Tuition and Other Charges

Tuition and fees are fully assessed upon completion of registration.

Terms of Payment

All tuition, room and board, and fees must be paid before classes begin. Bills are mailed to first-time registered students four to six weeks before the semester begins. Thereafter, all bills are sent to the student’s University e-mail account. Students who register after the billing cut-off date pay in full at the time of registration. Students who have a balance due on their account will not be permitted to register for the next semester and will not receive grades or transcripts. Additionally, registration may be canceled for students who fail to meet their financial obligations.

The following options are available for payment of tuition and room and board:

  1. Cash or check.
  2. Tuition Payment Plan.
  3. Credit card. A convenience fee is charged for this service.
  4. Electronic check (ACH). A convenience fee is charged for this service.

The Tuition Payment Plan is available for one’s convenience in budgeting payments to student accounts. Applications are made through the Bursar’s Office. The amount budgeted will be paid each month June 5 through March 5. Any balances on accounts are refunded or billed as payable.

Regular Semester Charges

TUITION (2011-2012 Academic Year)

Full-time Students:

(12-18 credits)… $15,530.00 per semester

($30,660.00 annual tuition, full-time up to 36 credits, that is, 18 hours each, fall and spring semesters)

Part-time (1-11 credits) and each hour over 18 credits… $935.00 per credit

Graduate credit courses:

College of Arts and Sciences… $685.00 per credit

Boler School of Business… $845.00 per credit

Students who are permitted to register as auditors are charged the same amounts as other students.


Graduation—undergraduate or graduate
(payable at time of formal application for degree)… $150.00

Graduation— undergraduate or graduate late application… $175.00

International student: Application processing… $50.00

Orientation… $325.00

Orientation, Transfer… $60.00

Penalty—Late Payment of tuition, room or board… $150.00

PSEO (High school transient student): Application processing… $10.00

Return check fee… $25.00

Room—Late cancellation fee… $250.00

Student Activities Fee, per semester
(full-time undergraduates only)… $200.00

Student Health and Wellness fee, per semester
(full-time undergraduates only)… $125.00

Student Technology Fee, per semester
(full-time undergraduates only)… $200.00

Study abroad fee… dependent on specific program

Transcript of record… $5.00

Tuition Payment Plan application fee… $25.00

Laboratory, computer, and television/radio course fees vary with the nature of the laboratory or course. Amounts are published in each semester’s course schedule.

ROOM AND BOARD (2011-2012 Academic Year)

Room and Board—each semester, with the 14-meal “plus” plan and double room… $4,575.00

Other meal plans are available. Information can be obtained from the Office of Residence Life (216-397-4408).

The board charge for a semester covers the interval beginning with the day of the opening of classes and ending the final day of the examination period, excluding Thanksgiving, spring break, and other vacations as set forth in the University calendar.

Applicants who enter into residence assume full responsibility for their rooms and the contents thereof. All loss and damage occasioned by students are charged against their accounts.

A $300 enrollment deposit is required of first-time students and is non-refundable after May 1. If the student will be living on campus, $200 of the enrollment deposit will be retained as a security deposit. When the student discontinues living in the residence halls, the deposit (or remainder thereof) will be credited to the individual student’s account as a credit against charges due or refunded in the instance of a credit balance.

Fees listed above pertain to the 2011-2012 academic year. Owing to the uncertainty of prices, the University reserves the right to change fees without notice.


The following percentages of the charge for tuition will be refunded, or credited against a balance due.

Within course-change week… 100%

Within the second week of class… 67%

Within the third week of class… 33%

After the third week of class… 0%

These withdrawal allowances are granted only after the student has formally withdrawn through the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawals must be made in person or in writing and are dated from the day of approval.

No allowance or rebate is made to students who are permitted to register late or to student hall residents who are permitted to spend weekends or other brief periods away from campus.

Special note for students on semester-basis tuition:

There will be an adjustment in tuition only if they:

a. Drop to fewer than 12 credit hours during or prior to course change week, or

b. Completely withdraw from the University during the first three weeks of the semester.

Refunds for summer terms require the student to formally withdraw by the second day of class for a full refund and by the fifth day of class for a 50% refund. There is no tuition refund after the fifth day of class.

Tuition Insurance

The Tuition Refund Plan offers tuition and fee insurance in the event of an unforeseen mid-term medical (illness or accident) withdrawal from classes. Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is optional. Please refer to for more information.

Additional Information

Updated tuition rates, due dates, and other pertinent financial information can be found at