Tuition Rates for 2019-20 Announced for College of Arts & Sciences

Traditional undergraduate students will see a 3.1% increase in tuition, effective fall 2019.

By Suzanne McInroy, director of communications

November 28, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Year in Review 2015

Tuition rates for traditional undergraduate students will increase by 3.1%, effective fall 2019, bringing the annual tuition rate for full-time students (taking 12-18 credits per semester) in the College of Arts & Sciences to $38,300.

Financial aid can significantly reduce the average tuition price that students actually pay, and nearly all degree-seeking Bethel freshmen receive financial aid through scholarships and grants. In recent years, Bethel has substantially increased the amount of internal gift aid given to students. In 2017-18, students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences received more than $40 million in grants and scholarships from Bethel, which is more than double the amount from 10 years ago, which was just under $20 million in 2007-08.

Meal plan rates will increase by 4.05% for the next academic year. These costs vary based on the plan selected. The most popular meal plan for residential students will cost $4,880 for the 2019-20 year. Freshmen living on campus will continue to be required to purchase one of these plans. As in the past, the room rate for continuing students will not increase while they are enrolled at Bethel, provided they live in campus housing every semester. Room rates for new students will be $5,900, an increase of 1.2%.

The Bethel Student Government (BSG) fee will remain the same at $160 for the year, a price decided upon by currently enrolled students. The comprehensive fee—tuition, room, board, and BSG fee—for the 2019-20 academic year will be $49,240 for full-time students in their first year in campus housing, up 2.97% from last year.

Tuition rates for Bethel Seminary, College of Adult & Professional Studies, and Graduate School programs will be announced in the spring. The most up-to-date tuition rates for students can be found on the financial aid websites for each school: College of Arts & SciencesBethel SeminaryCollege of Adult & Professional Studies, and Graduate School.