Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts (Tuition and Fees)

Admission of Undergraduate Students


Admission of Graduate Students


University Admission Policies


Student Accounts - Tuition and Fees


Admission of Undergraduate Students

Admission to Dominican University is open to individuals who are prepared academically to undertake a rigorous liberal arts program. Applicants for freshman admission are considered based on probable success as determined by grades in a college preparatory program, standardized test scores (optional), and class rank (for those applicants from high schools using a class rank). Transfer students are primarily evaluated based on course work completed at previous colleges and universities; in some cases, the high school record is considered. Admission decisions are announced on a rolling basis. Students are required to pay a tuition deposit after they have been accepted. The deposit is refundable until May 1 for students entering in the fall term and November 1 for students entering in the spring term. Housing arrangements may be made after the tuition deposit is paid. A housing application and deposit also are required for students planning to live on campus. Prospective students are urged to meet individually with an admission counselor and tour the campus. Other on-campus events are available throughout the year. Students needing special accommodations for such events are asked to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to the event.

All application materials become the property of Dominican University. Providing incomplete or inaccurate information regarding a previous academic record on an admission application form is grounds for denial of admission.

Admission From Secondary School Requirements

Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs include a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.7 with special attention to grades in college preparatory courses; rank in the upper half of the high school graduating class (if available); and completion of 16 units of college preparatory work, including 14 in a combination of English, mathematics, social sciences, laboratory science, and foreign language. While standardized test scores, such as the ACT or SAT, will be accepted, they are not required to detemine admission for fall 2023. Factors such as leadership, personal qualities, and co-curricular activities also are considered. Proof of high school graduation and proof of state-required immunization must be presented prior to enrolling at the university. Dominican University recognizes the General Education Development (GED) diploma in lieu of a high school diploma.

Application Procedure

Applicants for admission to the freshman class are responsible for having the following documents sent to the university:

  1. The completed application, including an essay, which can be accessed from at www.dom.edu/apply or www.commonapp.org
  2. An official high school transcript and college transcript (when applicable); and
  3. Official SAT or ACT Composite (optional)

Advanced Placement (AP)

High school students are encouraged to take advanced placement tests and to apply for college-level academic credit based on the results. There is no maximum of credit awarded through AP examinations. Check the AP Exam chart (pdf) to see if you scored high enough to receive credit. Students must have official scores sent to Dominican University, Office of Undergraduate Admission.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Dominican University recognizes the rigorous nature of the International Baccalaureate program and awards individual course credit for scores of four or above on higher-level IB examinations. Check the IB Exam chart (pdf) to see if you scored high enough to receive credit. Students may be awarded up to 30 semester hours of advanced standing for appropriate scores on higher-level examinations. For additional information, contact the Rosary College of Arts.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Subject to acceptable scores and to certain departmental qualifications, credit is granted for College Level Examination Program tests in various subject areas.

A maximum of 28 semester hours of credit may be granted with no more than 12 semester hours in one subject area. Students must have official scores sent to Dominican University. Check the CLEP Exam chart (pdf) to see if you scored high enough to receive credit. For additional information, contact the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences office at (708) 524-6814.

Information about the College Level Examination Program can be secured at clep.collegeboard.org.

Seal of Biliteracy

Dominican University recognizes the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy as evidence of a student having attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.  Accordingly, students whose high school transcripts indicate receipt of the State Seal of Biliteracy in French, Italian, or Spanish shall receive three elective credits in each of the targeted world languages for which the Seal is being awarded.  These credits may be counted towards the major or minor in the respective language.  However, fulfillment of the language requirement and placement into the French, Italian, or Spanish language sequence is determined by Dominican University Assessment.  Students may utilize either AP scores of 4 or 5 or the Seal of Biliteracy for course credit, but not both.

Admission to Honors Degree Program

Incoming full-time freshmen of superior ability are selected to participate in the honors degree program. Normally, students with a 4.50 or greater weighted grade point average, and who have completed honors or advanced placement classes in high school, are chosen for the honors program. Freshmen with a 3.75-4.49 weighted grade point average will be considered. Transfer students who meet comparable criteria in their previous college work may be eligible for the honors program.

