Listed below are the basic costs of attending Elmhurst College. If you receive financial aid, your out-of-pocket costs could be much less. In 2011, 98 percent of full-time students received some form of financial aid, with an average award of $19,600.
All costs listed are subject to change without notice.
Full-Time Comprehensive Fee: $15,725 per term
Basic full-time course load of 3.00 to 4.75 courses (12 through 19 hours) for traditional full-time undergraduate students; accelerated programs for adult students are not included.
Part-Time Tuition: $3,584 per course
When registration is for fewer than 3.0 credits (12 credit hours), tuition is charged at the rate of $3,584 per course ($896 per credit hour).
|Plan 2 (standard)||$3,478|
Meal cards are also available for commuter students and they are valid for the entire academic year. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for details at (630) 617-3015.
|Fall Term||January Term||Spring Term||Total|
|Fall Term||January Term||Spring Term||Total|
Plan 2 (standard)
(Undergraduate Courses Only)
If full time* for both Fall Term and Spring Term: No charge for one course.
If full time* in either Fall Term or Spring Term: $1,792 per course
If not full time* in either Fall Term or Spring Term: $3,584 per course
*Full time represents undergraduate students charged full-time comprehensive fee as described above.
|New full-time freshmen||$225|
|New Undergraduate transfers||$ 75|
|Academic Technology Fee
(all full and part-time students; per term)
|Residential Network Fee (residents; per term)||$ 50|
|Applied Music (excluding AMQ)||$ 50|
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August 15, 2012
December 15, 2012
January 15, 2013
Payment in full by the initial payment date.
Elmhurst College offers a payment plan which gives students the opportunity to pay tuition and fees in five monthly installments. To participate, students make an initial payment of 20% of the total charges (minus any scholarships, grants and loans which have been awarded and accepted). For the Fall Term, the first payment is due by August 15, with the remaining balance due in four installments on the 15th of September, October, November and December. For the Spring Term, the first payment is due by January 15, with the remaining balance due in four installments on the 15th of February, March, April and May. A 1% service charge will be added each month on any remaining balance. Elmhurst College accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
Financial aid, such as grants and similar aid awarded through Elmhurst College, may be deducted in calculating the amount due only when the student has received an award letter from the College and has accepted the aid by signing all required forms. Student loans do not meet requirements until loan notes have been signed by the borrower and accepted by the Federal Processor.
Financial aid questions should be directed early to the Office of Financial Aid at (630) 617-3075. Eligibility may be established for state and federal grants and low interest loans.
When a student's employer or other agency under its tuition benefit plan authorizes a billing and will pay the tuition directly to Elmhurst College, service charges relating to the payment will be waived or removed provided the payment is received within six weeks of the beginning of the term. In order to participate in this program, the student must submit an official letter of authorization or tuition voucher to the Office of Student Accounts prior to or upon registration. The Office of Student Accounts bills the employer or other funding agency directly. Elmhurst College reserves the right to qualify the plan or reject applications that lack the appropriate authorization. Information regarding this payment alternative can be obtained by calling the Office of Student Accounts at (630) 617-3015.
Some employers reimburse the employee directly subsequent to the completion of the term. Provisions for these types of reimbursement plans vary from employer to employer. Students eligible for tuition plan reimbursement plans may waive the requirement that tuition for the current term be paid in full prior to registering; however, a one-time $25 fee per term will be assessed at the time of registration.
Traditional Undergraduate and Master's Program Withdrawal Schedule*
A Charge of
|Up through the first week of term||$20.00 per course|
|From:||9/2 through 9/8/12||2/10 through 2/16/13||15% of the course fee|
|From:||9/9 through 9/15/11||2/17 through 2/23/13||30% of the course fee|
|From:||9/18 through 9/24/11||2/24 through 3/2/13||50% of the course fee|
|From:||9/23 through 9/29/12||3/13 through 3/9/13||70% of the course fee|
|From:||9/30/12 and thereafter||3/10/13 and thereafter||100% of the course fee|
* These drop fees apply to traditional undergraduate courses and Masters Courses only.
** All special programs including UGSP Accelerated Programs vary by program. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information
** J Term & Summer Term varies by course Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information
When a student has been charged the comprehensive fee, there will be no change in the charges unless he or she drops below 3.00 credits.
Adjustment of Financial Aid when Students Withdraw*
There are three distinct ways financial aid funds are adjusted when a student withdraws. The State of Illinois and the Federal government each mandate treatment of their awards that differ from the College's policy.
Illinois Monetary Awards
If a student withdraws during the first week of classes, no portion of an Illinois Monetary Award is applicable to his/her tuition and fees. After the first week of classes, however, 100% of an Illinois Monetary Award, up to the adjusted tuition costs, is applied to the students' fees.
Federal Grants and Loans
The amount of federal grants and/or loans that may be applied to a student's tuition and fees is determined by taking the number of days the student attended as a percent of the number of days in the semester. For example, if the semester is 100 days long and the student withdrew or stopped attending on the 24th day of classes, then 24/100 of that student's federal grants and loans can be applied to their tuition and fees.
College Funds and Other Sources of Aid
The amount of College funds and/or other financial aid is adjusted at the same percentage rate as the tuition and fees withdrawal schedule used by the Office of Student Accounts.
* For financial aid purposes, withdrawal includes a leave of absence or any cessation of attendance.