Private, Christian college in South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Tuition and Costs

The value of a Christian education is one of the few really important investments in life. Southern Wesleyan University provides an outstanding educational experience at a reasonable cost. We offer many resources and are committed to assisting you. We can help in obtaining scholarships and grants, federal and state aid, campus employment and/or loans to help you finance your education at Southern Wesleyan. 

Further Reading

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College (Pew Research Center, 2014)

Student Debt: Myths and Facts PDF (The Council of Independent Colleges, 2016) 

 

Basic Full-Time Expenses (per year)

Tuition for the year (2017 - 2018) $24,200
Combined Fees for year $500
Room for year (double) $4,050 (minimum)
Board for year $4,920
Total Basic Costs $33,670

This amount is prior to any financial aid being awarded.

Apartments and Mullinax have a different Room & Board structure. Other fees may apply for those students taking labs and private music lessons.

 

Full list of costs and fees below

2017-18 Tuition and Fees

 

 

Complete Tuition and Fee Schedule
2017-2018 Residential Campus Undergraduate Program

(All prices are in US dollars and per semester unless otherwise indicated.)

Tuition

Tuition - block of 12-18 credit hours
$12,100
Part-time Tuition - fewer than 12 hours (per credit hour under block)
968
Overload Tuition - more than 18 hours (per credit hour over block)
363
Summer School Tuition - On campus (per credit hour)
350
Summer School Tuition - Online (per credit hour)
350
Senior Citizen Tuition - 65 and older (per credit hour) (10% part-time tuition)
96
High School Student Tuition (per credit hour) (10% part-time tuition)
96

 

Room and Board

New Residence Hall — Double
$2025
New Residence Hall — Single in designed single room
2430
New Residence Hall – Single in designed double room
2630
New Residence Hall – Triple in designed triple room
2025
New Residence Hall – Quad in designed quad room
2025
Mullinax Hall - Double
2025
Mullinax Hall – Single in designed double room
2630
Campus Apartments — Occupancy of 4
2430
14 Meal Plan*
2160
21 Meal Plan**
2460
Housing security deposit (all housing)***
225

* The 14 meal plan is a minimum requirement for apartment residents.

** The 21 meal plan is required of all students who reside in Mullinax Hall and the New Residence Hall.

*** Rooms are reserved upon receipt of the deposit (incoming students). The room security deposit is refundable upon graduation or transfer, provided that rooms occupied have been returned to the school in the condition in which they were rented and the accounts have been cleared.

Fees

Activity Fee (full-time) (per semester)
$ 125
Activity Fee (6-11 credit hours) (per semester)
63
Application Fee (non-refundable)
25
Auditing Fee (per credit hour)(10% part-time tuition)
96
Basic Painting Fee 100
Clemson Co-op Fee (per credit hour)
110
CLEP/DSST (Dantes) Posting Fee
50
Departmental Exam Fee (10% part-time tuition) (per credit hour)
96
Directed Study Fee (per credit hour charge)
100
Education Practica Fee
50
Education Practica Fee  (100+ hrs.)
100
Exercise Science Fee
50
Gymnastics Fee
250
Kayaking Fee 40
Late Fee
25
Pre-clinical Fee
100
Private Music Lessons (per credit hour)
320
Returned Check Fee
32
Science Lab Fee 65
Scuba Fee 300
Student Teaching Fee (semester of teaching only)
125
SWOOP/Outdoor Orientation Fee
300
Technology Fee (per semester)
125
Technology Fee for High School Student (per credit hour)
15
Transcript Fee
8
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable after May1 for Fall and Dec 1 for Spring)
200
Urban Ministry Plunge Fee 375

OneLife Students

Tuition - 12 credit hours
$9,560
Stuart-Bennett Housing
650
Meal Plan
740
Application Fee
25
Late Fee
25
Returned Check Fee
32
Room Security Deposit
225
Transcript Fee
8
Tuition Deposit
300

 

Microsoft Office 365

Southern Wesleyan University is excited to offer Microsoft Office365 Pro Plus to all SWU students. Office365 Pro Plus allows students to download Microsoft Office Professional 2013 onto a maximum for 5 computers for free. This offering of Office 2013 is available once a student is in class and has received their SWU email account.

 

Refund Policies

Traditional Undergraduate Campus Program

Southern Wesleyan University considers the acceptance of a registration slip as a contract binding the student for charges for the entire semester.

However, when withdrawal from school or a class becomes necessary, reduction in charges (tuition-only) will be made according to the following scale:

  • During 1st week of the semester: 100%
  • 2nd week of the semester: 100%
  • 3rd week of the semester: 75%
  • 4th week of the semester: 50%
  • 5th week of the semester: 25%

After the fifth week there will be no reduction in tuition charges. 

There will be no refund of fees after the second week.

Meal plans will be adjusted on a weekly basis, any part of a week counting as a whole week.

Room will be adjusted by the month, any part of a month counting as a whole month (4 weeks equal 1 month). No refunds will be made on rooms after 8 weeks (2 months).

No refund will be issued to students compelled to leave school for disciplinary reasons.

One day of summer session is equivalent to one week of regular session. Summer school is charged at the rate of 25% per day. Summer online courses may have a withdrawal fee assessed if a student drops the course after the educational resources have been shipped or an e-book has been viewed. If the unused, unmarred educational resources are returned to the University, the withdrawal fee may be removed.

No refund will be made for private music lessons missed unless the student has made proper arrangements ahead of time.