Early Enrollment to Dominican University

Students wishing to begin college classes before receiving the high school diploma will be considered for admission to the freshman class upon completion of the junior year and fulfillment of the following conditions:

  1. Recommendation for admission to Dominican University by the high school principal or counselor and at least one high school teacher; 
  2. Completion of not fewer than 14 units acceptable toward admission to Dominican University, 11 of which shall be in subjects prescribed for admission; and
  3. On-campus interview with the appropriate admission counselor responsible for the applicant’s high school. 

Conditional Admission Opportunities

Dominican University admits a limited number of students each year who do not meet all the regular admission requirements but who have demonstrated the potential to complete university course work successfully. For these students, a condition of admission may be participation in the summer Transitions program or enrollment in the Blue Print for Academic Success. In cases where the Admission Committee believes that it is in the student’s best interest it may limit the number of hours a student can take in the first term of enrollment.

Admission of Transfer Students

A transfer student is one who has attended another post-secondary instituition after graduating high school/GED, regardless of the number of credits completed. Students in good standing from regionally accredited two-year or four-year colleges will be considered for admission.

Candidates applying as transfer students are responsible for having the following documents sent to the university:

  1. The completed university application form;
  2. Official transcripts from each college and university attended; and
  3. The official high school transcript, when requested.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is generally granted for courses comparable to those offered by Dominican University that were successfully completed with a grade of “C-” or above at another regionally accredited institution. The university will evaluate all hours submitted by the transfer applicant and reserves the right to accept or deny any of the credits for transfer.

Upon receipt of official transcripts, Stars Connect, in consultation with the appropriate academic department(s), will officially assess transfer credit after a transfer student has been formally admitted and has declared a major; only those hours that satisfy requirements will be applied to the degree and included in the student’s cumulative earned hours (grade points from transfer courses are not included in the Dominican grade point average).

Up to 68 semester hours are accepted in transfer from a two-year school and up to 90 semester hours are accepted from four-year colleges and universities (see residency requirements). Four semester hours in physical education, health or recreation courses can be applied toward the 124 total semester hours required for a bachelor’s degree.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution (including Dominican) may receive a second bachelor’s degree from Dominican University provided that:

  1. All university general education requirements, foundation and area requirements, and major requirements are met;
  2. A minimum of 34 semester hours is earned in residence at Dominican University;
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is attained. Transfer student restrictions apply to second baccalaureate degree candidates.

Transfer student admission requirements and procedures apply to second B.A. or B.S. candidates.

  1. While candidates seeking a second B.A. or B.S. cannot receive financial assistance through the FAFSA, they can receive a Transfer Merit Scholarship for the amount that corresponds with their cumulative grade point average.

Admission of International Students

For Undergraduate Student Applicants:

Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.  Acceptable English proficiency exams/programs would include:

Completion of qualifying academic program
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Successful completion of a full IB Diploma Program in English.
  • Completion of a U.S. degree
  • Completion of English 101 & 102 (or equivalent) with C- or better at a U.S. college or university
  • Successfully completed degree taught in English curriculum from a U.S. accredited institution.
  • Successfully completed degree from any of the following countries where English is the official language: Countries with English as Official Language
English Proficiency Exams
  • Internet-based TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 79-80
  • At-home TOEFL iBT test: minimum score of 79-80
  • Paper TOEFL PBT: minimum score of 79-80
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6
  • Completion of ELS 112 (ELS Language Centers)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53
  • ACT: minimum score of 21 in the English and Reading portion and a minimum score of 8 in the writing section
Completion of other qualifying programs, courses, or degrees
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE): B2 First
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English A: 5 or higher
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition with a minimum score of 4
  • British Curriculum GCE (AS/A levels) English Language and/or English Language & Literature with a minimum result of C
  • EdExcel IGCSE requires a minimum grade of B with speaking endorsed separately on the certificate.

Applicants with alternative English language qualifications or schooling, such as Malaysia SPM, GCE-O levels, or CBSE or ISC Indian Standard XII examinations, the Director of International Enrollment should be contacted for a case by case evaluation.

