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Running a private institution generates many expenses so that we can provide students with excellence in teaching, learning, and research. Tuition dollars play a vital role in our overall budget to provide these services. Here are a few things to consider about investing in a John Carroll education.

John Carroll has a commitment to financial aid and affordability for our students.

  • We award nearly $36 million in financial aid each year.
  • Merit scholarship programs reward academics, leadership, and commitment to service.
  • Our need-based financial aid helps families from across the economic spectrum be able to enroll and graduate without significant financial burden.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 

On-Campus Student Commuter Student
Tuition: $42,676* Tuition: $42,676*
Room and Board: $12,560** Room and Board: $0
Fees: $1,730 Fees: $1,730
Total: $56,966 Total: $44,406

*Students enrolled beyond 18 credit hours are charged an additional $1,415 per credit hour. 

* Tuition does not include orientation fees for both first-year students and transfer students. 

  • First-year Student Orientation: $200
  • Transfer Student Orientation: $100

**Room and board rates will vary based on the building, room type and amenities, and meal plan chosen.

Amounts listed below are annual rates unless otherwise noted.

Standard Double Room: $6,940
Triple Room: $5,450
Single Room: $7,778

14 Meals Per Week + $100 Dining Dollars: $5,620
175 Meals Per Semester + $150 Dining Dollars: $5,620
125 Meals Per Semester + $300 Dining Dollars: $5,620

Board Premium Options
Unlimited Meals + $100 Dining Dollars: $6,000

Commuter Plan
48 Meals Per Semester + $100 Dining Dollars: TBD

Senior Meal Plan

100 Meals Per Semester +$250 Dining Dollars: $3,996

Meal Kit Plan

$540 (per semester)

See a more detailed breakdown of the 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students.

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About our Fees:

  • The Student Activity Fee (SAF) provides for numerous activities that directly benefit students, including programs, services, student facility improvements, and events. These activities enrich the student experience, build community, and encourage students to live out the Jesuit mission to lead and serve.
  • The Student Technology Fee is assessed to provide support for, and overall awareness of, the broad IT environment provided by the University. This means that the technology fee helps contribute to the purchase, implementation, staffing, and support of information technology that directly benefits students and the overall technology-enabled academic learning environment. The technology fee funds support the Canvas learning management system, the wireless campus, the services help desk to troubleshoot/repair student-owned PCs, the campus computer labs with over 600 workstations, the A/V equipment in the classrooms, Internet connectivity, and printing services.
  • The Student Health & Wellness Fee provides students with Health Center services including nursing care, over-the-counter medicine, medical supplies, and free consultations with a licensed nutritionist. The fee also supports the University Counseling Center, Health Education and Promotion programming, and the Office of Student Accessibility Services.
    • The Health and Wellness Fee, which is collected from all full-time undergraduate students, partially supports the services of the Student Health and Wellness Center, the University Counseling Center, and Student Accessibility Services.
    • The Health and Wellness Center provides nursing care, over-the-counter medicines, medical supplies, free consultation with a Licensed Nutritionist and various campus programs and clinics. The fee does not cover medical visits with our physicians. Click here for complete information about services.
    • The Coordinator for Health Promotion and Wellness provides health education and promotes healthy lifestyles through prevention programming, marketing and campus activities. Click here for complete information about services.
    • The University Counseling Center provides counselors and a psychiatrist who meet with students seeking help on an individual basis and provide outreach programming to the campus community at no additional cost to the student. Click here for complete information about services.
    • Student Accessibility Services provides accommodations and support for students with disabilities, in order that they have the opportunity to competitively pursue their college education. Click here for complete information of services. The fee also supports costs associated with creating, promoting and maintaining a healthy campus environment for all members of the community.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Cost per Credit Hour

Boler College of Business: $950

College of Arts and Science: $778 

College of Arts and Science Education Programs: $640

To see a more detailed breakdown of the 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance click on the appropriate link below for your program. 

The number of credit hours you are registered for determines your enrollment status. Click here to learn more.   



International Tuition and Fees

On-Campus Student Commuter Student
Tuition: $42,676 Tuition: $42,676
Room and Board: $12,560* Room and Board: $0
Fees: $1,730 Fees: $1,730
International Student Fee $1,500 International Student Fee $1,500
Total: $58,466 Total: $45,906

*JCU differentiates room pricing based on amenities provided within each residence hall.
Halls with additional amenities will be priced higher than the Standard Double Room rate.

**Premium board options are available at an additional cost. Costs are locked in for one full academic year; slight tuition increases in succeeding years may occur.

Additional expenses to consider but are not billed directly by JCU:
• Travel: $3,200
• Insurance: $450
• Personal Expenses: $2,000
• Food at Breaks: $100
• Housing at Winter Break: $300
• Winter Clothing: $200
• Books and Supplies: $1,250

*A one-time New Student Orientation Fee of $725 will also be added to the total cost for all full-time undergraduate students their first year at the University.

Tuition Insurance

John Carroll University understands that higher education is a major investment and therefore has partnered with The GradGuard™ Tuition Protection Plan from Allianz Global Assistance. This plan can reimburse your tuition, fees, and room/board expenses if you withdraw from your classes mid-semester. This option gives your family more peace of mind if the unexpected happens to cover withdrawals due to a covered illness, injury, or psychological conditions.

For more information please visit the GradGaurd website.