Tuition and Fees

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.

*All fees are subject to change without further notice.

Benedictine University 2016-2017 Tuition and Fees 


The Board of Trustees has approved 2016-2017 tuition and fees. In setting next year’s fees, University leadership worked diligently to review all available data regarding the students we serve throughout the BenU community. As a result, tuition increases will help support these major initiatives: 

• Increasing student scholarship funds. We want to ensure students who aspire to join the Benedictine community have the financial resources to be successful in their studies. 

• Increasing the number of full-time faculty over the next five years. For it is within the faculty – the purveyors of University knowledge, truth and community spirit – that we build a strong foundation for student retention and success. 

• Continuing improvement of facilities and technology at all sites. Significant improvements have been made in recent years, but there are still more to address as we strive to provide our students with the finest educational, recreational and residential facilities.

Remaining competitive and sustainable in the constantly changing higher education environment requires the University to adjust our tuition and fees structure on an annual basis. Increased tuition and fees enable the University to reinvest in key areas so we may continue guiding minds and spirits to be successful not only as professionals, but also as positive contributors to society. While we anticipate that our 2016-2017 tuition rates will remain highly competitive in comparison to other Catholic universities in our primary service areas, we will continue to work to make tuition affordable to all Benedictine University students.

All tuition and fees listed are subject to change and take effect June 1, 2016.

2016-2017 

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition
2016-2017

Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
  Year Tuition and Fees $32,170
  Semester Tuition $15,390
  Semester Student Service Fee $695

Overload Tuition Fee
(per credit hour over 18)
  Equal to semester hour part time rate

Part-Time Students
(1-11 credit hours)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $1,030
  Student Service fee (per credit hour) $50

Summer
  Summer 2016 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $950
  Summer 2016 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $495

Audit (no credit)
  Summer 2016 Tuition (per credit hour) $495

Intensive English Program
  Semester Tuition $6,000

Room and Board Charges

Residence Halls
per semester
  Jaeger Hall $3,015
  Neuzil Hall $3,410
  Ondrak Hall $3,015
  Residence Hall Meal Plans (165 meals plus $150 Munch Money or 145 meals plus $250 Munch Money or 125 meals plus $350 Munch Money)
Sample charges for incoming freshmen living in Ondrak or Jaeger Halls: $8,930/year
$1,450
  Cancellation fee $200
  Private room surcharge (per term) $520
  Room change fee $50
  Security deposit $125

Founders' Woods
per semester
  4 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $3,930
  2 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $4,460
  2 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,710
  1 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $5,825
  Founders' Woods Meal Plan (20 meals)
All full-time undergraduate students receive $15 Munch Money and two meals.
$150
  Cancellation fee $300
  Room change fee $100
  Security deposit $125

Course-related Charges

  (Nonrefundable after the first week of the semester)
  Applied Music (per credit hour) $315
  Biology lab $130
  Blended course fee $75
  Bloomberg lab fee $25
  Chemistry lab $160
  Communication $45-$60
  Computer Science lab $10
  Education lab $30-$45
  Education student teaching (per course) - Elementary/Secondary $125
  Education student teaching (per course) - Special Education $62.50
  Environmental lab $400
  Exercise Physiology $130
  Fine Arts $30-$75
  Mathematics lab $60
  Music $10-$200
  Natural Science lab $130-$160
  Nutrition lab $160
  Physics lab $100
  Professional liability insurance market rate
  Statistics $35
  All course related charges subject to change. See the current course schedule for updates. Students are responsible for securing required textbooks and other educational resources prior to the start of each course.

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 $200
  Express transcript mailing (per address) $30
  Graduation fee $125
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  New student orientation fee $200
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special Examination $5
  Work/Life Experience fee (per credit hour granted) $100
  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.


Benedictine University at Mesa Tuition
2016-2017

Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
  Year Tuition and Fees $21,300
  Semester Tuition $10,200
  Semester Student Service Fee $450
Overload Tuition Fee
(per credit hour over 18)
  Equal to semester hour part time rate
Part-Time Students
(1-11 credit hours)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $680
  Student Service fee (per credit hour) $30
Summer
2016
  Directed Study Tuition (per credit hour) $375
Audit (no credit)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $335

Course-related Charges per Semester

  Biology lab $130
  Chemistry lab $160
  Communication Arts $45-$150
  Fine Arts $30-$150
  Mathematics lab $60
  Natural Science lab $130-$160
  Nutrition lab $27.50-$160
  Statistics $35
  All course related charges subject to change. See the current course schedule for updates.
  Students are responsible for securing required textbooks and other educational resources prior to the start of each course.

