Bluffton University is a nonprofit institution. The
tuition, fees and other expenses paid by the students cover
only a part of the cost. The balance is met by income from
endowment, gifts and contributions from churches, alumni,
faculty, staff and other friends of the university. The
following fees apply to the 2006-07 academic year. Bluffton
reviews fees annually and reserves the right to make changes
in fees and deposits.
Standard costs vary from student to student because each
student is an individual case. Some courses require special
fees. Some students can reduce their total cash requirements
by working or obtaining a scholarship or a grant-in-aid. The
standard cost shown below does not take this into account.
Neither does it include the cost of books nor incidental
personal items, which vary greatly with individual needs and
Tuition and fees for academic year 2006-07
(12 to 17 hours per semester)
(14 meal plan *)
*More information on Meal Plans
- Charge per semester hour if less than 12 hours: $840 per
- Charge per semester hour over 17 hours but less than
20.1 hours: $593 per semester hour
- Charge per semester hour for 20.1 hours or more: $840
per semester hour
- Rooming in Neufeld Hall additional charge: $200
|Transcripts, per copy
|Student health insurance
|Room damage deposit
|Room draw deposit
|Private music instruction (without
accompanist) -- per hour, in addition to tuition
|Private music instruction (with accompanist) -- per
hour, in addition to tuition
|“Super Single” room, in addition to room charges per
|Neufeld Hall "Super Single" room, in addition to
room charges per semester
|Audit fee, per course
|Credit by exam, per course
Upon notification of admission to
Bluffton University and the student’s decision to attend,
a nonrefundable deposit (applied to the first semester fees)
of $100 is due. Students who register after July 1 must pay at
the time of registration.
Room damage deposit
engaged for the college year. A deposit of $100 is charged
each student rooming in a university residence hall. This
will be returned after graduation or withdrawal if the room is
left in good order and after the value of any damage to the
room or furniture has been deducted.
Room draw deposit
residential students pay a $100 room draw deposit in the
spring to participate in the room draw process. This amount is
applied to the fall semester charges.
All fees and accounts are payable each
semester in advance. Part-time and summer school students are
required to pay the entire fee on or before the first day of
classes. As a convenience to students and parents, an
alternate payment plan may be selected for full-time
estimated yearly cost is divided into 10 equal installments.
Payments begin in mid-July and continue through April. There
is no finance charge.
Penalty for late payment
monthly interest charge will be assessed to all unpaid
accounts not current on the approved payment plan. Interest
will be applied to the balance after the due date each month,
equaling an annual interest rate of 12 percent.
A student with an unpaid account may not continue or return
to classes in a subsequent registration period.
who withdraw during any period of enrollment at
Bluffton University and follow the approved withdrawal
procedure will receive refunds for instructional fees
and room and board according to the then current refund
schedule. Students may contact the business office or
financial aid office to receive the current schedule.
If a refund amount is owed to the student, but the student
has outstanding institutional charges, or if the student owes
a repayment of a cash disbursement for noninstitutional costs,
the universtiy will automatically apply the refund amount
to those charges or repayment. Bluffton will also notify the
student in writing if either situation has occurred.
Students who are Title IV (federal aid) recipients will
have the return of those funds and repayments calculated and
distributed as prescribed by federal law and regulation. These
distribution schedules are available to all prospective and
currently enrolled students by contacting the business office
or the financial aid office.