Saint Mary is Committed to Affordable Education


Think a four-year private Catholic education is financially out of your reach? Think again!
 

Private ≠ Expensive


The University of Saint Mary was founded, in part, on the idea that a quality education should be available to all.

Consider:


  • 95 percent of our students receive financial aid of some kind.

  • You may qualify for scholarships of up to $56,000 that may make your USM tuition more afforable than the big state schools.

  • We'll work closely with you to ensure that your Saint Mary education is an affordable one.


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2016-2017 Tuition and Fees


All charges are assessed by semester (tuition, room, board, and applicable fees) and are due and payable upon completion of enrollment and before admittance to class. Tuition and fees shown are for the academic year beginning July 1, 2016, and are subject to change as necessary.


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Main Campus Undergraduate Students

Initial Charges — Main Campus Undergraduate

$25 — Non-refundable application fee (required for all new applicants for admission)

$100* — Non-refundable advance tuition deposit (required for all full-time students offered admission; credited to the first semester's tuition upon enrollment)
*This advance tuition deposit is $200 for all new nursing and accelerated nursing students. 

$200 — Non-refundable housing deposit (required for all new students living on campus)

$25 — Undergraduate Transfer Student Processing Fee (for all new undergraduate transfer students)

Tuition — Main Campus Undergraduate

$12,950 per semester — Full-Time Tuition (12-18 hours)

$600 per credit hour — Overload Hours (more than 18 per semester)

$600 per credit hour — Part-Time Day Tuition (1-6 hrs)

$840 per credit hour — Part-Time Day Tuition (7-11 hrs)

60% Discount on tuition for senior citizens (age 62 at enrollment)

Meal Plans (per semester) — Main Campus Undergraduate

$2,145 — 20 meal plan (required for Freshmen)

$1,950 — 14 meal plan (available with exceptions for upperclass students)

$1,000 — 7 meal plan; includes $100 Campus Cash (available with exceptions for upperclass residents and/or commuters)

$800 — 5 meal plan; includes $100 Campus Cash (available with exceptions for upperclass residents and/or commuters)

$330 — 50 meal block plan (available for commuters)

$170 — 25 meal block plan (available for commuters)

Housing (per semester, unless otherwise noted) — Main Campus Undergraduate

$1,825 — Maria Hall — Double Occupancy

$2,820 — Maria Hall — Single Occupancy

$2,275 — Berkel Hall — Double Occupancy (2-person room)

$3,150 — Berkel Hall — Single Occupancy (2-person room)

$2,425 — Berkel Hall — 4-Person Suite

$170 per year — Accident Insurance (required for non-athletes living in the residence halls without proof of private insurance)

$25 — Laundry Fee

Fees** (per semester) — Main Campus Undergraduate

Full-Time (12 or more hours per semester)

$265 — General Fee
$110 — Student Activity Fee
$50 — Facility Access Fee
$750 — Book Voucher**
$15 to $300 — Individual Course Fees***
** Book voucher is automatically applied for all full-time undergraduate students so that they may receive credit to purchase textbooks. Students may opt out.
*** A listing of individual course fees can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Part-Time (1-6 hours per semester)

$135 — General Fee
$40 — Student Activity Fee
$50 — Facility Access Fee
$750 — Book Voucher**
$15 to $300 — Individual Course Fees***
** Book voucher is automatically applied for all full-time undergraduate students so that they may receive credit to purchase textbooks. Students may opt out.
*** A listing of individual course fees can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Part-Time (7-11 hours per semester)

$210 — General Fee
$70 — Student Activity Fee
$50 — Facility Access Fee
$750 — Book Voucher**
$15 to $300 — Individual Course Fees***
** Book voucher is automatically applied for all full-time undergraduate students so that they may receive credit to purchase textbooks. Students may opt out.
*** A listing of individual course fees can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Program and Athletic Fees** — Main Campus Undergraduate

Athletic Fees

$400 — Athletic Fee (per year)
$200 — Supplemental Athletic Insurance (per year)****
**** Supplemental Athletic Insurance is for those students who do not have insurance providing athletic injury coverage.

Education Program (Undergraduate) Fees

$160 — Field Supervision (per semester of field supervision)
$40 to $200 — Individual Course Fees***
*** A listing of individual course fees can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Nursing Program (Traditional BSN) Fees

$250 — Assessment Fee (per semester)
$80 — Lab Fees (per semester)
$100 — Online Testing / Syllabus Fee (per semester)
$85 — Nursing Activity Fee (per semester)
$55 — Liabilty Fee (per semester)
$150 — NU 406 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice - Course Fee (per course)


Overland Park Campus Students

Initial Charges — Overland Park Campus

$25 — Non-refundable application fee (required for all new applicants for admission)

Tuition — Overland Park Campus — Undergraduate

$395 per credit hour — Degree Completion

Tuition — Overland Park Campus — Graduate

$598 per credit hour — Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$598 per credit hour — Master of Arts — Psychology, Counseling Psychology

$395 per credit hour — Master of Arts — Education, Elementary Education, Special Education

Fees (per semester)** Overland Park Campus

Education Program (Graduate) Fees

$40 — Assessment Fee (at application)
$160 — Field Supervision (per semester of field supervision)
$50 to $300 — Individual Course Fees***
** Book voucher is automatically applied for all full-time undergraduate students so that they may receive credit to purchase textbooks. Students may opt out.
*** A listing of individual course fees can be found in the Academic Catalog.


Online Students

Initial Charges — Online

$25 — Non-refundable application fee (required for all new applicants for admission)

Tuition — Online — Undergraduate

$460 per credit hour — Health Information Management (online)

$490 per credit hour — RN-to-BSN (online)

Tuition — Online — Graduate

$598 per credit hour — Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$598 per credit hour — Master of Science — Nursing (Online MSN)

$500 per credit hour — Master of Arts — Teaching (Online MAT)

Fees (per semester)** Online


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Students

Initial Charges — DPT

$35 — Non-refundable DPT CAS application fee (required for all new applicants for admission) — Payable after student applies to the program through PTCAS

$200 — Non-refundable advance tuition deposit (required for all full-time students offered admission; credited to the first semester's tuition upon enrollment)

Tuition — DPT

$750 per credit hour — Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Fees (per semester)** DPT

$170 — DPT 610 — Concepts in Physical Therapy Fee (per course)

$60 — Health Club Membership Fee

$50 — Facility Access Fee


Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated BSN) Students

Initial Charges — Accelerated BSN

$35 — Non-refundable application fee (required for all new applicants for admission)

$200 — Non-refundable advance tuition deposit (required for all full-time students offered admission; credited to the first semester's tuition upon enrollment)

Tuition — Accelerated BSN

$580 per credit hour — Accelerated BSN

Fees (per semester)** Accelerated BSN

$60 — Health Club Membership Fee

$50 — Facility Access Fee


Teacher Education Workshop Students

Tuition — Teacher Education Workshops

$495 per credit hour — Undergraduate degree-seeking

$110 per credit hour — Recertification (Overland Park Campus)

$60 per credit hour — Recertification (Offsite)

$75 per credit hour — Play Therapy


High School Students

Tuition — High School

$100 per credit hour — High School Dual Credit

$600 per credit hour — High School student at Leavenworth campus


** View a full listing of tuition and fees in the Academic Catalog.


University Expenses


The University of Saint Mary is a private institution. The tuition a student pays covers around sixty-eight percent of the cost of a University of Saint Mary education.

Private gifts meet the difference between the actual cost and the tuition charges.

Parents who are able to contribute to the university's educational mission are encouraged to do so by participating in the annual giving program.