Residential Programs Tuition and Fees

The comprehensive fee for residential and commuter students during the 2022-23 academic year is $42,356, broken down as follows: 

Residential Students 

Tuition 

   The comprehensive tuition fee is equivalent to $1,053.70 per credit hour.

$31,611 

Student Organization Fee 

$275 

Technology Fee 

$120 

Credentialling Fee $30

Room and Board 

$10,320 

Total Tuition and Fees 

$42,356

Commuter Students 

Tuition 

$31,611

Student Organization Fee 

$275 

Technology Fee 

$120 

Credentialling Fee $30

Room and Board 

$0 

Total Tuition & Fees 

$32,036

There is an additional PEG housing fee of $1,250 per year. Financial aid packages based on both merit and need can substantially reduce the actual out-of-pocket cost. The university offers a variety of services to assist students and families in financing a private college education. 

There are no lecture or practice teaching fees. Some classes have fees for private music lessons, art materials, lab fees, field trips, use of facilities not belonging to the university, or other extraordinary expenses. For details, see the course descriptions in this catalog. 

Part-Time Students 

Fewer than 12 semester hours during fall or spring semesters: $460 per semester hour and a $75 Technology Fee and Credentialling Fee. Students attempting fewer than 12 semester hours are considered commuter students and are charged accordingly. The internship fee for part-time students is $230 per semester hour and is charged for any 287 or 387 courses. The audit fee is $230 per semester hour. 

Summer Term 

Individual course credits taken during the summer: 

  • Summer courses (2022-23): $460 per s.h. 
  • Internship Fee (2022-23): $230 per s.h. 

Partial-Year Students 

Full-time students residing at MBU for the fall or spring term will be charged $21,178. Commuter students enrolling for either period will be charged $16,018. There will be no additional charge for attending the May Term (for currently enrolled students). For student-teaching, social work and internships being done off-campus during fall or spring semesters under faculty supervision, students will be charged as half-year commuter students. If a student wishes room and board on campus while performing an internship off campus, student is charged as a boarding student. 

Clinical Lab Science Program, Clinical Year 

Students taking their Clinical Lab work with an MBU affiliate CLS program as part of the major will be billed 1/2 price of the current per semester hour rate. MBU will not be involved in any payment to AH for applicable fees. Any refund available will be given to the student who will be responsible for payment to AH. The cost of AH fees may be included in the student’s cost of attendance for aid purposes. Mary Baldwin aid will not be awarded to students who are not being charged the comprehensive fee.

Monthly Payment Plan 

Fees that are normally due in one large lump sum at the beginning of each semester may be paid in four equal monthly installments each semester. There are no interest or finance charges — only an administration fee of $30 per semester. For additional information, please email StudentAccounts@marybaldwin.edu

Half-Price Tuition Plan 

Students who have completed eight semesters of full-time work in classes on the MBU campus may enroll in additional on-campus classes for half of the usual applicable tuition charge if approved by the registrar. Students must be eligible for readmission to MBU. They may live off campus. On-campus housing is subject to availability and will be charged at full price. To take advantage of the half-price tuition, no more than 12 months may have elapsed since the date of last enrollment. Graduate and summer courses are not available at half-price. MBU will help the student get external grants and loans, but no institutional aid will be available to students under this plan.