Financial Assistance

Bradley University, by providing an outstanding private education, is one of the best investments and best values in American higher education today. When making decisions about college financing, consider not only how much you can afford, but, more importantly, how much you are willing to invest. The quality of the institution must be a top priority as you weigh all of your opportunities. A high-quality education is an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. At Bradley, you get distinguished, professionally active faculty; modern, complete facilities; comprehensive student services; diversified academic programs; and a valuable diploma backed by the reputation of a distinctive institution. You get more of the time and attention you need and deserve—and have paid for.

The Office of Financial Assistance views its relationship with students and parents as a partnership where we all share in the planning and managing of a Bradley education. We are committed to the belief that each family is unique and we strive to recognize individual needs and situations. We are committed to giving every qualified student the opportunity to afford the Bradley University experience. We pledge to do our very best to provide the amounts of assistance and programs needed to bring our costs within the reach of every family. Current and complete information concerning prices, sources of assistance, cost management options, policies, and application procedures is available at

Cost Of Attending Bradley

The total cost of attending Bradley is divided into two categories—direct and indirect costs.

Single Resident Student—Two Semesters

  • 2014–2015

    Direct Costs

    • Tuition $30,500
    • Room & Meals $9,420*
    • Activity & Health Fee $344

*Double occupancy room. Other options incur different costs.

  • 2014–2015 Indirect Costs

    • In addition to the direct costs itemized above, students should expect to incur additional expenses of approximately $3,000 per year for books and supplies, clothing, laundry, recreation, transportation and other personal expenses. These costs are not paid directly to Bradley.
    • Students whose permanent residence is outside of Illinois will be given a larger transportation/travel allowance.

Applying For Financial Assistance

Financial assistance applicants must complete the following steps to be considered for all sources of state, federal, and Bradley sources of assistance. Please pay special attention to the February 15 deadline.

  • Freshman & Transfer Applicants

    • Apply for admission to Bradley. Students must be accepted for admission before financial aid and scholarship decisions are made.
    • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and February 15.
  • Continuing Student Applicants

    • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and February 15.

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.