The estimated annual costs to attend McPherson College for 2017-2018 for a full-time, undergraduate student are $36,134. This includes tuition, fees, room and board (based on Standard Room and Meal plan).
However, your costs may be lower because you will likely qualify for financial aid. 100% of our students receive financial assistance each year from McPherson College Scholarships and Awards, federal/state programs, work-study programs, and educational loans.
McPherson College has established a financial aid awarding policy that considers a variety of factors including Academic Achievement, participation in Co-curricular Activities, and Financial Need. Our goal is to award enough financial assistance to provide incentive, recognition, and access.
Costs for 2017-2018
Tuition and Fees: $27,823
Up to 16 credit hours per semester, access to unlimited internship and career service opportunities, on-campus tutoring, on-on-one relationship with faculty for courses and advising, excellent academic preparation to help you succeed at McPherson College and life.
Room and Board: $8,311
Room includes cable access, wired and wireless internet, carpeted floors, air conditioning and heat, convenient parking, safety and multiple campus activities. Board includes multiple menu options daily with a fresh salad bar, pasta bar, deli sandwiches and vegetarian options prepared by on-site chef and staff.
17-18 Total: $36,134
Based on Standard Room and Meal plan. See detailed regular fees and charges below. The national average cost of tuition and fees at four-year, non-profit private colleges is $43,921 per year. (Trends in Education, CollegeBoard, 2015)
Tuition – Full Time
Includes twelve (12) to sixteen (16) hours for fall and spring term and four (4) hours in interterm.
Excess hours over sixteen (16) hours: $ 250 per hour
Tuition – Part Time
1-7 hours: $430 per hour
8 to 11 hours: $750 per hour
Tuition – Summer School
Undergraduate: $430 per hour
ACCK Courses: $300 per hour
Standard Double Room $3,528
Harter Hall $4,830
Baer Apts $4,830
Lakeside Towers $4,830
Terra Nova Property $8,000
McPherson College is a residential college. All unmarried students age 23 and under not living with their parents live in residence halls.
Single rooms may be available at an additional $800/semester to the double room charge.
19 meal plan – $4,783 year (required for all on campus freshmen)
14 meal plan – $4,482 year (available to sophomores, juniors and seniors)
10 meal plan – $3,100 year (for Harter and Baer residents and off-campus athletes)
The general fee is assessed to all full-time students to assist in covering the costs associated with student activities, computer support, student life, athletics, and Student Government Association.
To be determined. Proof of Insurance is needed for student athletes and international students.
3-7 hours: $30 per term
8-11 hours: $50 per term
McPherson students: $350 per hour
Milwaukee students: $460 3 credit course, $ 175 1 credit course
Enrollment Deposit: $150, $250 for Automotive Restoration, $500 International. Applied to the student account.
Deposit is refundable before May 1.
Late Payment Arrangement: $100 after August 1
Each change of schedule: $50 (drop and add after the first two (2) weeks of term)
Official Transcript: $8
Returned Check Charge: $30
Auditing Courses, per hour: $50
Senior Citizen Audit Fee: $25
The Vice President for Academic Affairs determines which courses may be audited. Restoration technology, studio art classes, and private music lessons may not be audited. Permission to audit is granted on a space available basis.
Private Music Lessons: $150 per semester hour in addition to regular tuition
Piano rental for Class Piano: $50
Instrument Rental: $50 per instrument
Student Teaching: $125 per semester
Auto Restoration Fee: $65 per class ($90 for TE152 Sheet Metal)
Maximum for Auto Restoration per semester: $260
Individual & Dual Sport I & II Fee: $25 per class
Studio Art Courses
G-AR 101 Drawing I: $125
AR 210 Drawing II: $125
G-AR 102 Painting I: $125
AR 202 Painting II: $125
G-AR 131 Ceramics 1: $125
AR 231 Ceramics II: $125
AR 103 Elementary Design: $125
AR 315 Metalsmithing: $125
G-AR 350 Sculpture I: $125
AR 355 Sculpture II: $125
AR 203 Photography I: $225
AR 303 Photography II: $225
AR 333 Commercial Photography I: $225
AR 363 Commercial Photography II: $225
AR 403 Photography Portfolio Development: $225
AR 425 Concentrated Studies: $125
AR 475A Senior Concentration: $125
Graphic Design Courses
AR 130 Design Software: $225
AR 205 Multi-Media Software: $225
AR 230 Graphic Design I: $225
AR 235 Graphic Design II: $225
AR 320 Typography & Logo Branding: $225
AR 330 Graphic Design III: $225
AR 475G Graphic Design IV: $225
AR 335 Interactive Software: $225
AR 470 Graphic Design Senior Show: $225
Art History Courses
Art History I: $100
Art History II: $100
Contemporary Design: $25
Graduation Fee-undergraduate: $75
Graduation Fee-graduate: $100