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

2019-2020 Tuition Schedule

Due Dates: July 1st for fall and November 16th for spring

Residential Student

2019-2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Academic Year  Summer 2020
Tuition $20,290 $20,290 $40,580 $4,059*
Average Shared Room Rate** $3,733 $3,733 $7,466 $810
$2,240 $2,240 $4,480 $550
TOTAL $26,263 $26,263 $52,526 $5,419

* per 3 credit hour class


2019-2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Academic Year  Summer 2020
Tuition $20,290 $20,290 $40,580 $4,059*
Board – Commuter Plan
$680 $680 $1,360 $150
TOTAL $20,970 $20,970 $41,940 $4,209

* per 3 credit hour class

Meal Plans

Standard/Unlimited Unlimited meals in Chopping Block plus 100 BeaconBuck$ per semester*




Limited 12 meals per week in Chopping Block plus 300 BeaconBuck$ per semester




Commuter 5 meals per week in Chopping Block plus 100 BeaconBuck$ per semester




* 3 meal plan options are coming in the spring 2020 semester.

The tuition schedule above does not include additional fees (such as Lab, upgraded room, books, supplies, or miscellaneous fees) and may be subject to change.  See the chart below for fees not included in the tuition schedule.

Please visit our Housing page for all housing options and full rate schedule.

The standard academic course load per semester for full-time students is 12 to 15 credit hours with a maximum of 15 credit hours or five courses.

  • Credit hours in excess of 15 will be billed at the rate of $965 per credit hour.
  • Students carrying 11 credits or less will be billed according to the rate of $1,353 per credit hour, which includes fees for one hour per week of academic mentoring.

Additional fees not included in the tuition schedule

Application Fee: $50
New Student Orientation: $450
Lab Fees: $50-$250 As applicable (Art, CIS, Sciences, etc.)
Parking: $20
Telephone Service: Telephone service is an additional fee contracted directly with the service provider.
Graduation: $300
Beacon in Tuscany: Program Orientation and Debrief: $500
Health Insurance:

$2,730.00 ($1,589.00 for students entering in Spring semester)

Mandatory for international students and if proof of insurance not provided

Tuition Deposit

A $250 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.

Attendance for Summer

The fee for the Summer Term is $3,900 per 3 credit hour class. Summer fees are due April 1.

The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

To help you afford education expenses, Beacon College is pleased to make the services of Tuition Management Systems available to you and your family. Tuition Management Systems’ 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 Tuition Management Systems’ 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 Tuition Management Systems’ web site at or call 1-800-722-4867 and speak with an Education Payment Partner.