Tuition and Fees

Tuition Much Lower than Published Sticker Price

Our personal approach allows you to receive the assistance you need, resulting in tuition much lower than the published sticker price. Providing an affordable private university education at or below the tuition price of a public university is what we are all about. Talk to your admissions officer today about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities and to go over your personalized financial aid package.





General Fee$300$600
Room & Board$4,693$9,386
General Fee$300$600
Room & Board$4,693$9,386
General Fee$300$600
Room & Board$4,693$9,386
Tuition Notes
  • Over 18 credits tuition is $799 per credit hour.
  • Tuition and fees for previous years can be found in the Campus Catalog.


Matriculation Fee$200
Audit Fee $75
Non-Major Program Fee
Dual Enrollment Fee$140
Single Room Fee$850
Art & Design Fee $360
Nursing or PTA $250
Athletic Fee$150
CLEP or ICE Fee (per exam)$120*
*Fee is subject to change#$360 maximum

Tuition Deposit

A non-refundable, non-transferable tuition deposit of $200 is required of all accepted students who intend to enroll. The tuition deposit should be paid as soon as possible after the notification of acceptance is received, as residence hall assignments are made, scholarship and grant offers are confirmed, and course schedules are completed only after the deposit is received. Make your deposit online by visiting finlandia.edu/deposit.

Residence Hall Charges

Students living on-campus during the 2021-2022 academic year are required to pay residence hall charges of $4,693 per semester ($9,386 yearly). The residence hall charges cover a shared room and the resident board plan in the university dining hall (required of all students who live on-campus). The charge for a single room in the residence hall, if available, is an additional $850 per semester.

Students who move off-campus prior to the end of the published drop/add period will not incur any room and board charges but are responsible for a $300-$750 fee.

Students who move off-campus after the end of the published drop/add period are responsible for room and board charges for the full semester.

Learn more about living in Finlandia Hall

Explanation of Fees

Matriculation Fee

A matriculation fee is charged to all degree-seeking students (new, transfer, readmits) in their first semester of attendance. This fee covers administrative costs incurred throughout each student’s education.

General Fee

All regular, enrolled students are charged a general fee to cover costs such as instructional technology, student activities, etc.

Audit Fee

The non-refundable fee to audit a course is charged per credit, plus any additional course fees. Audit fees for Art & Design courses are $120/course, plus any additional fees.

Departmental Fees

Departmental fees are charged to students enrolled in specific programs. These fees cover various materials and lab maintenance expenses. The amounts listed below are what a student will be charged by the department beginning in Fall 2016.

  • Nursing program students are charged a lab fee each semester.
  • PTA program students are charged a lab fee per semester.
  • Art & Design program students are charged a fee per semester.
  • Non-Art & Design majors (including audit and dual-enrolled students) are charged a fee per Art & Design (ARD) course ($360 per semester maximum).
  • Student-athletes at Finlandia are charged a fee per semester.

Departmental fees are not charged during the summer semester.

Net Price Calculator

This is a tool that is designed to give students and families an estimate of what types of government and institutional aid may be available to them. Please note that this is not an application for admission and it is not an application for financial aid. This is an estimate of what aid you may be eligible for and what charges you may encounter, both directly from the University and indirectly (travel, personal, and potential off-campus living charges).

Click here to enter our net price calculator. We encourage any student and their family that is going through the process to have the most accurate information possible to help make the experience as beneficial as possible. 

At Finlandia University, we strive to give individual, uncommon attention to each student and their family.  As a result, we would encourage you to contact our office with any questions or concerns after completing the calculator. We can speak with you regarding your FAFSA and look over your information on a more personal level.  While doing this, we may be able to work with you to find some additional funding sources to help make attending Finlandia a reality.

Michigan residents may find themselves eligible for grant programs from the State of Michigan that are not included in the Net Price Calculator’s estimates. These programs may include the Michigan Tuition Grant, which is a grant that students who file a FAFSA and attend a private college or university in Michigan may be eligible for.  Another program that Michigan residents may be eligible for is the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP).  

For more information regarding programs from the State of Michigan, you may click here or contact the Office of Scholarships and Grants at 1-888-4-GRANTS.