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Tuition and fees

Spalding students rarely pay the full cost of tuition. In fact, more than 90 percent of all Spalding students—99 percent 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 2020-2021

Status Cost
Full-time  (12-18 credit hours) $12,900/semester
Full-time + (19 or more credit hours) $12,900/semester + $860/credit hour
Part-time (11 or fewer credit hours) $860/credit hour

 

Room, board and fees for 2020-2021

Plan type or fee Cost
Morrison Hall – Double Standard Room* $2,300/semester
Spalding Suites – Single Standard Room $2,750/semester
Spalding Suites – Double Standard Room $2,400/semester
Health and Counseling Services $50/semester
Meal Plan – 14 meals/week $1,500/semester
Engage $175 (one-time fee)

Additional estimated costs: Spalding University estimates an additional $1400 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.

* Please note: All first-year students will be housed in Morrison Hall and with a roommate. Accommodations for a documented medical need, or other requests, requiring a single room may be directed to Residence Life Coordinator Abby Finta at gfinta@spalding.edu or 502-873-4421 for information.

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.

For the previous year’s tuition rates, download the undergraduate tuition and fees for 2019-2020 (PDF).

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 2020-2021

Program type Cost
Undergraduate online $440 per credit hour.
RN to BSN online $470 per credit hour
Graduate online See graduate tuition rates.

Fees

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 2020-2021

Program  Credit hours Cost per credit
Athletic Training (MSAT) 67 $795
Business Communication (MSBC) 33  $575
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) 60 $650
Education – Instructional Leadership/Principal Prep 30 $395
Education – Teacher Leadership (MAEd) 30 $395
Leadership (EdD)** 60 $815
Nursing -FNP (MSN) 45 $795
Nursing – Leadership and Educator (MSN) 36 $575
Nursing Practice (DNP)** 36 $845
Occupational Therapy (entry-level OTD)** 110 $900
Occupational Therapy (post-professional OTD) 30 $580
Psychology (PsyD)** 120 $1025
School Guidance Counseling 33 $395
Social Work (MSW) 58 $740
Social Work (DSW) 48 $950
Teaching (MAT) varies*** $395
Upper Extremity Rehabilitation – Post-master’s Certificate 15 $580
Writing certificate 15 $600
Writing (MAW) 35 $600
Writing (MFA) 65 $600

** 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.

Fees

In addition to direct costs, the university has a $100 annual fee for health and counseling services. 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