Tuition, fees and other costs (before your merit and need-based aid are applied)
Total Direct Charges
Total Cost of Attendance Before Aid
The budgets above are approximate total costs for fall and spring semesters before any financial aid awards.
Students who take fewer than 12 semester hours in a semester are billed a per semester hour instead of the full tuition.
- Single room (per semester)—$4,395
- Liberty Alley apartments (per semester)—$4,395
- Music lessons (per semester; 30 minutes per week)—$375
- Teacher intern per semester hour—$535
- Tuition per semester hour (part-time students)—$1,605
- Audit fee per semester hour—$690
- Winter '20-'21 courses (per credit hour)—$TBD
- Summer '21 courses (per credit hour)—$TBD
- Summer '21 housing (weekly)—$TBD
- Summer '21 internship fee (per credit hour)—$TBD
- Enrollment deposit (for first-year students)—$500
All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. Students that reside on 18th Street or Liberty Alley or students that commute may have any plan they wish, but are not required to have a meal plan. All students required to have a meal plan will begin the fall semester on the Gold Plan (14 meals per week). Visit the Dining Services website to learn about SU’s meal plan options.
Susquehanna requires all international students have health and accident insurance which will be billed directly to your account.
Activity and health fees
Student activity and health fees are mandatory for all full-time enrolled students, including those studying abroad. These fees are not refundable.
Interest is charged at 1.5 percent per month on the unpaid past-due balance including any accumulated interest. A past-due balance is the previous balance less any payments received during the month and does not include current month charges. Students are responsible for payment of all costs, which may include accrued interest charges, collection fees and attorney fees, incurred by the university in collecting balances.
Additional fees may be charged for individual courses. Students pay an additional $375 per semester for individual music lessons (30 minutes per week) that are not required to complete their degree. Music fees are posted to student accounts by the end of September for the fall semester and the end of February for the spring semester.
This policy only applies to students withdrawing from the university during the semester. Once the semester begins there are financial implications to consider when thinking about withdrawing from the university. Please note that room, activity and health fees are neither pro-rated nor refundable after classes have begun and students who are suspended or dismissed from the university after the first day of classes are not eligible for refunds.
*UPDATE - Due to the global pandemic we have modified our refund policy for the Fall 2020 Semester to include room charges in addition to tuition and meal plans during the Fall 2020 Semester only. If a remote (off-campus) student completely withdraws from classes the refund policy will only consider applicable tuition charges. Please click here and review the Financial Questions section for more information regarding any impacts to costs and aid.
Revised Fall 2020 tuition, room and meal plan refund schedule:
- 100 percent-on or before Aug.24
- 90 percent-between Aug. 25 and Sept. 4
- 50 percent-between Sept.5 and Sept 21
- 25 percent-between Sept. 22 and Oct. 19
- No tuition, room and meal plan refund on or after Oct. 20
Spring 2021 tuition and meal plan refund schedule:
- 100 percent-on or before Jan. 18
- 90 percent-between Jan. 19 and Jan. 31
- 50 percent-between Feb. 1 and Feb. 19
- 25 percent-between Feb. 20 and Mar. 15
- No tuition and meal plan refund on or Mar. 16
In order to be eligible for a refund of your tuition and meal plan charges, you must first complete a withdrawal form for the Registrar’s office and receive notification from the Registrar’s office that you have been formally withdrawn from the university within the eligible time frames denoted above.
We encourage all students considering withdrawing from the university to contact Student Financial Services (SFS@susqu.edu) to set up an appointment to discuss the financial impacts of a potential withdrawal from the university.
Federal Title IV Refund Policy
The Student Financial Services Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed or take a leave of absence before completing 60 percent of a payment period or term.
Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formulas:
The percentage of a payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.
Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula:
Aid to be returned = (100 percent of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.
If a student earns less aid than was disbursed, the university is required to return a portion of the funds and the student is required to return a portion of the funds. When Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the university. If a student earns more aid than was disbursed, the university is required to make to the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student's withdrawal.
The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 30 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student's withdrawal. Refunds are allocated in the following order:
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
- Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
- Federal Pell Grants, for which a return of funds is required
- Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants, for which a return of funds is required
- National SMART Grants, for which a return of funds is required
- Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, for which a return of funds is required
- Federal TEACH Grants for which a return of funds is required
Requesting a Refund
To obtain a refund, a student must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing that he or she is officially withdrawing and provide the last date of class attendance. The form used to officially notify the university may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar. Mere absence from classes does not reduce a student's financial obligation or guarantee that the university will not record a final grade. Note that room charges and student activity and health fees are nonrefundable after classes have commenced.
Optional Tuition Insurance
Information regarding optional tuition insurance is available at this link.
Get an early approximation of what a new first-year, undergraduate student can expect to pay.
Student Financial Services is responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, fees, campus housing and other university-related charges.