Fees and Expenses

The University may make appropriate changes in fees and expenses beginning in fall 2020. Quoted fees below are actual rates for 2020-2021. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bradley University.

For additional information, visit Student Financial Services.

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition

Full Time Charges 2020-2021

Tuition (12-16 credit hours per semester) $35,060
Room and Board $11,280
Activity and Health Fee $420
TOTAL $46,760

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 $840/hr. The amount you will spend on books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses, will average an additional $3,440.

Part Time Charges 2020-2021

1–7 hrs. $930/sem. hr.
7 1/2–11 1/2 hrs. $1,060/sem. hr.

Summer and J-Term 2020-2021

Summer 2020 $910/sem. hr.
J-Term 2021 $930/sem. hr.
Summer 2021 $930/sem. hr.

Summer includes:

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

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

Health fee

  • $125/sem. (for all students with 7 hours or more)

Applied music fee

  • Full-time students $190; part-time students $290 per hour.

Business tuition surcharge

  • A surcharge of $20 per credit hour will be assessed for all undergraduate classes taught under the direction of the College of Business. A surcharge of $25 per credit hour will be assessed for all graduate classes taught under the direction of the College of Business.

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.

Nursing Simulation

  • A surcharge of $50 per course will be assessed on the following courses: NUR 203, 207, 307, 309, 315, 317, 403, 409, 411, 413, 417.

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 $840 per credit hour.
  • Credit courses for which no charge is made if they cause excess hours: ART 220, 221; MUS 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, 360; THE 107, 108, 207, 208, 307, 308, 407, 408.

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, 2020 and January 10, 2021 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 12:00 Noon 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. 

Accepted Forms of Payment

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

Office of the Bursar
Bradley University Financial Services
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

Payments can be made online by credit card. A 2% fee is assessed on credit card transactions when using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for tuition and fees. The University cannot 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.

Payments From Outside the United States

Bradley University has partnered with Flywire to provide a fast, secure way to submit international and wire payments. You can pay in your local or other desired currency with available payment methods (e.g., international credit and debit cards, wire transfers and other international payment options that will vary by country). Flywire allows you to:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Make payments in more than 140 currencies, online and from banks worldwide
  • Other available payment methods include international credit and debit cards, and other international payment options that vary by country
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates with Flywire’s Best Price Guarantee
  • Enjoy peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support
  • Ensure accurate and timely posting of your payment to your student account

To ensure that your student's account is properly credited in a timely and expedient fashion, please click the following link to initiate your payment bradley.flywire.com:

  • Select your home country and the available payment options will be displayed.
  • Complete the information requested and follow the instructions that are provided.

Here are some guidelines and policies on determining your payment amount:

  • Review your bill at MyBU.Bradley.edu. Use the amount on the bill to request funds from your bank.
  • The funds sent through this process are for tuition, fees, and room and board charges billed by Bradley University.  Funds received will be used for current, past due and future terms. 
  • Do not request funds through this process for off-campus living expenses.  You will need to make arrangements to have these funds come directly to you. Excess funds may be returned to Flywire.
  • If you have not registered for classes for the coming term, you may estimate the amount needed by taking the current tuition rate times the number of hours you plan to register for. Be sure to include extra for course fees, surcharge fees, activity fee and health fee. The University fee structure is online at sfs.bradley.edu – click on “Charges and Payment Options”.
  • If your bank has questions about this process, you may provide them with 3rd party access to your billing by setting them up with a log in to view your bills. Instructions for this process is also at sfs.bradley.edu, click on “Charges and Payment Options” and then “Online Viewing and Payment”.

Payment Options

For the fall and spring semesters, three payment options are available. 

Option 1: Pay in Full

The plan requires the entire semester balance charges, less financial assistance to be paid in full on or before the due date for that semester: August 7, 2020 for the fall semester and January 8, 2021 for the spring semester. If the balance for the semester is paid in full prior to the first day of the term, no additional fees are charged unless changes are made to the student's schedule or financial aid.

Option 2: 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 2020 Payment Due Dates

  • August 7, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • December 4, 2020

DPP Spring 2021 Payment Due Dates

  • January 8, 2021
  • March 5, 2021
  • April 2, 2021
  • May 7, 2021

Option 3: Monthly Installment Payment Plan - MIPP

Available for full-time undergraduate students attending both semesters, this plan allows you to pay annual charges 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 or deferment is charged, but an annual, non-refundable set-up fee of $150 is required.  Payments begin June 1st and end May 1st (automatic payments are available).  You must apply each year to participate in the MIPP program. 

2019-2020 MIPP Application - Student Login
2019-2020 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.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 Section 103

In accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 Section 103, effective August 1, 2019, Bradley University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the university due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

For purposes of this policy, a covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 funding through the federal government. The covered individual must notify the institution via submission of a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance not later than the first day of a course of education for which the individual has indicated the individual wishes to use the individual’s entitlement to educational assistance, submit a written request to use such entitlement, or provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the educational institution.

This is the official catalog for the 2020-2021 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.