2020-2021 University Catalog

Financial Information

Charges 2020-2021

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
12 to 18 credit hours $13,685/semester
Tuition per credit hour, 1-11 credits $865
Tuition per credit hour, 18.5 or more* $590
Tuition per audit hour $125
Online college courses per credit hour $480
Reno Tuition per credit hour $410
College Student Government Fees
Less than six credits $95
Six or more credits $180
Graduate School Programs
Tuition per credit hour $635
Online per credit hour $570
Seminary Programs
Master’s programs per credit hour $580
  Online per credit hour   $570
D.Min. program per credit hour $605
Tuition per audit hours $125
Seminary Student Government Fees
Four or more credits Portland campus $60
Technology Fees
Less than six credits $65
Six or more credits $135
Meal Plans
Gold - 19 meals per week + $75 flex credit $2,440/semester
Silver - 13 meals per week + $75 flex credit $1,995/semester

Housing
   Aldrich Residence Hall - double room $2,380/semester 
   Memorial Residence Hall   
               Price varies depending on room configuration $2,175-2,690/semester
   Ambassador Apartment Housing (Single students)  
             Price varies depending on size of apartment and number of occupants    $2,985-3,690/semester

*Student Affairs Committee approval required to take more than 18 hours.

Other Fees

Health Insurance

Traditional undergraduate students who qualify for the required student health insurance plan will be charged per semester, unless they show proof of comparable coverage and waive the plan. Fees are as follows:

  • Fall semester (8/15/20 – 12/31/20): $1,098.00
  • Early arrival athletes Fall semester (8/3/20 - 12/31/20): $1,193.00 
  • Spring semester (1/1/21 – 8/14/21): $1,785.00

All other students (seminary, graduate, online only undergraduates) can enroll in the student health insurance plan on a voluntary basis and will be charged the following fee:

  • Fall semester (8/15/20 – 12/31/20): $1,454.00
  • Early arrive athletes Fall semester (8/3/20 - 12/31/20): $1,580.00
  • Spring semester (1/1/21 – 8/14/21): $2,365.00

Individual courses may have additional required fees. These will be listed with the individual course or lab in the online schedule.

Other small incidental fees may apply for such things as diplomas and multiple changes in registration.

Typical Costs

The charge for a full-time undergraduate student living on campus for one school year (including a meal plan) is about $37,640.

Your personal budget should also include amounts for books and supplies (est. $1,680), transportation (est. $3,600) and miscellaneous personal expenses. The listed amounts are estimated average expenses individual amounts may differ.

Meal Plans

Believing that good nutrition ¬≠facilitates the learning process, the university requires all students living in the residence halls to purchase a meal plan. Meal plan requirements for residential students are based on class standing, with some consideration for housing location as well.  Details can be found on the Meal Plans page of the MU website.  Also, included in the meal plan is a flex credit. This is a credit on the student’s ID card that can be used in the café or cafeteria. For more information about residence life and meal options, please browse the “Housing” section of the Multnomah University website. In addition, our food service provider, Pioneer Catering, offers a number of commuter meal plans for non-resident students. Plans and associated costs can be found on the Multnomah University website under “Dining Services”.

Financial Planning

In addition to the minimum down payment required, students in apartment-style housing should reserve funds to cover expenses of moving, a month’s advance rental, and day-to-day living. A month’s wages in reserve is recommended to cover the interim while securing employment or waiting for frequently delayed veterans benefits.