Information on Costs & Fees

Franciscan University works with each student individually to make a Franciscan education an affordable reality. When comparing the cost of higher education, we want you to look at the net price or out of pocket price, not just the cost of tuition. We encourage you to check out our Net Price Calculator, take a look at our Financial Aid options, or  apply to Franciscan and speak with our Admissions Counselors about Financial Aid.

2021 - 2022 Academic year

Undergraduate Costs At the Steubenville Campus*

Expense Annual Amount
Tuition $29,720
Student Fee $460
Room $5,250
Board (meal plan) $3,990
New Student Fee $170
Total $39,590

*Full-time flat rate $14,860 (12-18 credit hours) per semester.  Part time rate $991 per credit hour.

Roughly 95 percent of incoming new students receive some form of financial aid every year.



Undergraduate Online costs**

Expense Annual Amount
Undergraduate tuition online $525 per credit hour

Undergraduate Costs at the Austrian Program

Expense Semester Amount
Tuition $14,860
Austria Fee $900
Room & Board $4,620
International Health Insurance Estimate $200 (subject to change)
Entrance Visa Estimate $200 (subject to change)
Total $20,780



Graduate Programs Online

Program Per Credit Amount
MA in Catechetics and Evangelization $525
MA in Catholic Studies $525
MA in Theology and Christian Ministry $525
Master of Business Administration $525
Master of Catholic Leadership $500
Master of Science Education $500



Graduate Programs on Campus


Program Per Credit Amount
MA in Philosophy $700
MA in Theology $700
MA in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling $700
MS in Nursing $525


This is a list of the most common costs. Other fees may apply or be subject to change. For a complete list of costs and fees see our Catalog.

**For online classes annual tuition increases may occur.  Books, fees, cost of living, and other costs are not included in tuition.