Tuition & Fees

Affordable access.

Beacon is dedicated to helping students who learn differently succeed – at college and in life.  If that’s you, your student or someone you know, we will do everything we can to facilitate getting you the information you need to make informed financial decisions and determine how best to access everything that Beacon has to offer.

Fast facts:

  • Annual tuition is competitive with other private colleges and universities nationwide
  • Total, inclusive cost of attendance is significantly lower than that of other institutions – public and private – that serve students who learn differently
  • Costs may be offset through

2023-2024 Tuition Schedule

All Students Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Academic Year Summer 2024
Tuition 1 $ 24,255 $ 24,255 $ 48,510 Per hour 1
Technology Fee $ 205 $ 205 $ 410 $55
Health Services Fee $ 155 $ 155 $ 310 $41
Total Tuition & Fees $ 24,615 $ 24,615 $ 49,230
Residential Students Only
Shared Room Rate – Average 2 $4,386 $ 4,386 $ 8,772 $ 549 4
Board – Standard Meal Plan 3 $3,035 $ 3,035 $ 6,070 $ 760
TOTAL $ 32,036 $ 32,036 $ 64,072 $ 1,405 plus tuition

1 Tuition rate for full-time standard academic course load of 12-15 credit hours.

  • Excess credit hour rate (>15): $ 1,213 per credit hour
  • Part-Time credit hour rate ( < 12 ): $ 1,617 per credit hour

2 Housing rates vary from $4,255-$7,580. Visit our Housing page for details and options.

3 Required for new incoming residential students. See description below under Meal Plans.

4 Residential Students attending Summer semester are required to remain in their Spring housing assignment.

The tuition schedule above does not include other fees and costs which vary. These items include lab fees, upgraded room choice (see Housing page), books, supplies and miscellaneous fees. See Other Fees section below.

Meal Plans

Each meal plan offers a combination of meal swipes and $100 BeaconBuck$ for Fall and Spring semesters. We prefer that first-year students take the 19-meal plan so as to ensure full access to the meals served in the Dining Commons. The College will allow for students to select the 15-meal plan should they desire, although it is our experience that this is not an optimal option for the first year.

Meal swipes may be used for an all you care to eat meal in the Dining Hall or a flexible boxed meal at the Navigator Café (breakfast & lunch).

BeaconBuck$ allow students to get snacks, coffee or an extra meal at the Navigator Café.


Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Academic Year Summer 2024
Standard Plan $3,035 $ 3,035 $6,070 $ 760
19 meals per week plus $100 in BeaconBuck$ No Beacon Bucks
Block Plan $ 2,475 $ 2,475 $ 4,950 $ 620
15 meals per week plus $100 in BeaconBuck$ No Beacon Bucks

Additional Fees

Application Fee $ 50
Lab Fees $ 50-300 As applicable based on course selection
New Student Orientation Fee $ 450 First semester only
Graduation Fee $ 375 Includes diploma
$ 75 Diploma only
Parking Permit $50 per academic year
Study Abroad Orientation Fee $ 500
Airport Shuttle $ 50 One-way Airport transportation must be scheduled and paid for in advance.
$ 90 Round-trip Transportation | Beacon College
Health Insurance (estimated) $4,125 Full year Mandatory for international students or if proof of insurance is not provided. Must accept or waive annually.
$2,410 Spring entry Mandatory for international students or if proof of insurance is not provided. Must accept or waive annually.


Tuition Deposit

A $525 non-refundable deposit is due and will be applied to first semester fees.

Deposits may be paid via check or credit card.  To pay via credit card, complete the online Intent to Enroll form.  Check payments should be mailed to Beacon College, 105 E Main St, Leesburg, FL  34748.  If sent separately from the Intent to Enroll form, please be sure to include the student’s full name with your payment.

The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

To help you afford education expenses, Beacon College is pleased to make the services of Nelnet Campus Commerce available to you and your family. Nelnet Campus Commerce Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option allows you to spread your education expenses over monthly installments for only a small enrollment fee. There is no interest and no pre-qualification or credit check for this service. With this payment plan you have 24-hour access to account information through Nelnet Campus Commerce’s website, toll-free automated account information, and personal account service Monday through Saturday. Education Payment Partners are available to help you determine the best payment option for your education costs.

This is a popular option with many of our families because it reduces the need to borrow and gives families more control over their savings.

For more information on your specific payment options or to enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan, visit Nelnet Campus Commerce’s web site at or call 1-800-609-8056 and speak with an Education Payment Partner.