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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.

Cost of attendance

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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 2022-2023

Status Cost
Full-time  (12-18 credit hours) $13,450 /semester
Full-time + (19 or more credit hours) $13,450 /semester + $896/credit hour
Part-time (11 or fewer credit hours) $896/credit hour

 

Room, board and fees for 2022-2023

Plan type or fee Cost
Morrison Hall – Single Standard Room $2,700/semester
Morrison Hall – Double Standard Room* $2,350/semester
Spalding Suites – Single Standard Room $2,800/semester
Spalding Suites – Double Standard Room $2,450/semester
Housing Deposit** $100/semester
Student Services Fee*** $50/semester
Meal Plan – 10 meals/week plus $500 in Eagle Dollars**** $1,800/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 access@spalding.edu for information. Students with approved medical exceptions will be charged the double room rate of their respective dorm for the 2021-2022 academic year. Requests for a single room not associated with a documented medical need should be directed to reslife@spalding.edu 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 $1,200 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 2021-2022 (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 2021-2022

Program type Cost
Undergraduate online $450 per credit hour.
RN to BSN online $480 per credit hour
Graduate online See graduate tuition rates.

Fees

In addition to direct costs, the university has a $100 annual fee ($50 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 $1400 for books for full-time undergraduate students and $1350 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.

Your graduate program of choice may have additional fees, including orientation, course fees, travel costs, etc. Check your individual program for associated costs.

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 2021-2022

Program  Credit hours Cost per credit
Athletic Training (MSAT) 67 $799
Business Communication (MSBC) 33  $600
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)* 60 $655
Education – Instructional Leadership/Principal Prep 30 $405
Education – Teacher Leadership (MAEd) 30 $405
Leadership (EdD)** 60 $825
Nursing -FNP (MSN) 45 $800
Nursing – Leadership and Educator (MSN Online) 36 $600
Nursing Practice (DNP)*/** 36 $790
Occupational Therapy (entry-level OTD)** 110 $915
Occupational Therapy (post-professional OTD)* 30 $600
Psychology (PsyD)**/**** 120 $1025
School Counseling 33 $405
Social Work (MSW) 58 $745
Social Work (DSW)* 48 $960
Teaching (MAT) varies*** $405
Upper Extremity Rehabilitation – Post-master’s Certificate 15 $600
Writing certificate 15 $605
Writing (MAW) 35 $605
Writing (MFA) 65 $605

*10% Discount for Spalding Alumni

** 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.

For the previous year’s tuition rates, download the graduate tuition and fees for 2020-2021 (PDF).

Fees

In addition to direct costs, the university has a $100 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 $1350 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