Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Application Fee (non-refundable) $60

Full-Time Undergraduates

Tuition (12 to 20 credits per semester) $57,450 per year
Associate Degree Comprehensive Tuition & Fees (Bellarmine) $15,525 per year
Tuition (extra above 20 credits) $2,110 per credit
General Fee (full year) $900
General Fee (if registered Full-Time only in Spring) $450
Red Stack Direct $24 per credit

Tuition is payable on or before August 1 for the fall semester and December 31 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 $12,530
Residence Halls - Expanded Single $14,540
Residence Halls - Double $11,180
Residence Halls - Triple $7,910
Residence Halls - Expanded Triple $10,630
Single Occupancy Townhouses & Apartment Complex $17,140
Shared Occupancy Townhouses & Apartment Complex $15,300
Board - Resident (14 Meals + Dining $100) $7,110
Board - Resident (Unlimited) $7,800
Room Deposit $400 2

Payable on or before August 1 for the fall semester and December 31 for the spring semester.


Not refundable if reservation is voluntarily canceled. Credited when graduating or leaving the school or University housing.

Part-Time Undergraduates

Summer and Winter Sessions $885 per credit
Tuition (less than 12 credits) $885 per credit
Tuition (12 credits or more; Fall and Spring semesters) $28,725 per semester
Tuition (Full-time Undergraduate students taking reduced course load Fall/Spring)¹ $2,110 per credit
Tuition (Engineering, Part-Time) $940 per credit
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, non-cohort student) $940 per credit
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, Summer 2022 cohort) $12,875 per semester
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, Summer 2023 & Spring 2024 cohort) $13,375 per semester
Tuition (Nursing, Second Degree, Summer 2024 & Spring 2025 cohort) $13,845 per semester
Registration Fee $50 per semester
Red Stack Direct $24 per credit

Requires Dean's Approval

Special Fees

Orientation Fee (First Year Students) $400
Orientation Fee (Transfer Students) $150
Engineering Lab Fee $120 per course
Finance Lab Fee (FNCE 2101) $140 per course
Science Laboratory Fee $120 per course
Film, Television, Media Fee $120 per course
Studio Arts Materials Fee (painting, drawing, and sculpture) $120 per course
Studio Arts Materials Fee (digital print and photography) $145 per course
Music Lessons $685 per course
Study Abroad Application Fee $125
Automobile Registration Fee - Commuter $100
Automobile Registration Fee - Resident $150
Monthly Payment Plan Fee $40 per semester
Returned Check Fee $35
Graduation Fee $200
Academic Transcript $15
Summer Storage Fee $500

Nursing Student Costs

Nursing Lab and Clinical Fee $145 per semester
Nursing Testing Fee $130 per semester
Nursing NCLEX Review Fee (Fall Only, Seniors & MEPN) $255
Nursing ECCO Fee (NURS 4360) $250
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 Office of the Registrar will be made according to the appropriate schedule below.

Note: refunds for students participating in Study Abroad will also be contingent upon recoverable costs and expenses.

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.