The Bethel University Board of Trustees reserves the right to change any financial charges or regulations listed in this catalog.

Student Cost for 2016-17

FT = full-time enrollment (12-18 credits per semester; 3-5 per interim)

PT = part-time enrollment (fewer than 12 credits per semester)

NR = not registered

Tuition Fall Interim Spring Summer
FT Fall and FT Spring $17,505 No charge2 (up to 5 credits) $17,505 NA
FT Fall and PT Spring $17,505 $730/credit $1,460/credit NA
PT Fall and FT Spring $1,460/credit $730/credit $17,505 NA
PT Fall and PT Spring $1,460/credit $1,460/credit $1,460/credit NA
FT fall and NR Spring $17,505 $730/credit - NA
NR Fall and FT Spring - $730/credit $17,505 NA
PT Fall and NR Spring $1,460/credit $1,460/credit - NA
NR Fall and PT Spring - $1,460/credit $1,460/credit NA
Interim Only - $1,460/credit - NA
Off-Campus Programs Contact Office of Off-Campus Programs/International Studies Contact Office of Off-Campus Programs/International Studies Contact Office of Off-Campus Programs/International Studies NA
Teacher Licensure Rate $930/credit $930/credit $930/credit $485/credit
Post-baccalaureate Rate $930/credit $930/credit $930/credit $485/credit
Tuition Overload1 $970/credit NA $970/credit NA
Summer Term NA NA NA $485/credit
Audit $160/credit $160/credit $160/credit $160/credit
1

Overloads are not permitted during interim. 

2

Students enrolled for at least 12 credits for both fall and spring terms, and paying the block tuition rate of $17,505 per semester, are not charged tuition for 1-5 credits taken at Bethel during interim. Fall and spring term tuition is not reduced if students do not enroll in an interim course at Bethel. Students who were charged tuition on a “per-credit” basis for either fall or spring will be charged for interim tuition, as illustrated above. 

Fee Fall Interim Spring Summer
Bethel Student Government fee (full time) $75 NA $75 NA

Room (first-time residents in Bethel housing)

  Fall Interim Spring
In Bethel Housing Fall, Spring, and Interim $2,850 No Charge $2,850
In Bethel Housing Fall and Interim $2,850 $290 -
In Bethel Housing Spring and Interim - $290 $2,850
In Bethel Housing Interim Only - $580 -

Room (second consecutive year in Bethel Housing)

  Fall Interim Spring
In Bethel Housing Fall, Spring, and Interim $2,795 No Charge $2,795
In Bethel Housing Fall and Interim $2,795 $290 -
In Bethel Housing Spring and Interim - $290 $2,795

Room (third consecutive year in Bethel housing)

  Fall Interim Spring
In Bethel Housing Fall, Spring, and Interim $2,700 No Charge $2,700
In Bethel Housing Fall and Interim $2,700 $290 -
In Bethel Housing Spring and Interim - $290 $2,700

Room (fourth consecutive year in Bethel Housing)

  Fall Interim Spring
In Bethel Housing Fall, Spring, and Interim $2,625 No Charge $2,625
In Bethel Housing Fall and Interim $2,625 $290 -
In Bethel Housing Spring and Interim - $290 $2,625

Meal Plan

More information regarding meal plans is available at bethel.edu/offices/dining-services/meal-plans

(Maximum amounts are: All Access Plan $4,460 per year; Block Plan B $4,410 per year.)

To manage your meal plan: Blink>Student Services tab>Housing channel>My Housing and Meal Plans

Music Instruction

1/2 hour per week private lesson $480 per semester
3/4 hour per week private lesson $680 per semester
One hour per week private lesson $865 per semester
  • Regular tuition is charged in addition to any special course fee if the music instruction is taken for credit.
  • No refund is given after Friday of the second week of the semester for students who withdraw from private music instruction. Copies of the complete Refund Policy for Private Instruction are available from the Department of Music.

Special Fees

Enrollment Deposit (nonrefundable after May 1) $300
Additional Course Fees (indicated in registration materials) Amount varies
Science Lab Fee $120
Natural Science Education Lab Fee (NAS) $35
Nursing Lab Fee (Juniors and Seniors) $155 per semester
Nursing Testing Fee (Juniors and Seniors) $127.50 per semester
Nursing Clinical Fee for Clinical Site Placement, Criminal Background Checks, and Malpractice Insurance (Juniors and Seniors) $80 per semester
Nursing Central Fee (Juniors) $185.35 (fall semester)
Nursing Lab Fee (Sophomores) $65 (spring semester)
Nursing Fee for Criminal Background Check (Sophomores) $20 (spring semester)
Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science Athletic Training for Red Cross Re-certification (Junior and Seniors) $20 per year
Language Skills Test Varies according to language
Credit by Examination $60 per credit
Student Health Insurance Fee (if proof of student's own health insurance plan is not provided) Policy cost varies per year
Offical Transcript: https://www.bethel.edu/registar Minimum of $6 per copy
Non-sufficient Funds Fee (NSF) $20 per item
Commuter Parking Fee $100 per semester
Senior Resident Permit $100 per semester
Junior Resident Permit $125 per semester
Sophomore Resident Permit $150 per semester
Freshman Resident Permit $200 per semester

Bethel Student Government Fee

The Bethel Student Government fee is charged per semester when a student is enrolled full time (12-18 credits). This fee is determined by the Bethel Student Government (BSG).

Overload Fee

An overload fee is charged for each credit enrolled over 18 credits in a semester. No overloads are permitted during interim. Note the eligibility requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog.

Audit Fee

A student who is registered for full time during the semester will not be charged to audit a course. The student will be charged the audit fee per credit if not enrolled full time during the semester. The free audit does not include students who are billed at the Post-baccalaureate or Teacher ­Licensure rates.

Student Health Insurance

Students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences are required to report that they have health insurance with a minimum of $50,000 coverage for each accident or sickness. Student health insurance can be through a family plan, an individual plan, or the accident and sickness plan that Bethel provides through Student Assurance Services. Student athletes are required to have health insurance that meets the NCAA requirement minimum of $90,000 for each accident or injury and does not exclude intercollegiate sports accidents or injuries. 

Each year students must complete an online waiver form to meet this important requirement. If the waiver is not completed by the deadline, the student will be automatically enrolled in the plan Bethel is making available, and the yearly premium will be billed to their student account. Note: Charges for this student health insurance plan are not refundable.

To provide health insurance information, students complete their waiver form through Blink > Banner icon > Student tab > Student Health > Insurance Waiver Form.

For complete information about this requirement, including important reporting deadlines and current costs, visit bethel.edu/offices/health-services/health-insurance/requirement, or contact Health Services at 651.635.8532 (800.255.8706, ext. 8532), or health-insurance@bethel.edu.