Terms of Payment

By act of registration, students accept the responsibility to pay the charges for the entire semester, regardless of the method or source of payment. Suitable payment arrangements must be made each semester before the third day of classes. Students who do not pay or make suitable payment arrangements for their semester bill will be placed on Business Hold and may not be allowed to attend class or participate in activities until payment or arrangements have been made at the Business Office.

The University reserves the right to withhold registration materials, transcripts, diplomas and all other information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees or any other amounts due the University including Perkins or Direct Student Loans. A student may be dismissed from the University for continued delinquency of financial obligations. Unpaid bills will be turned over to a collection agency. Collection and/or other finance charges must be paid by the student in addition to the unpaid amount before the University can release information as described in the preceding paragraph.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

A full-time student living on campus can expect the following charges: tuition, comprehensive fee and residential living charges.

Full-time Tuition

Tuition Annually/Per Semester
Fee Annually Per Semester
Tuition $23,108 $11,554
Comprehensive Fee $1,418 $709
Room and Board* $8,748 $4,374
Total Cost of Attendance $33,274 $15,477
Overload Tuition $616 per credit hour N/A

If a student is enrolled in eighteen (18) or more credit hours during a semester, an overload charge for each credit hour over seventeen and one half (17.5) will be assessed. 

*Room and Board cost based on first-year, double occupancy rates 

Part-time Tuition

  • $322 per credit hour: for 1 to 8.5 credits
  • $622 per credit hour - for 9 to 11.5 credits

Comprehensive Fee

  • Full-time Students: $1,418 annually
  • Part-time Students: $132 annually

The comprehensive fee for all students covers admission to student activities, athletic events, use of library and learning resources, campus ministry, campus health services, and other services generally available to students. A portion of the fee goes directly to the Student Senate to support the many student activities and organizations. Students are also entitled to receive three transcripts at no charge.

The comprehensive fee for full-time students also includes membership at the Forest City YMCA, accident insurance and the laptop service fee. The comprehensive fee is charged to students each semester the student is enrolled.

Residential Living

Annually/Per Semester
Housing with Meal Plan Annually Per Semester
Breen Double Room $9,460 $4,730
Breen Single Room $10,770 $5,385
Double Tanner, Ormseth, Rasmussen or
Johnson & London Room
$8,748 $4,374
Single Tanner, Ormseth, Rasmussen or
Johnson & London Room
$10,170 $5,085
Theme Houses $9,460 $4,730
Tanner Apartment $9,460 $4,730
Rasmussen Hall Apartment $10,770 $5,385
Timberland Apartment $6,818 $3,409

Waldorf offers three meal plans for our students to choose from at the same cost.

Commuter meal plans for off-campus and Timberland residents are also available.

  • Commuter Block: 80 Meal Plan: $599, $75 Flex
  • Commuter Block: 50 Meal Plan: $409, $75 Flex
  • Commuter Block: 30 Meal Plan: $319, $100 Flex

Tuition / Housing Deposit Form

Course Fees

The extraordinary cost involved in offering certain classes may involve an additional course fee. Please check course listings for the fee amount.

Other Fees

Commencement Fees

  • Undergraduate: $125
  • Graduate: $160

Private Instrumental Lessons

Private Instrumental Lesson Fees
Hours Cost
1 credit hour $336 per semester
2 credit hours $565 per semester

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lesson Fees
Hours Cost
1 credit hour $410 per semester
2 credit hours $631 per semester
Independent Study $70 per credit hour
Directed Study $100 per credit hour