Tuition and Fees

A Benedictine University education is one of the best financial investments a family will make, providing valuable returns throughout a student's lifetime. We are dedicated to helping students and their families make a private education affordable. We offer a variety of financial assistance packages including need-based grants; federal loans; work-study options; and student employment.

*All fees are subject to change without further notice.

Benedictine University 2019-2020 Tuition and Fees 

The Board of Trustees has approved 2019-2020 tuition and fees. In setting next year’s fees, University leadership worked diligently to review all available data regarding the students we serve throughout the BenU community. As a result, traditional Lisle and Mesa undergraduate tuition will not increase.

  • Increasing the number of full-time faculty over the next five years. For it is within the faculty – the purveyors of University knowledge, truth and community spirit – that we build a strong foundation for student success.
     
  • Increasing student scholarship funds. We want to ensure students who aspire to join the Benedictine community have the financial resources to be successful in their studies.
     
  • Continuing improvement of technology and facilities at all sites. Significant improvements have been made in recent years, but there are still more to address as we strive to provide our students with improved service and capacities. 

Remaining competitive and sustainable in the constantly changing higher education environment requires the University to adjust our tuition and fees structure on an annual basis. Increased tuition and fees enable the University to reinvest in key areas so we may continue guiding minds and spirits to be successful not only as professionals, but also as positive contributors to society. 

While we anticipate that our 2019-2020 tuition rates will remain highly competitive in comparison to other Catholic universities in our primary service areas, we will continue to work to make tuition affordable to all Benedictine University students. 

All tuition and fees listed are subject to change effective summer term. For information regarding course related fees, please refer to the College that corresponds to the class.

2019-2020

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition - Lisle Campus
2019-2020

Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students 
(12-18 credit hours)
  Year Tuition and Fees $34,290
  Semester Tuition $16,350
  Semester Student Service Fee $795
     
Overload Tuition Fee 
(per credit hour over 18)
  Equal to semester hour part time rate  
     
Part-Time Students 
(1-11 credit hours)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $1,090
  Student Service Fee (per credit hour) $60
     
Summer
  Summer 2019 Tuition for visiting students (per credit hour) $1,090
  Summer 2019 Tuition for BenU students (per credit hour) $625
     
Audit (no credit)
  Summer 2019 Tuition (per credit hour) $625
     
Intensive English Program
  Semester Tuition $6,060
     

Room and Board Charges

Residence Halls 
per semester
  Jaeger Hall Single $3,748
  Ondrak Hall Single $3,748
  Jaeger Hall Double $3,193
  Ondrak Hall Double $3,193
  Cancellation Fee $200
  Private room surcharge (per term) $555
  Room change fee $50
  Security deposit 
Returning Students and Incoming Transfers
$125
  14 meals per week plus $150 Munch Money Meal Plan (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,680
  10 meals per week plus $350 Munch Money Meal Plan (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,570
  Unlimited meals per week plus $50 Munch Money Meal Plan (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Resident Students) $1,785
     
Founders' Woods 
per semester
  4 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,172
  2 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $4,738
  2 BR, 2 BTH (per person) $4,996
  1 BR, 1 BTH (per person) $6,180
  Cancellation fee $300
  Room change fee $100
  Security deposit 
Returning Students and Incoming Transfers
$125
  Founders' Woods Meal Plan: Anderson, Kucera, Roman, Becker residents: 50 meals plus $550 munch money $973
  Founders' Woods Meal Plan: Thomas and Valentine residents:
14 meals per week plus $150 Munch Money Meal Plan
$1,680
  Founders' Woods Meal Plan: Thomas and Valentine residents:
10 meals per week plus $350 Munch Money Meal Plan
$1,570
  Founders' Woods Meal Plan: Thomas and Valentine residents:
Unlimited meals per week plus $50 Munch Money Meal Plan
$1,785
  All full-time undergraduate students receive $15 Munch Money and two meals  
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Apostille Processing $150
  Application fee $40
  Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment deposit $100
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  New student orientation fee $250
  Placement testing posting fee $10
  Special Examination $5
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
  Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor's completion programs
(per credit hour granted)
$150
Traditional Undergraduate Tuition - Mesa Campus
2019-2020

Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students 
(12-18 credit hours)
  Year Tuition and Fees $22,400
  Semester Tuition $10,650
  Semester Student Service Fee $550
     
Overload Tuition Fee 
(per credit hour over 18)
  Equal to semester hour part time rate  
     
Part-Time Students 
(1-11 credit hours)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $710
  Student Service fee (per credit hour) $40
     
Summer
  Summer 2018 Directed Study Tuition (per credit hour) $680
     
Audit (no credit)
  Tuition (per credit hour) $695
     

Room and Board Charges

Alhambra Residence Hall 
(per semester)
  Single $5,000
  Double $3,600
  Suite Double $4,900
  Suite Triple $4,000
  Cancellation fee $300
  Private room surcharge (per term) $555
  Room change fee $100
  Security deposit $125
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Appostille Processing $150
  Application fee $40
  BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
  Certification fee 
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment deposit $100
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation fee 
(non-refundable)
$145
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  New student orientation fee $150
  Parking tag replacement $5
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special Examination $5
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
  Work/Life Experience fee $150
Adult Accelerated Undergraduate Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2019-2020

Tuition

Accelerated On Campus 
Tuition (per credit hour)
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance $680
  Certificate Programs $680
     
Hybrid Off Campus 
Tuition (per credit hour)
  Adult Accelerated General Education $200
  Associate of Arts in Business Administration $380
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice $410
  Bachelor of Arts in Management $680
  Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership $680
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology $680
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion* $390
  Bachelor or Arts in Management 3+1 $600
     
Online 
Tuition (per credit hour)
  Undergraduate $660
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing $415
  Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional $660
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional $660
  Certificate in Marketing $660
  Certificate in Human Resources Management $660
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Apostille Processing $150
  Application fee $40
  Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment/Registration Deposit - Accelerated On Campus $125
  Enrollment/Registration Deposit - Hybrid Off Campus $125
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5
  Student Service fee - Accelerated On Campus
(per term)
$125
  Student Service fee - Hybrid Off Campus
(per term)
$125
  Student Service fee - Online programs
(per credit hour)
$40
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
  Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor's completion programs 
(per credit hour granted)
$150
Graduate Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2019-2020

Tuition

On Campus
  Master of Business Administration 
Tuition (per credit hour)
$625
  Quarter 
Tuition (per credit hour) Accountancy, Business Analytics, Clinical Psychology, Finance, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, Nutrition and Wellness, Public Health, Taxation
$700
  Semester 
Tuition (per credit hour) Clinical Exercise Physiology, Integrated Physiology, Linguistics
$1,130
  Audit (no credit) $730 - $1,130
  Graduate Certificate Programs $700
  Dual Degree Programs - Tuition will be charged at the higher rate of the two programs  
     
Hybrid/Off Campus
  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 
Tuition (per credit hour)
$625
  Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy 
Tuition (flat rate)
$10,000
  English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Endorsement 
Tuition (per credit hour)
$330
     
Online
  Master of Business Administration $625
  Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior $700
  Master of Science in Nursing $670
  Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness
(Effective fall 2019 MSNW semester rate)
$670
($1,130)
  Master of Public Health $700
  Master of Science in Accountancy $1,090
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Admission Reservation Deposit MSIP $300
  Apostille Processing $150
  Application fee $40
  Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee $25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment/Registration Deposit - Accelerated On Campus $125
  Enrollment/Registration Deposit - Hybrid Off Campus $125
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Placement test posting fee $10
  Special examination $5
  Student Service fee - Graduate Quarter On Campus
(per credit hour)
$53
  Student Service fee - Graduate Semester Accelerated On Campus
(per term)
$125
  Student Service fee - Graduate Semester On Campus
(per credit hour)
$60
  Student Service fee - Hybrid/Off Campus
(per term)
$125
  Student Service fee - Online programs
(per credit hour)
$40
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
Doctoral Tuition - Chicago and Suburbs
2019-2020

Tuition

Accelerated On Campus 
(per credit hour)
  Ph.D. in Organization Development $1,094
  Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership $1,250
     
