2020-21 Undergraduate Tuition

Full-year tuition and fees for a full-time undergraduate student in the 2020–21 academic year is $37,960.

Westminster offers a full range of financial aid opportunities—merit-based and income-based scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work study—to help make a Westminster education more accessible.

Tuition, room and board, and other special fees are due in full on the first day of the given semester. Students unable to make the full payment must make other arrangements with Student Account Services by the first day of each semester.

Each semester is billed according to the number of credit hours you're registered for in that semester. Waitlisted classes are not billed until you are officially added to the class.

Full-time registration is 12 or more credits in a semester. Westminster scholarships and federal student aid usually require full-time enrollment.

For each credit above 20, there is an additional charge of $1,560 per credit hour.

Other fees may apply for certain classes including, but not limited to, nursing, education, photography, and private music lessons.

Enrolled Semester Hours Tuition HWAC Fee Student Account Fee Publication Fee Ellipsis Fee Myriad Fee Environmental Fee Technology Fee Total Semester Charges
1 $1,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,560
2 $3,120 $0 $29 $6 $2 $1 $2 $68 $3,228
3 $4,680 $0 $29 $6 $2 $1 $2 $68 $4,788
4 $6,240 $0 $29 $6 $2 $1 $2 $68 $6,348
5 $7,800 $0 $29 $6 $2 $1 $2 $68 $7,908
6 $9,360 $0 $29 $6 $2 $1 $2 $68 $9,468
7 $10,920 $0 $42 $6 $2 $1 $2 $101 $11,074
8 $12,480 $0 $42 $6 $2 $1 $2 $101 $12,634
9 $14,040 $0 $42 $6 $2 $1 $2 $101 $14,194
10 $15,600 $0 $42 $6 $2 $1 $2 $101 $15,754
11 $17,160 $0 $42 $6 $2 $1 $2 $101 $17,314
12–16 $18,720 $60 $55 $6 $2 $1 $2 $134 $18,980
17 $20,280 $60 $55 $6 $2 $1 $2 $134 $20,540
18 $21,840 $60 $55 $6 $2 $1 $2 $134 $22,100
19 $23,400 $60 $55 $6 $2 $1 $2 $134 $23,660
20 $24,960 $60 $55 $6 $2 $1 $2 $134 $25,220

Course Audits

The tuition charge per credit hour for auditing a course is $780 for undergraduate programs. No student activity fees are assessed for audits. The technology fee will apply to classes being audited, but no student activity fees or publication fees are assessed.

Undergraduate cost of attendance is based on a 12-16 credit hour semester for a student living on campus. The breakdown includes costs paid directly to Westminster as well as estimates of other expenses you may incur that are not paid to Westminster.

  • U.S. citizen total cost of attendance: $54,243
  • International student total cost of attendance: $54,163
Cost Type Cost or Estimated Cost
Tuition and Fees $37,960
Books and Supplies $1,000
Room and Board* $11,097
Transportation $1,420
Personal Expenses $2,386
Stafford Loan Fee (U.S. citizens only)** $80
Orientation Fee $300

*The room & board charge amount is an average of what all students living on campus pay toward housing and meal plans.
**The Federal Direct Student Loan Fee is an average for those receiving Federal Direct Student Loans and is only applicable to U.S. citizens.

Summer term trips will have additional charges billed separately from your tuition.

Discount Credits

Payment of full-time undergraduate tuition for fall semester earns 2 hours of summer discount credits. Payment of full-time undergraduate spring semester earns 2 hours of summer discount credits.

A total of 4 earned summer discount credits may be used in an academic year. The earned summer discount credits are forfeited if not used in the same academic year. They cannot be held/used for a future academic year.

If you are not full-time or have not paid your tuition for the fall or spring semesters, the discount credits will not apply and you will be responsible for the charges.

The summer term is only applicable to regular undergraduate programs for students charged at the rates listed below. They do not apply to the RN-to-BS in Nursing or Bachelor of Business Administration programs, or any other undergraduate program that is billed at an already discounted rate.

Summer Tuition 2021

Using Discount Credits For Acadeum College Consortium Courses

Students may use 1 summer discounted credit for a 3-credit course or 2 earned summer discounted credits for a 4-credit course through the Acadeum College Consortium. Acadeum allows you to take online courses offered by other private institutions in the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) as if they were Westminster courses. During the summer semester, you may take no more than 2 consortium courses. In total, you may take no more than 4 courses overall towards an undergraduate degree. Courses will fulfill elective credit, but if merited, you can seek consideration for a course to count towards WCore, major, or minor requirements by contacting the Registrar’s Office.

Tuition Breakdown by Credit Hour

Summer term is billed at $992 per credit hour. More than 8 credit hours will assess an additional charge of $992 per credit hour.

Undergrad Summer Credit Hours Total Tuition Charges With 2 Discount Credits Earned With 4 Discount Credits Earned
1 $992 ** ***
2 $1,984 ** ***
3 $2,976 $992 ***
4 $3,968 $1,984 ***
5 $4,960 $2,976 $992
6 $5,952 $3,968 $1,984
7 $6,944 $4,960 $2,976
8 $7,936 $5,952 $3,968
9 $8,928 $6,944 $4,960
10 $9,920 $7,936 $5,952
11 $10,912 $8,928 $6,944
12 $11,904 $9,920 $7,936
13 $12,896 $10,912 $8,928
14 $13,888 $11,904 $9,920
15 $14,880 $12,896 $10,912
16 $15,872 $13,888 $11,904

If you're going to live on campus, you'll need to review the residence hall application process.

On-Campus Housing

  Semester Year
Double $2,960 $5,920
Single $3,772 $7,544
Single-Draw $4,510 $9,020

Board

  Semester Year
Gold Plan $2,141 $4,282
Purple Plan $1,694 $3,388

All students living in a traditional-style double or apartment-style single room are required to be on one of 2 meal plans offered for the entire academic year. Having a meal plan in Westminster on the Draw is optional. Meals are served at the Cornerstone Cafe in the Shaw Student Center. The Gold Meal Plan averages about 2 meals per day. Meals in the Shaw Student Center are priced à la carte and daily menus and pricing can be found on the Café Bon Appétit website. The leftover balance on your meal plan can carry over from fall to spring semester and from spring semester to summer (if enrolled). Meal plans will not carry over to the next academic year.

Summer Term Housing

May Term Housing (First 4 Weeks of Summer Term)

To live on campus for free during May Term, you must have lived on campus during the current academic year during the spring semester and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a May Term Study Experience or on-campus class (having lived on campus for the previous spring semester)
  • Bank May Term credits for the summer session and live on campus in the summer
  • Work at least 10 hours per week on campus

If you do not meet any of the criteria, you must move out of the halls at the end of spring semester.

If you did not live on campus during the current academic year during the spring semester but meet the criteria for May Term housing, you must pay summer rent for May Term.

Summer Housing (After the First 4 Weeks of Summer Term)

Students needing a room on campus during the summer will pay monthly rent plus a $150 refundable deposit. Rent paid after the due date will not receive the meal plan bonus.

  • June 1: Full June rent due ($785, $33 of which will be put on your meal plan)
  • July 1: Full July rent due ($785, $33 of which will be put on your meal plan)
  • August 1: Full August rent due ($392.50) (only available for students approved to stay between summer and fall sessions)

Programs with Special Pricing

Students in the RN-to-BS in Nursing program are charged $550 per credit hour. For each credit hour above 12, students will be charged an additional $550 (tuition) + $13 (fee) per credit hour.

Some classes will have a $11 Nursing Malpractice Insurance Fee associated with them. This is charged the term that you are registered for the class.

Credit Hours Tuition
1 $550
2 $1,100
3 $1,650
4 $2,200
5 $2,750
6 $3,300
7 $3,850
8 $4,400
9 $4,950
10 $5,500
11 $6,050
12 $6,600

Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program will be charged per project sequence at the rate of $707 per credit hour in the sequence. Each project sequence consists of 12 credit hours.

There are a total of 5 project sequences in the program (totaling 60 credit hours). At 12 credit hours, a project sequence costs $8,484 in total.

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