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2024-2025 Cost of Attendance

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2024-2025 Campus Tuition and Fees

Tuition Rates

Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnual
Full-Time (12-18 hours)$16,795$16,795$33,590
Part-Time (1-11 hours)$496/credit hour$496/credit hour$496/credit hour
Overload (19+ hours)$496/credit hour$496/credit hour$496/credit hour

Housing and Food

Housing
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnual
Le Fer Hall
Triple Community Bath$1,595$1,595$3,190
Triple Shared Bath$1,886.50$1,886.50$3,773
Triple Private Bath$2,080$2,080$4,160
Double Community Bath$2,392.50$2,392.50$4,785
Double Shared Bath$2,753$2,753$5,506
Double Private Bath$3,119$3,119$6,238
Single Community Bath$3,688.50$3,688.50$7,377
Single Private Bath$4,425.50$4,425.50$8,851
Les Bois Hall
Quad Suite$4,983$4,983$9,966
Double Suite$5,377$5,377$10,754
Le Pont Hall
Triple Private Bath$2,080$2,080$4,160
The Lake House
Double with Shared Bath$1,886.50$1,886.50$3,773

For visual layouts, see the Residence Hall page or contact the Office of Student Life.

For graduate housing rates, see “On-Campus Graduate Housing & Food” below.

Meal Plans
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnual
Campus Residential Students:
19 meals per week
$3,640$3,640$7,280
Campus Commuter Students:
declining balance
$600$600$1,200

General Fees

Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnual
General$365$365$730
Student-Athlete Fee*$300$300
Student-Athlete (Equine) Fee**$300
Estimated books/supplies
(depending on major)
$800$800$1,600
Tuition Exchange Fee$100$100$200

*The Student-Athlete Fee is charged once annually at the student’s start of the year.
**The Student-Athlete (Equine) Fee will be charged along with the Student-Athlete Fee.

Commuter Fees

Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnual
Commuter Parking Fee$75$75$150
Commuter Meal Plan$600$600$1,200

One-Time Fees

Technology (excluding Music/Music Therapy)
-includes Apple iPad Air and three years of Apple Care
$750
Technology and software for Music/Music Therapy
-includes MacBook Air, Apple Care, and hardware as specified by Music Technology Faculty
$1,300
New Student Orientation Fee (including transfer students)$200 (first semester)
New Student International Orientation Fee$850 (first semester)
Education Program Fee
(required software and background check)
$225
Graduation/Completion Fee$150 (final semester)

Other Fees

Extension Fee
(charged for class extension)
$35/credit hour
Late Sign-In on First Day of Term Fee$30
Add or Drop Course Fee
(per transaction)
$10
1 Course Audit$150
2 Course Audit$200

2024-2025 Woods Online Tuition and Fees

  • General online program: $496 per credit hour
  • Music Therapy Equivalency Distance (MTED): $630 per credit hour (not eligible for special tuition billing or SMWC scholarships)
  • Music: $496 per credit hour (not eligible for special tuition billing or SMWC scholarships) 
  • Indiana TEACH: $284 per credit hour (not eligible for SMWC scholarships)
  • Indiana I-SEAL: $425 per credit hour (not eligible for SMWC scholarships)
  • Military: $250 per credit hour (not eligible for SMWC scholarships)
  • PM to BSN: $550 per credit hour (not eligible for special tuition billing or SMWC scholarships) 

General Fees

Technology$75 per semester
Graduation/Completion$150 final semester

Additional fees may apply. Please see the College Catalog.

Other Fees

Education Program$225, one-time
Estimated book/supplies (depending on major)$1,200/yr
CPL (credit for prior learning)$150, per credit hour

Additional fees may apply. Please see the College Catalog.

2024-2025 Graduate Tuition and Fees

Full-time status is 6 credit hours per semester.

Misc. fees: Estimated book/supplies (depending on program): $1,500/yr

Ph.D. in Global Leadership

  • Tuition: $875 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Ph.D. dissertation fee: $300, one-time fee
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Healthcare Administration

  • Tuition: $575 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Leadership Development

  • Tuition: $575 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Indiana TEACH: $510 per credit hour
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Business Administration

  • Tuition: $575 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Indiana TEACH: $510 per credit hour
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Arts in Art Therapy

  • Tuition: $775 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Supervision (AR594): $400, one-time fee
  • Supervision (AR596): $800, one-time fee
  • Supervision (AR597): $800, one-time fee
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Arts in Music Therapy

  • Tuition: $775 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Tuition: $775 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Science in Counseling

  • Tuition: $575 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Master of Science in Equine Studies

  • Tuition: $575 per credit hour
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

  • Tuition: $775 per credit hour, books included
  • Library periodical fee: $150 per semester
  • Extension fee: $35 per credit hour
  • Graduation fee: $150, final semester

On-Campus Graduate Housing & Food (optional)

Apartment-style campus housing is available in Les Bois Hall. Please contact the Office of Student Life regarding any questions.

Housing
Le Bois HallFall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnual
Double Shared Bath$4,983$4,983$9,966
Single Shared Bath$5,377$5,377$10,754

Meal plan NOT included in above rates. See below for meal plan options.

Meal Plans
Per 6 MonthsAnnual
Full Meal Plan$3,640$7,280
Partial Meal Plan$2,000$4,000

Previous years’ tuition rates

2023-2024 Campus Undergraduate
12-18 hours per semester$31,990/yr.
Tuition per credit hour (enrolled in 1-11 or +18 hours per semester)$496/hr.
2023-2024 Woods Online per credit hour
General online program$496
MTED (Music Therapy Equivalency Distance)$610
Indiana TEACH$284
Indiana I-SEAL$425
Military$250
PM to BSN$496
2023-24 Graduate per credit hour
PHDGL (Ph.D. in Global Leadership), books included$875
MHA (Master of Healthcare Administration)
MLD (Master of Leadership Development)
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
$575
MAAT (Master of Arts in Art Therapy)$775
MAMT (Master of Arts in Music Therapy)$775
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, books included
$775
Library periodical fee$150
Additional program fees apply. Please see the College Catalog.

2022-2023 Campus Undergraduate
12-18 hours per semester$31,150/yr.
Tuition per credit hour (enrolled in 1-11 or +18 hours per semester)$496/hr.
2022-2023 Woods Online per credit hour
General online program$496
MTED (Music Therapy Equivalency Distance)$585
RN to BSN$297
Indiana TEACH$284
Military$250
2022-23 Graduate per credit hour
PHDGL (Ph.D. in Global Leadership), books included$875
MHA (Master of Healthcare Administration)
MLD (Master of Leadership Development)
$575
MAAT (Master of Arts in Art Therapy)$775
MAMT (Master of Arts in Music Therapy)$775
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, books included
$775
Additional program fees apply. Please see the College Catalog.

2021-2022 Campus Undergraduate
12-18 hours per semester$29,950/yr.
Tuition per credit hour (enrolled in 1-11 or +18 hours per semester)$496/hr.
2021-2022 Woods Online per credit hour
General online program$496
MTED (Music Therapy Equivalency Distance)$585
RN to BSN$297
Indiana TEACH$284
Military$250
2021-22 Graduate per credit hour
PHDGL (Ph.D. in Global Leadership), books included$875
MHA (Master of Healthcare Administration)
MLD (Master of Leadership Development)
$575
MAAT (Master of Arts in Art Therapy)$750
MAMT (Master of Arts in Music Therapy)$750
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, books included
$750
Additional program fees apply. Please see the College Catalog.