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 2017-2018 Tuition and Fees 

The Board of Trustees has approved 2017-2018 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 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 success.

  • 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.

  • Continuing improvement of technology and facilities 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 improved service and capacities. 
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 2017-2018 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, 2017. Any rates listed as TBD will be announced on March 1, 2017.

2017-2018

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition - Lisle Campus
2017-2018

Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
  Year Tuition and Fees $33,900
  Semester Tuition $16,200
  Semester Student Service Fee $750

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) $1,080
  Student Service fee (per credit hour) $60

Summer
  Summer 2017 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $1,030
  Summer 2017 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $600

Audit (no credit)
  Summer 2017 Tuition (per credit hour) $600

Intensive English Program
  Semester Tuition $6,000

Room and Board Charges

Residence Halls
per semester
  Jaeger Hall $3,165
  Neuzil Hall $3,580
  Ondrak Hall $3,165
  Cancellation fee $200
  Private room surcharge (per term) $525
  Room change fee $50
  Security deposit $125
  Unlimited Meal Plan plus $50 Munch Money (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,735
  14 meals per week plus $150 Munch Money Meal Plan (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,630
  10 meals per week plus $350 Munch Money Meal Plan (Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,525
  5 meals per week plus $850 Munch Money Meal Plan (Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,525

Founders' Woods
per semester
  4 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,130
  2 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $4,685
  2 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,945
  1 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $6,115
  Cancellation fee $300
  Room change fee $100
  Security deposit $125
  Founders’ Woods Block 50 (50 meals) Meal Plan $400
  Founders’ Woods Block 30 (30 meals) plus $250 Munch Money Meal Plan $500

Course-related Charges per Semester

  (Nonrefundable after the first week of the semester)
  Applications of Pathophysiology and Pharmacy Therapeutics to Clinical Reasoning Proficiency Testing Fee $125
  Applied Music (per credit hour) $370
  Biochemistry/Chemistry lab $165
  Biology lab $100-$145
  Blended course fee $80
  Chemistry lab $175
  Communication $50-$65
  Comprehensive Health and Physical Assessment Proficiency Testing fee $175
  Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business undergraduate computer lab $25-$100
  Computer Science lab $10-$30
  Education $30-$50
  Education student teaching (per course) - Elementary/Secondary $130
  Education student teaching (per course) - Special Education $65
  Environmental lab $420
  Exercise Physiology $155
  Fine Arts $10-$105
  Fine Arts Ceramic $100
  Graphic Arts and Design $105
  Health Science $160
  Mathematics lab $65
  Music $10-$730
  Natural Science lab $135-$170
  Nutrition lab $27.50-$170
  Physical Education Assessment $33
  Physical Science lab $80
  Physics lab $100-$165
  Professional liability insurance market rate
  Research Methods $38
  Statistics $35
  Trading lab fee $25
  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) $30
  Application fee $40
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee (per examination credited) $30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate Diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Enrollment deposit $200
  Express transcript mailing (per address) $30
  Graduation fee $145
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  International student orientation fee $300
  New student orientation fee $250
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special Examination $5
  Work/Life Experience fee
(per credit hour granted)
$100


Traditional Undergraduate Tuition - Mesa Campus
2017-2018

Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
  Year Tuition and Fees $22,300
  Semester Tuition $10,650
  Semester Student Service Fee $500
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) $710
  Student Service fee (per credit hour) $40
Summer
  Summer 2017 Directed Study Tuition (per course) $1,000
Audit (no credit)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $355

Room Charges

Alhambra Residence Hall
(per semester)
  Single $5,000
  Double $3,200
  Suite Double $5,100
  Suite Triple $4,000
  Cancellation fee $300
  Private room surcharge (per term) $540
  Room change fee $100
  Security deposit $125

Course-related Charges per Semester

  Biology lab $130-$160
  Chemistry lab $175
  Computer Science $15
  Communication Arts $45-$200
  Fine Arts $35-$170
  Mathematics lab $65
  Natural Science lab $140-$170
  Nutrition lab $160
  Statistics $35
  Writing Lab $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)
$30
  Application fee $40
  BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate Diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Enrollment deposit $100
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $145
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  New student orientation fee $150
  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


Adult Accelerated Undergraduate Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2017-2018