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$20
  Application fee $40
  BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$20
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate Diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Enrollment deposit $100
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $125
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  New student orientation fee $100
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Parking tag replacement $5
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special Examination $5
  Work/Life Experience fee
(per credit hour granted)
$100


School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education - Adult Accelerated Undergraduate Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2016-2017

Tuition

Accelerated On Campus
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  Bachelor of Arts in Management 3+1
Tuition (per credit hour)
$580
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion
Tuition (per credit hour)
$320*
  Certificate Programs
Tuition (per credit hour)
$640
  *Tuition will increase to $365 on January 1, 2017 for all currently enrolled and newly admitted students.

Hybrid Off Campus
  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
  Some hybrid off-campus 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.

Online
  Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$450
  Undergraduate lower level class
Tuition (per credit hour)
$465
  Undergraduate upper level class
Tuition (per credit hour)
$680
  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

Administrative Service Charges

  Accelerated On Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Accelerated On Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$80
  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
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $125
  Hybrid Off Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Hybrid Off Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$80
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
$20
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5
  Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor's completion programs
(per credit hour granted)
$100


School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education - Graduate Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2016-2017

Tuition

On Campus
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$625
  Quarter
Tuition (per credit hour)
Accountancy
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Clinical Psychology
Finance
Leadership
Management Information Systems
Management and Organizational Behavior
Nutrition and Wellness
Public Health
Taxation
$660
  Semester
Tuition (per credit hour)
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Education (M.Ed. and M.A.Ed.)
Linguistics
Nursing
Science Content and Process
$1,030
  Audit (no credit)
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660-$1,030
  Graduate Certificate Programs
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Dual Degree Programs *Tuition for classes in either degree program will be charged at the higher rate of the two programs

Hybrid/Off Campus
  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
  *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.
  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.

Online
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$550
  Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior
Tuition (per credit hour)
$685
  Master of Science in Nursing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$650
  Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness
Tuition (per credit hour)
$685
  Master of Public Health
Tuition (per credit hour)
$650
  Dual Degree Programs *Tuition for classes in either degree program will be charged at the higher rate of the two programs

Administrative Service Charges

  Accelerated On Campus registration/enrollment deposit
(per credit hour)
$125
  Accelerated On Campus Student Service fee for graduate semester students
(per credit hour)
$80
  Accelerated On Campus Student Service fee for graduate quarter students
(per credit hour)
$37.50
  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
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $125
  Hybrid Off Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Hybrid Off Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$80
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
$20
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5


School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education - Doctoral Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2016-2017

Tuition

Accelerated On Campus
  Ph.D. in Organization Development
(per credit hour)
$1,093.75
  Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership
(per credit hour)
$1,250
  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change
(per credit hour)
$1,000

Online
  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change
Tuition (per credit hour)
$990

Administrative Service Charges

  Accelerated On Campus Student Service fee for doctoral students
(per term)
$80
  Accelerated On Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$20
  Application fee $50
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$20
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $125
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
$20
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5


School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education - Central, IL
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)
$370
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$320*

Online Undergraduate Certificates
Learning Teams
  Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Certificate in Human Resources Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Certificate in Marketing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370

Adult Accelerated Graduate
Learning Teams
  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Tuition (per credit hour)
$290**
  Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and Organizational Behavior
Tuition (per credit hour)
$515
  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

Adult Accelerated Doctoral
  Ph.D. in Organization Development
Cohort 3 (per credit hour)
$1,031.25
  Ph.D. in Organization Development
Cohort 4 (per credit hour)
$1,093.75

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.
  *Tuition will increase to $365 on January 1, 2017 for all currently enrolled and newly admitted students.
  **Does not include fees, materials or foundational courses.
  ***Does not include fees or materials.


School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education - Arizona
2016-2017

Tuition

Adult Accelerated Undergraduate
Learning Teams
  Adult Accelerated General Education
Tuition (per credit hour)
$160
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345*
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345*
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345*

Online Undergraduate Certificates
Learning Teams
  Certificate in Human Resources Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345
  Certificate in Marketing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345
  Certificate in Advanced Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345

Adult Accelerated Graduate
  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Tuition (per credit hour)
$290**

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced Placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$20
  Application fee $40
  BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
  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
  Parking tag replacement $5
  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.
  **Does not include fees, materials or foundational courses.


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 student service, graduation, certificate, course 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. 

Traditional undergraduate students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per term or combine fall and spring semester out-of-pocket expenses in an annual payment plan (September-August). 

Adult accelerated undergraduate students, graduate students and Ed.D. students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per session or per term. 

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

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.

Student Accounts

By Mail:
Benedictine University
Students Accounts
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Email:
SAR@ben.edu

Phone:
(630) 829-6503

Fax:
(630) 829-6501

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.