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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 2024-2025



Tuition: $29,276 per academic year

Resource Fees: $700 per academic year (Fall and Spring – if taking Summer courses, students will see an additional $35/credit hour for resource fees)

Room and Board: $9,290- $13,614per academic year


Tuition Breakdown


Fall and Spring semesters

Part-time (1-11 credit hours/semester): $750/credit hour*

Full-time (12-18 credit hours/semester): $14,638/semester ($29,276/academic year)**

Anything over 18 hours adds an additional $750/credit hour


Summer term

All undergraduate students: $480/credit hour

Resource Fees: $35/credit hour (capped at $350/semester; $700/academic year for full-time for Fall and Spring – if taking Summer courses, students will see an additional $35/credit hour for resource fees))


*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: $675/credit hour

Resource Fees: $35/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: $35/credit hour


Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education: Paraprofessional Pathways (Group Rate)

Tuition: $675/credit hour*

Resource Fees: $35/credit hour

*This rate 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. This rate does not apply to students entering the program alone. The standard $775/credit hour would still apply to individual students not entering as a group.


Educational Doctorate in Collaborative High Impact Instruction

Tuition: $850/credit hour

Resource Fees: $35/credit hour


Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in Minnesota 

Tuition: $875.00/credit hour

Resource Fees: $35/credit hour

Tuition and Fee Breakdown

Tuition: $850/credit hour

Resource Fees: $35/credit hour

Learn more here!

Department of Defense (DoD)Voluntary Education Partnership Overview


Tuition: $29,276 per academic year*

Fees: $700 per academic year

Room and Board: $9,290- $13,614 per academic year*


Per DoDMoU calculation –the full-time cost per credit hour can be broken down as follows:

Per year tuition cost ($29,276) x number of years to complete program (4) = $117,104 / total number of semester hours to complete program (120) = cost per hour ($975.87).

It is important to note that not all students will complete their degree in the above outlined 4 years/120 credit hour breakdown.


Tuition Breakdown Fall and Spring semesters

Part-time (1-11 credit hours/semester): $750/credit hour**

Full-time (12-18 credit hours/semester): $14,638/semester ($29,276/academic year) ***

Anything over 18 hours adds an additional $750/credit hour


Summer term

All undergraduate students: $480/credit hour

Resource Fee $35/credit hour (capped at $350/semester; $700/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 could be eligible for scholarship and need-based aid consideration. The above-mentioned tuition rates do not include the military discount of 15% off tuition (that is not already discounted).

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Veterans Information

Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020


Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires that educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide students with certain financial information and other requirements.

Section 1:

Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C.) with a college financing plan that includes:

– Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs.

– Estimated cost of living expenses.

– Amount of costs above that are covered by VA Education Benefits.

– Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive.

– Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation.

– Information regarding graduation rates.

– Information regarding job-placement rates for graduates, if available.

– Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits.

– Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification, or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual.

– Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions.


2024 – 2025 College Financing Plan

  Undergraduate Graduate Doctoral
Tuition Rate (per credit hour) $750 $675 $850
Full Time Tuition Rate* $14,638 n/a n/a
Resource Fees

$35/credit hour

(not to exceed $350)

$35/credit hour

(not to exceed $350)

$35/credit hour

(not to exceed $350)

Departmental Fees** Varies by course Varies by course Varies by course
Enrollment/Tuition Deposit $100 $100 $100
Housing Deposit $200 $200 $200
Late Registration Fee $25 $25 $25
Late Payment Fee $25/month $25/month $25/month
Graduation Fee $75 $75 $75
Estimated Book Costs*** $500/semester $500/semester $500/semester

Estimated Total

Semester Cost for


enrollment ****








* Enrollment between 12-18 credit hours

** A complete list of course fees can be found here

*** Amount can vary by program

**** Estimated totals are for full-time enrollment. 12-18 hours per semester for undergraduate students and 6 hours per semester for both graduate and doctoral. These totals include tuition, resource fees, and book costs as all other charges are situational. Per year, a full-time undergraduate student could see an estimated cost of $30,976.  Graduate students, per year, could see an estimated cost of $9,520 and Doctoral could see an estimated cost of $11,620.  This amount is subject to change as tuition are subject to annual increases.  Yearly housing costs are depending on the individual student’s room and board preference.


Estimated Living Expenses

Estimated costs of living expenses (room and board)

Residential Housing Options – Fontbonne


Estimated Costs Covered by VA Education Benefits

Students can use the GI Bill® Comparison Tool to help decide which school and/or program is best for you

GI Bill® Comparison Tool | Veterans Affairs (

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Financial Aid Options

Scholarships and Tuition – Fontbonne

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – must be completed each year to qualify for Federal financial aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1st, and early completion is always recommended. The FAFSA application can be found at FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid
  2. Financial Aid Sources – A variety of financial aid sources exist to help a student pay for college. You can explore those options here:

Types of Financial Aid | Federal Student Aid


Graduation Rates

Information about Fontbonne University’s graduation rate can be found here:

College Navigator – Fontbonne University (


Transfer Credit Policy

You may be eligible to receive college credit for your military training. Please reference the prior learning assessment credit page in the University catalog for information on obtaining credit for military training:

Registrar Policies – Fontbonne University – Acalog ACMS™


Program Requirements

Reference the academic catalog for specific information surrounding your program of study here:

Fontbonne University – Acalog ACMS™

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