Tuition & Fees

Tuition & fees for 2023-24 unless otherwise noted.

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UNDERGRADUATE TUITION

Tuition:

  • Per academic year: $39,792
  • Nursing (Accelerated 2nd Degree Bachelor of Science): $61,000 (fall 2023 cohort)

Average Annual Cost After Aid:

  • Providence Campus Average Annual Cost: $28,582*
  • Charlotte Campus Average Annual Cost: $26,181*

Fees:

  • New Student Fee: $416 (first year only; not charged to new PVD international students)
  • Student Activity Fee (Undergraduate only): $200**
  • College of Food Innovation & Technology (CFIT) Uniform & Toolkit fee: $376***
  • Dietetics & Applied Nutrition Uniform & Toolkit Fee: $230***
  • Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Annual Fee: TBD

Course Fees:

  • HOSP 3085 & TRVL 3035: $750
  • Wildcat LEAP Fee:
    - Summer Start: $8,904****
    - Fall Start: $7,792**
Scholarships & Grants Financial Planning Team

5 Ways to Finance Your College Education

  1. A circle with depictions of a check, hands shaking, a building with pillars, a piggy bank and two hands exchanging money.Scholarships and Grants
    JWU provides institutional scholarships and/or grants to 97% of our on-ground students.
  2. Family Contributions
    Talk with your relatives or guardians to explore how they can help you secure your future!
  3. Personal Savings
    Your own savings are a great investment toward your future.
  4. Loans
    You may obtain either low-interest federal loans that can be repaid over a number of years or private loans from lenders such as banks and credit unions.
  5. Working While in College
    Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses, while part-time student employment opportunities abound to help JWU students earn money.

JWU offers your own personal financial planner who will help guide you through the process. Get started. You can now apply to FAFSA as early as October 1. The FAFSA code to apply for financial aid is 003404.

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Room And Meal Plans

Room and meal plans vary by campus. The numbers below represent the range of available room options:

  • Providence Per academic year: $12,176-$13,600
  • Charlotte Per academic year: $10,758-$12,176

Not all resident halls offer a meal plan — check your campus catalog or with Residential Life on your campus for more details. See below for 2023-24:

Meal Plans: Providence
  • 18 meals a week / $300 annual flex dollars: $5,356
  • 14 meals a week / $600 annual flex dollars: $5,176
  • 10 meals a week / $600 annual flex dollars (returning): $3,926
  • 115 meals a semester / $150 semester flex dollars (apt. style): $2,688
  • 50-meal block: $517
  • 25-meal block: $260
  • 25-meal block + $50 flex: $310
  • 10-meal block: $105
  • Door price: $11.25
Meal Plans: Charlotte
  • 18 meals a week / $150 annual flex dollars: $4,290 + NC meal tax of $354 = $4,644
  • 14 meals a week / $150 annual flex dollars: $4,070 + NC meal tax of $336 = $4,406
  • 10 meals a week / $150 annual flex dollars (returning): $3,272 + NC meal tax of $270 = $3,648
  • 50-meal block: $450
  • 25-meal block: $250
  • 10-meal block: $110
  • Door price: Breakfast - $10, Lunch/Dinner - $14, Wildcat Wednesday $12
Room Plans: Providence
  • Block A $13,600
  • Block B $12,944
  • Block C $12,176
Room Plans: Charlotte
  • Block C $12,176
  • Block D $10,758

*All meal blocks in Charlotte will incur an additional 8.25% tax on top of the block rate

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International Students

English as a Second Language (PVD, per semester): $5,250

New International Student Services Fee: $1,386 per academic year or $693 per semester (PVD undergrad/ESL only; not charged to exchange students).

*Providence Campus international students will be assessed an International Student Fee.  The fee will cover necessary services that are used exclusively or more intensely to support international students. These resources include but are not limited to temporary housing services, tutoring and other academic support services, visa and federal government reporting requirements, enhanced arrival services activities and sponsored programs offered to international students across campus.

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Payment Plan Options

Choose from one (or a combination) of the below for 2023-24 tuition and fees including room and meals, if applicable. View your invoice to determine your balance or work with your personal student financial planner:

  • Annual payment: Pay the annual balance due by July 12 (new students) & July 26 (returning students)
  • Annual payment for College of Professional Studies, grad and international: July 26
  • Fall Semester payment: Pay one-half of the annual balance due by July 12 (new students) & July 26 (returning students)
  • Spring Semester payment: Pay the second half of the annual balance due by November 29
  • Monthly payment: Log in to jwuLink to set up monthly payments for the annual balance due -- the first monthly payment plus enrollment fee is due by July 12 (new students) & July 26 (returning students) -- or to pay one-half of the annual balance. You’ll find all the information you need under the “financial” tab.
  • Loan options: Apply and be approved for a Parent PLUS or Private Loan borrowed for the annual balance.

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost a student to attend JWU each year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus housing (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books & supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and federal loan fees. If applicable, the COA may also include, dependent care, disability expenses, cost of a personal computer, or fees for an applicable eligible study-abroad program.

