Paying for College

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. We offer a variety of financial assistance packages including need-based grants; federal loans; work-study options; and student employment. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information. Click here for information on veteran graduate student aid.

2016-2017

Tuition

Adult Accelerated Undergraduate
Learning Teams
  Adult Accelerated General Education
Tuition (per credit hour)
$160
  Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$360
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Tuition (per credit hour)
$385
  Bachelor of Arts in Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640

Online Undergraduate Certificates
  Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  Certificate in Marketing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  Certificate in Human Resources Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640

Adult Accelerated Graduate
Learning Teams
  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Tuition (per credit hour)
$575
  Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy
Tuition (flat rate)
$10,000*
  English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Endorsement
Tuition (per credit hour)
$330

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$20
  Application fee $40
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee (per examination credited) $20
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Enrollment deposit $125
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $125
  Insufficient funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5
  Student Service fee (per term) $80
  Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor's completion programs
(per credit hour granted)
$100
  Students are responsible for securing required textbooks and other educational resources prior to the start of each course.
  Some programs may qualify for partnership tuition eligibility if on-site. Academic partnership approval is required and dual discounts cannot be applied. Flat rate programs do not apply.
  *Newly enrolled students may be eligible for a flat tuition rate. Flat rate eligibility requires a minimum class size enrollment at a partner-provided, on-site location.


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

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 Tuition Payment Plan. Students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs by program, per class or per term. 

Students utilizing tuition remission can arrange, with Higher One's Tuition Payment Plan, a single tuition payment due at the end of the term (plus a grace period) with proper tuition assistance documentation from their employer.
(Note: the tuition payment plan does not apply to flat rate programs.)