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Tuition (12-18 credits per semester, plus 1-5 credits for interim) $41,110
Room (new student rate) $6,100
Meal Plan (Block B, 250 meals per semester) $5,390
Student Activity Fee (if full-time) $160
Total Direct costs $52,760

The room rate for new students will not increase during their 4 years at Bethel, provided they live in campus housing every semester.

Food costs vary based on the meal plan you select. All freshmen and first year students living in Bethel housing are required to purchase either the Block Plan B or the All Access Plan.

Resident students are assigned Block Plan B, which provides 250 meals for fall, 250 meals for spring and 60 meals for interim, unless they purchase a different meal plan.

Other Costs for 2022-2023 Academic Year


Tuition for post-baccalaureate and teacher licensure students $1,140 per credit
Tuition for part-time students (fewer than 12 credits per semester) $1,720 per credit
Tuition for each credit over 18 credits in a semester $1,140 per credit
Interim tuition (see detail of interim charges below)
Tuition for summer 2023 $570 per credit
Audit tuition $172 per credit
Parking Fee varies, see Safety & Security for details
Student Health Insurance (required if not covered by other health insurance) varies, see Health Services for details.

Financial aid recommends that students budget approximately $55 per credit for books and supplies. Students should also budget for private music lessons, lab or course materials, athletic fees, transportation and personal expenses. We estimate students spend between $4,110 (living on-campus) and $7,620 (living off-campus) per year on books and supplies and other indirect expenses. 

Tuition rates for off-campus programs are available from the Office of International and Off-Campus Programs (651.638.6549).

Interim Charges

  • Full-time students on the block tuition plan - Student enrolled for at least 12 credits for both fall and spring terms who are paying the block tuition rate of $20,555 per semester are not charged tuition for 1-5 credits taken at Bethel during interim. Fall and spring tuition is not reduced if students do not enroll in an interim course at Bethel.
  • Part-time students - students who were charged tuition on a "per-credit" basis for either fall or spring will be charged for interim tuition as follows: If you're enrolled full time 1 semester (paying the block tuition rate) and part time 1 semester, you'll be charged for half of your interim credits at $1,720 per credit. If you're enrolled part time both semesters, you'll be charged for all credits you take during interim at $1,720 per credit.
  • Students not on the block tuition plan - Students paying the post-baccalaureate tuition rate, teacher licensure tuition rate, or audit tuition rate continue to pay the per-credit rate for all interim credits.

Interim housing is at no additional charge for students who are enrolled in Bethel housing for both fall and spring semesters. Interim meal plan charges are billed with spring charges.

Students participating in off-campus semester programs may be charged interim tuition. Students studying abroad over interim will have additional program costs. Contact the Office of Off-Campus Programs (651-638-6549) for detailed information.

To assist students participating in Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance Programs, Bethel calculated an approximate cost per credit hour for students taking 12-18 credits for fall and spring semesters. This approximated cost is provided soley for the purpose of meeting DoD requirements. Students enrolled for 12-18 credits during the fall and spring semesters are charged the banded tuition rates for all undergraduate programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. The approximate banded tuition per credit is illustrated below:

# Credits 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Approximate Tuition Rate per Credit $1,700 $1,580 $1,470 $1,370 $1,285 $1,210 $1,140

Disclaimer: Prices reported here are subject to change without notice. Refer to the upcoming College of Arts & Sciences Catalog for definitive pricing and additional cost information. Find 2021-2022 costs here.