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Undergraduate Tuition

Listed below are the tuition rates and fees for traditional undergraduate programs at Elmhurst University.

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.

2021-2022

Full-Time Students

 Fall TermJanuary TermSpring TermTotal
Tuition *$19,550See below$19,550$39,100
Room **$3,214$3,214$6,428
Board
Basic Plan
$2,272$2,272$4,544
Total$25,036$25,036$50,072

Part-Time Students

 Per Semester Hour
Tuition$1,110

*Full-time comprehensive tuition is based on a course load of 12 to 19 semester hours (3.00-4.75 credits). Part-time tuition is based on registration for fewer than 12 semester hours. Students who enroll in greater than 4.75 credits in a semester will be charged the comprehensive tuition rate for all credits up to 4.75 and the part-time semester hour rate for all credits exceeding 4.75.

**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.

January Term

January Term tuition is subject to change based on actual enrollment in the Fall or Spring Terms.

  • Traditional undergraduate students enrolled full-time (3.0 or more credit hours) in Fall and Spring Terms and charged for comprehensive tuition rates in those terms may take one January Term course at no additional cost (does not include Adult Evening/Online students).
  • Traditional undergraduate students enrolled full-time in only Fall Term or only Spring Term will be charged a rate of half the price for the January Term course.
  • Traditional undergraduate students without full-time enrollment in both the Fall and Spring Term will be charged the full price based on the per credit hour rate and the number of credit hours of the class taken for the January Term course.

Fees

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
Parking
Resident students$100 per term
Commuters$50 per term
MotorcycleFree
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 Sciences and Disorders$30 per year
Sociology$30 per year
Criminal Justice$30 per year
Graduation Fee$40
Transcript Fee$10 per transcript

Additional Estimated Expenses (Annual)

Books
Full-time students$1,200
Part-time students$600
Transportation
Full-time students living on campus$750
Full-time students living off-campus$1,500
Part-time students$500
Personal Expenses
All students$1,200

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2020-2021

 Fall TermJanuary TermSpring TermTotal
Tuition *$19,177$19,177$38,354
Room **$3,166$3,166$6,332
Board
Basic Plan
$2,210$2,210$4,420
Total$24,553$24,553$49,106
 Per Semester Hour
Tuition$1,090
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
Parking
Resident students$100 per term
Commuters$50 per term
MotorcycleFree
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 Sciences and Disorders$30 per year
Sociology$30 per year
Criminal Justice$30 per year
Graduation Fee$40
Transcript Fee$10 per transcript

Office of Student Financial Services

Goebel Hall, 108

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