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.

2014–2015 Tuition

2014-15 charges and fees have received final approval by the University's Board of Trustees.

Traditional Graduate Programs 2014–2015

Tuition $810/sem. hr.
Activity Fee

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

Doctor of Physical Therapy—Fall 2014 Cohort

Tuition $63,000

Executive MBA—Fall 2014 Cohort

Tuition $68,000

Master of Liberal Studies 2014-2015

Tuition $440/sem. hr.
Activity Fee $50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Dietetics Certificate Program 2014-2015

Tuition $15,000 Annually

Accelerated BSN Program 2015-2016

Tuition $35,000

  • Tuition rates are subject to change for subsequent academic years. Current tuition and fees are published each semester online at Student Financial Services (sfs.bradley.edu).
  • 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 online at Student Financial Services (sfs.bradley.edu). Students who have not made arrangements for payment by the deadline will be dropped from all classes. Questions regarding payment should be directed to Financial Services, 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, Financial Services, 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

2014-15 Parking rates have not yet been announced. All students parking on campus are to register their vehicles with Financial Services.

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 Financial Services 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 Financial Services, stamped by Financial Services 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.

This is the official catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.