Tuition at Union Adventist University

  • 2024-2025 COSTS

  • 2023-2024 Costs

Undergraduate tuition and costs 

Remember, this is just the sticker price. Nobody pays this much because nearly all Union Adventist University students receive financial aid. Learn more about financial aid

Undergraduate tuition and other costs (2024-2025)

The costs below are based on full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester; 24-34 credits per academic year). Per credit cost is $1,166 if enrolled for less than 12 or more than 17 credits.

When planning for college, remember that there's more to living than tuition. The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of school-related expenses the student can expect to have for the semester or academic year. The COA is comprised of the following direct and indirect costs: tuition and general fee; living expenses (housing and food); books, course materials, supplies, and equipment; personal/miscellaneous expenses; transportation/travel and federal loan fees. These components are determined in accordance the Higher Education Act of 1965, section 472. In addition, the cost of attendance will consider the living arrangements (i.e. on campus, off campus, or living with family), and in some cases, the student’s major.

Note: see below for potential additional expenses to consider for specific programs.

Living on campus



Semester
Year
Direct costs

Tuition and fees (12-17 credits)

$14,667

$29,334

Housing and food (single occupancy)

$4,230

$8,460

Direct cost total

$18,897

$37,794

Estimated indirect costs

Books, course materials, supplies and equipment.

$800

$1,600

Personal and miscellaneous expenses

$1,500

$3,000

Transportation

$1,000

$2,000

Loan fees

$100

$200

Total of direct and indirect costs

$22,297

$44,594

Living off campus



Semester
Year
Direct costs

Tuition and fees (12-17 credits)

$14,667

$29,334

Estimated living expenses (housing and food)

$6,000

$12,000

Direct cost total

$20,667

$41,334

Estimated indirect costs

Books, course materials, supplies and equipment.

$800

$1,600

Personal and miscellaneous expenses

$1,500

$3,000

Transportation

$1,000

$2,000

Loan fees

$100

$200

Total of direct and indirect costs

$24,067

$48,134

Living off campus with family



Semester
Year
Direct costs

Tuition and fees (12-17 credits)

$14,667

$29,334

Estimated living expenses (housing and food)

$3,000

$6,000

Direct cost total

$17,667

$35,334

Estimated indirect costs

Books, course materials, supplies and equipment.

$800

$1,600

Personal and miscellaneous expenses

$1,500

$3,000

Transportation

$1,000

$2,000

Loan fees

$100

$200

Total of direct and indirect costs

$21,067

$42,134

Summer tuition

Union Adventist University offers summer on-campus and online courses to enrolled students for half-price tuition—$583 per credit hour. This reduced price does not apply to occupational therapy assistant or international rescue and relief summer courses (see more about program-specific costs below).

Program-specific fees

Additional program fees

Several of our programs also require additional fees charged either on a one-time or semester basis.

Nursing

$400 one-time application fee

Nursing

$850 per clinical course

Occupational therapy assistant

$200 one-time confirmation fee

Occupational therapy assistant 

$150 per semester fee

International rescue and relief

$650 per semester (excluding travel)

International rescue and relief summer training

$6,660 (tuition)

International rescue and relief semester abroad

$6,800 (travel, food and lodging)

Physician assistant studies

$1,000 per semester

Leadership Graduate Costs

Master of Science in Leadership

Full time student (three trimesters — including summer).


2024-2025
Year 1

Tuition

$18,000

General Fee

$1,350

Program Fee

$350

Health Insurance

$2,038*

Textbooks

$2,700*

Application fee

$150

Total

$24,588

Program total cost: $24,588

Part time student (six trimesters with fewer classes per term)


2024-2025
Year 1

2025-2026
Year 2

Tuition

$9,000

$9,000

General Fee

$1,350

$1350

Program Fee

$350

$350

Textbooks

$1,800*

$1,800*

Application fee

$150

-

Total

$12,650

$12,150

Program total cost: $24,800

NOTE: The information in these tables is based on current tuition rates. The amounts listed for future years will change because tuition typically increases 2-4% per year.

The cost per graduate credit is $600.

*Items marked with an asterisk are estimates and may vary based on your situation.

Note: the general fee supports Union campus infrastructure that is necessary for learning and enrichment of all students. 

The program fee helps support the ancillary functions of the Master of Science in Leadership Program.


PA Graduate Costs

Graduate costs for 2024-25

Here are the tuition costs for Union's physician assistant graduate program. Please note some costs, such as health insurance and books, can only be estimated and may vary due to circumstances out of our control.


2024-2025

Year 1

2025-2026

Year 2

2026-2027

Year 3

Tuition

$38,220

$45,864

$30,576

General fee

$1,350

$1,350

$1,350

Program fee

$2,500

$3,000

$2,000

Health Insurance

$2,038*

$2,038*

$2,038*

Books, materials, and equipment

$3,000

$2,700

$2,350

Total

$47,108

$54,952

$38,314

NOTE: the information in these tables is based on current tuition rates. The amounts listed for future years will change because tuition typically increases 2-4% per year.

