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Tuition and Fees

Spalding is among the most affordable private institutions in the state of Kentucky. Each year, Spalding awards more than $4 million in scholarships and financial aid, and more than 90 percent of all Spalding students receive some financial support. Our financial aid staff will work closely with you and explore all of the funding resources available to find the most comprehensive offer of financial assistance to help make your private education an affordable investment.

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

For exact figures based on your credit hours and housing and meal options, use our net price calculator.

Undergraduate tuition and fees
Undergraduate tuition by status
Status Cost
Full-time  (12-18 credit hours) $12,250/semester
Full-time (19 or more credit hours) $12,250/semester + $815/credit hour
Part-time (11 or fewer credit hours) $815/credit hour
Housing options
Housing Options Cost
Morrison Hall – Single Standard Room $2,650/semester
Morrison Hall – Double Standard Room $2,300/semester
Spalding Suites – Single Standard Room $2,750/semester
Spalding Suites – Double Standard Room $2,400/semester
Plan types Cost
Meal Plans
Standard Plan: 12 meals/week $1,400/semester
Flex Plan: 9 meals/week $1,200/semester
Evening/Online (FLEX) Tuition

Evening and online classes in the FLEX format are $420 per credit hour. Full-time status can be achieved by taking 12+ credit hours per semester. Read more about FLEX to see what degree programs can be completed entirely in the FLEX format.

Graduate tuition

Full-time status at the graduate level can be achieved by taking nine credit hours per semester.

Program Cost
 Tuition rates by master’s program
Athletic Training (MSAT) $795/credit hour
Business Communication (MSBC)  $625/credit hour
Education (MA/MAT/M.Ed.) $385/credit hour*
Nursing (MSN) $850/credit hour
Occupational Therapy (MSOT) $875/credit hour
Social Work (MSW) $710/credit hour
Writing (MFA) $570/credit hour


Tuition rates by doctoral program
Program Cost
Leadership (Ed.D.) $790/credit hour*
Nursing Practice (DNP) $850/credit hour*
Occupational Therapy (OTD) $875/credit hour
Psychology (Psy.D.) $995/credit hour*

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

Additional costs

In addition to the above direct costs, Spalding University estimates an additional $1650 per year for books for full-time undergraduate students and $990 for full-time graduate students.

Contact Us

One of our financial aid counselors will work with you to develop the most cost-effective approach for your program. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (502) 873-4330.