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College Tuition & Fees

Cost of Attendance

The total cost of attendance at Valparaiso University is an estimate of “direct charges” and “indirect costs” you can expect in an academic year. The tuition and fees associated with 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 tuition and fees is provided within this section.

Understanding College Tuition and Fees

  • Direct charges are services provided directly by the University and are billed to your student account on a semester basis. Such as college tuition, fees, housing, and food.
  • 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.

Cost of Attendance at Valpo

As you look at our college tuition and fees and cost of attendance, please note that very few students are asked to pay that full amount.  Based on eligibility for merit scholarships and need based grants from Valpo, in fall 2021 the average incoming freshmen was responsible for only $14,709 in tuition and fees (housing and food not included). Most students then used state and federal aid to assist with some or all of that remaining amount.  While each student’s financial award will vary based on their own unique circumstance, we remain committed to providing grants and scholarships that make Valpo affordable and reward students for their outstanding prior academic achievement.   We recommend using our net price calculator to estimate your actual cost to attend Valpo and submitting a FAFSA to learn your full aid amount.

The following are estimated costs of attendance to Valparaiso University for the 2023–2024 academic year.

More than 98% of all undergraduate students at Valpo receive financial aid with an average award in the range of $38,000. Here are the standard costs of attendance per academic year.

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance




Bachelor and Associate Tuition (12-19 credits/semester)

*Other tuition rates




General Fee

*what’s included

*other fees




Housing (standard double room)

*other housing options


$6,800 (estimated)

$0 (living w/ parent)

Food (freshman plan)

*other meal plans


$5,000 (estimated)

$5,000 (estimated)

Books & Supplies





(travel, misc and loan fees)




Total Cost of Attendance




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.

2023-2024 Graduate Tuition Costs Per Credit Hour


Credit Hour Fee

Graduate degrees – Master’s programs


Graduate courses – Certificate programs


Master of Science in Nursing


Master of Public Health


Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Entry-Level)


Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT – Post Professional)


Doctor of Nursing Practice


Physician Assistant Program

Financial Aid and Costs

Master in Health Administration


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$2,500 per course

Master of Education in Humane Education


Master of Arts in Humane Education


*Other program fees

Tuition Calculator: Estimate Your College Costs

For an estimate of aid, please complete our Net Price Calculator below. After completing the net price calculator, print a copy of the results and contact us to begin planning for a Valpo education

Reach Out to Our Financial Aid Office

We’re happy to help you understand and apply for scholarships and financial aid. If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid: