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Tuition & Fees

At Saint Francis University, we are committed to ensuring the highest quality education is both affordable and accessible.

Tuition and Fees

Annual tuition amounts are approved by the University's Board of Trustees.

Tuition Rates for 2023-2024


Financial Assistance

We know you have lots of questions about this investment in your future. Don't worry, we're here to help! Our Financial Assistance team is here to walk you through the process.


Undergraduate Tuition for 2023-2024 Academic Year 

The tuition rate for the 2023-24 academic year is $41,020 for a full-time, traditional undergraduate student. 


Undergraduate Cost Summary

estimated based on two semesters (fall/spring) of full-time study (12-18 credits each semester)

all credits over the flat rate maximum of 18 credits  are an additional $1,283 per credit 

 

Annual TotalsResidentsCommuters
Tuition Flat Rate (12-18 credits per semester)                  $41,020$41,020
Technology Fee (2023-2024)$700$700
Room (2023-2024 Double Occupancy)$6,300n/a
Meal Plan (Premium option )$6,910optional
Lab/Course Feeslab feeslab fees
Orientation Fee$130$130

Student Health Insurance

(must be waived by student) See policy

$2,461$2,461
 Vehicle Registration$150 $125

Summer/Winter Tuition

Health Science Students (PA, PT, OT): $1,283 per credit (summer 2024)

All other undergraduate students: $485 per credit


Part-time Undergraduate Rate

Undergraduate students registered for fewer than 12 credits:  $1,283 per credit

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Undergraduate Fees Break Down


Mandatory Fees

Fee NameAmountStudent Type
Graduation Fee
 
$125 All graduating students - payable whether or not the student attends commencement
Orientation Fee$130 UN
Technology Fee/semester$350UN
Heath Fee$120Fulltime Undergrads

 

Other Fees

Fee NameAmountDetails
Audit Fee$642 
Lab & Course Fees varies by courseSee Fees
Late Check-In Fee$125 
Official Transcript$20 
Special Exam Fee$35 
ID Replacement$20 

Lab & Course Fees


American Sign Language
ASL 112/201/202/203/250/312 $49            
ASL305$261
 
Aviation
Private Pilot Certificate: AVI 111, AVI 112$7,500
Instrument Rating: AVI 211, AVI 212$7,500
Commercial Pilot Certificate: AVI 301, AVI 302$13,250
 
Biology
Biology 203$61
Biology 110, 111, 204, 205, 206, 208, 211, 218, 307, 320, 405,406$165
Biology 214,301,302,401$200
Biology 430$236
Biology 312, MS471, MS491$165
 
Chemistry
Chemistry (all courses with a lab)$206
 
BioChem
BioChemistry BIO405, CHEM405, BCHM405, BCHM408, BCHM302$180

Communications
Communications 301,305,435$198
Communications 220,308$172
 
Education
Education 429,430,431,432$75
Education 450,451$240

 

 

Engineering
Engineering 101,102, 201, 202, 498$125
Engineering 301,315,325, 335, 415, 427, 435$223

 

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering 311,411,413, 414, 421-24,499$125
Environmental Engineering 321,322,415$223
 
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology 305,330,400$155

 

Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP 601$540
FNP 602$875 
FNP 603$994
FNP 605$343 
FNP 606$287
FNP 607$1,122
FNP 608  $959

Fermentation

FERM 295, 301, 303, 401, 402, 403$156
 
Geology
Geology 205$125
 
Marine Science
Marine Science 101$364
Marine Science 102,103$260
Marine Science 104$420
Marine Science 105$105
Marine Science 106$210
Marine Science 109, 111, 125$130
Marine Science 113-121, 123, 124$182
Marine Science 122$156
Marine Science 201-202$1,550
Marine Science Certificate 101$260
Marine Science Certificate 102$156
Marine Science Certificate 103$182
Marine Science Certificate 105$90
Marine Science Certificate 106$162
Marine Science Certificate 109, 111$78
Marine Science Certificate 113-121, 123, 124$130
Marine Science Certificate 122$105
Marine Science Certificate 125$52
Marine Science Certificate 201-202$990
 
Music Lessons
Music Lesson Fee MUS 131,141,151,161$200
Music Lesson Fee MUS 132,142,152,162$400
 
Nursing
Nursing 200$105
Nursing 300-303$305
Nursing 401,402,404$360
Nursing 405,413$196

 

Petroleum Natural Gas Engineering
PNGE 231,241,361$170

 

Physics
all Physics courses with/lab$86

 

Physical Therapy
all PT courses with/lab)
$155
 
Psychology
Psychology 302,303$57
Psychology 314$63
Psychology 415$140

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Housing and Dining Options


On-Campus Housing

Room Type (Per Semester)All other residence hallsChristian Hall
Single$4,350$5,449
Double$3,150$3,544
Triple$2,827$3,126
Suites$4,022$4,494

 

Off-Campus Housing

Includes Honors House, Pine View Townhouses, East Gate Apartments, Spaulding Cottage, Theme Housing, and Non-Owned Housing)$4,494
Graduate Housing (175 Saint Joes)$3,544

Meal Plan Options

  • About Our Meal Plans

    Key Points

     

    • All resident students are required to have a meal plan.
    • Purchase plans through the Office of Residence Life located in Padua 239, phone 814-472-3029.
    • All Flex Bonus Dollars and Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester.

     

    The higher the purchase price, the greater the value!

