End of Year Giving


Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Christian college students interact in Blue Hill Coffee, a student-run enterprise at SWU.

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.

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. 


2020-2021 Academic Years Tuition and Fees

No tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.

(July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

Application Fee (non-refundable)


Tuition Deposit (refundable upon request)


Tuition - Undergraduate (per credit hour)


Tuition - Graduate - MBA,MSML (per credit hour)


Tuition - Graduate - M.Ed. (per credit hour)


Tuition - Graduate Education Electives (per credit hour)


M.Ed. Internship (6 credit hour course plus offset for each practicum)


Tuition - Doctorate of Education (per credit hour)


Clinical for Student Teaching
Credit/Debit Card Fee

Directed Study Fee (per credit hour)


Ed.D. Practicum Fee


Ed.D. Dissertation Fee


Education Practica Fee
Education Practica Fee  (100+ hrs.)

Finance Charge — 2-pay, 3-pay, 4-pay

20, 40, 60

Nursing Resource Fee


Deferred Billing Service Charge


Tuition Late Fee


Technology & Portfolio Fee


Graduate Education Practicum Fee


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 the student is 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.