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This is a summary of tuition and fees for undergrad students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Typical Charges for 2015-2016

Tuition (12-18 credits per semester, plus 1-5 credits for interim) $33,990
Room (new student rate) $5,590
Meal Plan (20 meals per week) $4,180
Student Activity Fee (if full time) $150
Total Direct Costs for full-time, on-campus student
$43,910

The room rate for new students will not increase during their 4 years at Bethel, provided they live in campus housing every semester.

Food costs vary based on the meal plan you select. Meal plan prices for fall, interim, and spring are determined by the number of days meals are served each term. The most comprehensive meal plan costs $4,180. All freshmen and first-year students living in Bethel housing are required to purchase either the 15/week or 20/week meal plan.

Other Costs for 2015-2016

Tuition for each credit over 18 credits in a semester $1,007 per credit
Tuition for part-time students (fewer than 12 credits per semester) $1,417 per credit
Tuition for post-baccalaureate and teacher licensure students $882 per credit
Interim tuition (see detail of Interim Charges below)
Tuition for summer 2016 courses $455 per credit
Audit tuition $270 per credit
Parking fee $100 per semester
Student Health Insurance
(required if not covered by other health insurance)
$1,240 per year for non-athletes*
$2,534 per year for athletes*

Additional costs throughout the year include books and supplies, private music lessons, lab or course material fees, athletic fees, transportation, and personal spending. These vary widely from student to student.

Tuition rates for off-campus programs are available from the Office of Off-Campus Programs (651.638.6549).

*The health insurance costs for 2015-2016 are not yet known. These are the 2014-2015 costs.

Interim Charges

  • Full-time students on the block tuition plan - Students enrolled for at least 12 credits for both fall and spring terms who are paying the block tuition rate of $16,995 per semester are not charged tuition for 1-5 credits taken at Bethel during interim. Fall and spring term tuition is not reduced if students do not enroll in an interim course at Bethel.
  • Part-time students - Students who were charged tuition on a "per-credit" basis for either fall or spring will be charged for interim tuition as follows: If you're enrolled full time 1 semester (paying the block tuition rate) and part time 1 semester, you'll be charged for half of your interim credits at $1,417 per credit. If you're enrolled part time both semesters, you'll be charged for all credits you take during interim at $1,417 per credit.
  • Students not on the block tuition plan - Students paying the post-baccalaureate tuition rate, teacher licensure tuition rate, or audit tuition rate continue to pay their per-credit rate for all interim credits.

Interim housing is at no additional charge for students who are enrolled in Bethel housing for both fall and spring semesters. Interim meal plan charges are billed with spring charges.

Students participating in off-campus semester programs may be charged interim tuition. Students studying abroad over interim will have additional program costs. Contact the Office of Off-Campus Programs (651.638.6549) for detailed information.

Disclaimer: Prices reported here are subject to change without notice. Refer to the upcoming 2015-2016 College of Arts & Sciences Catalog for definitive pricing and additional cost information.