     

    • Choose a plan that suits your needs. Details are tabs are below.
    • Once purchased "meal swipe/dining dollars" are deposited on the student's ID card, which works similar to a debit card. No need to carry cash or find an ATM.
    • The Dining Dollars can be used at Torvian Dining Hall or any of our retail facilities including Frankie's, Padua Express or Adamucci Café.
    • The Dining Dollars are non-refundable and expire at the end of each semester.
  • Unlimited Plan: $3,790/ semester

    Unlimited Plan Includes:

    This plan does not offer a meal equivalency option (meal swipe cannot be used anywhere other than Torvian)

     

    • ​​​Unlimited meals at Torvian
    • $300 Flex Dollars
    • 8 Guest meals
  • Premium Plan: $3,455/semester

    Premium Plan includes:

    • 275 Meal Swipes
    • $100 Flex Dollars
    • 8 Guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)
  • Standard Plan: $3,455/semester

    Standard Plan Includes:

    • 215 Meal Swipes
    • $225 Flex Dollars
    • 5 Guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)
  • Value Plan: $2,680/semester

    Value Plan includes:

    • 100 Meal Swipes
    • $375 Flex Dollars
    • No Guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)
  • Commuter Plans: $300-$750

    Plans tailored for commuters:

     

    • $750 Plan = includes $825 Flex
    • $500 Plan = includes $550 Flex
    • $300 Plan = includes $330 Flex

Graduate Tuition & Fees 2023/24 

If you take 9 credits or more a semester you are required to have proof of health insurance or purchase University's Student Health Insurance by contacting Student Health at 814-472-3008. View SFU Health Insurance Policy.


 

Master of Business Administration (Online/Campus)

Credits36-48
Tuition/credit$875
Tuition/semester$2,625-$7,875 (3-9 credits)
Tuition/program$31,500-$42,00
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Human Resource Management (Online)

Credits30
Tuition/credit$875
Tuition/semester$2,625-$7,875 (3-9 credits)
Tuition/program$26,250
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

 

Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership (Online)

Credits30
Tuition/credit$875
Tuition/program$26,250
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

Doctor of Physical Therapy (Campus)

Creditsvaries
Tuition/credit$1,117
Tuition/semester$10,053-$20,106
Tuition/programvaries
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/year$700
Program Fee$685 (4th-6th year)

Master of Occupational Therapy (Campus)

Creditsvaries
Tuition/credit$1,142
Tuition/semester$17,130-$20,556(9-18 credits)
Tuition/programvaries
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/year$700
Program Fee$685 (4th-6th year)

Master of Physician Assistant Science (Campus)

Creditsvaries
Tuition/credit$1,142
Tuition/semester$13,704-$20,556 (12-18 credits)
Tuition/programvaries
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/year$700
Program Fee$1,065 (4th year) $705 (5th year)

Master of Public Health (Online)

Credits41
Tuition/credit$650
Tuition/semester$1,950-7,800 (3-12 credits)
Tuition/program$27,300
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Health Science (Online)

Credits30
Tuition/credit$675
Tuition/semester$4,050 (6 credits)
Tuition/program$20,250
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Medical Science (Online)

Credits33 (20 transfer credits accepted)
Tuition/credit$850
Tuition/semester$2,550-$3,400(3-4 credits)
Tuition/program$11,050
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Science in Exercise Oncology (Campus)

Credits39
Tuition/credit$775
Tuition/semester$2,325-$6,975 (3-9credits)
Tuition/program$30,225
Health InsuranceSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Nursing Leadership/Education (Online)

Credits33
Tuition/credit$650
Tuition/semester

$1,950-$5,850

(3-9 credits)

Tuition/program$21,450
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Online)

Credits48
Tuition/credit$625
Tuition/program$30,000
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Program FeeApprox $300/semester for clinical coursework
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Education (Online)

Credits30-36
Tuition/credit$735
Tuition/semester$2,205-$6,615(3-9credits)
Tuition/program$22,050-$26,460
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$45

Master of Education Superintendent Certification (Online)

Credits20
Tuition/credit$735
Tuition/semester$2,864 (4 credits)
Tuition/program$14,700
Health Insurance/yearSee policy
Technology Fee/semester$30

Program-Specific Fees

Application Fee
(MMS, MHS, MPH)
$55
Occupational Therapy Fee 4th-5th year per semester$685

Physician Assistant Fee

4th year per semester

$1,065

Physician Assistant Fee

5th year per semester

$705

Physical Therapy Fee

4th-6th year per semester

$685

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Division of Professional Studies Tuition & Fees


The tuition rate for the 2023-24 academic year is $485 per credit hour for undergraduate programs offered through the Division of Professional Studies.


Degree Programs 2023-24 Tuition

Lab, course, and contingent fees may apply.

Degree TypeCreditsTuition Per CreditTuition Per Program
Associate of Applied Science36$485$17,460 
Associate of  Science60-63$485$29,100 - $30,555 
Bachelor of Science128$485$62,080 
Degree Completion (B.S.)30-38$485$14,550 - $18,430

 

Other Fees

Technology Fee/semester$30  

 

Certificates (Skill-Builder)

Certificate TypeCreditsTuition Per CreditTuition Per Program
Accounting24$485$11,640 
Computer Systems Management24$485$11,640 
Management24$485$11,640

 

Ed.D. Program 2023-24 Tuition

Additional Residency costs apply.

Degree TypeCreditsTuition Per SemesterTotal Tuition
Executive Doctor of Education51$6,375$51,000

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College in High School Tuition and Fees 


2023-24 Tuition/Fees

College in High School$58 per credit hour

Online courses for high school students


Career Development Series

$200 per credit

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Student Identity Verification for Online Learning 
Saint Francis University does not charge a fee for student identity verification for online learning. Any required travel to campus for student identity verification for online learning would be indicated prior to and during the registration process through publications such as course syllabi, the University's website, or the course catalog.