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.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

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 - 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 credit hour includes the tuition and fees wrapped up in one cost. While most colleges charge a bunch of extra fees, SWU offers you a flat-rate cost per credit hour with no hidden fees.

2018-2019 Academic Year Tuition and Fees

(July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Tuition Deposit (refundable upon request) 50
Tuition - Undergraduate (per credit hour) 430
Tuition - Graduate - MBA,MSML (per credit hour) 565
Tuition - Graduate - M.Ed. (per credit hour) 430
Tuition - Graduate Education Electives (per credit hour) 430
M.Ed. Internship (6 credit hour course plus offset for each 4 credit hour practicum) 3870
Tuition - Doctorate of Education (per credit hour) 595
Ed.D. Practicum Fee 100
Ed.D. Dissertation Fee 100
Directed Study Fee (per credit hour) 100
Tuition - Noncredit professional development course (per course) 848
Tuition Late Fee 25

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

Books and Supplies

Most courses have required textbooks. Textbook prices vary per course and program. SWU offers a competitively-priced online bookstore that includes multiple textbook options, such as buying, renting, or e-books.

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.

No refund will be 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.