Tuition, Expenses & Financial Requirements

For specific fee or tuition amounts, please refer to the specific program or general fee section. All costs are quoted in United States currency. All payments are due in U.S. funds. The University reserves the right to change its rates without notice. Rates may change for 2024 – 2025.

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Institutional Deposit

An institutional deposit of $200.00 is required for all full-time students on the Lamoni Campus. This deposit must be paid prior to receiving a room assignment or registering for classes. The deposit is refundable until May 1 for new or re-entry students entering fall semester, and November 1 for new or re-entry students entering spring semester. For enrolled students, the deposit is refundable (net of any outstanding charges) after termination of enrollment at Graceland University. Failure to initiate the withdrawal process or to complete the checkout process at the time of withdrawal from the university, either midsession or at the close of the session or academic year, can result in the forfeiture of the institutional deposit. Costs arising from damage to university property, supplies or equipment, as well as fines or other charges placed on the student account will be deducted from the deposit. In the event that the deposit is forfeited, it will not be available to help pay these costs.

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Tuition and Auditing

Undergraduate students on the Lamoni Campus and undergraduate students in the Nursing Program on the Independence Campus are charged full-time tuition if enrolled in 10 – 18 semester hours. The part-time hourly fee is charged to students enrolled in less than 10 semester hours and to full-time undergraduate students for each hour registered over 18. Students who exceed the 18 semester hour limit by virtue of having applied lessons as part of their schedule are allowed to take the lessons without additional per hour tuition fees. Added tuition is waived for students officially admitted to the Honors Program who are taking over 18 hours with a cap of 21 semester hours in a given semester.  Hours over 21 will not be waived.

An audit fee of one-half the per semester hour part-time rate is charged for audited courses when the total of semester hours for audit and credit is less than 10. There is no audit fee charged for auditing courses if the total of semester hours of courses for credit and audit is 10 or more, including hours over 18.

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Room Rates (Lamoni Campus)

Lamoni Campus residence hall room rates are based on the number of students expected to be assigned to the room. All freshman students are required to have roommates. Semi-private and private rooms are available on a limited basis to upper-class students. Returning students are given priority. If a student living on campus withdraws from housing (but not from school) anytime after the first week of the semester, the semester charge for housing remains assessed in full with no refund.

Board (Lamoni Campus)

Lamoni Campus residence hall students are required to purchase full board meal plans. Lamoni Campus students residing in the Small and Thomas apartments are required to purchase a 5 meal plan. Full meal plans or flex point meal purchases are available to students residing off campus. There are no refunds for missed meals. Food services will be closed during the official breaks of the university. Special dietary needs may be discussed with the Director of Food Services.

Additional Costs

The cost of books and supplies varies by program. The amount provided as expected budget is $660.00 per semester for purchase of books and supplies for undergraduate on-campus programs.

Special lesson and/or course fees exist.  Please refer to the Lamoni Campus Program Tuition & Fees for specific information.

Athletic equipment costs vary by sport and student.  Please contact your coach for cost information.

 

