Tuition and Cost of Attendance Details – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

2023-2024 Tuition and Cost of Attendance Details – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine



This page provides details on what you may expect to pay for each academic period of your student career while you’re in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) program at UWS. This includes UWS direct costs of attendance for tuition and fees, as well as estimated indirect costs of attendance for living expenses.

Admission to the university includes a $50 application fee and a $300 tuition deposit to secure a seat in the desired entering class. Both fees are one-time and non-refundable. The tuition deposit is applied to the first term of tuition.


Tuition and fees are direct costs charged by the university and due on or before the first day of the term. The board of trustees of the University of Western States reserves the right to modify the tuition and fees at any time. For additional information regarding due dates and financial obligations, please reference the Student Financial Responsibility policy.

Academic Period July 2023 – June 2024 (Classes start fall 2023)


The traditional NMD program is 14 quarters (terms) long with a flat rate of tuition per term based on a course schedule above 19 credits per term.

Program Flat Rate: $10,180
Per Credit Hour: $536

Additional fees apply and will be available in spring 2023.


Costs incurred for living and transportation as well as books and supplies to support your education are indirect costs not charged by the university. An estimate for the total yearly cost of the program will be available in spring 2023.

No single figure perfectly represents the cost of indirect expenses as living arrangements and personal spending habits vary widely. These figures represent estimated living expenses for one person in the Portland metropolitan area.  With careful planning and budgeting, expenses and resulting debt may be minimized. The university financial aid office will be happy to assist, please contact them at [email protected].