Official credential evaluations are not required for undergraduate admission, however, the Director of International Enrollment reserves the right to request a credential evaluation from an undergraduate student applicant if deemed necessary. Official high school transcripts/marksheets and translations through a certified translation agency  must be emailed to the Director of International Enrollment for credential review. If relevant, applicants must include a school leaving certificate, certificate of secondary education, higher secondary certificate, or matriculation examination/official national examination results, and scratch card. Evidence of an applicants Grade Point Average (GPA) must be included within the provided transcripts for review of Merit Scholarship eligibility. For advanced standing and/or transfer credit, students must submit official transcripts to be evaluated by any of the following credential evaluation agencies at their own expense.

This official evaluation, along with the official college/university transcript, must be submitted directly to the university.

International students should be advised that they must pay the first semester’s tuition, fees, and room and board in full prior to beginning classes. International students are advised that limited financial aid is available to them from the university. The magnitude of educational and living costs should be clearly defined.

Information needed to complete the I-20 form will be collected for all international students, including information regarding financial support.

The International Student Advisor will issue the I-20 form after the student has been accepted for admission and provided all required documents, including evidence of financial support. Students with a B-2 (tourist) visa are not permitted to study in the United States, and would have to request a change of status in order to be eligible to study.  Students with an F-2 visa are permitted to study on a part-time basis only.  

All I-20 forms will be transmitted directly to the student electronically. Dominican University will not mail I-20 forms, unless otherwise directed by USCIS and/or SEVP.

Degree Completion Agreements

Dominican University, in partnership with over 10 area community colleges, offers a number of degree completion programs. Generally, completing certain programs at one of these colleges admits the student into a bachelor’s degree program at Dominican. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for a complete listing of degree completion programs.

Admission to Certificate or Licensure Programs

Students admitted to certificate or licensure programs will follow the same procedures as outlined for degree-seeking students. Students accepted into certificate programs may apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. The change of status must be filed with the Office of the Registrar.

Admission as an Undergraduate Student-at-Large

Students who are not seeking a degree and who have graduated from high school or earned a GED may be admitted as students-at-large. Students-at-large need to complete a special application and present official transcripts for high school and any previous college work. The college transcripts will serve to verify 1) whether specific prerequisite courses had been taken, and 2) that the student was in good standing at the most recent institution.

Students-at-large may register for up to 30 semester hours of credit before they must change to degree-seeking status. Credits earned as students-at-large at Dominican may then be applied to satisfy degree requirements.

They must meet all admission requirements when applying for degree-seeking status and are subject to all academic rules and regulations during their attendance at the university.

Students seeking teacher licensure or Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) certification, or students registering for certificate and/or licensure programs, may not apply as students-at-large. Students-at-large are not eligible for financial aid.

Tuition Exchanges

Dominican University participates in the Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE), the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange (CIC-TEP), and Tuition Exchange (TE). Dependents of employees of participating institutions are eligible for tuition benefits at Dominican University. Additional information on these tuition exchanges is available in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Admission of Graduate Students

Admission Requirements

Applicants to a Dominican University master’s degree programs are required to submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university showing the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. Applicant’s to the PhD program are required to submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university showing conferral of a master’s degree. Additional admission requirements are outlined in each school’s profile and/or included with graduate program listings.

Student at Large

Applicants interested in enrolling in a class or classes as a student-at-large-with no intention of completing a degree or other program-need to apply through the college or school that offers the course(s) they are interested in taking.

International Students

Applicants who were educated outside of the United States and/or students requiring a student visa must:

Meet the requirements for admission as outlined in each school’s profile and/or included with the graduate program listing. 

International student admission is separate from receiving an I-20 form for an F-1 visa application. Admission to Dominican University does not guarantee that an international student seeking a student visa and in need of an I-20 will obtain an I-20 form. Please review both the requirements for international student admission and the requirements for obtaining an I-20.

For International Graduate Admission

  • An online application must be completed. 
  • Transcript evaluation: For a direct evaluation of earned credits outside of the United States to Dominican University, it is highly recommended that a Catalog Match be ordered for an opportunity of possibly obtaining direct course credits. A Catalog Match can be ordered from Educational Perspectives.

Other acceptable evaluation agencies include:

Please note that these other credential evaluation agencies do not offer Catalog Match. For SpanTran, Scholaro, ECE, or WES, a course-by-course evaluation would need to be ordered. This type of evaluation will only transfer any eligible credits as electives and not as direct course credits, if any.

