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Cost of Attendance

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.

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.

Undergraduate

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.

Status Cost
Full-time  (12-18 credit hours) $14,400/semester
Full-time + (19 or more credit hours) $14,400/semester + $960/credit hour
Part-time (11 or fewer credit hours) $960/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
Plan type or fee Cost
Spalding Suites – Single Standard Room $3,045/semester
Spalding Suites – Double Standard Room $2,940/semester
Spalding Suites – Junior Suites Single $2,935/semester
Spalding Suites – Junior Suites Double $2,730/semester
Housing Deposit* $100/semester
Bed buyout $1,300/semester
Student Services Fee** $75/semester
First-Year Experience (FYE) Fee $250 (one-time fee)
Food Plans***
Eagle 10 (on campus)
10 meals/week plus $500 in Eagle Dollars
$1,920
Eagle 5 (on campus)
5 meals/week plus $1150 in Eagle Dollars
$1,920
Commuter Choice
3 meals/week plus $250 in Eagles Dollars
$750
Commuter Flex
all Eagle Dollars
$500

*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 food 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.

For the previous year’s tuition rates, download the undergraduate tuition and fees for 2023-2024 (PDF).

What Will It Cost You?

Our cost of attendance (or sticker price) isn’t the actual cost that most students pay. The Cost of Attendance includes Direct Costs (meaning it appears on your bill and is paid directly to Spalding University) as well as Indirect Costs (expenses associated with attending any college/university and are not paid to Spalding). Below are the established Cost of Attendance for attending Spalding in the 2024-2025 financial aid year. To get an estimate of our Net Price (the amount estimated to be paid to Spalding for the year after estimated grants and scholarships have been applied), 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.

Expenditure Amount
Tuition *$28,800
Fees *$150
Housing and Food *$10,600
Books, Supplies, Course Materials, and Equipment $200
Transportation $1,945
Personal Expenses $6,365
Total Cost of Attendance $48,060
Expenditure Amount
Tuition *$28,800
Fees *$150
Housing and Food $10,910
Books, Supplies, Course Materials, and Equipment $200
Transportation $2,900
Personal Expenses $6,365
Total Cost of Attendance $49,325
Expenditure Amount
Tuition *$28,800
Fees *$150
Housing and Food $15,248
Books, Supplies, Course Materials, and Equipment $200
Transportation $2,900
Personal Expenses $9,500
Total Cost of Attendance $56,798
  1. Tuition is based on full-time (12-18 credit hours). See the tuition chart above for part-time tuition costs (11 or fewer credit hours) and for the full-time+ costs (19 or more credit hours).
  2. The information above indicated with an asterisk (*) are Direct Costs- meaning they are paid directly to Spalding University and appear on your bill. All other costs are In-direct Costs that are expenses associated with attending any college/university and do not appear on your Spalding bill.
  3. Undergraduate books will be bundled into tuition charges for the 2024-2025 year. Student cost of attendance includes amount for materials and equipment.
Online

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.

Program type Cost
Undergraduate online $490/credit hour.
Graduate online See graduate tuition rates.

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.

For the previous year’s undergraduate tuition rates, download the undergraduate tuition and fees for 2023-2024 (PDF).

For the previous year’s graduate tuition rates, download the graduate tuition and fees for 2023-2024 (PDF).

What Will It Cost You?

Our cost of attendance (or sticker price) isn’t the actual cost that most students pay. The Cost of Attendance includes Direct Costs (meaning it appears on your bill and is paid directly to Spalding University) as well as Indirect Costs (expenses associated with attending any college/university and are not paid to Spalding). Below are the established Cost of Attendance for attending Spalding in the 2024-2025 financial aid year. To get an estimate of our Net Price (the amount estimated to be paid to Spalding for the year after estimated grants and scholarships have been applied), 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.

Expenditure Amount
Tuition *$490/Credit hour for Undergraduates
Graduate tuition varies by program
Fees *$150
Housing and Food $15,245
Books, Supplies, Course Materials, and Equipment $200
Transportation $2,900
Personal Expenses $9,500
Total Cost of Attendance Tuition + $27,998
  1. Tuition is a Direct Cost —meaning it appears on your bill and is paid directly to Spalding University. All other costs are In-direct costs that are expenses associated with attending any college/university and are not paid to Spalding.
  2. Undergraduate books will be bundled into tuition costs for the 2024-2025 year. Student cost of attendance includes amount for materials and equipment.
Graduate

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

Program Credit hours Cost per credit
Athletic Training (MSAT) 62 $815
Business (MSBC/MBA/MSM)* 33 $600
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)* 60 $675
Education – Instructional Leadership/Principal Prep 30 $430
Education – Teacher Leadership (MAEd) 30 $430
Leadership (EdD) ** 60 $840
Nursing – FNP (MSN)* 45 $815
Nursing – Leadership and Educator (MSN Online)* 36 $600
Nursing Practice (DNP)*/** 36 $800
Occupational Therapy (entry-level OTD)** 110 $960
Occupational Therapy (post-professional OTD)* 30 $630
Physical Therapy (entry-level DPT)***** 110 $960
Physical Therapy (post-professional DPT) 30 $630
Psychology (PsyD)**/**** 120 $1055
School Counseling 33 $430
Social Work (MSW)**** 58 $760
Social Work (DSW)* 48 $990
Social (DSW)* 48 $840
Teaching (MAT) varies*** $425
Writing certificate 15 $640
Writing (MAW) 35 $640
Writing (MFA) 65 $640

*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 2023-2024 (PDF).

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 $625 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.

What Will It Cost You?

Our cost of attendance (or sticker price) isn’t the actual cost that most students pay. The Cost of Attendance includes Direct Costs (meaning it appears on your bill and is paid directly to Spalding University) as well as Indirect Costs (expenses associated with attending any college/university and are not paid to Spalding). Below is the established Cost of Attendance for attending Spalding in the 2024-2025 financial aid year. To get an estimate of our Net Price (the amount estimated to be paid to Spalding for the year after estimated grants and scholarships have been applied), 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.

Expenditure Amount
Tuition Varies based on Program — see Graduate Tuition Rates for 2024-2025 table above
Fees $150 (all students) — see Graduate Tuition Rates for 2024-2025 table above
Housing and Food $15,248
Books, Supplies, Course Materials, and Equipment $625
Transportation $2,900
Personal Expenses $9,500
Total Cost of Attendance Tuition and program fees + $28,273
  1. Books are an average of what Graduate student spent the previous year.
  2. Food includes 3 meals per day, 7 days a week.
  3. Tuition is a Direct Cost- meaning it appears on your bill and is paid directly to Spalding University. All other costs are In-direct costs that are expenses associated with attending any college/university and are not paid to Spalding.
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