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Tuition (12-18 credits fall, 12-23 credits spring) $44,050
Room (new student rate) $6,290
Food $5,880
Student Activity Fee (if full-time) $176
Total Direct Costs $56,396

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. All freshmen and first year students living in Bethel housing are required to purchase Meal Plan A.

Other Costs for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Tuition for post-baccalaureate and teacher licensure students $1,220 per credit
Tuition for part-time students (fewer than 12 credits per semester) $1,840 per credit
Tuition  for each credit over 18 credits in the fall and over 23 in spring $1,220 per credit
Tuition for summer 2025 $610 per credit
Audit tuition $184 per credit
Parking Fee varies, see Safety & Security for details
Student Health Insurance (required if not covered by other health insurance) varies, see Health Services for details

Financial aid recommends that students budget approximately $55 per credit for books and supplies. Students should also budget for private music lessons, lab or course materials, athletic fees, transportation and personal expenses. We estimate students spend between $4,300 (living on-campus) and $8,472 (living off-campus) per year on books and supplies and other indirect expenses.

Tuition rates for off-campus programs are available from the Office of Off-Campus Programs (651-638-6549).

To assist students participating in Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance Programs, Bethel calculated an approximate cost per credit hour for students taking 12-18 credits for fall semester and 12-23 credits in spring. This approximated cost is provided solely for the purpose of meeting DoD requirements. Students enrolled for 12-18 credits during the fall and 12-23 credits spring semesters are charged the banded tuition rates for all undergraduate programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. The approximate banded tuition per credit is illustrated below:

# Credits Fall Semester 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Approximate Tuition Rate per Credit $1,850 $1,710 $1,580 $1,480 $1,390 $1,310 $1,230


# Credits Spring Semester 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Approximate Tuition Rate per Credit $1,850 $1,710 $1,580 $1,480 $1,390 $1,310 $1,230 $1,170 $1,110 $1,060 $1,010 $970

Disclaimer: Prices reported here are subject to change without notice. Refer to the Upcoming College of Arts & Sciences Catalog for definitive pricing and additional cost information. Find 2023-2024 costs here.