Undergraduate Tuition and Expenses
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Here's the yearly cost. Read on for additional explanation.
Cost for residential student per year - $28,570
|Room rent (with roommate)||$3,800|
|Union Market (campus dining minimum)||$2,800|
Included in undergraduate costs
A FREE extra credit. Unlike other colleges, our full-time students pay a flat rate for 12-17 credits (versus only 12-16 credits).
Free parking and consolidated fees. We don't hide your cost in multiple extra fee charges. You have one fee charge from Union.
Per credit cost is $872 if enrolled for less than 12 or more than 17 credits.
Monthly payment plan. We don’t make you pay for an entire year up front. Your payments get divided into a 10 month payment plan. This is part of our committment to make Adventist education affordable to every family.
Rent perks. Along with a room, closet and sink, you'll get a local telephone capability, high-speed Internet and cable TV. You'll pay $3,800 a year for a room, but if you want to live by yourself it’s $5,050. There’s an additional $100 per year to live in Prescott (men’s residence with suite bathrooms). A refundable security deposit of $105 is charged at the beginning of the year.
College apartments are available, on space available basis, to married students, students who are parents, or students 22 years of age or older.
Union Market—Have your cake and eat it, too
Union Market, Union College's dining hall, offers a wide variety of options sure to please any palette.
They average Union student spends around $3,000 per year for food at Union Market, but all students living in the residence halls are required to spend at least $2,800. Learn more about meal plan choices here.
Potential additional costs
Books and supplies: Most students spend around $1,100 per year for textbooks and supplies. Some classes require additional supplies—like art, music, nursing, engineering and physical education—that are not included in this estimate.
Music lessons: Union College makes a wide variety of music lessons available outside of your regular classes. If you're musically inclined, the cost is $350 per semester for 13 half-hour lessons.
Health insurance: All full-time students (12 credits or more) are required to have health insurance We recommend every student stays on their parents' insurance plan, however that is not a possibility for some students. You'll need to provide proof of insurance at registration, or you can purchase plans through Union College for about $1,200 per year. You can also purchase semester or summer policies.
Plans are available for spouses and dependants; rates for international students may differ.
International Rescue and Relief fees
International Rescue and Relief has an additional general program fee of $380 per semester beginning with the first semester of sophomore year, excluding the semester abroad.
Semester abroad: In addition to regular tuition charges, the program fee for the semester abroad is $6,100 (includes lodging and food).
Colorado trip: Tuition for the Colorado trip is $4,360, plus a $1,135 program fee.
Students in the nursing program are charged an additional fee beyond the general fee.
If you are admitted into the nursing program, a nursing confirmation fee of $250 will be charged.
For those enrolled in the nursing program, a fee of $700 per semester/summer term will be charged in addition to the general enrollment fee.
2015 Summer Costs
|Per credit tuition||$390|
|Monthly room rate (double occupancy, $8/day)||$240|
|Monthly room rate (single occupancy, $10.50/day)||$315|
The fine print
Union College reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement at any time with particular reference to admission, registration, tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarship programs.