Fees and Expenses

The University may make appropriate changes in fees and expenses beginning in fall 2014. Quoted fees below are actual rates for 2014 – 2015. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bradley University. 

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


Full Time Charges 2014-2015

Tuition (12-16 credit hours per semester) $30,500
Room & Board $9,420
Activity & Health Fee $344
TOTAL $40,264

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 $720/hr. The amount you will spend on books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses, will average an additional $3,000.

Part Time Charges 2014-2015

1–7 hrs. $810/sem. hr.
7 1/2–11 1/2 hrs. $940/sem. hr.

Summer and J-Term 2014-2015

Summer 2014 $780/sem. hr.
J-Term 2015 $810/sem. hr.
Summer 2015 $810/sem. hr.

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

Housing and Meal Plans 2014-2015

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

























Student Apartment Complex

$650 per month]

Off-campus Meal Plan

$425 per semester; $850 per year

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

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.

Health fee

$87/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.

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 $720 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.

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.

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


Vehicle registration/parking fee

2014-15 Parking rates are $100 for returning students and $200 for incoming students (enrolling for their first year at Bradley.)

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.

Payment Options and Due Dates

Bradley expects payment arrangements to be completed prior to the start of each academic term. For the fall and spring semesters, by paying the full balance due on or before August 1, 2014 and January 9, 2015 respectively you avoid additional payment plan fees. Pay-in-full is your most economical option. However, for the regular semesters the university also offers longer-term payment options through the Deferred Payment Plan and Monthly Installment Payment Plan.    

Payments for the interim (January and May) or summer terms are due no later than 3:00 PM on the first day of the respective term(s). There are no payment plan or longer-term payment options available for the interim and summer sessions. 

Payment Type Options

Payments for all charges on the billing account (tuition, fees, room & board) can be made by cash or check in person at Swords Hall-First Floor. Payments can be made via checks mailed to:

Student Fees
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

Payments can be made online by credit card. Effective June 1, 2014 a 2% fee is assessed on credit card transactions when using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for tuition and fees.  The University can not accept credit card payments over the telephone. A payment kiosk will be available in Swords Hall for in-person credit card payments. At no additional charge online payments can be made by ACH debit from checking or savings accounts.

If you have questions about using a credit card for student fees payments see FAQ-Credit Card Payments for Student Fees.

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 remaining 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 2014 Payment Due Dates  

  • August 1, 2014
  • October 7, 2014
  • November 3, 2014
  • December 1, 2014

DPP Spring 2015 Payment Due Dates

  • January 9, 2015
  • March 5, 2015  
  • April 1, 2015 
  • May 1, 2015                                         

Monthly Installment Payment Plan - MIPP

Available for full-time undergraduate 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.

2014-2015 Mipp Application - Student Login

2014-2015 Mipp Application - Parent Login

Claiming Classes

For every period of enrollment students must confirm their intentions to matriculate by taking an action called "Claiming Classes". Classes are claimed in one of two ways: By making a payment on the balance due for each period of enrollment or, if there is no balance due (zero balance or pending refund), by completing the steps outlined on your MyBU account.

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 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.