ADMISSIONS

Tuition & Fees

At Saint Francis University, we are committed to ensuring the highest quality education is both affordable and accessible.

Tuition and Fees

Annual tuition amounts are approved by the Univerity's Board of Trustees.

Tuition Rates for 2021-2022


Financial Assistance

We know you have lots of questions about this investment in your future. Don't worry, we're here to help! Our Financial Assistance team is here to walk you through the process.


Undergraduate Tuition for 2021-2022 Academic Year 

The tuition rate for the 2021-22 academic year is $38,852 for a full-time, traditional undergraduate student. 


Undergraduate Cost Summary

estimated based on two semesters (fall/spring) of full-time study (12-18 credits each semester)

all credits over the flat rate maximum of 18 credits  are an additional $1,214 per credit 

 

Annual Totals

Residents

Commuters

Tuition Flat Rate (12-18 credits per semester)                   $38,852 $38,852
Technology Fee (2021-2022) $325 $325
Room (2021-2022 Double Occupancy) $6,148 n/a
Meal Plan (Platinum option ) $6,450 optional

Lab/Course Fees

lab fees

lab fees
Orientation Fee $115 $115

Student Health Insurance

(must be waived by student) See policy

$1,923 $1,923
 Vehicle Registration $130  $110 
   

Part-Time & Summer Tuition 2021-22 


An undergraduate student registered for fewer than 12 credits is considered a part-time student.  

 

Part-Time Learner

(undergraduate only)


Summer-Undergraduate PA, PT, OT

$1,214/credit

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Undergraduate Fees Break Down


Mandatory Fees

Fee Name

Amount

Student Type

Application Fee
 

$30

Adult Degree & Continuing Studies

Graduation Fee
 

$125  All graduating students - payable whether or not the student attends commencement

Orientation Fee

$115  UN

Technology Fee/ semester

$325 UN

Laptop Fee

$1,385 Fulltime Undergrads

 

Other Fees

Fee Name

Amount Details

Audit Fee

$607

 

Lab & Course Fees 

varies by course See Fees

Late Check-In Fee

$125  

Official Transcript

$20

 

Late Check-In Fee

$125  

Special Exam Fee

$35  

Vehicle Registration

(annual)

$130

$110

Resident Students


Full-Time Commuters

ID Replacement

$20

 

Lab & Course Fees


Ambialet (Non-SFU students)
outside schools     $14,500
 
American Sign Language
ASL 112/201/202/203/250/312  $45            
ASL305 $240
 
Aviation
Private Cert PP1/PP2/PP3/PP4 $7,000
Commercial Pilot Cert PP5/PP6/PP7 $8,500
 
Biology
Biology 203, 208 $57

Biology 110, 111, 204, 205, 206,

211, 218, 307, 320, 405,406

$153
Biology 214,301,302,401 $189
Biology 430 $225
 
Chemistry
Chemistry (all courses with a lab) $193
PA nanofabrication Manufacturing Program Fee $2,500
 
Communications
Communications 301,305,435 $185
Communications 220,308 $160
 
Education
Education 429,430,431,432 $70
Education 450,451 $225

 

 

Engineering
Engineering 101,102, 201, 202, 498 $115
Engineering 301,315,325, 335, 415, 427, 435 $210

 

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering 311,411,413, 414, 421-24,400 $115
Environmental Engineering 321,322,415 $210
 
ESL
ESL Tuition (per module) $3,540
ESL Tuition (per semester) $7,080
ESL  Fee (per semester) $550

 

Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology 305,330,400

$145

Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP 601 $384
FNP 602 $396 
FNP 603 $403
FNP 605 $298 
FNP 606 $186 
FNP 607 $362 
FNP 608   $91
 
Geology
Geology 205 $115
 
Marine Science
Marine Science 101 $170
Marine Science 102,103,106,108,109,111-119,121-124 $85
Marine Science 104 $280
marine Science 105 $95
Marine Science Certificate 101 $215
Marine Science Certificate 102,103 $230
Marine Science Certificate 105,121 $180
Marine Science Certificate 118 $205
Marine Science Certificate 124 $155
 
Music Lessons
Music Lesson Fee MUS 131,141,151,162 $180
Music Lesson Fee MUS 132,142,152,162 $360
 
Nursing
Nursing 200 $100
Nursing 300-303 $275
Nursing 401,402,404 $325
Nursing 405,411 $175

 

Petroleum Natural Gas Engineering
PNGE 231,241,361 $160

 

Physics
all Physics courses with/lab $80

 

Physical Therapy
all PT courses with/lab)
$145
 
Psychology
Psychology 302,303 $52
Psychology 314 $57
Psychology 415 $130

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Housing and Dining Options


On-Campus Housing

Room Type (Per Semester)

All other residence halls

Christian Hall

Single $4,056 $5,316
Double $3,074 $3,458
Triple $2,758 $3,050
Suites $3,924 $4,384

 

Off-Campus Housing

Includes Honors House, Pine View Townhouses, East Gate Apartments, Spaulding Cottage, Theme Housing, and Non-Owned Housing) $4,384

Meal Plan Options

  • About Our Meal Plans

    Key Points

     

    • All resident students are required to have a meal plan.
    • Purchase plans through the Office of Residence Life located in Padua 227, phone 814-472-3029.
    • All Flex Bonus Dollars and Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester.

     

    The higher the purchase price, the greater the value!