Tuition

Flexible On Campus
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Bachelor of Arts in Management 3+1 with College of DuPage
Tuition (per credit hour)
$600
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion
Tuition (per credit hour)
$365
  Certificate Programs
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660

Hybrid Cohort/Blended Cohort/Off Campus
  Adult Accelerated General Education
Tuition (per credit hour)
$185
  Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Tuition (per credit hour)
$400
  Bachelor of Arts in Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660

Online
  Undergraduate
Tuition (per credit hour)
$620
  Certificate in Advanced Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Certificate in Marketing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Certificate in Human Resources Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$660
  Certificate in Diversity and Criminology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$400

Administrative Service Charges

  Accelerated On Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Accelerated On Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$100
  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Application fee $40
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $145
  Hybrid Cohort/Off Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Hybrid Cohort/Off Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$100
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
$30
  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


Graduate Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2017-2018

Tuition

Flexible On Campus
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$600
  Master of Public Health
Tuition (per credit hour)
$650
  Quarter
Accountancy, Business Analytics, Clinical Psychology, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, Nutrition and Wellness, Taxation
Tuition (per credit hour)
$680
  Semester
Clinical Exercise Physiology, Education (M.Ed. and M.A.Ed.), Linguistics, Integrative Physiology, Science Content and Process
Tuition (per credit hour)
$1,080
  Audit (no credit) $680-$1,080
  Graduate Certificate Programs $680
  Dual Degree Programs *Tuition for classes in either degree program will be charged at the higher rate of the two programs

Hybrid Cohort/Blended Cohort/Off Campus
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$600
  Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy
Tuition (per credit hour)
$303
  Executive Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership
Tuition (per credit hour)
$937.50
  English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Endorsement
Tuition (per credit hour)
$330

Online
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$600
  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

  On Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  On Campus Student Service fee for graduate semester students
(per credit hour)
$100
  On Campus Student Service fee for graduate quarter students
(per credit hour)
$45
  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Application fee $40
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $145
  Hybrid Cohort/Off Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Hybrid Cohort/Off Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$100
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
$30
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5


Doctoral Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2017-2018

Tuition

On Campus
  Ph.D. in Organization Development
(per credit hour)
$1,149
  Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership
(per credit hour)
$1,315
  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change
(per credit hour)
$1,050

Online
  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change
Tuition (per credit hour)
$1,040

Administrative Service Charges

  On Campus Student Service fee
(per term)
$100
  On Campus registration/enrollment deposit $125
  Administrative fee $250
  Advanced placement credit posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Application fee $50
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $205
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Online Programs registration/enrollment deposit $200
  Online Programs Student Service fee
(per credit hour)
$30
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5


Adult Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Tuition – Central Illinois
2017-2018

Tuition and Fees

Adult Accelerated Undergraduate
  Adult Accelerated General Education
Tuition (per credit hour)
$185
  Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$370
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$365

Online Undergraduate Certificates
  Certificate in Advanced Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Certificate in Human Resources Management
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Certificate in Marketing
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380
  Certificate in Diversity and Criminology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$380

Graduate
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$290*
  Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and Organizational Behavior
Tuition (per credit hour)
$530
  Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy
Tuition (per credit hour)
$303**
  English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Endorsement
Tuition (per credit hour)
$330
  *Does not include fees, materials or foundational courses.
  **Does not include fees or materials.

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)
$30
  Application fee $40
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Doctoral graduation fee $205
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Enrollment deposit $125
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $145
  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)
$100
  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.


Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition – Arizona
2017-2018

Tuition

Adult Accelerated Undergraduate
  Adult Accelerated General Education
Tuition (per credit hour)
$100
  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*
  *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 Undergraduate Certificates
  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
  Certificate in Diversity and Criminology
Tuition (per credit hour)
$345

Graduate
  Master of Business Administration
Tuition (per credit hour)
$290**
  **Does not include fees, materials or foundational courses.

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Application fee $40
  BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
  Certification fee $25
  CLEP posting fee
(per examination credited)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Duplicate diploma fee $25
  Electronic transcript fee $5
  Enrollment deposit $125
  Express transcript mailing
(per address)
$30
  Graduation fee $145
  Insufficient funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Paper transcript fee $10
  Parking tag replacement $5
  Student Service fee (per term) $100
  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.



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.