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Welcome to the Business Office. Learn more about student accounts, payment deadlines and options, tuition and fees, financial policies, and Benedictine’s withdrawal and refund policy.

The Business Office is responsible for the collection of tuition and fees not covered by Financial Aid.

Tuition and fees are incurred at the time of registration. Benedictine University sends bills electronically. Each month, a new statement of account is generated and posted to MyBenU. You will receive an email notifying you that a new statement is available. You will receive a statement regardless if you have a payment plan set up. You may also receive a statement and not owe any money to the University. The statement reflects activity that occurred on your account since the last billing cycle (similar to your checking/savings/credit card statements of account).

Because we recognize each student has different needs and unique financial circumstances, we have administrators and staff available to provide tuition counseling for students and families on an individual basis. In general, we have found that individuals who have taken advantage of our staff’s expertise have been able to readily meet their financial obligations to the university. Our goal is to help guide you through the rights and responsibilities of financial aid disbursement and bridge the gap toward your tuition balance.

Third Party Banking Services Agreements

The Board of Trustees has approved 2022-2023 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, traditional Lisle and Mesa undergraduate tuition will not increase.

  • 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 2022-2023 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 effective summer term. For information regarding course related fees, please refer to the College that corresponds to the class.

*All fees are subject to change without further notice.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
Year Tuition and Fees $34,290
Semester Tuition $16,350
Semester Student Service Fee $795
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) $1,090
Student Service Fee (per credit hour) $60
Summer
Summer 2022 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $700
Summer 2022 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $590
Audit (no credit)
Tuition (per credit hour) $700

Accelerated Programs

On Campus
Tuition (per credit hour)
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance (Returning Students) $680
Hybrid Off Campus
Tuition (per credit hour)
Adult Accelerated General Education 70% off student program rate
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion $390
Bachelor of Arts in Management 3 + 1 $600
Online
Tuition (per credit hour)
Undergraduate – Bachelor of Arts in Management $660
Bachelor of Science in Nursing $415

Room and Board Charges

Residence Halls
per semester
Jaeger Hall $3,193
Ondrak Hall $3,193
Cancellation Fee $1,000
Private room surcharge (per term) $555
Room change fee $50
Security deposit
Returning Students and Incoming Transfers
$125
Gold Plan – 19 meals per week, $150 BBuck$, 4 guest passes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Resident Students) $1,975
Eagle Plan – 15 meals per week, $150 BBuck$, 4 guest passes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Resident Students) $1,845
Lite Plan – 10 meals per week, $150 BBuck$. 4 guest passes
(Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students)
$1,335
Founders’ Woods
per semester
4 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,172
2 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $4,738
2 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,996
1 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $6,180
Cancellation fee $1,000
Room change fee $100
Security deposit
Returning Students and Incoming Transfers
$125
Founders’ Woods 100 Meal Plan: 100 meals plus $250 BBuck$ $1,135
Founders’ Woods 75 Meal Plan: 75 meals plus $250 BBuck$ $925
All full-time undergraduate students receive $15 BBuck$ and two meals
Commuter Meal Plans
per semester
Benny’s 50 Pack + $75 BBuck$: 50 meals plus $75 BBuck$ $550
Benny’s 30 Pack + $50 BBuck$: 30 meals plus $50 BBuck$ $350
Benny’s 20 Pack: 20 meals $200

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Apostille Processing $150
Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment deposit $100
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
New student orientation fee $250
Placement testing posting fee $10
Transcript – electronic format $7
Student Service fee – Hybrid/Off Campus (per term) $125
Student Service fee – Online programs (per credit hour) $40
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10
Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor’s completion programs
(per credit hour granted)
$150

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
Year Tuition and Fees $22,400
Semester Tuition $10,650
Semester Student Service Fee $550
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 2022 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $700
Summer 2022 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $590
Audit (no credit)
Tuition (per credit hour) $700

