Fees and Expenses

The University may make appropriate changes in fees and expenses beginning in fall 2014. Quoted fees below are actual rates for 2013—2014. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bradley University. 

For additional information, visit http://sfs.bradley.edu/.


Full-time students will be charged $14,660 per semester. This includes, subject to University rules and regulations, class instruction for 12 to 16 semester hours inclusive (the number of hours permitted each semester depending on the scholastic record). Students enrolling in 1 to 7 hours are charged $780 per semester hour. For students enrolling in 7½ to 11½ hours, the per hour fee is $910. Course loads in excess of 16 hours result in fees of $14,660 plus $700 per each hour over 16.

All courses taken in the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology are assessed a tuition surcharge of $5 per credit hour.

Senior citizens are assessed tuition at the rate of $25 per credit hour. Enrollment is subject to availability of classroom space.

Room And Board

Per semester, room and board for students living in University residence halls will be as follows

  • Double Room + Meal Plan = $4,525
  • Single Room + Meal Plan = $5,460

Student Apartment Complex
$600 per month

Off-Campus Meal Plan
$500 per semester; $1,000 per year

The Office of Residential Life has detailed information concerning on campus living options.


  • Non-credit Co-op Registration

    Contingent upon participation.
  • Applied Music Fee

    $175 for full-time student; $275 per hour for part-time students.
  • Chemistry Breakage Ticket

  • Transcript Fee

    $7 per copy.
  • Class Fees

    For certain classes there are small fees to cover the expense of art supplies and similar items.
  • Activity Fee

    $85 per semester for undergraduate students taking 9 hours or more (nonrefundable).
  • Health Fee

    $87 per semester for students taking 7 hours or more (nonrefundable).
  • Application Fee

    The first time a student applies for admission with the intention of earning credit, the application must be accompanied by a $35 nonrefundable fee. The fee must be received before the application will be processed. For students submitting their application using Bradley’s online form, the $35 application fee will be waived.
  • Enrollment Fee

    A $200 nonrefundable enrollment fee is required of all students who are admitted as degree program students. For those students who wish to live in a residence hall, payment of this deposit is required before a housing agreement form is issued to the student.
  • Housing Reservation

    To reserve a room in a university residence hall, a student must complete the official residence hall agreement provided by the Office of Admissions.
  • Housing Deposit Damage Fee

    This $100 deposit will constitute a reserve to cover damage to or loss of university property during such time that the student is residing in a university residence hall. When the student leaves the residence hall, deductions will be made for balances owed to the University. Housing deposits are refundable for incoming new students if requested in writing prior to June 1.
  • 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. Freshman students may use, operate, or possess motor vehicles but are not to park them on campus unless exempted as a commuter who lives at home, or through special request directed to the Director of University Parking who may grant permission on the basis of an exceptional need.

Deferred Payment Plan (DPP)

This plan divides each semesters' balance into 4 installments. Payment is determined by taking semester charges, subtracting semester financial assistance (not including work study), and dividing the balance by 4. The first payment is required before the start of the semester. A finance charge of 4% will be applied once to the unpaid balance each term. Remaining Fall payments are due in October, November, and December; Spring payments in March, April, and May. There is no application required.

DPP Fall 2013 Payment Due Dates  

  • August 1, 2013
  • October 8, 2013
  • November 1, 2013
  • December 2, 2013

DPP Spring 2014 Payment Due Dates

  • January 10, 2014
  • March 2014 TBD 
  • April 2014 TBD
  • May 2014 TBD        

Monthly Installment Payment Plan (MIPP)

Available for full-time students attending both semesters, this plan lets you pay in 12 installments. Your Monthly Installment Payment Plan (MIPP) is determined by taking total annual charges, subtracting financial assistance (not including work study), and dividing the balance by 12. No interest is charged, but an annual, non-refundable application fee of $135 is required. You must apply each year to participate in the MIPP program.

2013-2014 MIPP Application - Student Login

2013-2014 MIPP Application - Parent Login

For further information on either of the above payment plans, contact: Student Finance Manager, Controller’s Office, Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, Illinois 61625 • (309) 677-3120

Check Cashing Privilege

All enrolled students may cash one personal check per day upon presentation of a BU Quick Card at a Swords Hall cashiers window. Checks may not exceed $150 per day. Second party checks will not be accepted unless the second party is the student’s parents. A $25 charge will be assessed on all checks returned by the bank. In addition, check cashing privileges will be subject to suspension if three checks are returned during any twelve-month period.


Partial Drops–Reduction of class hours but remaining in school

Full refund will be made for individual classes dropped by the end of the second week of classes. No refund is made for classes dropped after the end of the second week of classes.

Questions or appeals regarding refunds/charges should be directed to: Student Finance Manager, Controller’s Office, Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, Illinois 61625 • (309) 677-3120

Complete Official Withdrawal

When a student withdraws from all classes, after completing registration, but before the official beginning day of University classes, a full refund less a registration fee of $50 will be made for first semester freshmen and part-time students. All other full-time students will be charged a registration fee of $100. When a student completes an Official Withdrawal from the University on or after the beginning day of University classes, tuition and room will be charged as follows:

Tuition And Room:


  • Withdrawal during 1st week 10%
  • Withdrawal during 2nd week 15%
  • Withdrawal during 3rd week 20%
  • Withdrawal during 4th week 25%
  • Withdrawal during 5th week 35%
  • Withdrawal during 6th week 40%
  • Withdrawal during 7th week 45%
  • Withdrawal during 8th week 50%
  • Withdrawal during 9th week 60%
  • Withdrawal after 9th week 100%

Room and Board

Room Charged on a prorated basis for each day. Board Charged on meal plan money used and overhead.

No refunds will be made after the ninth week of classes. The date that the drop slip is processed is the date used for this computation.

This is the official catalog for the 2013-2014 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.