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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

We recognize that the investment in a college education is a sacrifice for most students and families. We think you’ll find a Fontbonne education to be well worth the effort. Fontbonne’s tuition and fees and residence hall charges remain very competitive with other comparable private institutions in the region.

Academic Year 2021-2022


  • Tuition: $27,700 per academic year
  • Fees: $500 per academic year
  • Room and Board: $10,460–$13,145 per academic year

Tuition Breakdown

  • Fall and Spring semesters
    • Part-time (1-11 credit hours/semester): $740/credit hour*
    • Full-time (12-18 credit hours/semester): $13,850/semester ($27,700/academic year)**
    • Anything over 18 hours adds an additional $740/credit hour
  • Summer term
    • All undergraduate students: $480/credit hour

Resource Fee

  • $25/credit hour (capped at $250/semester; $500/academic year for full-time)

*Students enrolled in 6–9 credit hours may be able to receive aid through FAFSA.
**Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more are considered full-time and eligible for scholarship and need-based aid consideration.

Tuition and Fee Breakdown for Graduate Programs (Exceptions Below)

  • Tuition: $775/credit hour
  • Resource Fees: $25/credit hour

Programs whose tuition costs differ from those listed above are:

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

  • Tuition: $625/credit hour
  • Resource Fees: $25/credit hour

Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education: Paraprofessional Pathways*

  • Tuition: $500/credit hour
  • Resource Fees: $25/credit hour

*The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education Paraprofessional Pathways Discounted Model is for students beginning the program with five or more paraprofessionals within their school district or special education cooperative. Additional discounts are not applicable to this model.

Educational Doctorate in Collaborative High Impact Instruction

  • Tuition: $850/credit hour
  • Resource Fees: $25/credit hour

Tuition and Fee Breakdown

  • Tuition: $850/credit hour
  • Resource Fees: $25/credit hour

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) Students

  • Tuition and fees: $28,550 USD per academic year
  • Estimated Total Financing: $42,150 USD per academic year*

*Estimated amount to cover tuition, fees, living expenses, and insurance.

Graduate (Master’s) Students

  • Tuition and fees: $14,800 USD per academic year
  • Estimated Financing: $28,400 USD per academic year*

*Estimated total financing amount to cover tuition, fees, living expenses, and insurance. Price quoted reflects an estimated average sum per year and changes depending on the number of credit hours needed to complete the program. Each credit hour is $775+fees.

Intensive English Program (IEP) Students


Summer charges are based on the individual course enrollment; therefore, one rate is not applicable to all. For summer information, please contact Sara Rayfield ( for details.

  • $223 new international student insurance


  • Tuition – $5,240
  • Resource fees – $250
  • International student fee – $75
  • International student insurance – $677


  • Tuition – $5,240
  • Resource fees – $250
  • International student fee – $75
  • International student insurance – $719 (includes summer 2021)

Other Relevant Fees:

  • Orientation fee – $200 in first semester enrolled
  • Sponsored student fee (Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission) – $500/semester
  • Transfer Student Fee – $50 in first semester enrolled

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