The total cost to attend Valparaiso University is an estimate of “direct charges” and “indirect costs” you can expect in an academic year. The total cost of a Valpo education will differ between students depending on factors like degree sought and academic major, as well as personal preferences such as living arrangement and meal plan. Additional fees may be charged by the University. A complete list of fees is provided within this section.

  • Direct charges are services provided directly by the University and are billed to your student account on a semester basis. Such as tuition, fees, room, and board.
  • Indirect costs are expenses you will incur but are not billed by the University. These costs are used to determine total financial aid eligibility and to help you plan for all expenses related to your education and college experience.

The following are estimated costs of attendance to Valparaiso University for the 2016–2017 academic year.

 

Undergraduate Students

More than 90 percent of all undergraduate students at Valpo receive financial aid with an average award in the range of $30,000. Here are the standard costs of attendance per academic year.

Direct Charges

On-Campus

Off-Campus

Commuter

Tuition (12-19 credits/semester)

*other academic fees

$36,280

$36,280

$36,280

General Fee

*what’s included

$1,170

$1,170

$1,170

Room (standard double room)

*other housing options

$6,660

$0

$0

Meals (freshman plan)

*other meal plans

$4,260

$0

$0

Direct Charges Sub-Total

$48,370

$37,450

$37,450

 Estimated Indirect Costs

On-Campus

Off-Campus

Commuter

Housing

$0

$5,400

$0

(living with parent)

Meals

$0

$3,500

$3,500

Books & Supplies

$1,200

$1,200

$1,200

Personal

(travel & miscellaneous)

$1,620

$1,620

$1,620

Indirect Costs Sub-Total

$2,820

$11,720

$6,320

Estimated Cost of Attendance

On-Campus

Off-Campus

Commuter

Direct Charges

$48,370

$37,450

$37,450

Indirect Costs

$2,820

$11,720

$6,320

Estimated Cost of Attendance Total

$51,190

$49,170

$43,770

Graduate Students

Tuition for graduate studies at Valparaiso University is extremely competitive. As one of the highest ranked institutions in the Midwest, our costs are lower than many other private universities in the region. Here are the per credit hour costs for our graduate degree programs. The total cost of a graduate degree varies by the specific requirements of each graduate program. Please consult the Graduate Catalog or contact the Graduate School directly for detailed credit hour requirements and any other associated fees.

2016-2017 Graduate Tuition, Per Credit Hour

Program

Credit Hour Fee

Graduate degrees – Master’s programs

$615

Graduate courses – Certificate programs

$615

Master of Science in Nursing

$700

Doctor of Nursing Practice

$700

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$2,500 per 3 credit course

Master of Education in Humane Education

$525

Master of Arts in Humane Education

$525

Law School Students

2016-2017 Law School Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition

$39,450

Fees

$922

Direct Charges Sub-Total

$40,372

Room

$7,200

Board

$3,500

Books & Supplies

$1,200

Personal & Miscellaneous

$1,600

Transportation

$750

Loan Fees

$1,700

Indirect Costs Sub-Total

$15,950

Estimated Cost of Attendance Total

$56,322

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