Nutrition Students: The nutrition program only accepts credential evaluations from SpanTran, Scholaro, WES, and Educational Perspectives.

Credential evaluations must be sent directly from the credential evaluation agency to the Director of International Admission at nencina@dom.edu or directly to the university through electronic code. 

Proof of English Proficiency

International students who are not native speakers of English must provide proof of English language proficiency as part of the application to Dominican University. Accepted forms of proof are listed below

  • Internet-based TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 79-80
  • At-home TOEFL iBT test: minimum score of 79-80
  • Paper TOEFL PBT: minimum score of 79-80
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System: minimum score of 6.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: minimum score of 53
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university or completion of an undergraduate degree program outside the U.S. that was taught in English.
  • Successfully completed degree from any of the following countries where English is the official language: Countries with English as Official Language

Following admission, Dominican can assist with immigration requirements. Dominican is authorized by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue SEVIS I-20s and DS 2019s for students living abroad or those wishing to transfer their SEVIS records. International students requiring an I-20 form for the F-1 student visa must show evidence of sufficient funds to cover a full year of tuition, fees, and living expenses including:

  • Housing costs (whether room and board in university residence halls or off-campus housing) are the student’s responsibility.
  • Medical insurance (international students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan via the Dominican Wellness Center unless they can document existing coverage that is equal to or better than the student plan offered)
  • Books and personal items
  • Support during such times when the university is not in session

University Admission Policies

Dominican University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, political orientation, sexual orientation or diverse lifestyle in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, loan programs or any other program administered by the university.


  • Only completed application files will be reviewed by the admission committee.
  • Providing incomplete or inaccurate information regarding a previous academic record on an admission application is grounds for denial of admission.
  • All application materials become the property of Dominican University; no credentials will be returned to the applicant.
  • Students admitted to an undergraduate program of study may defer their enrollment for up to two semesters; students will be required to submit a short form and confirm that they have not attended other colleges or universities since deferring before enrolling at Dominican University. Financial aid, such as scholarships received at the original time of admission acceptance, may be subject to change for students deferring their enrollment. 
  • Students admitted to a graduate program of study may defer their enrollment for a maximum of one year. After that, it is necessary to reapply. 
  • Applicants who have withdrawn their application after it has been submitted must reapply for further consideration.

Students in Need of Accommodations and Accessibility

At Dominican University, no qualified individual with a disability will be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the university. Accommodations and Disability Access is a university resource promoting barrier-free environments (physical, program, information, attitude) and assisting the university in meeting its obligations under federal statutes and school tradition with regard to the rights of students with disabilities.

Accommodations and Disability Access coordinates providing necessary and appropriate services for students with disabilities. Upon receipt of appropriate documentation of disability, the office assists by providing or arranging appropriate auxiliary aids and services, reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and consultation. In some instances Accommodations and Disability Access acts as a liaison with other appropriate state and federal agencies.

Students are encouraged to meet individually with our Accommodations and Disability Access staff to determine what specific services and accommodations are needed. It is the responsibility of the student to make requests for auxiliary aids or special services at least three weeks prior to the start of a program or class. While accommodations should be requested at least three weeks prior to the start of a program or class, students can contact Accommodations and Disability Access at any time to discuss their needs.   

Appealing an Accommodation Decision or Filing a Grievance

If your accommodation request is denied by Accommodations and Disability Access staff, you have the right to appeal the decision and your request will be reviewed again by a designated campus committee. To start the process of appealing an accommodation decision, email ADA@dom.edu.

If you have been approved for accommodations, but feel that your accommodations are not being met on campus, please contact us. We are here to support you, advocate with faculty, and help determine if a particular accommodation can be met in a given class, program, or setting. We can also help facilitate communication between you and any faculty or staff, to help promote understanding.

Any individual who feels they have been discriminated against due to disability or access needs can file a grievance by submitting a report through Dominican University’s One Process reporting system.

Immunization and Vaccination Policy

Students registering for post-secondary education must submit to the university evidence of immunity against those diseases specified in the rules and regulations promulgated by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Dominican University. All students are required to comply with the University policy for Immunizations and Vaccinations by the first day of class:

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR): Two MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) given at least 28 days apart after the first birthday. Individuals born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from MMR vaccine documentation.
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDAP): At least 3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis containing vaccine are REQUIRED. One dose must be TDAP (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) within the past 10 years. 
  • Meningitis: One Meningitis vaccine given after the 16th birthday for students under 22 years of age.