Online
  Ed. in Educational Leadership 
Tuition (per credit hour)
$1,090
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Apostille Processing $150
  Application fee $50
  Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment/Registration Deposit - Accelerated On Campus $125
  Enrollment/Registration Deposit - Online Programs $200
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation Fee
(non-refundable)
$205
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Placement testing posting fee $10
  Special examination $5
  Student Service fee - On Campus
(per term)
$125
  Student Service fee - Online program
(per credit hour)
$40
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
Adult Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Tuition – Central Illinois
2019-2020

Tuition

Adult Accelerated Undergraduate
  Adult Accelerated General Education $185
  Associate of Arts in Business Administration $380
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice $390
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology $390
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior $390
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing $340
     
Online Undergraduate Certificates
  Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional $390
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional $390
  Certificate in Human Resources Management $390
  Certificate in Marketing $390
     
Adult Accelerated Graduate
  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) $10,000
  Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy $10,000
  Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and Organizational Behavior (per credit hour) $545
  English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Endorsement (per credit hour) $330
     
Adult Accelerated Doctoral
  Ph.D. in Organization Development 
Cohort 3 (per credit hour)
$1,031.25
  Ph.D. in Organization Development 
Cohort 4 (per credit hour)
$1,093.75
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Apostille Processing $150
  Application fee $40
  Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment deposit $125
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Placement testing posting fee $10
  Special examination $5
  Student Service fee
(per term)
$125
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
  Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor's completion programs $150
Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition – Arizona
2019-2020

Tuition

Adult Accelerated Undergraduate 
Tuition (per credit hour)
  Adult Accelerated General Education $100
  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice $350
  Bachelors of Arts in Management $350
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology $350
  Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting $350
     
Online Undergraduate Certificates 
Tuition (per credit hour)
  Certificate in Human Resources Management $350
  Certificate in Marketing $350
  Certificate in Digital Marketing for the Working Professional $350
  Certificate in Diversity and Criminology $345
  Certificate in Advanced Digital Marketing for the Working Professional $345
 
Adult Accelerated Graduate 
Tuition (total)
  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) $10,000
     

Administrative Service Charges

  Administrative fee $250
  Apostille Processing $150
  Application fee $40
  BenCard (ID card) replacement $25
  Certification Application
(non-refundable, per certificate)
$30
  Diploma red cover $10
  Diploma - duplicate fee
(per diploma)
$25
  Diploma - electronic format $10
  Enrollment deposit $125
  External Credit Hour Exam Fee including CLEP, AP, IB
(per credit hour posted)
$10
  Graduation fee
(non-refundable)
$145
  Graduation - Late application fee
(incurred in addition to graduation fee when published deadline is missed)
$150
  Insufficient Funds (NSF) fee $25
  Late payment fee $100
  Parking tag replacement $5
  Student Service fee
(per term)
$125
  Transcript - electronic format (effective 9/1/2019) $7
  Transcript - express mailing per address $30
  Transcript - paper $10
  Work/Life Experience fee available only for bachelor's completion programs $150

 

Students are responsible for securing required textbooks and other educational resources prior to the start of each course.

All tuition and fees are due to Benedictine University at the start of each course. Benedictine University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, courses and sequencing of courses without notice. Please note that fees are nonrefundable. 

All tuition remission students and consortium students must pay applicable fees such as student service, graduation, certificate, course and lab fees. All fees are subject to change without further notice. 

Acceptable forms of payment include: cash, check, money order, American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. 

Payment plans are available through MyBenU Self-Service.

Traditional undergraduate students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per term or or annually. See the Payment Options page for details. 

Adult accelerated undergraduate students, graduate students and Ed.D. students may create budgets to manage their tuition costs per session or per term. 

Ph.D. and D.B.A. students should follow the instructions on the option they have selected on the Financial Arrangements Form. 

Students utilizing tuition reimbursement must submit documentation of eligibility in your employer's tuition assistance program. Once documentation is verified, you will be able to enroll in a deferred payment plan.

2020-21 BenU Tuition Announcement

Business Office

By Mail:
Benedictine University
Business Office
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Email:
SAR@ben.edu

Phone:
(630) 829-6503

Fax:
(630) 829-6501

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.