Undergraduate Tuition & Costs

A Catholic, Private School Education at an Affordable Rate

Tuition at the University of Mary is just over half the average cost of private colleges across the country. When you factor in that 99% of undergraduate students receive financial aid – a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, or work study, you’ll understand why Mary is one of the smartest investments you can make in yourself — for life.

We estimate that – for the 2023-2024 academic year – our first-year students will pay $14,553 on average for one full year of tuition and fees.

Online Undergraduate Tuition

Options and Opportunities to Make Informed Decisions

Our students have a wide range of options in areas such as Residence Halls and Meal Plans, so the actual cost of attendance will vary depending on your choices. 

Also, we hope you’ll join us at one of our upcoming Visit Days, which includes a financial aid and costs orientation. We guide prospective students and their families, step-by-step, through the financial aid process and answer any questions related to tuition and cost. 

As you’re browsing, please keep in mind that the information on this page is intended to use in estimating overall costs. Fees and other financial information are subject to change.

2023-2024 Undergraduate Student Tuition and Fees

Tuition/Fee Cost
Tuition $9,542 (per semester)
Undergraduate Online & Satellite Location Student $650 (per credit)
Part-Time Student* $650 (per credit hour)

*Part-time students will pay a rate of tuition based on a per-credit-hour basis. The per credit hour rate applies to traditional, undergraduate main campus students enrolled in 1-11 credit hours.

2023-2024 Nursing Program Tuition

Program  Tuition
LPN $615 (per credit)
RN to BSN $340 (per credit)
RRT to BSRT $340 (per credit)
Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN $13,260 (per semester)

2023-2024 General Fees

Type of Fee Cost
Enrollment Confirmation Deposit $150 (tuition credit upon enrollment)
Student Activities $8 (per credit)
Technology/Distance Learning Fee $44 (per credit)
Parking $95 (per semester)
Security — Full-Time $100 (per semester)
Security — Part-Time — Main Campus $8 (per credit)
University Center/Wellness Center fee $125 (per semester)
Annual Proctoring Fee $30

2023-2024 One-Time and Optional Fees

Type of Fee Cost
Application for Admission — Undergraduate Regular and Non-traditional (Non-Refundable) $30
Late Registration $125
Overload on 19th Hour $650 (per credit)
Audit of Lecture Course $125 (per credit)
Graduation — Bachelors $100
Chesterton Club Fee $100
Global Studies Fee - New and Transfer Students, Once, When Admitted $55
School of Engineering Fee $300

Additional fees may apply to the following; see the course fee listing or contact Student Accounts for more information:

  • Lab fees
  • Workshop fees
  • Experiential learning fees
  • Prior learning 
  • Validation per credit

Let Us Help

The Financial Aid Office is: 

  • Open Monday–Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Available for virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams: Monday–Friday 1-4 pm

Admitted and prospective students and their families are also welcome to attend the financial aid and costs orientation during our Visit Days.

Have Questions?

We're here to help. Call the Financial Aid Office at 701-355-8142, email us, or schedule a virtual meeting.