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Tuition and Costs - 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. We know you’re juggling a lot, and we’re here to help make things easier.

If you have questions, we have answers. You don’t even need to apply first. Our dedicated financial aid counselors are happy to help.  

We promise—they’re good. In fact, many students end up being able to attend SWU with little or no upfront costs. When you’re ready, they’ll work to develop a custom financial aid package just for you.

College may be more affordable than you think. 

 


 

2022-2023 Academic Years Tuition and Fees

(July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Application Fee (non-refundable)

25

Tuition - Undergraduate (per credit hour)

430

Tuition - Graduate - Counseling (per credit hour)

480

Tuition - Graduate - Business (per credit hour)

565

Tuition - Graduate - Education (per credit hour)

450

FLEX Ministry Program Tuition (per course)

429

FLEX Ministry Program Technology Fee (per hour)

15

Tuition - Doctorate of Business (per credit hour)

620

Tuition - Doctorate of Education (per credit hour)

620

Audit Fee (per credit hour)

106

Clinical for Student Teaching
250
Credit/Debit Card Fee
1.5%
CLEP/DSST (Dantes) Fee
50

Directed Study Fee (per credit hour)

300

Doctorate Dissertation Fee

200

Undergrad Education Practica Fee
150

Finance Charge — 2-pay, 3-pay, 4-pay

30, 50, 70

FLEX Ministry Program Prior Learning Assessment Fee

50

Nursing Resource Fee

50

Deferred Billing Service Charge

20

Tuition Late Fee

25

Transcript Fee

10

Returned Check/E-Check Fee

32

Technology & Portfolio Fee

334

Graduate Education Practicum Fee

450

Transient students pay the same credit hour rate as degree-seeking students for online courses.

Additional course fees may be assessed depending on the program or the course the student is enrolled in. If an online student takes an on-campus course, additional course fees may also apply. Please refer to the On-Campus Tuition & Fees for a complete listing of all course-related fees.


 

2023-2024 Academic Years Tuition and Fees

(July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

Application Fee (non-refundable)

25

Technology & Portfolio Fee

350

Tuition - Undergraduate (per credit hour)

430

Tuition - Graduate - Counseling (per credit hour)

480

Tuition - Graduate - Business (per credit hour)

565

Tuition - Graduate - Education (per credit hour)

450

Tuition - Doctorate of Business (per credit hour)

620

Tuition - Doctorate of Education (per credit hour)

620

Ed.D. Dissertation Continuation Course (per credit hour)

620

FLEX Ministry Program Tuition (per course)
429
FLEX Ministry Program Technology Fee (per hour)
20
FLEX Ministry Program Prior Learning Assessment Fee
50

Audit Fee (per credit hour)

106

Clinical for Student Teaching

270

Credit/Debit Card Fee
1.5%

CLEP/DSST (Dantes) Fee

50

Deferred Billing Service Charge

20

Directed Study Fee (per credit hour)

300

Doctorate Dissertation Fee

200

Education Practicum Fee-Undergraduate

170

Education Practicum Fee-Graduate

450

Finance Charge — 2-pay, 3-pay, 4-pay

30, 50, 70

Internship Fee (MSCP Program)

15

Nursing Resource Fee 50
Pre-Clinical for Student Teaching 220
Returned Check/E-Check Fee 32
Science Lab Fee 75
Transcript Fee 10
Tuition Late Fee 50

Transient students pay the same credit hour rate as degree-seeking students for online courses.

Additional course fees may be assessed depending on the program or the course the student is enrolled in. If an online student takes an on-campus course, additional course fees may also apply. Please refer to the On-Campus Tuition & Fees for a complete listing of all course-related fees.


 

Books and Supplies

Even with online classes, you’ll still need textbooks for most of your courses. SWU’s online bookstore has plenty of options for buying or renting the books you need, whether you prefer physical copies or eBooks.

Refund Policies

Online Programs

The following refund policies pertain to all online programs:

  1. Application fees are not refundable. Tuition deposits are refundable upon request, if student does not enroll.
  2. If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received prior to the course start date, the student is eligible for a full-tuition credit for that course.
  3. If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received after the course start date but before the start of the second week, 90% of tuition (whether or not the student ever attended) will be credited.
  4. There is no refund of fees after the start of the course.
  5. No refund is given after the start of the second week except on appeal. Appeals may be granted only in rare situations involving death in the immediate family, work transfer, military obligations, or serious personal or family illness.

Online students must contact their Academic Success Coach prior to initiating a withdrawal from the university. No financial adjustments will be made if the student fails to withdraw properly, and a grade of F will be assigned for each course not successfully completed.

A permanent withdrawal during an academic award period may reduce or eliminate financial aid or VA assistance and/or eligibility and require that all or part of the assistance received be refunded to the lender.