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Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees 2019-2020

Spalding students rarely pay the full cost of tuition; more than 90 percent of all Spalding students (99 percent for first-time, full-time students) receive financial support. Learn more about the scholarships, grants, loans and other types of aid that we offer.

Undergraduate tuition and fees
Undergraduate tuition by status
Status Cost
Full-time  (12-18 credit hours) $12,600/semester
Full-time (19 or more credit hours) $12,600/semester + $840/credit hour
Part-time (11 or fewer credit hours) $840/credit hour
Housing options
Housing options Cost
Morrison Hall – Double Standard Room* $2,300/semester
Spalding Suites – Single Standard Room $2,750/semester
Spalding Suites – Double Standard Room $2,400/semester
Housing Application Fee $100

* All first-year students will be housed in Morrison Hall and with a roommate. Accommodations for a documented medical need, or other requests, requiring a single room may be directed to Residence Life Coordinator Abby Finta at or 502-873-4421 for information.

Plan type Cost
Meal Plan
Standard Plan: 14 meals/week $1,500/semester
Online tuition

Online classes are $430 per credit hour. Online RN to BSN tuition is $460 per credit hour. Full-time status can be achieved by taking 12+ credit hours per semester.

Graduate tuition

Full-time status at the graduate level can be achieved by taking nine credit hours per semester.

Program Cost
 Tuition rates by master’s program
Assistive and Adaptive Technology Certificate $580/credit hour
Athletic Training (MSAT) $820/credit hour
Business Communication (MSBC)  $645/credit hour
Education (MA/MAT/M.Ed.) $395/credit hour*
Nursing (MSN) $875/credit hour
Occupational Therapy (MSOT**) $900/credit hour
Social Work (MSW) $730/credit hour
Writing (MAW/MFA) $585/credit hour
Tuition rates by doctoral program
Program Cost
Leadership (Ed.D.) $815/credit hour*
Nursing Practice (DNP) $875/credit hour*
Occupational Therapy (entry-level OTD) $900/credit hour
Occupational Therapy (post-professional OTD) $580/credit hour
Psychology (Psy.D.) $1020/credit hour*

* For these programs the equivalent of 1 credit hour will be charged to the student while writing the dissertation/capstone project and not enrolled in courses.

**New admissions to the MSOT  program are no longer being accepted as we transition to the doctoral program.

Use our net price calculator for exact figures based on your credit hours, housing and meal options. For the previous year’s tuition rates, download the 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees (PDF).

Additional costs

In addition to the above direct costs, Spalding University estimates an additional $1650 per year for books for full-time undergraduate students and $1350 for full-time graduate students.

Contact us

Our financial aid staff will work closely with you and explore all of the funding resources available to find the most comprehensive offer of financial assistance to help make your private education an affordable investment. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (502) 873-4330.