Tuition and Fees

Doctoral Programs - Chicago and Suburbs

A Benedictine University education is one of the best financial investments a family will make, providing valuable returns throughout a student's lifetime. We are dedicated to helping students and their families make a private education affordable.

  • Degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for financial aid.
  • Graduate and adult students may create budgets to manage tuition costs per course, per session or per term. TuitionPaymentPlan offers interest-free monthly payment options.
  • Tuition deferment plans are available for students utilizing approved employer tuition reimbursement.
  • Partnership tuition rates may be available for approved on-site programs.

For more information regarding tuition and fees, please contact your admissions representative.



On Campus
  Ph.D. in Organization Development
(per credit hour)
  Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership
(per credit hour)
  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change
(per credit hour)

  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change
Tuition (per credit hour)

Administrative Service Charges

  On Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
  On Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
  Application fee $50
  Certification fee $30
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
  Graduation fee $205
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5

Students are responsible for securing required textbooks and other educational resources prior to the start of each course.  

All tuition and fees are due to Benedictine University at the start of each course. Full payment for flat rate tuition programs is required within 7 calendar days of the start of the learning team program and is nonrefundable. Benedictine University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, courses and sequencing of courses without notice. Please note that fees are nonrefundable. 

All tuition remission students and consortium students must pay applicable fees such as activity, graduation, health, technology and lab fees. All fees are subject to change without further notice. 

Acceptable forms of payment include: cash, check, money order, American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover.
Benedictine University has partnered with Higher One to provide interest-free monthly payment options through the TuitionPayment Plan.

Ed.D. students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per session or per term.

Students utilizing tuition reimbursement can arrange, with Higher One’s TuitionPayment Plan, a single tuition payment due at the end of the term (plus a grace period). Documentation of your eligibility in your employer’s tuition assistance plan must be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts prior to enrolling in this plan.

Ph.D.O.D. and Ph.D./D.B.A. students should follow the instructions on the option they have selected on the Financial Arrangements Forms.

The School of Graduate,
Adult and Professional Education

For more information, contact
(877) 353-9622 or