Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Application Fee (non-refundable) $60

Full-Time Undergraduates

Tuition (12 to 20 credits per semester) $55,510 per year
Associate Degree Comprehensive Tuition & Fees (Bellarmine) $15,000 per year
Tuition (extra above 20 credits) $2,040 per credit
General Fee (full year) $850
General Fee (if registered Full-Time only in Spring) $425

Tuition is payable on or before August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester. A tuition acceptance deposit (non-refundable and credited toward the fall semester's tuition) of $200 is paid upon acceptance of the notice of admission.

Resident Student Fees

Residence Halls - Single $11,990
Residence Halls - Expanded Single $13,910
Residence Halls - Double $10,700
Residence Halls - Triple $7,570
Residence Halls - Expanded Triple $10,170
Single Occupancy Townhouses & Apartment Complex $16,400
Shared Occupancy Townhouses & Apartment Complex $14,640
Board - Resident (14 Meals + Dining $100) $6,800
Room Deposit $400 2

Part-Time Undergraduates

Summer and Winter Sessions $855 per credit
Tuition (less than 12 credits) $855 per credit
Tuition (12 credits or more; Fall and Spring semesters) $27,755 per semester
Tuition (Full-Time changed status to Part-Time; Fall/Spring)¹ $2,040 per credit
Tuition (Engineering, Part-Time) $905 per credit
Tuition (Nursing, RN to BSN) $795 per credit
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, non-cohort student) $905 per credit
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, Summer 2022 cohort) $12,875 per semester
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, Summer 2023 cohort) $13,375 per semester
Registration Fee $50 per semester

Special Fees

Orientation Fee (First Year Students) $400
Orientation Fee (Transfer Students) $150
Engineering Lab Fee $110 per course
Finance Lab Fee (FNCE 2101) $135 per course
Science Laboratory Fee $110 per course
Film, Television, Media Fee $110 per course
Studio Arts Materials Fee (painting, drawing, and sculpture) $110 per course
Studio Arts Materials Fee (digital print and photography) $135 per course
Music Lessons $660 per course
Study Abroad Application Fee $125
Automobile Registration Fee $100
Monthly Payment Plan Fee $40 per semester
Returned Check Fee $35
Graduation Fee $200
Academic Transcript $10
Summer Storage Fee $500

Nursing Student Costs

Nursing Lab and Clinical Fee $135 per semester
Nursing Testing Fee $125 per semester
Nursing uWorld Fee (Fall Only, Seniors & MEPN) $250
Nursing ECCO Fee (NURS 4360) $100
Castle Branch (one-time fee for background check and health document manager) Approximately $100

Transportation to clinical experiences and parking fees are the responsibility of the student.

The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and to make additional charges whenever they believe it to be necessary. The University reserves the right to charge a late fee on amounts past due 30 days or more. The late fee per semester is as follows:

Accounts owing less than $6000 $100
Accounts owing $6000-$9999 $200
Accounts owing $10,000-$14,999 $300
Accounts owing $15,000-$19,999 $400
Accounts owing $20,000-$24,999 $500
Accounts owing $25,000 or more $600

International students who are admitted must make known to the University the source of their financial support for their college education. They will be expected to make a deposit before a certificate of eligibility (I-20) is issued.

The University makes available a monthly payment plan as well as federal and private loan programs. Information on the payment plan and the loan programs are available to all students. Please contact the Office of the Bursar for additional information.

No degree will be conferred and no transcripts will be issued until all financial obligations to the University have been met.

Refund Policy

Refunds, as the result of official withdrawal through the University Registrar's Office, will be made according to the following schedule for full-time students. General and special fees are not refundable.

Official Withdrawal Date Refund % of Charge
First Week 90
Second Week 80
Third Week 60
Fourth Week 40
Fifth Week 20
Sixth Week or later 0

Refunds take two to three weeks to process.