The total annual cost of attendance at NPC is less than half the cost of the average Arkansas university.

Tuition and fee rates are set by the National Park College Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Decisions about tuition and fees are typically made in May each year; however, NPC reserves the right to change tuition rates and fees any time such action is deemed necessary. Tuition and fees are capped at 15 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees
Residence Tuition
(per credit hour)
Mandatory Fee
(per credit hour)
Maximum Cost Per Semester
(tuition and fees)
Garland County Residents $90 $45 $2025
Out-of-County Residents $100 $50 $2250
Out-of-State Residents $137 $54 $2865
International Residents $202 $54 $3840
Mandatory Meal Plan Fees
Student type Hours of On
Campus Classes
Mandatory Fee
(per term)
Approximate Meal Value
Full Time Students 12+ hours  $250.00 33 meals
3/4 time Students 9-11 hours  $187.50 24 meals
Half time Students 6-8 hours  $125.00 16 meals
Less than Half time Students 1-5 hours  $62.50 8 meals

Please note: Students who are enrolled in online only courses will not be charged a meal plan fee. Students enrolled in evening only courses can have their meal plan fee adjusted upon request (this pertains to the 19/20 academic year only). Students will have the option to purchase additional meal plan benefits.

Lab Fee
This fee of $10 per credit hour is charged each semester to all students who enroll in a class(es) that has/have a lab (see class schedule for a listing of classes that have a lab).  The purpose of the fee is to enable the College to remain current with the latest technology, equipment, and expendable supplies for those particular classes.

One-time fees specific to individual classes or disciplines may be required for some students. Examples may include special labs, material, uniforms or other fees.