Tuition and Costs - Adult & Online Programs

Going back to college is a big decision—you’re looking for the right environment, the right degree, the right location. And then there’s the cost to consider. At Southern Wesleyan University, we recognize that concern. When you apply for financial aid at Southern Wesleyan, we’ll develop an aid package that meets your particular needs. With little or no upfront expense for many students, your college education is more affordable than you think.

For some interesting data on the value of a college education, read this article by Pew Research, The Rising Cost of Not Going to College.


Furthering your education is an investment, but it shouldn’t break the bank. So why do so many schools weigh you down with hidden fees? At Southern Wesleyan University, you don’t have to navigate a list of fees to find out how much your next class will cost. We want your finances to be as easy as possible for you. That is why we designed our flat-rate pricing structure to take stress out of figuring out the true cost of pursuing your degree.

The SWU price per course (most courses are three credit hours) includes the tuition and fees wrapped up in one cost. While most colleges charge tuition per credit hour and tack on a bunch of extra fees, SWU offers you a flat-rate cost per course with no hidden fees.

2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Tuition Deposit (refundable upon request) 50
Tuition - Undergraduate (per course) 1275
Tuition - Graduate - MBA,MSM (per course) 1675
Tuition - Graduate - M.Ed. (per course) 1275
Tuition - Graduate Education Electives (per course) 1275
M.Ed. Internship (6 credit hour course plus offset for each 4 credit hour practicum) 3825
Directed Study Fee (per credit hour) 100
Tuition Late Fee 25