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)
Student Activity Fee
(per credit hour)
Maximum Cost Per Semester
(tuition and fees)
Garland County Residents $100 $45 $5 $2,250
Out-of-County Residents $110 $50 $5 $2,475
Out-of-State Residents $147 $54 $5 $3,090
International Residents $212 $54 $5 $4,065
Mandatory Meal Plan Fees
Student type Credit Hours Mandatory Fee
(per term)
Meals per Semester
Full Time Students 10+ hours  $350.00 53 meals
3/4 time Students 7-9 hours  $262.50 40 meals
Half time Students 4-6 hours  $175.00 26 meals
Less than Half time Students 0-3 hours  $100.00 15 meals
On-Campus Resident   $1,000.00 153 meals


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.