attending an institution is the first time the default rate is measured.
  • NNU's most recent Federal 3 Year Cohort Default Rate for the FY2015 cohort is 3.2
  • Disability Services at NNU exists to ensure access to the University and its programs by students with disabilities. Disability Services coordinates and provides reasonable accommodations, advocates for an accessible and hospitable learning environment, and promotes self-determination on the part of the individuals they serve.
  • Students who qualify for and desire accommodations in this course due to a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, must follow the NNU Disability Services Policies and Procedures as put forth by the office of Disability Services. Any student may review a copy of these policies and procedures at Call 208-467-8463 or email for further information.
  • In order to receive accommodations, the student must personally request specific services each semester. Services are not provided for a student automatically without a request. To access accommodations, the student must contact the Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) and comply with Disability Services' Policies and Procedures. The Disability Services faculty and staff will work with students to ensure that accommodations are successfully accessed in each course, as applicable. The most frequent accommodations provided by the office may be found at, under the Most Frequent Accomodations tab.

Facilities     (back to top)

  • A Campus Map can be downloaded by clicking here:
  • Instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities which relate to the academic programs offered at NNU are listed below. 
  • Office of Facilities Services at 208-467-8827 or

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)     (back to top)

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights can be viewed in there entirety on the Office of the Registrar's website, or here: For questions regarding FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8548 or

Graduation and Retention Rates     (back to top)

  • Colleges and universities are required to publicize their graduation rates. The graduation rate is calculated by indentifying all first-time freshman students as a cohort and tracking them to degree completion. You can find NNU's most recent graduation rates, as well as previous years' rates, here:
  • For more information on graduation rates, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8548 or
  • Retention rate is the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year. For example, a student who studies full-time in the fall semester and keeps on studying in the program in the next fall semester is counted in this rate.
  • NNU's most recent retention rate is for Fall 2016 FF Retention. That rate is 75.92%.
  • For more information on retention rates, please contact the Career Center at 208-467-8767 or

Greivance Process     (back to top)

Net Price Calculator     (back to top)

  • Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. A Net Price Calculator is available on the Office of Financial Aid's website, or by clicking here: The calculator allows prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution, after taking grants and scholarships into account. Net price results from the calculator are estimates and are not final or binding, and may change. Note: A student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for federal student aid funds.
  • For questions concerning the Net Price Calculator, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or

Refund Policy     (back to top)

Requirements for Withdrawal     (back to top)

Return of Federal Financial Aid     (back to top)

  • If a student withdraws from all courses during a semester, regardless of the reason, federal regulations require NNU to determine the amount of Title IV Federal Aid the student has earned. Funds are earned as a student completes each period. 
  • If a student withdraws during his or her expected term of enrollment, the amount of Title IV aid the student has earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If the student received more assistance than has been earned at the time of withdrawal, the excess funds must be returned by the school and/or by the student to the federal government. This is referred to as a Return to Title IV (R2T4).
  • The Title IV aid programs that are covered by this federal requirement are:
    • Federal Pell Grants
    • Direct Loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized)
    • Direct PLUS Loans
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
    • Federal Perkins Loans
    • TEACH Grants
    • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
  • More information regarding R2T4s, including how the withdrawal date is deteremined and how the amount of aid earned is deteremind, can be found here:
  • For questions regarding R2T4, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or

Satisfactory Academic Progress     (back to top)

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be met in order to retain eligiblity for federal financial aid. SAP consists of tracking both cumulative GPA and pace of completion.
  • The complete policy and requirements can be found here:
  • For questions regarding SAP, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or

Textbook Information     (back to top)

  • Students can find various information concerning required textbooks, including retail price and ISBN, for their courses on the NNU Bookstore website. For questions regarding textbooks, please contact the Bookstore at 208-467-8416 or

Transfer of Credit Policies     (back to top)

  • For undergraduate students, the determination of the transferability of credits is handled by the Office of the Registrar. For a comprehensive list of requirements and policies for transferring credits, click here:
  • Students enrolling at NNU with an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will typically receive junior standing. For more information regarding transfer to NNU with an Associate of Arts degree, click here:
  • Transfer students are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar to determine applicability of their coursework to a specific bachelor's degree. A complete transcript evaluation is available by sending the request with an official copy of the university's transcripts to: Registrar's Office, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S University Blvd, Nampa, ID 83686
  • Graduate students may transfer credits when enrolling at NNU. The eligibilty for transfer of credit varies depending on the graduate degree program, and graduate students are encouraged to contact their program coordinators for more information.
  • For questions regarding the transferring of credits, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8433 or

Student Financial Assistance

Code of Conduct     (back to top) 

Disbursement for Books and Supplies     (back to top)

