Cost of Attendance

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Going to college can be both exciting and financially challenging. It will most probably be the biggest investment you will make for yourself. At St. Thomas University, our goal is to make education accessible and affordable to you.

  • Financial Aid will work with you to help ensure that you receive the maximum aid for which you qualify.
  • At present, over 90 percent of our students receive some type of financial assistance.
  • STU offers a combination of scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities.
  • Below are your “Estimated Costs of Attendance for the 2019-20 Academic Year” for all student categories, costs may vary.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Full-Time (12 to 18 credit hours) $15,450 per term
Per Credit tuition $960 per credit hour
Part-Time (1 to 6 credit hours) $576 per credit hour
Summer rate (2019 only)* $618 per credit hour
Professional Studies Cohort Undergraduate Programs $515 per credit hour
Graduate Programs $631 per credit hour
Bobcat Experience Fee $550 per semester
$275 Less than full time per course
Health Insurance $1555 * (can be waived with proof of insurance is provided by posted deadline)
Special Discount:
Undergrad (Teachers, Clergy, ADOM employees) $618 per credit
High School Dual Enrollment $60 Per credit


Graduate Tuition Rates
Theology and MS in Bioethics $537 per credit
Education and Counseling $631 per credit hour
MS in Biology for STEM Educators $631 per credit hour
All Others $782 per credit hour
Doctorate Programs $997 per credit hour
Professional Studies Cohort Graduate Programs $631 per credit hour
Special Discount Graduate (Catholic school teachers*) $15% Discount

*does not apply to Theology/Bioethics programs.

Room and Board
Board (Meals only) $2,250
Casia Hall
Double Room $3,600
Double Suite (Quad) $2,650
Villanova Hall
Triple Room $2,650
Double Room $3,600
Single Room $7,000
University Inn
Triple Room $1,850
Double Room $3,250
Single Room $6,650


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For those students not living On Campus, the estimated costs for students with parents or on their own is as follows:

Undergraduate Room and Board Costs (Estimated Costs)
With Parent $3,294
Off Campus not with parent $14,688
Graduate Room and Board Costs (Estimated Costs)
With Parent $3,294
Off Campus not with parent $14,688

*Costs may vary based on several factors including location, personal accommodations, and living arrangements, etc.

Estimated Transportation Costs

St. Thomas University will provide all students with reasonable estimated transportation costs for the current academic year. Actual transportation costs may vary from student to student depending on several personal choices and factors. To begin with, these costs can vary when based on a student’s housing status. Other factors included but are not limited to how and or if a student commutes to and from school, budgeted costs for public transportation, gas, car insurance parking fees and tolls.
Students living on campus in general would have lower transportation costs since they live on campus and would likely require less to travel for educational purposes.
These transportation costs below do not account for transportation costs for study abroad programs which are budgeted separately for students participating in those programs.

Undergraduate Transportation Costs
On Campus $1,760 (estimated)
With Parent $3,520 (estimated)
Off Campus not with parent $3,520 (estimated)
Graduate Transportation Costs
On Campus $1,760 (estimated)
With Parent $3,520 (estimated)
Off Campus not with parent $3,520 (estimated)

*Estimates are based on information obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics along with the current IRS rate for mileage.

Miscellaneous Fees
Audit Graduate Course Fee $631/$782
Credit by Exam $300
Diploma Replacement Fee $150
Student Health Service fee $105
ID replacement $10
Laboratory Fee $105
Returned Check Fee $50
Late Registration Fee (after 1st week) $150
Parking Permit/Decal replacement fee $30
Transcript Fee (Official) delivery fee $25
Transcript Fee $10
Tuition payment installation plan $75