Room and Board Charges

Alhambra Residence Hall
(per semester)
Single $5,000
Double $3,600
Suite Double $4,900
Suite Triple $4,000
Cancellation fee $1,000
Private room surcharge (per term) $555
Room change fee $100
Security deposit $125

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Appostille Processing $150
BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
Certification fee
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment deposit $100
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
New student orientation fee $150
Parking tag replacement $5
Placement test posting fee $10
Special Examination $5
Transcript – electronic format $7
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10
Work/Life Experience fee $150

Tuition

On Campus
Semester Tuition (per credit hour)
Master of Business Administration, Accountancy, Business Analytics, Clinical Psychology, Finance, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, Public Health, Taxation
$800
Tuition (per credit hour) Clinical Exercise Physiology, Integrated Physiology, Linguistics, Molecular & Cellular Biology $1,130
Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (per credit hour) $750
Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (per credit hour) $700
Audit (no credit) $800-$1,130
Graduate Certificate Programs $800
Dual Degree Programs – Tuition will be charged at the higher rate of the two programs
Online
Master of Business Administration $800
Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior $800
Master of Science in Nursing $670
Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (Quarter) $670
Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (Semester) $750
Master of Public Health $800

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Admission Reservation Deposit MSIP $300
Apostille Processing $150
Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee $25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Accelerated On Campus $125
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Hybrid Off Campus $125
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
Placement test posting fee $10
Special examination $5
Graduate Technology fee – On Campus Quarter Hour (per credit hour) $53
Graduate Technology fee – Graduate Semester (Online and On Campus) (per term) $125
Student Service fee – Undergraduate Online programs
(per credit hour)
$40
Transcript – electronic format $7
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10

Tuition

Accelerated On Campus
(per credit hour)
Ph.D. in Organization Development $1,459
Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values Driven Leadership $1,818
Online
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) in Executive Leadership
Tuition (per credit hour)
$1,459

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Apostille Processing $150
Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Accelerated On Campus $125
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Online Programs $200
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation Fee
(non-refundable)
$205
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
Placement testing posting fee $10
Special examination $5
Doctoral Technology fee (on campus and online) (per term) $125
Transcript – electronic format $7
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10

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. 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.

Payment plans are available through MyBenU Self-Service.

Traditional undergraduate students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per term or annually. See the Payment Options on this page below for details.

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 must submit documentation of eligibility in your employer’s tuition assistance program. Once documentation is verified, you will be able to enroll in a deferred payment plan.

The Board of Trustees has approved 2022-2023 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, traditional Lisle and Mesa undergraduate tuition will not increase.

  • 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 2022-2023 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 effective summer term. For information regarding course related fees, please refer to the College that corresponds to the class.

*All fees are subject to change without further notice.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
Year Tuition and Fees $34,290
Semester Tuition $16,350
Semester Student Service Fee $795
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) $1,090
Student Service Fee (per credit hour) $60
Summer
Summer 2022 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $700
Summer 2022 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $590
Audit (no credit)
Tuition (per credit hour) $700

Accelerated Programs

On Campus
Tuition (per credit hour)
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance (Returning Students) $680
Hybrid Off Campus
Tuition (per credit hour)
Adult Accelerated General Education 70% off student program rate
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion $390
Bachelor of Arts in Management 3 + 1 $600
Online
Tuition (per credit hour)
Undergraduate – Bachelor of Arts in Management $660
Bachelor of Science in Nursing $415

