Financial Aid

Drury University Tuition & Fees

What type of student are you?

  • Traditional Day School (U.S. Student)
  • Traditional Day School (International Students)
  • College of Continuing Professional Studies (CCPS)
  • Graduate Studies
  • Traditional Day School (U.S. Student) Tuition & Fees

    Drury University offers a top-notch education at an affordable price. More than 87 percent of current Drury students receive financial aid or scholarships. Last year alone, Drury students were awarded $9.1 million in scholarships and grants.

    Drury is consistently rated in the top 10 Best Midwest Universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" private colleges in 2010 by the Princeton Review.

    This page applies ONLY to U.S. students.

    Drury offers substantial scholarship and financial aid options. Please visit these links for more information.


    Full Time Undergraduate

    Annual cost, based on 12-17 credit hours per semester

    Tuition $22,750
    Fees (includes student, health center, technology, and orientation fees) $1,135
    TOTAL $23,885
       

    Housing Options

    Annual cost, choose one

    Smith Hall (with roommate & 90 block meal plan) $6,812
    Wallace Hall (with roommate & 90 block meal plan) $7,394
    Sunderland Hall (with 90 block meal plan) $7,608
       

    Additional Housing Details

    Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are groups of 16-20 students interested in a common theme who reside in Sunderland Hall and share a CORE 101 class. You must submit an LLC application by April 15 to live in Sunderland Hall. Visit drury.edu/llc for more information.

    Nonrefundable. Students residing in campus housing are required to subscribe and pay for meal plans without exception.

    For fraternity houses, Summit Park, College Park, Jefferson Park, Manley Hall, University Suites and summer/break housing rates, contact the housing office.

    Payment Plan Information

    We want to make the process of paying for your education as simple as possible. Drury offers students the opportunity to set up flexible monthly payment plans if you are unable to pay your balance in full by the start of the semester. It takes just a few minutes to set up your account, and will simplify the process of financing your Drury education.

    Please visit mycollegepaymentplan.com/drury for detailed information, deadlines and steps to enroll.

  • Traditional Day School (International Students) Tuition & Fees

    The costs of attending Drury University are listed below. Please examine the information carefully. It is important to become well-informed of the costs of living and studying in the United States.

    Students wishing to study in U.S. universities are required to submit official documents such as bank statements and letters from bank officers verifying their financial ability to study in the U.S. International students applying to Drury University must also submit the Statement of Financial Support attached to the application for admission. The university must have these documents before it issues Form I-20 A-B, the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, which students must obtain before applying to the U.S. Embassy for a student visa.

    At the time of the interview with the consulate officer, international students must submit the documented evidence of financial resources to meet all expenses for the duration of their studies.


    Full Time Undergraduate

    Annual cost, based on 12-17 credit hours per semester

    Tuition $22,750
       

    Housing Options

    Annual cost, choose one

    Smith Hall (with roommate & 90 block meal plan) $6,812
    Wallace Hall (with roommate & 90 block meal plan) $7,394
    Sunderland Hall (with 90 block meal plan) $7,608
       

    Fees

    Student fee (Annual fee) $295
    Health Center fee $190
    Technology fee $500
    Fall international student orientation (one time fee) $110
    Spring international student orientation (one time fee) $145
    International sudent health insurance fee $1,000
    Additional international student health insurance fee for athletes $220

    Personal expenses vary depending on individual spending needs

  • College of Continuing Professional Studies (CCPS) Tuition & Fees

    Drury University's payment policy requires that all students be either paid in full (net of scholarships and pending financial aid) by the first day of the semester or be current on a payment plan for any balance exceeding scholarships and financial aid. If no aid or payments have been made prior to the first day of the semester, Drury's payment plan requires 25% of the semester balance be paid to attend classes. A new Payment Plan agreement must be completed for each semester in which you register. If you change your registration, the payment plan will automatically adjust based on your registration. If your financial aid changes, the payment plan will also adjust accordingly.

    The cost to participate in the payment plan is $40 each semester. The payment methods are automatic bank payment (ACH) or credit/debit card (MasterCard, Discover, and America Express are accepted. An additional fee will be assessed for payment by credit/debit card.) Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. Email communications of each step will come to the student and family as desired.

    Students who have financial aid that will cover their entire semester balance will still complete the online Pending Aid Payment Plan (with no charge unless the aid does not happen).

    Please note that students who are not current on a payment plan or paid in full by the first day of classes will be dis-enrolled from all classes.

    To find out more information regarding Drury's payment plan, please go to www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/drury. If you have questions, please contact Drury Student Financial Services at (417) 873-7343 or studentfinancialservices@drury.edu.

    Any balance not covered by an approved payment plan will be assessed interest at 1% per month on the unpaid balance, or 12% per annum. A past due student account balance will result in notification from the Director of Financial Services to the student to officially withdraw from classes. The 2014-2015 fiscal year ends on May 31, 2015.