Tuition and Expenses

  • 2023-2024 General Fees
    FeeAmount
    Acacia Yearbook - current school year copy (nonrefundable)$55
    (included in graduation fee)
    Acacia Yearbook - last school year copy (nonrefundable)$55
    Acacia Yearbook - older school year copy (nonrefundable)$55
    Access Card Replacement
    (card used for entrance to Independence campus) (nonrefundable)
    $15 per occurrence
    ACE Fee (non-high school student enrolled in an ACE course)$150 per course
    Audit Fee
    (Course Audit is not offered in all programs. There is no audit fee or additional tuition charge for Lamoni Campus or Independence Campus Nursing Program full-time students auditing courses when the total of semester hours of courses for credit and audit is 10 or more, including hours over 18.)
    50% Program's Regular Tuition
    Diploma Replacements with Cover (nonrefundable)$50 per occurrence
    Diploma Replacements without Cover (nonrefundable)$40 per occurrence
    Distance Learning Bookstore Restocking Fee (nonrefundable)$10 per occurrence
    Excess Check Overnight Mailing Fee (nonrefundable)$35 per occurrence
    Experiential Learning Credit Fee (nonrefundable)$100 per semester hour
    Extension Fee for Incomplete Course (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Graduation Fee (due with application for graduation) (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Graduation Fee Lamoni Campus students (includes a copy of Acacia) (nonrefundable)$165
    Graduate Tuition Reduction (tuition reduction for Graceland graduates)15% per course
    ID Card Replacement Fee (nonrefundable)$15 per occurrence
    International Travel SOS Emergency Assistance Fee (Applicable to travel outside the U.S., including students in independent studies or internships, unless already a component of an existing charge. Emergency assistance service offers local expertise, preventative advice, and emergency assistance during critical illness, natural disaster, accident, or civil unrest.)$100 per occurrence
    Late Change of Registration Fee (requires official approval) (nonrefundable)$50 per occurrence
    Late Financial Clearance Fee (nonrefundable)$200 per semester if applicable
    Payment Plan Processing Fees (nonrefundable)$50 for plans > 2 months
    Proficiency Examination Fee (nonrefundable)$100 per semester hour
    Online Access for Proficiency Exam (nonrefundable)$110 per online exam
    Program Re-Sequencing Fee (applicable as determined by program) (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Reactivation Fee (Applicable if students have had a major semester elapse since their last enrollment.); (Missouri program students have a three business day right of rescission.) (nonrefundable)$50 per occurrence
    CEU Credit Recording Fee for Seminars and Workshops (seminars and workshops may have additional costs) (nonrefundable)$20 per event
    College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Recording Fee (nonrefundable)$20 per semester hour
    Excelsior College Exam (non-nursing) Recording Fee (nonrefundable)$20 per semester hour
    Joseph Smith Historical Center Internship Recording Fees (nonrefundable)$60 per student
    Kirtland Temple Historic Center Internship Recording Fees (nonrefundable)$60 per student
    Living History Farms Internship Recording Fees (nonrefundable)$60 per student
    Returned Check Service Charge (nonrefundable)$30 per check
    Student Health Insurance for International Students - Fall Semester only (must be registered for Fall only) (nonrefundable)TBD Fall
    Student Health Insurance for International Students - Spring Semester only (must be registered for Spring only) (nonrefundable)TBD Spring
    Official Transcript Fee (nonrefundable)
    $12.50 per transcript
    Unofficial Transcript Fee (nonrefundable)
    Transcript Faxing Fee (nonrefundable)$3 per transcript
    Transcript Overnight Mailing Fee (nonrefundable)$50 per occurrence
    University Technology Fee: Lamoni or Independence full-time on campus students$175 per session (10-18 hours)
    University Technology Fee: Lamoni or Independence part-time, on campus students$10 per credit hour
    University Technology Fee: All other students except ACE and SkillPath$4 per credit hour
    Visiting Student Fee (Missouri program students have a three business day right of rescission) (nonrefundable)$50 per course
    Wiring Fee - Incoming Wires (fee is netted with funds wired) (nonrefundable)$5 per transaction
    Wiring Fee - Outgoing Domestic Wires (nonrefundable)$8 per transaction
    Wiring Fee - Outgoing International Wires (nonrefundable)$45 per transaction
  • Lamoni Campus Tuition and Fees

    To see all Lamoni Campus fees click here.

    FeeAnnual CostSemester Cost
    Full-Time Tuition (semester hours 10-18)$32,500
    ($1,083/credit hour)
    $16,250
    ($1,083/credit hour)
    Part-Time Tuition (semester hours less than 10 or over 18)$1005 per semester hour
  • ACE Program
    ItemFee
    Tuition: Online Standard Option$250 per course
    In-School Option
    (High school supplies instructor & book)
    $30 per semester hour
  • Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies

    (General Education courses offered in other formats are assessed tuition rates according to their program. Traditional campus program students may include these hours as part of their 10-18 hours full-time rate.)

    General Education Course tuition and fees


    (General Education courses offered by other programs assess tuition rates according to their program.)

    (Traditional campus program students may include these hours as part of their full-time 10-18 hours full-time rate.)
    FEECOST
    Tuition - Online and Classroom Courses$495 per semester hour
    Program Support Fee (online courses)$18 per course

    Undergraduate Business Program

    FEECOST
    Tuition - Online (courses for major, electives and general education)$405 per semester hour
    Program Support Fee (online courses)$18 per course
    Program Re-sequencing Fee (as determined by program)$100 per occurrence
    Late Registration Fee$100 per occurrence
  • Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education Undergraduate Programs Tuition and Fees

    Independence, Missouri Campus

    Additional costs may result if Student Teaching outside a 40 mile radius of either the Lamoni or Independence campus.