     

    • Choose a plan that suits your needs. Details are tabs are below.
    • Once purchased "meal swipe/dining dollars" are deposited on the student's ID card, which works similar to a debit card. No need to carry cash or find an ATM.
    • The Dining Dollars can be used at Torvian Dining Hall or any of our retail facilities including Frankie's, Padua Express or Adamucci Café.
    • The Dining Dollars are non-refundable and expire at the end of each semester.
  • Unlimited Plan: $3,538/ semester

    Unlimited Plan Includes:

    This plan does not offer a meal equivalency option (meal swipe cannot be used anywhere other than Torvian

     

    • ​​​Unlimited meals at Torvian
    • $300 Flex Dollars
    • 8 Guest meals
  • Platinium Plan: $3,225/semester

    Platinium Plan includes:

    • 275 Meal Swipes
    • $100 Flex Dollars
    • 8 Guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)
  • Gold Plan: $3,225/semester

    Gold Plan Includes:

    • 225 Meal Swipes
    • $175 Flex Dollars
    • 6 Guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)
  • Silver Plan: $3,225/semester

    Silver Plan includes:

    • 200 Meal Swipes
    • $275 Flex Dollars
    • 4 Guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)
  • Bronze Plan: $2,497/semester

    Bronze Plan includes: 

     (restrictions apply)

    • 100 Meal Swipes
    • $375 Flex Dollars
    • No  guest meals
    • $6.25 Meal Equivalency (meal swipe can be used at Frankie’s)

     

  • Commuter Plans: $300-$750

    Plans tailored for commuters:

     

    • $750 Plan = includes $825 Flex
    • $500 Plan = includes $550 Flex
    • $300 Plan = includes $330 Flex

Graduate Tuition & Fees 2021/22 

If you take 9 credits or more a semester you are required to have proof of health insurance or purchase University's Student Health Insurance by contacting Student Health at 814-472-3008. View SFU Health Insurance Policy.


 

Master of Business Administration (Online/Campus)

Credits

36-48

Tuition/credit

$875

Tuition/semester

$2,625-$7,875 (3-9 credits)

Tuition/program

$31,500-$42,00

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Master of Human Resource Management (Online)

Credits

30

Tuition/credit

$875

Tuition/semester

$2,625-$7,875 (3-9 credits)

Tuition/program

$26,250

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Doctor of Physical Therapy (Campus)

Credits

varies

Tuition/credit

$1,117

Tuition/semester

$10,053-$20,106

Tuition/program

varies

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Technology Fee/year

$600
Program Fee $660 (4th-6th year)

Master of Occupational Therapy (Campus)

Credits

varies

Tuition/credit

$1,142

Tuition/semester

$17,130-$20,556(9-18 credits)

Tuition/program

varies

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Technology Fee/year

$600
Program Fee $660 (4th-6th year)

Master of Physician Assistant Science (Campus)

Credits

varies

Tuition/credit

$1,142

Tuition/semester

$13,704-$20,556 (12-18 credits)

Tuition/program

varies

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Technology Fee/year

$600
Program Fee $1,015(4th year) $660 (5th year)

Master of Public Health (Online)

Credits

41

Tuition/credit

$650

Tuition/semester

$1,950-7,800 (3-12 credits)

Tuition/program

$27,300

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Master of Health Science (Online)

Credits

30

Tuition/credit

$675

Tuition/semester

$4,050 (6 credits)

Tuition/program

$20,250
 

Master of Medical Science (Online)

Credits

33 (20 transfer credits accepted)

Tuition/credit

$850

Tuition/semester

$2,550-$3,400(3-4 credits)

Tuition/program

$11,050

Master of Cancer Care (Campus)

Credits

46

Tuition/credit

$775

Tuition/semester

$2,325-$6,975 (3-9credits)

Tuition/program

$35,650
Health Insurance

Master of Nursing Leadership/Education (Online)

Credits

33

Tuition/credit

$650

Tuition/semester

$1,950-$5,850

(3-9 credits)

Tuition/program

$21,450

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Master of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Online)

Credits

48

Tuition/credit

$625

Tuition/program

$30,000

Health Insurance/year

See policy
Program Fee Approx $300/semester for clinical coursework

Master of Education (Online)

Credits

30-36

Tuition/credit

$735

Tuition/semester

$2,205-$6,615(3-9credits)

Tuition/program

$22,050-$26,460

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Master of Education Superintendent Certification (Online)

Credits

20

Tuition/credit

$735

Tuition/semester

$2,864 (4 credits)

Tuition/program

$14,700

Health Insurance/year

See policy

Program-Specific Fees

Application Fee
(MMS, MHS, MPH)

$55

Occupational Therapy Fee 4th-5th year per semester

$650

Physician Assistant Fee

4th year per semester

$1,015

Physician Assistant Fee

5th year per semester

$660

Physical Therapy Fee

4th-6th year per semester

$650

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Adult Degree & Continuing Studies Tuition 


The tuition rate for the 2021-22 academic year is $485 per credit hour for undergraduate programs offered through Francis Worldwide School of Continuing Studies.


Degree Programs 2021-22 Tuition

Lab, course, and contingent fees may apply.

Degree Type Credits Tuition Per Credit Tuition Per Program
            

Associate of Applied Science

                        
36 $485 $17,460 
Associate of  Science 60-63 $485 $29,100 - $30,555 
Bachelor of Science 128 $485 $62,080 
Degree Completion (B.S.) 30-38 $485 $14,550 - $18,430

 

 Certificates (post baccalaureate)

Certificate Type Credits Tuition Per Credit Tuition Per Program
Accounting 24 $485 $11,640 
Computer Systems Management 24 $485 $11,640 
Cybersecurity 19 $485 $9,215 
Cybersecurity Strategy 18 $485 $8,730 
Early Childhood Education 48 $735 $35,280 
Human Resource Management Practice 18 $875 $15,750
Management 24 $485 $11,640
Sports Management 18 $875 $15,750

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College in High School Tuition and Fees 


2021-22 Tuition/Fees

College in High School $58 per credit hour

Online courses for high school students


Career Development Series

$200 per credit

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