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Tuition and Fees

Spalding students rarely pay the full cost of tuition. 99 percent of all first-time, full-time students—receive financial support through scholarships, grants, loans and other types of aid.

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Undergraduate tuition is calculated at a flat rate for standard full-time status. Enrollment above or below the standard full-time status is calculated by the credit hour. Tuition rates are reviewed each year and may be subject to annual increases.

Undergraduate tuition rates for 2023-2024

Status Cost
Full-time  (12-18 credit hours) $13,725/semester
Full-time + (19 or more credit hours) $13,725/semester + $915/credit hour
Part-time (11 or fewer credit hours) $915/credit hour

Please note: Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) programs will have fees in addition to tuition (listed above):

  • Traditional BSN: $42/credit hour
  • Accelerated BSN: $33/credit hour
  • BSW: $5/credit hour

Room, board and fees for 2023-2024

Plan type or fee Cost
Morrison Hall – Single Standard Room $2,750/semester
Morrison Hall – Double Standard Room* $2,400/semester
Spalding Suites – Single Standard Room $2,850/semester
Spalding Suites – Double Standard Room $2,500/semester
Housing Deposit** $100/semester
Student Services Fee*** $75/semester
Meal Plan – 10 meals/week plus $500 in Eagle Dollars**** $1,840/semester
First-Year Experience (FYE) Fee $250 (one-time fee)

* All first-year students will be housed in Morrison Hall and with a roommate. Accommodations for a documented medical need, requiring a single room may be directed to the Center for Accessibility and Learning Equity at [email protected] for information. Students with approved medical exceptions will be charged the double room rate of their respective dorm for the 2023-2024 academic year. Requests for a single room not associated with a documented medical need should be directed to [email protected] for review. Single rooms are subject to availability.

**You must submit a $100 deposit to secure your room and receive a housing assignment.  You will not receive your housing assignment until you pay the deposit.  This deposit will be applied as a payment to the student account reducing the balance due for the first semester that you live on campus.  You need to submit this deposit once for each academic year.  You do not need to submit it each semester.  The Housing Preference Form will instruct you on how to pay the $100 deposit.

***This fee supports health and wellness services and education.

****Unused meal plans are forfeited at the end of the semester. Any unused Eagle Dollars may be carried over from fall to spring but will be forfeited at the end of spring.

Additional estimated costs: Spalding University estimates an additional $1,100 for books for full-time undergraduate students. However, book costs can vary by program and may actually be less than the university’s estimated annual cost.

For the previous year’s tuition rates, download the undergraduate tuition and fees for 2022-2023 (PDF).

What will it cost you?

Our cost of attendance (or sticker price) isn’t the actual cost that most students pay. See what Spalding-funded scholarships you may be eligible to receive and use our net price calculator for estimated costs based on your income and academic information.

Online tuition is calculated per credit hour and in some cases varies by program. Tuition rates are reviewed each year and may be subject to annual increases.

Online tuition rates for 2022-2023

Program type Cost
Undergraduate online $460/credit hour.
RN to BSN online $480/credit hour
Graduate online See graduate tuition rates.

Fees

In addition to direct costs, the university has a $150 annual fee ($75 per semester for undergraduate students) for health and counseling services. If you are a graduate student, your program of choice may have additional fees, including orientation, course fees, travel costs, etc. Check your individual program for associated costs.

Spalding University estimates an additional $1200 for books for full-time undergraduate students and $700 for books for full-time graduate students. However, book costs can vary by program and may actually be less than the university’s estimated annual cost.

Graduate tuition is calculated per credit hour and varies by program. Tuition rates are reviewed each year and may be subject to annual increases.

Graduate tuition rates for 2022-2023

Program  Credit hours Cost per credit
Athletic Training (MSAT) 67 $815
Business Communication (MSBC)* 33  $600
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)* 60 $670
Education – Instructional Leadership/Principal Prep 30 $415
Education – Teacher Leadership (MAEd) 30 $415
Leadership (EdD)** (Hybrid) 60 $840
Leadership (EdD) ** (Online) 60 $825
Nursing – FNP (MSN)* 45 $800
Nursing – FNP (MSN)* (Online) 45 $745
Nursing – Leadership and Educator (MSN Online)* 36 $600
Nursing Practice (DNP)*/** 36 $790
Occupational Therapy (entry-level OTD)** 110 $935
Occupational Therapy (post-professional OTD)* 30 $615
Psychology (PsyD)**/**** 120 $1035
School Counseling 33 $415
Social Work (MSW)**** 58 $760
Social Work (DSW)* 48 $980
Teaching (MAT) varies*** $415
Upper Extremity Rehabilitation – Post-master’s Certificate 15 $615
Writing certificate 15 $620
Writing (MAW) 35 $620
Writing (MFA) 65 $620

*10% Discount for Spalding Alumni (student may only receive one type of discount, students accepting early admission to the Master of Science in Business and Communication are not eligible for the alumni discount).

** For these programs the equivalent of 1 credit hour will be charged to the student while writing the dissertation/capstone project and not enrolled in courses.

***The total credit hours vary by MAT program content area and certification type. See the course catalog for MAT program sheets.

****There is a technology fee of $5.00 per credit hour that is billed to the student’s account.

*****There is a lab and technology fee of $100.00 per semester that is billed to the student’s account.

For the previous year’s tuition rates, download the graduate tuition and fees for 2021-2022 (PDF).

Fees

In addition to direct costs, the university has a $150 Student Services Fee (annual) that supports health and wellness services and education. Your graduate program of choice may have additional fees, including orientation, course fees, travel costs, etc. Check your individual program for associated costs.

Spalding University estimates an additional $700 for books for full-time graduate students. However, book costs can vary by program and may actually be less than the university’s estimated annual cost.

Contact us

Our financial aid staff will work closely with you and explore all of the funding resources available to you. Let us help make your private education an affordable investment.

Office of Financial Aid

(502) 873-4330