Tuberculosis Screening  All incoming students are required to be screened for Tuberculosis (TB) through a screening questionnaire. Those students with identifiable risk factors for exposure to TB and/or for TB disease will be tested. Incoming students at low risk will not be tested for TB. Students with a documented previous positive test will not be retested.

Students in some academic programs, including education, nutrition, nursing and physician assistant programs, must meet additional requirements as determined by their College.

Students that are enrolled in an academic program, specifically designated by the College as Online, are exempt from meeting this requirement.  Students that are registered for all online classes in a term but not in a fully online academic program are required to comply.

Medical and Religious Exemption To qualify for a religious or medical exemption, students will need to complete the vaccine exemption form. The form must be signed by the student and a healthcare provider. The State of Illinois requires a visit with the healthcare provider to discuss implications of not having all the vaccines. 

Failure to comply with the policy will result in the assessment of fines and/or withholding of grades and transcripts until compliance is complete. Immunization records are available from high schools or from personal physicians and are to be submitted to the Wellness Center. Any questions regarding immunization records should be directed to the Wellness Center.

Eligibility to Use Veterans Benefits

Dominican University is approved by the State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the Post-9/11 GI Bill*. Veterans should obtain a certificate of eligibility from their local veterans administration office at least one month before they plan to enter college. 

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill . Veterans should obtain a certificate of eligibility from their local veterans administration office at least one month before they plan to enter college.

Financial Aid

The financial aid program at Dominican University provides assistance to students whose personal and family resources cannot meet the cost of education. Assistance is in the form of federal, state, and institutional grants, loans, and employment. Only those students who have been accepted for admission are considered for financial aid.

An applicant’s aid eligibility will be determined by an evaluation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible for federal and state aid, students must be degree-seeking United States citizens or permanent residents.  Also, students who are ineligible to file the FAFSA and are Illinois residents, can review the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid and see if they are eligible to complete it for consideration for the State of IL MAP Grant (Est). To remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Students are also required to complete annual submission of the FAFSA or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid to receive federal and state aid.  Students can visit the Dominican University website for more details on financial aid.  

Financial Aid Application Process 

 Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid to be considered for federal and/or state financial aid. Students must list Dominican University (FAFSA school code 001750) as the institution to receive the information. Both returning students and new students are encouraged to file their FAFSA  or Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid as soon after October 1 as possible. Some students may be required to submit additional information.

Student Accounts-Tuition and Fees

Costs 2023 - 2024 Academic Year

New students: Upon acceptance to Dominican University (DU), new students are required to make a $200 tuition deposit.  New students who intend to live on campus are required to make a separate $200 housing deposit.  The deposits will be credited to the student’s tuition balance after the Add-Drop Period, see below. Tuition and housing deposits can be refunded if the student cancels by the deadline date (May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester).  If cancelled after that deadline date, the deposit(s) will be forfeited. Students can make tuition deposits and payments via DU’s online payment portal or with the Stars Connect Office. 

Current students who intend to live on campus are required to make a $50 housing deposit. The housing deposit will be credited to the student’s tuition balance after the Add-Drop period, and forfeited if the student cancels after the deadline dates (May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester). Students can make tuition deposits and payments via DU’s online payment portal or with the Stars Connect Office.     

Tuition bills: Once a student registers for classes, a tuition bill is generated per the student’s registration. Tuition is charged per semester (along with student, lab & course fees, and room & board, if selected), see Tuition Charges below. Financial Aid amounts (grants, scholarships and loans) are credited to the tuition bill, thus, reducing the overall tuition amount the student will pay.

Tuition payments are due in full at the the start of the semester, unless the student signs up for DU’s payment plan and pays accordingly. At the end of each semester, the tuition balance has to be in satisfactorily status before the student is allowed to register for a future term. Payments can be made online via DU’s online payment portal or with the Stars Connect Office. 