    FeeAmount
    Tuition$395.00 per semester hour
    Background Check (nonrefundable)$35 one-time
    Education Program Technology Fee - first year EDUC2420 (nonrefundable)$110 year one
    iPad Initiative Fee (nonrefundable)$600 as needed
    Program Support Fee (online courses)$18 per course
    Student Teaching Fee
    (Additional costs may result when student teaching outside a 40 mile radius of either the Lamoni or Independence Campus)
    $150 per occurrence
  • School of Nursing Undergraduate Tuition and Fees BSN-RN
    FeeCost
    Tuition$700 per semester hour
    Nursing Program Fee
    All inclusive fee that includes: clinical fee (covers PPE), liability insurance, materials fee, Student Activity fee (covers uniforms, iPad mini, skills bags), and testing fee (ATI)
    $1500 per semester
    Deposit (due 30 days after acceptance - nonrefundable)$200
    Late Registration Fee (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Reactivation Fee (nonrefundable)$550 per occurrence
  • Distance Learning RN-BSN Program Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
    FeeCost
    Tuition - RN-BSN Programs$495.00 per semester hour
    Partnership tuition Reduction20%
    Clinical Resource Fee (Up-to-date database)(assessed in June)$25.00 per year
    Late Registration Fee (nonrefundable)$100.00 per occurrence
    Program Support Fee (online courses)$18 per course
    Recording Fees - CLEP, DANTES, Excelsior exams (nonrefundable)$20 per semester hour
    Re-Sequencing Fee (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Research Fee - NURS3160 Intro to Evidence Based Nursing$50 per course
  • Distance Learning RN-MSN Program Tuition and Fees
    Undergraduate Level Courses Tuition and Fees
    FEECOST
    Tuition: RN-MSN Program$495 per semester hour
    Partnership Tuition Reduction20%
    Clinical Resource Fee (up-to-date database) Annually assessed in June each year$25 per year
    JR Level Nursing Course Recording (Escrow Course Credit) (nonrefundable)$25 per semester hour
    Late Registration Fee (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Program Support Fee (online courses)$18 per course
    Recording fees (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior exams (nonrefundable)$20.00 per semester hour
    Re-Sequencing Fee (nonrefundable)$100 per occurrence
    Research Fee - NURS3160 Intro to Evidence Based Nursing (nonrefundable)$50 per course
    Graduate Level Courses Tuition and Fees
    FEECOST
    Tuition
    TUITION: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) - including certificates
    Graceland alumni eligible for 15% tuition discount)
    $830 per semester hour

    ($705 with alumni discount)
    Tuition: Nurse Educator Post-Master's Certificate$550 per semester hour
    Clinical Resource Fee (up-to-date database) Annually assessed in June each year$25 per year
    Core Course Fee - NURS6930 - Scholarly Project, Application of Research for Best Practice$150 per course
    Focus Session Campus Fee (AGACNP program) (nonrefundable)$270.00
    Course Review Fee - NURS6830 (nonrefundable)$325 per course
    Lab Course Fee: NURS5194 - Advanced Practice Competencies Lab$250 per course
    Lab Course Fee: NURS5195 - Advanced Practice Procedures in Acute Care Lab$125 per course
    Lab Course Fee: NURS5196 - Advanced Practice Competencies Lab$125 per course
    Late Registration Fee (nonrefundable)$100
    Practicum Fee: FNP, AGACNP, PMHNP, NE$200 per semester hour
    Program Support Fee (online courses)$18 per course
    Re-Sequencing Fee (nonrefundable)$100.00 per occurrence
    Research Fee (NURS5121, NURS5170)$120 per course

Retired Citizen Tuition Waiver

Retired citizens, 60 years of age or over, will receive a tuition waiver equal to the tuition (or audit) charge for one regularly scheduled Lamoni on-campus undergraduate course per session. An Administration Fee is assessed. The scheduling of the chosen course will be based upon the number of tuition paying students. Course fees will not be waived. Additional courses may be taken by paying full tuition and fees.