  • The University must provide a way for a student who is eligible for federal aid to obtain or purchase, by the 7th day of the term, the books and supplies applicable to the term, if 10 days before the beginning of the term the institution could disburse funds the student is eligible for and assuming the funds were disbursed, the student would have a credit balance.
  • NNU meets this requirement through the availability of book vouchers. A book voucher can be received from the Business Office if the proper conditions are met. If a student has a credit balance (i.e. refund), the excess funds can be accessed via the book voucher to purchase books through the NNU Bookstore. To inquire about a book voucher, please contact the Business Office at 208-467-8591 or

Student Financial Aid Information     (back to top)

  • A number of disclosures are required pertaining to student financial aid information. Many of these can be found on the Office of Financial Aid's website. These disclosures include: information about the need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs; criteria for awarding aid; eligibility requirements; method and frequency of disbursements; rights and responsibilities of students receiving federal aid (including continued student eligiblity and standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress); procedures for applying; general condition and terms for federal work-study; and exit counseling information. Additionally, certain disclosure for loans are made when a student completes their Master Promissory Note for Direct Loans. Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note is completed through the NNU Business Office. These loan disclosures include, among other things: terms and conditions of the loans; sample repayment schedule; and the necessity for repaying the loans. Additional information regarding loans will be disclosed during Entrance and Exit Counseling as well.

Student Loan Information (published by U.S. Department of Education)     (back to top)

  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
    • You can find information about all of your Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and federal grants at the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). You'll also find contact information for the federal loan servicer holding your loans once the first disbursement of the loan has occurred.
    • You can access NSLDS at You will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password (the one you used to sign the FAFSA) to log into the system.
    • Information relating to your federal student loans at NNU will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions authorized to use the system.
  • Initial/Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
    • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling is completed online at and Perkins Entrance Counseling is completed at (completed during the promissory note process). While these must be completed prior to NNU disbursing applicale loan funds to a first-time borrower. For questions regarding entrance counseling, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or
  • Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
    • Direct Loan Exit Counseling is completed online at Exit Counseling for the Perkins Loan can also be completed online and the link can be found here: (Click on "Perkins Exit Counseling").
    • Exit counseling is necessary if a student has federal student loans and graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time registration status.
    • An Exit Counseling Guide for federal loans can be found here (in PDF form): 2018 Federal Exit Counseling Guide.pdf
    • For more questions concerning exit counseling, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or
*Note: NNU does not participate in a Preferred Lender Arrangement.

Study Abroad Credits     (back to top)

  • Study Abroad approved for credit may be considered enrollment at NNU for the purposes of financial aid. Additional information and answers to any questions can be provided by the Office of Financial Aid. Contact them at 208-467-8638 or

Health and Safety

Campus Security and Fire Report     (back to top)

  • Each year the University publishes a notice of the security report to all current students and employees. The report includes a number of items, including but not limited to: crime statistics; policies for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies; policies concerning security of and access to campus facilities; enforcement authority and jurisdiciton; programs designed to prevent crimes; information concerning registered sex offenders; policies concerning possession, use, or sale of alcohol beverages and illegal drugs along with enforcement of laws; among numerous other items. Some of the additional information includes: timely warnings and emergency notifications; a crime log (which is open for public inspection); emergency response and evacuation procedures; missing person notification policy; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating viiolence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and information for crime victims about disciplinary proceedings. 
  • The University also publishes a fire report that is combined with the annual security report. This report includes fire statistics as well as numerous policies and procedures concerning fire safety as well as information about the University's fire log.
  • For a PDF of the most recent report, click here: 2018 Campus Security and Fire Report.pdf
  • For questions regarding the Campus Security and Fire report, please contact the NNU Campus Safety Office at 467-8911 or

Immunization Policy     (back to top)

  • Health Services is dedicated to a healthy campus environment; current health information and immunizations are a vital part of that goal.A Health and Medical History Form and documentation of Immunization Records are required of all students. Immunization forms can be found on the Wellness Center's website, or here:
  • For questions regarding the immunization policy or necessary documents, please contact the Wellness Center at 208-467-8466 or

Academic Information

General Academic Information

  • Articulation Agreements with:
    • College of Western Idaho; College of Southern Idaho; Treasure Valley Community College; American Students Program; Australia Studies Centre; Contemporary Music Center; Latin-American Studies Program; Los Angeles Film Studies Center; Oxford Summer Programme; Scholars' Semester in Oxford; Uganda Studies Program; Ambrose University College; Korea Nazarene University; Nazarene Theological College of Australia; Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England; Africa Nazarene University; European Nazarene College; Seminario de las Nazareno Americas; Quetzal Education Research Center; Business College of Shanxi University; Dongseo University; Hausheng International College of Taiyuan; Kazak-American Free University; Northwest University (on NNU campus); Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine; South China Normal University; Swan College, Central South University of Forestry and Technology; Tibet University for Nationalities; Xianyang Normal University, China; Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies; Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies; International Studies Abroad; Jerusalem University College; Romanian Studies Program
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