Before the term begins, students will receive email notification that their eBill is ready for review. The email will be sent to the student’s DU email address. Payments are due in full at the start of the semester, unless the student signs up for a payment plan and pays accordingly. Financial arrangements can be discussed with Student Accounts/Business Office.  

Students must officially withdraw from class(es) in order for tuition amounts to be adjusted. Adjustments to tuition will be made according to the Add-Drop Schedule listed below. The date of the drop determines the amount of adjustment.    

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition-prices are effective Fall Term

Full-time Students

(12-18 semester hours)

Rosary College of Arts and Sciences    
  Tuition 2023-2024 (Annual) $37,194  
  Tuition 2023-2024 (per semester) $18,597  
  Undergraduate and Post-bacc; summer 2023 tuition rate (taught at main campus only)-per credit hour $597.50  
  Undergraduate and Post-bacc; summer 2024 tuition rate (taught at main campus only)-per credit hour $619  
Tuition per credit hour  
  Tuition 2023-2024 Part-time (1-11 credit hours or over 18 credit hours), Spring and Fall Semesters $1,239
  Borra College of Health Sciences (pre-medical and certificate) $1,005
  Bachelor of Professional Studies $490
  Continuing Studies Prior Learning Portfolio Fee $125
    PhD Program $850
    School of Information Studies-Dissertation (LIS 999) $500
  School of Education:    
    Master’s Degree Programs $550
    Endorsements:  Technology Specialist, Learning Behavior Specialist $425
    Endorsements:  ESL/Bilingual $225
    MAED Full Degree Program  $15,000
    Alternative Licensure cohorts starting Summer 2021 per credit hour $523.81
    Alternative Licensure cohorts starting Summer 2022-per credit hour $572
  School of Social Work:    
    Master of Social Work $850
  College of Applied Social Sciences:    
    Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution $625
    Master of Arts in Trauma-Informed Leadership $600
  Borra College of Health Sciences:    
    Master of Science-Nutrition $700
    Master of Science-Nutrition with supervised practice $750
    Individual Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) Certificate   $750
    Individual Supervised Practice Pathway (Distant ISPP) $8,800 total program cost
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2024) $990
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2023) $950
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2022) $920
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2021) $920
  Rosary College:

Master of Science in Software Development

Translation and Mediation Certificate



Room and Board -prices are effective Fall Term

  Power Hall - Double & Triple $6,200 (annual) $3,100 (semester)
  Murray Hall -  Double Cluster as single $8,000 (annual) $4,000 (semester)
  Coughlin Suite - Double $6,350 (annual) $3,175 (semester)
  Power, Coughlin, Mazzuchelli Halls - Single rooms $7,080 (annual) $3.540 (semester)
  Board Plan (food) $4,950 (annual) $2,475 (semester)

Gold Star Plan:  19 meals a week/$200 Dining Dollars

Blue Star Plan:  15 meals a week/$400 Dining Dollars

Silver Star Plan: 10 meals a week/$600 Dining Dollers

    Blue Star Plan: 15 meals a week/$400 Dining Dollars  
    Silver Star Plan: 10 meals a week/$600 Dining Dollars  
  Commuter Flex Dollars $100  

Undergraduate Student Fees

  Full-time students per semester-undergraduate $250
  Part-time students per course-undergraduate $65 per course/$250 maximum
  New Student Fee-full-time undergraduates $150
  New Student Fee-part-time undergraduates $25
  Art Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  Apparel Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  CAS Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  Music Lessons; can vary by course $150-$450 per credit hour
  Nursing:  ATI Carp Fee; includes NURS 312, 323, 432, and 445 $1,340
  Nursing Lab Fee $50-$165 per class
  Nutrition Lab Fee $125-$300 per class
  Science Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  Theatre Lab Fee $50 per class
  Degree fee $100
  Return or non-sufficient funds check $30
  Late payment Fee, (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)  1% of outstanding balance
  Payment plan fee (per semester) $45
  Deferment Fee per semester (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)  $90
  Official Academic Transcript $10
  Processing for International Dominican Affiliate program $250
  Annual Parking Sticker $25-$100
  Replacement ID:  Resident or Commuter $25
  Convenience Fee for credit card payments 2%

