Undergraduate Tuition

Listed below are the 2018-2019 tuition rates and fees for traditional undergraduate programs at Elmhurst College. Costs for adult students in degree completion programscertificate programs and graduate programs are listed separately.

For information on paying your tuition, see payment options. If you have questions, contact Student Financial Services.


Full-Time Students

 Fall TermJanuary TermSpring TermTotal
Tuition *$18,377n/a$18,378$36,755
Room **$3,122n/a$3,122$6,244
Basic Plan

Part-Time Students

 Per Semester Hour
Summer 2017$634


Orientation Fee (new full-time freshmen)$225
Orientation Fee (new transfer students)$75
Academic Technology Fee (all students)$150 per term
Residential Network Fee (residents)$100 per term
Applied Music$75 per credit course
$150 per non-credit course
Resident students$100 per term
Commuters$50 per term
Nursing Fees
Juniors$500 per term
Seniors$500 per term
Biology Lab Fee$50 per lab course
Chemistry Lab Fee$50 per lab course
Art Lab Fee$25 per specific course
Psychology Capstone Field Test$25 per course
Malpractice Insurance
Kinesiology$50 per year
Communication Science and Disorders$30 per year
Sociology$30 per year
Criminal Justice$30 per year
Graduation Fee$60
Transcript Fee$10 per transcript

Additional Estimated Expenses (Annual)

Full-time students$1,200
Part-time students$600
Full-time students living on campus$800
Full-time students living off campus$1,500
Part-time students$500
Personal Expenses
Full-time students living on campus$1,779
Full-time students living off campus$9,145
Full-time students commuting from home$2,645
Part-time students commuting from home$1,280
Full-time adult students (single)$6,645
Part-time adult student (single)$2,280
Full-time adult student (with family)$7,645
Part-time adult student (with family)$2,780

*Full-time tuition is based on a course load of 12 to 19 semester hours. Part-time tuition is based on registration for fewer than 12 semester hours.

**Room charges are based on double occupancy, and residence hall students are required to participate in the meal plan program. For pricing options, visit the Living on Campus section.

Office of Student Financial Services

Goebel Hall, 108

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