Fees and Expenses


Application Fee

All applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee, payable by check, credit card, or money order to Bradley University, at the time of application. The fee for domestic applicants is $40 and $50 for international applicants. This fee cannot be waived or deferred. Applications submitted without an application fee will not be processed. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Applicants for the Master of Liberal Studies degree program are not required to pay this fee.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to Bradley University.

2011–2012 Tuition

Tuition rates and fees are subject to change. Tuition for the 2011–2012 academic year is as follows:

Traditional Graduate Programs


Activity Fee

$710/sem. hr.
$50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Doctor of Physical Therapy



$60,000 ($20,000/yr.)

Executive MBA




Master of Liberal Studies


Activity Fee

$380/sem. hr.
$50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Dietetics Internship



$15,000 Annually

Nurse Anesthesia Program



$42,000 ($14,000/yr.)

  • Tuition rates are subject to change for subsequent academic years. Current tuition and fees are published each semester in the Schedule of Classes (bradley.edu/classes).
  • All courses taken in the College of Engineering and Technology are assessed a tuition surcharge of $5.00 per semester hour to support lab equipment.
  • Senior citizens (individuals 62 or older) may take classes at the rate of $25.00 per credit hour for part-time course work. Enrollment is subject to availability of classroom space.
  • Tuition and any fees must be paid by the deadline and in accordance with the instructions found in the current Schedule of Classes (bradley.edu/classes). Students who have not made arrangements for payment by the deadline will be dropped from all classes. Questions regarding payment should be directed to the Controller’s Office, 100 Swords Hall, (309) 677-3120.

Interim and Summer Sessions

See Student Financial Services (Tuition & Fees) for specific details concerning payment.

Deferred Payment Plan

The University offers a Deferred Payment Plan that requires payment at registration of 25 percent of the total tuition due. This payment may be made in the form of cash or check, credit card, or a combination. The balance is charged a one-time deferment charge of 4 percent and is payable in three equal installments beginning approximately one month after registration.

A late fee of $25 per month is assessed for each payment not received by the date stipulated on the deferred payment agreement. For further information contact Student Fees, Controller's Office, 100 Swords Hall, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625; (309) 677-3120; or Student Financial Services (Payment Options).

Employees who work for employers who pay a percentage of their tuition costs contingent upon successful course completion may be eligible for a full semester’s deferral if the employer is enrolled and approved in this program. Under this program tuition payments are deferred until the 60th day after the end of the semester. A $40 fee must be paid by the student at the time of enrollment to participate in this special deferral program. Students should check with their employer to find out if their company is enrolled in the program.


Students who withdraw from a class may be eligible for a partial tuition refund, depending on the date on which the course was dropped. Students who drop all classes and officially withdraw from the University may be eligible for a partial refund of tuition, room, and board, depending on the date of the withdrawal.

Students should check deadlines and procedures for requesting refunds at Student Financial Services (Billing Information).

Other Fees

Activity Fee
Graduate students pay a $25 activity fee per semester except Doctor of Physical Therapy and Executive MBA.

Health Fee
All students registering for 7 or more hours will be assessed a $87.00 health fee per semester at the time of registration.

Vehicle Registration Fee
The fee for vehicle registration is $50 per year and is not refundable. All students parking on campus are to register their vehicles with the Controller’s Office.

Thesis Binding Fee
Graduate students required to write a thesis must pay a fee of $20.00 per copy (three copies required) for thesis binding and handling. This fee, which is subject to change, must be paid to either the Graduate School or the Controller’s Office prior to submitting the completed thesis to the Graduate School. The thesis must be signed by the coordinator and, if the fee is paid in the Controller's Office, stamped by the Controller’s Office showing that the fee has been paid.

Cap, Gown, and Hood Rentals
Graduate students electing to participate in commencement and hooding ceremonies must rent their cap, gown, and hood at the bookstore. Forms for students to indicate size of cap and gown are mailed to students during the semester preceding their graduation once they have filed the Graduate Application for Graduation form with the Graduate School. There is a $15.00 late fee assessed for orders made after the indicated deadline.