Graduate Fees


Student Fee-Full-time Graduate $250 per semester
Student Fee-Part-time Graduate $85.00 per course/$250 maximum
Application Fee $25 (Physician’s Assistant Program only)
Matriculation Fee $25 (one-time fee per program)
Degree Fee $100
Late Application for Graduation $25
Deferment Fee, per semester  (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)     $90 
Late payment Fee, (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)      1% of the outstanding balance
MBA Gateway Experiential Fee (MGMT 601) $115
Physician Assistant Lab Fee $172 per semester
Physician Assistant Clinical Travel Fee $300 per year
Nutrition Lab Fees $125-$250 per class
LIS 728 Course Fee $1,005
Clinical Experience Student Teaching $300
Student Teaching Fee $50
Alternative Licensure Fee $80 per semester
Tuition Remission Fee $30 per class/maximum $120
Convenience Fee for credit card payments 2%


Course Fees-

Some courses have lab fees applied, ranging from $50 to $250.

Music lessons have a lab fee applied of $150 per credit hour.

Payment Plans

Students are expected to pay their tuition accounts in full at the start of the semester, but may instead choose to sign up for the payment plan and pay accordingly. The sign up is online through DU’s online Payment portal or by assistance from Student Accounts (Business Office). There are typically five monthly payments starting in August for the Fall term, and five monthly payments starting in January for the Spring term. The summer term is typically two three monthly payments starting in May. Biweekly payments are optional. The cost for the payment plan is $45 per semester, and is due at the time of payment plan selection.  

Add-Drop Period Withdrawal

Students are allowed to add or drop classes according to DU’s policies. A student must officially withdraw from class(es) in order to have tuition amounts to be adjusted. Officially withdrawing from a class is done by completing the form online or contacting Stars Connect. Adjustments to tutition amounts will be based on the schedule below. Dates are important and will dictate the amount of adjustment that the student receives. The Student Accounts Office will calculate the amount of adjustment based on the schedule below. 

  Withdrawals during the first week of class-during Add/Drop   No charge
  Withdrawals during second week    20% charge
  Withdrawals during third week after Add/Drop closes:   40% charge
  Withdrawals during fourth week after Add/Drop closes:   60% charge
  Withdrawals during fifth week after Add/Drop closes:   80% charge
  Withdrawals after fifth week and after Add/Drop closes:   100% charge

The withdrawal will be dated as of the day that notice of withdrawal is given to the Students Accounts unless extenuating circumstances warrant an adjusted withdrawal date. See the Academic Regulations page for further information on withdrawing from classes.

Refund of Tuition amounts for Overpayment

If after all financial aid has been posted to the account the student has an credit balance (overage), the overage may be refunded to the student. If the overage is generated by parent loans, the refund may be issued to the parent. The refund of tuition process will occur after the Add/Drop Period each semester. DU encourages students to sign up for electronic refunds, which is a direct deposit to the student’s bank account (students sign up on a secure web portal).  If the student is not set up for electronic refund, then the refund will be sent by eCheck (electronic check sent to a DU email account), or by paper check if a parent refund.  

Refunds are generally processed within fourteen business days of posting to the tuition account. Refunds will not be issued on the basis of estimated grants or anticipated funds, only upon funds actually received by DU.

Resident hall charges are based upon the full year’s costs, but is billed each semester. It is expected that students will remain in residency the entire year except in cases where work for the degree has been completed before the end of the academic year. Refunds will be made on a prorated basis in the case of withdrawal due to serious illness or withdrawal at the request of university officials. The University reserves the right to make schedule changes or changes in modalities that are necessary due to any unforeseen event or circumstances beyond their control. 

Financial Responsibilities 

It is the understanding that once a student registers for classes, the student accepts that they will be charged for tuition, and a tuition account will be established. The tuition balance will remain until the account balance is paid in full. Students will not be allowed to register for future terms, receive diplomas, or receive official transcripts if the tuition balance is not in an acceptable status. Students should work quickly to resolve any unpaid balances with Stars Connect or the Student Accounts/Business Office. Accounts with outstanding balances over a certain period of time are subject to external collection activity, additional collection fees, credit rating reporting, and possible legal costs.  

Per Public Law 115-407 Sec. 103 for terms beginning August 1, 2019 and later, students utilizing VA education benefits shall not be charged a penalty, including assessment of late fees, denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or be required to borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.