Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Tuition*

Full Time Charges 2016-2017

Tuition (12-16 credit hours per semester) $31,740
Room & Board $10,010
Activity & Health Fee $380
TOTAL $42,130

These expenses comprise the direct costs of attending Bradley University. Some courses may require additional course fees. Credit hours in excess of 16 per semester result in additional charges of $760/hr. The amount you will spend on books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses, will average an additional $3,366.

Part Time Charges 2016-2017

1–7 hrs. $850/sem. hr.
7 1/2–11 1/2 hrs. $980/sem. hr.

Summer and J-Term 2016-2017

Summer 2016 $830/sem. hr.
J-Term 2017 $850/sem. hr.
Summer 2017 $850/sem. hr.

Summer includes:
          • May Interim (3-week)
          • May Interim (8-week)
          • Summer 1
          • Summer 2

Other Fees

Activity fee

$85/sem. - all undergraduate students with 9 hours or more
$25/sem. - all graduate students except Doctor of Physical Therapy and Executive MBA

Health fee

$105/sem. (for all students with 7 hours or more)

Applied music fee

Full-time students $175; Part-time students $275 per hour.

Engineering tuition surcharge

A surcharge of $50 per semester hour will be assessed for all classes taught under the direction of the College of Engineering and Technology.

Nursing Simulation

A surcharge of $50 per course will be assessed on the following courses: NUR 203, 207, 307, 309, 315, 317, 403, 409, 411, 413, 417.

Class and lab fees

Please consult your instructor regarding various additional fees (e.g. art fees, chemistry breakage fees, etc.)

Excess hours

With the exception of the courses noted below, any credit hours in excess of 16 will be charged at the rate of $760 per credit hour.

Credit courses for which no charge is made if they cause excess hours:
Music 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 309, 310, 327, 328, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 375, 376; HON 100, 101; LAS 101, 305; EHS 120, 305; CFA 100, 101, 305; THE 107, 108, 207, 208, 307, 308, 407, 408.

Graduate Tuition

Traditional Graduate Programs 2016-2017

Tuition $850/sem. hr.
Activity Fee

$50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Doctor of Physical Therapy-Fall 2016 Cohort

Tuition $63,000

Master of Liberal Studies 2016-2017

Tuition $460/sem. hr.
Activity Fee $50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Dietetics Certificate Program 2016-2017

Tuition $15,000 Annually

Master of Science Dietetics Internship Program

Tuition $38,500

Accelerated BSN Program May 2016 Cohort

Tuition $35,500

* Subject to approval by Bradley University Board of Trustees

Registration process fee

A $50 registration processing fee is assessed on students whose initial registrations occur after the semester's first payment due date and students who re-register after their classes are dropped for failure to make payment arrangements by the first payment date.

Late payment fee

A $25 fee is assessed on DPP payments made more than three days past due date. A $40 fee is assessed on MIPP payments made more than three days past the due date. 

Audited class fee

Any admitted undergraduate or graduate student, full or part time, pays the same fee to audit a course as to take the course for credit. Fees are not included in tuition charged at registration. Audit forms are available from the college deans or the Registrar's Office beginning the first day of classes.

Proficiency exams and department exams


Payment Return Policy

For a payment to Bradley, by check or online, or a check cashed by a student, the student's billing account will be charged for the returned payment.  A $25 processing fee will be applied for NSF checks or online payments, closed accounts and online "unable to locate accounts". Notice will be provided to the student of the payment status. Payment is expected immediately after the notification of the returned check or online payment.  In addition, a hold will be placed on the student's account in Student Billing.