Terms of Payment

By act of registration, students accept the responsibility to pay the charges for the entire semester, regardless of the method or source of payment. Suitable payment arrangements must be made each semester before the third day of classes. Students who do not pay or make suitable payment arrangements for their semester bill will be placed on Business Hold and may not be allowed to attend class or participate in activities until payment or arrangements have been made at the Business Office.

The University reserves the right to withhold registration materials, transcripts, diplomas and all other information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees or any other amounts due the University including Perkins or Direct Student Loans. A student may be dismissed from the University for continued delinquency of financial obligations. Unpaid bills will be turned over to a collection agency. Collection and/or other finance charges must be paid by the student in addition to the unpaid amount before the University can release information as described in the preceding paragraph.

2023-24 Tuition costs

2024-2025 Tuition and Fees

A full-time student living on campus can expect the following charges: tuition, comprehensive fee and residential living charges.

Full-time Tuition

Tuition Annually/Per Semester
Fee Annually Per Semester
Tuition $24,514 $12,257
Comprehensive Fee $1,464 $732
Food & Housing* $9,920 $4,960
Total Cost of Attendance $35,898 $17,949
Overload Tuition $634 per credit hour N/A

If a student is enrolled in eighteen (18) or more credit hours during a semester, an overload charge for each credit hour over seventeen and one half (17.5) will be assessed. 

*Food & Housing cost based on first-year, double occupancy rates 

Part-time Tuition

  • $342 per credit hour: for 1 to 8.5 credits
  • $660 per credit hour - for 9 to 11.5 credits

Comprehensive Fee

  • Full-time Students: $1,464 annually
  • Part-time Students: $144 annually

The comprehensive fee for all students covers admission to student activities, athletic events, use of library and learning resources, campus ministry, campus health services, and other services generally available to students. A portion of the fee goes directly to the Student Senate to support the many student activities and organizations. Students are also entitled to receive three transcripts at no charge.

The comprehensive fee for full-time students also includes membership at the Forest City YMCA and the laptop service fee. The comprehensive fee is charged to students each semester the student is enrolled.

Residential Living

Annually/Per Semester
Housing with Meal Plan Annually Per Semester
Breen Double Room $10,728 $5,364
Double Tanner, Ormseth, Rasmusson or
Johnson & London Room
$9,920 $4,960
Single Tanner, Ormseth, Rasmusson or
Johnson & London Room
$11,534 $5,767
Theme Houses $10,728 $5,364
Timberland Apartment $7,732 $3,866

Waldorf offers three meal plans for our students to choose from.

      • Purple Plan: 19 meals per week w/$125 Flex
      • Gold Plan: 12 meals per week w/$225 Flex
      • Silver Plan: 125 meals per semester w/$300 Flex

Commuter meal plans for off-campus and Timberland residents are also available.

  • Commuter Block: 80 Meal Plan: $630, $75 Flex
  • Commuter Block: 50 Meal Plan: $430, $75 Flex
  • Commuter Block: 30 Meal Plan: $336, $100 Flex

Tuition / Housing Deposit Form

Course Fees

The extraordinary cost involved in offering certain classes may involve an additional course fee. Please check course listings for the fee amount.

Other Fees

Commencement Fees

  • Undergraduate: $125
  • Graduate: $160

Private Instrumental Lessons

Private Instrumental Lesson Fees
Hours Cost
1 credit hour $336 per semester
2 credit hours $565 per semester

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lesson Fees
Hours Cost
1 credit hour $410 per semester
2 credit hours $631 per semester
Independent Study $70 per credit hour
Directed Study $100 per credit hour