* Affordability information was calculated by The College Scorecard for the Providence and Charlotte campuses. Average annual cost is the average annual net price that a student who receives federal financial aid pays to cover expenses (e.g. tuition, living expenses, etc.) to attend a school. Net price is the school’s cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received. Price is based on the year 2019-20.
** Fee provides funds for our student clubs, organizations and departments that serve JWU students to provide a rich and varied co-curricular experience.
*** Students enrolled in the College of Food Innovation & Technology (CFIT) and Dietetics & Applied Nutrition will be assessed a non-refundable uniform & toolkit fee during the first two semesters of enrollment. This fee ensures students in these programs begin their college careers with the same professional appearance and educational materials needed for a successful academic experience.
**** Wildcat LEAP (Learning Effectiveness in Action Program) is a fee-based educational program designed to develop specific strategies to enhance learning. The program includes one-on-one support, small group instruction, and a three-credit course available only to LEAP participants. Refer to Student Support Services to learn more about the program.


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GRADUATE TUITION

MBA/MS 
  • Per 3.0 semester credit course: $2,526 / $842 per credit hour
MAT/MED 
  • Per 3.0 semester credit course: $1,716 / $572 per credit hour
MS Addiction Counseling (PVD) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (PVD)
  • Per 3.0 semester credit course: $2,322 / $774 per credit hour
Pre-MBA for International Students/ESL
  • Per semester: $5,250
Undergraduate Prerequisites (On-ground only)
  • Per 3.0 semester credit course: $1,485
International Student Services Fee*:
  • $1,386 per academic year or $693 per semester (PVD Graduate/ESL)

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost a student to attend JWU each year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus housing (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books & supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and federal loan fees. If applicable, the COA may also include, dependent care, disability expenses, cost of a personal computer, or fees for an applicable eligible study-abroad program.

*Providence Campus international students will be assessed an International Student Fee. The fee will cover necessary services that are used exclusively or more intensely to support international students. These resources include but are not limited to temporary housing services, tutoring and other academic support services, visa and federal government reporting requirements, enhanced arrival services activities and sponsored programs offered to international students across campus.

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DOCTORATE TUITION

Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

  • Per 6 credit course: $5,958

Dissertation Advisement Fee: Candidates are registered and assessed fees for EDUC9011 for each semester ($1,903), including summer, until successful dissertation defense, at which time the next semester’s registration and charges will be removed.


Online Doctor of Business Administration

  • Per 3 credit course: $2979

Dissertation Advisement Fee:  Candidates will be scheduled for a Doctoral Dissertation Advisement course (RSCH 9011) which will be charged $993 per credit, if they do not complete their dissertation while enrolled.


Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PVD)

OTD TUITION & FEES

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
  • Annual Fee: TBD

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost a student to attend JWU each year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus housing (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books & supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and federal loan fees. If applicable, the COA may also include, dependent care, disability expenses, cost of a personal computer, or fees for an applicable eligible study-abroad program.

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COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES TUITION

Undergraduate
  • Per 1.0 semester credit course: $495 ($1,485 per 3.0 credit course)
  • Micro-Certificates and Craft Brewing Certificate, per 1.0 semester credit course: $371 ($1113 per 3.0 credit course) 
Online Graduate
  • Per 1.0 credit: $842 ($2,526 per 3.0 semester credit course)
  • Doctoral Business Administration (DBA): $993 per credit / per 3.0 credits: $2,979
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.): $993 per credit / per 6.0 credits: $5,958
  • Micro-Certificates: $631 per credit / per 3.0 credits: $1,893 

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost a student to attend JWU each year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus housing (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books & supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and federal loan fees. If applicable, the COA may also include, dependent care, disability expenses, cost of a personal computer, or fees for an applicable eligible study-abroad program.

Tuition Policies




PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES TUITION

PA TUITION & FEES

Note that the program runs a full 24-month span, including summer semester. Tuition and university fees are adjusted annually.

Tuition Policies




TUITION POLICIES

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Statement Regarding Tuition & Fees

Solely for avoidance of doubt, the tuition and fees students pay the university will not be discounted, irrespective of any changes in the manner or mode of learning or changes to any activities, events, or programs (including revision, postponement, or cancellation of same) at any time during the academic year; the manner or mode of learning could include on-ground learning, remote learning, or a combination of the two; it could include fewer classes or restructured classes; and it could include changes mid-semester (as just a few examples of possible changes). Please understand that the university, like other schools, is subject to multiple factors outside of its control, including effects stemming from the pandemic and applicable local, state, and federal law and guidance related to the pandemic, which factors could significantly alter, limit, or curtail our operations.

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Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition is applicable to all students, including those on approved off-campus programs. Student health insurance, program fees, and room & board are nonrefundable, if applicable. Review the tuition refund policy.

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Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

SHIP is an optional plan for students without health insurance coverage. Students who do not waive the program will be responsible for payment on their JWU student account. For opt-out waiver instructions or coverage information, refer to Health Services and learn more about SHIP.




CONTACT US

If you have questions or need further assistance, contact Student Financial Services.