Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Full Time Charges 2024-2025

Tuition (12-16 credit hours per semester) $41,210
Students taking more than 16 credit hours incur excess hour charges.
Room and Board $13,500
University Fees $950
TOTAL $55,160

These expenses comprise the direct costs of attending Bradley University. Some courses may require additional course fees. Credit hours in excess of 16 per semester result in additional charges of $945/hr. The amount you will spend on books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses, will average an additional $3,440.

*Subject to approval by Bradley University Board of Trustees

Part Time Charges 2024-2025 (Including May, Summer, and January Interim)

1–7 hrs. $1,090/sem. hr.
7 ½ – 11 ½ hrs. $1,235/sem. hr.

Additional Undergraduate Programs

Accelerated Nursing

Tuition, 15-month program $45,000.

Excess Hours

With the exception of the courses noted below, any credit hours in excess of 16 will be charged at the rate of $945 per credit hour.

Credit courses for which no charge is made if they cause excess hours:

  • ART 220, 221
  • CFA 100, 101, 305 360
  • EHS 120, 305
  • HON 100, 101
  • LAS 101, 305
  • MUS 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 309, 310, 327, 328, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 375, 376
  • THE 107, 108, 207, 208, 307, 308, 407, 408

University Fees

Activity Fee

This fee funds programming for all students and supports approved student organization hosted programs such as Late Night BU, Club Sports, Activities Council, and the Special Event Reserve Fund.

$90/sem. - all undergraduate students with 9 hours or more

Health Center Fee

Bradley Health and Counseling Services exists to provide primary health and counseling care for Bradley students. All continuing students are eligible to use the health services on a year-round basis so long as they remain enrolled at the Institution and pay the health fee.

$135/sem. (for all students with 7 hours or more)

Technology Fee

This fee goes toward acquiring, installing, and maintaining technologies and resources at the university level that further advance student success through digital access, an enhanced learning environment, academic innovation, and improved infrastructure and operations.

$250/sem. – students registered in a given semester for six credit hours or more as a undergraduate student

Course-Related Fees

Course Fees and Course Surcharges can be found in the Schedule of Classes.

College of Business Surcharge

$20 per credit hour for all undergraduate classes taught under the direction of the College of Business.

$25 per credit hour for all graduate classes taught under the direction of the College of Business.

College of Engineering Surcharge

$50 per semester hour for all classes taught under the direction of the College of Engineering and Technology.

College of Nursing Surcharge

$50 per course will be assessed on the following: NUR 307, 309, 315, 317, 403, 409, 411, 413, 417.

$100 per course will be assessed on the following: NUR 207.

Other Fees

Audited class fee

Any admitted undergraduate or graduate student, full or part time, pays the same fee to audit a course as to take the course for credit. Fees are not included in tuition charged at registration. Audit forms are available from the college deans or the Registrar's Office beginning the first day of classes.

Late payment fee

A $50 Late Payment Fee will be assessed to all payments received after the Installment Payment due date.

Payment Return Policy

For a payment to Bradley, by check or online, or a check cashed by a student, the student's billing account will be charged for the returned payment. A $40 processing fee will be applied for NSF checks or online payments, closed accounts and online "unable to locate accounts". Notice will be provided to the student of the payment status. Payment is expected immediately after the notification of the returned check or online payment. In addition, a hold will be placed on the student's account in Student Billing.

Proficiency exams and department exams


Registration process fee

A $50 registration processing fee is assessed on students whose initial registrations occur after the semester's first payment due date and students who re-register after their classes are dropped for failure to make payment arrangements by the first payment date.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance is designed to help families budget for their direct and indirect expenses at Bradley. For information about expenses included in the Undergraduate Cost of Attendance, please visit our Undergraduate Cost Of Attendance (COA) page.