Room and Board Charges

Residence Halls
per semester
Jaeger Hall $3,193
Ondrak Hall $3,193
Cancellation Fee $1,000
Private room surcharge (per term) $555
Room change fee $50
Security deposit
Returning Students and Incoming Transfers
$125
Gold Plan – 19 meals per week, $150 BBuck$, 4 guest passes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Resident Students) $1,975
Eagle Plan – 15 meals per week, $150 BBuck$, 4 guest passes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Resident Students) $1,845
Lite Plan – 10 meals per week, $150 BBuck$. 4 guest passes
(Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students)
$1,335
Founders’ Woods
per semester
4 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,172
2 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $4,738
2 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,996
1 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $6,180
Cancellation fee $1,000
Room change fee $100
Security deposit
Returning Students and Incoming Transfers
$125
Founders’ Woods 100 Meal Plan: 100 meals plus $250 BBuck$ $1,135
Founders’ Woods 75 Meal Plan: 75 meals plus $250 BBuck$ $925
All full-time undergraduate students receive $15 BBuck$ and two meals
Commuter Meal Plans
per semester
Benny’s 50 Pack + $75 BBuck$: 50 meals plus $75 BBuck$ $550
Benny’s 30 Pack + $50 BBuck$: 30 meals plus $50 BBuck$ $350
Benny’s 20 Pack: 20 meals $200

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Apostille Processing $150
Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment deposit $100
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
New student orientation fee $250
Placement testing posting fee $10
Transcript – electronic format $7
Student Service fee – Hybrid/Off Campus (per term) $125
Student Service fee – Online programs (per credit hour) $40
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10
Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor’s completion programs
(per credit hour granted)
$150

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students
(12-18 credit hours)
Year Tuition and Fees $22,400
Semester Tuition $10,650
Semester Student Service Fee $550
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 2022 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $700
Summer 2022 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $590
Audit (no credit)
Tuition (per credit hour) $700

Room and Board Charges

Alhambra Residence Hall
(per semester)
Single $5,000
Double $3,600
Suite Double $4,900
Suite Triple $4,000
Cancellation fee $1,000
Private room surcharge (per term) $555
Room change fee $100
Security deposit $125

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Appostille Processing $150
BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
Certification fee
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment deposit $100
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
New student orientation fee $150
Parking tag replacement $5
Placement test posting fee $10
Special Examination $5
Transcript – electronic format $7
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10
Work/Life Experience fee $150

Tuition

On Campus
Semester Tuition (per credit hour)
Master of Business Administration, Accountancy, Business Analytics, Clinical Psychology, Finance, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, Public Health, Taxation
$800
Tuition (per credit hour) Clinical Exercise Physiology, Integrated Physiology, Linguistics, Molecular & Cellular Biology $1,130
Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (per credit hour) $750
Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (per credit hour) $700
Audit (no credit) $800-$1,130
Graduate Certificate Programs $800
Dual Degree Programs – Tuition will be charged at the higher rate of the two programs
Online
Master of Business Administration $800
Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior $800
Master of Science in Nursing $670
Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (Quarter) $670
Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (Semester) $750
Master of Public Health $800

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Admission Reservation Deposit MSIP $300
Apostille Processing $150
Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee $25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Accelerated On Campus $125
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Hybrid Off Campus $125
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
Placement test posting fee $10
Special examination $5
Graduate Technology fee – On Campus Quarter Hour (per credit hour) $53
Graduate Technology fee – Graduate Semester (Online and On Campus) (per term) $125
Student Service fee – Undergraduate Online programs
(per credit hour)
$40
Transcript – electronic format $7
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10

Tuition

Accelerated On Campus
(per credit hour)
Ph.D. in Organization Development $1,459
Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values Driven Leadership $1,818
Online
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) in Executive Leadership
Tuition (per credit hour)
$1,459

Administrative Service Charges

Administrative fee $250
Apostille Processing $150
Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
Diploma red cover $10
Diploma – duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
Diploma – electronic format $10
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Accelerated On Campus $125
Enrollment/Registration Deposit – Online Programs $200
External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
Graduation Fee
(non-refundable)
$205
Graduation – Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
Late payment fee $100
Placement testing posting fee $10
Special examination $5
Doctoral Technology fee (on campus and online) (per term) $125
Transcript – electronic format $7
Transcript – express mailing per address $30
Transcript – paper $10

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. 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.

Payment plans are available through MyBenU Self-Service.

Traditional undergraduate students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per term or annually. See the Payment Options on this page below for details.

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 must submit documentation of eligibility in your employer’s tuition assistance program. Once documentation is verified, you will be able to enroll in a deferred payment plan.

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