    Tuition & Fees

    Tuition per semester credit hour $229
    Online tuition per semester credit hour $294
    Day school tuition per credit hour $705
    Student fee per semester (non-refundable) $27
    Student technology fee (per credit hour) $5
       

    Special Fees for International Students

    Health & accident insurance premium (each semester) $500
    Additional insurance fee for international athletes $220
    One-time orientation fee $110 (Fall)
    $145 (Spring)
    Student technology fee (each semester) $33
     

    Additional Fees (As Applicable)

    Application fee (waived for online applications) $25
    Audit fee per hour $105
    Deferred payment fee $20
    Monthly late payment fee (deferred payment agreement) $20
    Proficiency exam fee Tuition + $25
    Transcript fee* (ordered through NSC website) $8
    Transcript fee (ordered through Drury) $12
       

    Course / Program Specific Fees

    ARTZ 200 Printmaking Fee $100
    ARTZ 240 Ceramics I fee (includes tool kit) $85
    ARTZ 250 Sculpture I fee $115
    ARTZ 260 Photography I fee $125
    ARTZ 267 Digital Photography I fee $125
    ARTZ 301 Advanced Studio $125
    ARTZ 302 Advanced Studio $125
    ARTZ 340 Ceramics II fee $75
    ARTZ 342 Ceramic Hand Building fee $75
    ARTZ 343 Ceramic Wheel Throwing fee $75
    ARTZ 350 Sculpture II fee $100
    ARTZ 351 Contemporary Sculpture I fee $50
    ARTZ 360 Photography II fee $125
    ARTZ 361 Alternative Photographic Processes fee $125
    ARTZ 364 Commercial Photography fee $125
    ARTZ 367 Digital Photography II fee $125
    ARTZ 401 Advanced Studio $125
    ARTZ 402 Advanced Studio $125
    ENVR/GEOG/PHYS 300 GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory fee $50
    EXSP 140 Golf fee $60
    EXSP 160 Bowling fee $45
    EXSP 205 Scuba fee $215
    EXSP 210 American Red Cross First Aid fee $27
    Student Teaching fee-only during the semester when teaching $200
    Electronic Portfolio fee (as part of enrollment in EDUC 201) $112

    * Discount is available for five or more transcripts ordered at one time


    The various tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice, but Drury University attempts to provide such change information as soon as appropriate trustee action is taken.

    Explanation of Tuition & Fees

    Tuition:
    The basic charge to cover the general instructional expenses, student services, library and plant operations. Tuition covers but a portion of these costs, which also are supported by generous gifts and grants and endowment income.

    Student Fee:
    The university assesses a fee that is budgeted and spent for student activities and services.

    Audit Fee per hour:
    A reduced rate of tuition designed for students and members of the community who merely want to take a course without credit and examinations. The audit fee per course enables an undergraduate to sit in on as many class periods as the student desires in any lecture course on the campus. Studio courses, laboratory courses, online courses and methods courses in education are not conducive to auditing and must be taken for credit. Any student may take one course per semester as audit on a space available basis. The course must be designated as audit before the sixth week of the semester. Prior permission of the instructor is required and student participation will be determined by the instructor. Audit students receive neither a grade nor credit for the course.

    Transcript Fee:
    A charge to cover the cost of processing a request for a certified transcript copy and mailing to prospective employers and graduate schools.

    Information about tuition payment, scholarships, and loans can be found on Drury's Financial Aid Web site.

  • Graduate Studies Tuition & Fees

    Drury University's payment policy requires that all students be either paid in full (net of scholarships and pending financial aid) by the first day of the semester or be current on a payment plan for any balance exceeding scholarships and financial aid. If no aid or payments have been made prior to the first day of the semester, Drury's payment plan requires 25% of the semester balance be paid to attend classes. A new Payment Plan agreement must be completed for each semester in which you register. If you change your registration, the payment plan will automatically adjust based on your registration. If your financial aid changes, the payment plan will also adjust accordingly.

    The cost to participate in the payment plan is $40 each semester. The payment methods are automatic bank payment (ACH) or credit/debit card (MasterCard, Discover, and America Express are accepted. An additional fee will be assessed for payment by credit/debit card.) Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. Email communications of each step will come to the student and family as desired.

    Students who have financial aid that will cover their entire semester balance will still complete the online Pending Aid Payment Plan (with no charge unless the aid does not happen).

    Please note that students who are not current on a payment plan or paid in full by the first day of classes will be dis-enrolled from all classes.

    To find out more information regarding Drury's payment plan, please go to www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/drury. If you have questions, please contact Drury Student Financial Services at (417) 873-7343 or studentfinancialservices@drury.edu.

    Any balance not covered by an approved payment plan will be assessed interest at 1% per month on the unpaid balance, or 12% per annum. A past due student account balance will result in notification from the Director of Financial Services to the student to officially withdraw from classes. The 2014-2015 fiscal year ends on May 31, 2015.


    Tuition Per Credit Hour

    MBA (including $165 per hour for travel) $685
    M.A. Communication $425
    M.S. Criminal Justice $440
    M.A. Criminology $440
    M.Ed. $330
    M.A. Studio Art & Theory $330
    Graduate Cohort 90% of regular tuition rate
       

    Certificate Courses

    Digital Health Certificate (18 credit hours) $12,000
    Social Media Certificate (3 credit hours) $2,000
     

    Program Specific Fees

    MBA Live-in Weekend Orientation Sessions (MBA students only) $290
    Electronic Portfolio Fee (M.Ed. and MAT students only) $112
    Culminating Internship Fee (M.Ed and DATSE students only) $200
       

    Additional Fees

    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee (per credit hour) $5
    Graduation Fee $72
    Orientation Fee (International students only) $145
    Mandatory Health & Accident Insurance Policy for International Students (approximate cost per semester) $536
    Transcript Fee (discount available for 5 or more transcripts ordered at one time) $8
    Monthly Late Payment Fee $40

    * Online Health Management courses will be charged at the current School of Health Management rates.

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