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

2021-2022 Tuition Schedule

All Students Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Academic Year Summer 2022
Tuition 1 $ 22,100 $ 22,100 $ 44,200 $ 4,420 2
Technology Fee $ 175 $ 175 $ 350
Health Services Fee $ 150 $ 150 $ 300
Total Tuition & Fees $ 22,425 $ 22,425 $ 44,850 $ 4,420
Residential Students Only
Shared Room Rate – Average 3 $ 4,088 $ 4,088 $ 8,175 $ 880 5
Board – Standard Meal Plan 4 $ 2,600 $ 2,600 $ 5,200 $ 575
TOTAL $ 29,113 $ 29,113 $ 58,225 $ 5,875

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

  • Credit Hours in Excess of 15: $ 1,051 per credit hour
  • Part-Time Credit Hours ( < 12 ): $ 1,473 per credit hour (Includes 1 hour per week of academic mentoring)

2 Per 3 credit hour class ($1,473 per credit hour)

3 Housing rates vary from $3,960-$7,046. Visit our Housing page for details and options.

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

5 Summer Housing flat fee for all housing types.

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 Additional Fees section below.

Meal Plans

Each meal plan offers a combination of meal swipes and BeaconBuck$.

Meal swipes may be used for an all you care to eat meal in the Chopping Block 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 2021 Spring 2022 Academic Year Summer 2022
Standard Plan $ 2,600 $ 2,600 $ 5,200 $ 575
19 meals per week plus $100 in BeaconBuck$
Block Plan $ 2,245 $ 2,245 $ 4,490 $ 450
15 meals per week plus $100 in BeaconBuck$

Additional Fees

Lab Fees $50-$300 As applicable based on course selection
Application Fee $ 50
New Student Orientation Fee $ 450 First semester only
Graduation Fee $ 300
Study Abroad Orientation Fee $ 500
Parking Permit $ 25 per semester
Airport Shuttle $ 50 One-way Airport transportation must be scheduled and paid for in advance.
$ 90> Round-trip Transportation | Beacon College
Health Insurance (estimated) $ 3,180 Full year Mandatory for international students or if proof of insurance is
$ 1,850 Spring entry Not provided. Must accept or waive annually.


Tuition Deposit

A $425 non-refundable deposit is due and will be applied to first semester fees. After the start of the term, room and board fees are non-refundable. Room fees include basic cable TV and high speed Internet (hard wired).

For the deposit, an online credit card payment is accepted via PayPal. To pay online, click on the Buy Now button below. Make your payment and print out your receipt.

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.