Tuition and Fees
Figuring out your college expenses goes beyond tuition; it starts with determining the total cost of your attendance each year. We want to make this as easy as possible, so below you’ll find a breakdown of our tuition and fees and room and board costs.
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The Net Price Calculator helps new undergraduate students determine what they can
expect to pay to attend Westminster. Continuing, graduate, international, and part-time
students can contact the Financial Aid Office for help determining costs and aid.
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Tuition and Fees
|Costs||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Total|
|Tuition and Fees||$19,916||$19,916||$39,832|
|Room and Board||$5,029||$5,029||$10,058 (assuming double occupancy room + purple meal plan)|
Programs with Special Pricing
Some undergraduate programs are priced at a per credit hour cost instead of the standard undergraduate tuition and fees.
|Program Name||Cost||Total Credit Hours||Total Estimated Tuition||Fees|
|Bachelor of Business Administration (low-residency with online components)||$500 per credit hour||
Varies with prior learning assessment.*
|Varies with prior learning assessment.||None|
|RN-to-BS in Nursing (online components)||$500 per credit hour||Varies with accepted transfer credits.||Varies with accepted transfer credits.||Some classes have a $11 per semester Nursing Malpractice Insurance Fee that is charged the semester you are registered for a course that requires it.|
* Before any credits potentially earned through a prior learning assessment, each of the 5 project sequences in the Bachelor of Business Administration program consist of 12 credit hours (totaling 60 credit hours for all sequences).
|Residence||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Total|
|Traditional-Style Double (Hogle and Carleson Halls)||$3,198||$3,198||$6,396|
|Apartment-Style Single (Olwell, Behnken, and Stock Halls)||$4,076||$4,076||$8,152|
All students living in Hogle, Carleson, Olwell, Behnken and Stock Halls are required to be on one of 2 meal plans for the entire academic year (unless an exemption is requested for extreme medical or religious dietary restrictions):
|Meal Plan Options (Mandatory Selection)||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Total|
|Copper Meal Plan||$1,500||$1,500||$3,000|
|Purple Meal Plan||$1,831||$1,831||$3,662|
|Gold Meal Plan||$2,314||$2,314||$4,628|
Meals are served in the Shaw Student Center and are priced à la carte. Daily menus and pricing can be found on the Bon Appétit website. The Gold Meal Plan averages about 2 meals per day.
The leftover balance on meal plans carries over from fall to spring semester and from spring semester through the end of May Term (first 4 weeks of summer term) (if enrolled). Meal plans will not carry over to the next academic year.
Commuter students are not required to have a meal plan but can voluntarily sign up for the Birch Meal Plan ($520 per semester) if they want to pay for meals using financial aid.
Commuter students also have the option of commuter flex plans, however, these plans cannot be paid for through financial aid; costs are paid directly to Bon Appetit via cash, check, or credit card.
Meals are served in the Shaw Student Center and are priced à la carte. Daily menus and pricing can be found on the Bon Appétit website.
Commuter flex plans carryover until used up or you leave the college. There are no refunds at anytime.
Cost of Attendance Breakdown
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 (first-year student) total cost of attendance: $56,831
- International first-year student total cost of attendance: $56,751
|Cost Type||Cost or Estimated Cost|
|Tuition and Fees||$39,832|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000|
|Room and Board*||$11,947|
|Federal Direct Student Loan Fee (U.S. citizens only)**||$80|
First-Year Students: $300
Transfer Students: $25
* The room and 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.
Tuition and Fees
|Program Name||Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credit Hours||Total Estimated Tuition (Does Not Include Fees)||Fees|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||$1,242||32||$39,744||$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester***|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia||$1,402||90||$126,180||$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester***|
|Master of Accountancy||$1,087*||30||$32,610||None|
|Master of Arts in Community Leadership||$765||35||$26,775||None|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||$765||Based on selected program option||$32,130||None|
|Master of Business Administration||$1,523**||39||$59,397||None|
|Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization||$1,523**||39||$59,397||None|
|Master of Education||$765||32||$24,480||$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester***|
|Master of Public Health||$1,137||45||$51,165||$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester***|
|Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling||$895||60||$53,700||$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester***|
|Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia||$1,402||64||$89,728||$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester***|
|Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner||$1,242||42||$52,164||
$13 fee per credit hour taken in a semester*** + $11 Nursing Malpractice Insurance (NMI) fee per semester
Additional fees may apply based on courses taken in a semester.****
|Master of Strategic Communication||$881*****||40||$35,240||None|
|Project-Based Master of Business Administration (low-residency with online components)||$1,523**||39||$59,397||None|
* Pricing for this program is all-inclusive (includes all course materials) and fixed
for 5 years once enrolled as long as the student stays active in the program.
** Pricing for this program is fixed for 5 years once enrolled, as long as the student stays active in the program. Tuition for this program also includes all course materials and an international context tour.
*** The $13 fee is broken down to a $4 student activity fee, $1 student publication fee, and $8 technology fee.
**** Once you have registered for courses, you can view any fees charged to you for that semester in Self-Service.
***** Pricing for this program is fixed for 5 years once enrolled, as long as the student stays active in the program.
Cost of Attendance Breakdown
Your cost of attendance will vary based upon which program you are enrolled in. Graduate cost of attendance is based on 12 months and taking at least 4 credit hours per semester as a student living off campus. The breakdown includes costs paid directly to Westminster (tuition and fees) as well as estimates of other expenses you may incur that vary and are not paid to Westminster (room and board, transportation, personal expenses, and the Federal Direct Student Loan Fee).
Graduate tuition and fees are dependent upon which program you are in and how many credit hours you are taking. See the current per credit hour cost for the program you are interested in enrolling in to determine the total cost of your tuition and fees for the number of credit hours you plan to take. International students are required to take 7 credits per semester to maintain full-time status for student visa requirements.
To determine your estimated total cost of attendance, add your total cost for tuition and fees to the estimated costs for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses.
If you are an international student and need help calculating your cost of attendance, email the International Admissions Office (email@example.com).
|Cost Type||Estimated Amount|
|Tuition and Fees||Varies by program|
|Room and Board||$18,919|
|Federal Direct Student Loan Fee (U.S. citizens only)*||$217|
* The Federal Direct Student Loan Fee is an average for those receiving Federal Direct Student Loans and is only applicable to U.S. citizens.