The cost per credit hour for the PA Program is $1,274.

The general fee supports Union campus infrastructure that is necessary for learning and enrichment of all students.

*Items with an asterisk (*) are estimates and may vary based on your situation.

The program fee helps support the ancillary functions of the PA program including but not limited to: housing for remote clinical locations, patient simulations, software management fees, testing fees, guest lecture remuneration, offsite instruction, and association membership for students.

Public Health Graduate Costs

Master of Public Health

Note: year 1 is two (2) semesters, plus summer session; year 2 is two (2) semesters.


2024-2025
Year 1

2025-2026
Year 2

Tuition

$27,000

$15,000

General Fee

$1,350

$1,350

Program Fee

$1,500

$1,000

Health Insurance

$2,038*

$2,038*

Textbooks

$1,200*

$700*

Total

$31,588

$20,088

Total program cost: $51,676

Master of Public Health + Master of Physician Assistant Studies dual degree

Note: In this example, Year 1 is the MPH Program and Years 2-4 are the PA Program. However, students may choose to complete the MPAS before the MPH.


2023-2024
Year 1

2024-2025
Year 2

2025-2026
Year 3

2026-2027
Year 4

Tuition

$33,075

$36,750

$44,100

$29,400

General Fee

$1,350

$1,350

$1,350

$1,350

Program Fee

$1,500

$2,500

$3,000

$2,000

Health Insurance

$1,808

$1,808

$1,808

$1,808

Textbooks

$1,200

$1,500

$2,700

$1,800

Equipment

$0

$1,500

$0

$0

Total

$38,933

$52,074

$52,074

$36,358

Total cost for dual degree: $171,383

NOTE: The information in these tables is based on current tuition rates. The amounts listed for future years will change because tuition typically increases 2-4% per year.

The cost per credit is $1,274 for the PA Program and $1,000 for the Public Health Program.

Note: the general fee supports Union campus infrastructure that is necessary for learning and enrichment of all students. 

The program fee helps support the ancillary functions of the Master of Public Health Program. 

*Items marked with an asterisk are estimates and may vary based on your situation.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Costs

Costs for the two-year occupational therapy assistant program

If you are taking the full two-year associates degree at Union Adventist University, you can expect tuition and residential costs as listed for undergraduate students.

The tuition for the OTA program is the same as other undergraduate programs. Here's what you can expect to pay for tuition to complete the OTA program.


Tuition for OTA program—2024-2025

Fall

$13,992

Spring

$13,992

Summer

$13,992


Other costs

Textbooks and other learning materials

$1529

Program Fees (FW and simulation fees)

$650

Uniform

$80

Total other costs

$2259


Scholarships

Don't let our sticker price scare you. Almost all Union students receive a scholarship! Learn more about our excellent scholarship program.

Program deposit

A non-refundable fee of $200 is required once admission to the program has been granted. This fee holds your program seat and is credited to your student account at the start of the first semester of OTAC classes.  (Note: this cost may vary year to year depending on OTA specific program fee changes.)

Residential costs

If you plan to live on campus, you'll be subject to the general fee, room rent and Union Market costs listed for undergraduates.

Occupational Therapy Graduate Costs

Master of Occupational Therapy

Year one contains three trimesters (including summer), while year two contains two trimesters.


2024-2025
Year 1
Three semesters

2025-2026
Year 2
Three semesters

Tuition ($1000/credit)

$40,000

$33,000

General Fee

$1,350

$1350

Program Fee

$1,500

$1,500

Books and supplies

$2,700*

$2,700*

Health insurance

$2,038*

$2,038*

Confirmation fee

$400

-

Total

$47,988

$40,588

Program total cost: $88,576

NOTE: The information in these tables is based on current tuition rates. The amounts listed for future years will change because tuition typically increases 2-4% per year.

*Items marked with an asterisk are estimates and may vary based on your situation.

Student fees
  • Confirmation fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee. Confirmation fee is paid at the time of acceptance in order to confirm your seat in the MOT program cohort.
  • General fee supports Union campus infrastructure that is necessary for learning and enrichment of all students.
  • Program fees help support the ancillary functions of the MOT Program including, but not limited to, technology, software and clinical simulation tools.

Further updated tuition and fees for graduate programs and the OTA program will be provided in January. 

Don't forget about books and other supplies.

Potential additional costs or expenses

Books and supplies: Most students spend around $800 per year for textbooks and supplies. Some classes require additional supplies—like art, music, nursing, engineering and physical education—that are not included in this estimate.

Music lessons: Union Adventist University makes a wide variety of music lessons available outside of your regular classes. If you're musically inclined, the cost is $350 per semester for 13 half-hour lessons.

Health insurance:  All full-time students (12 credits or more) are required to have health insurance We recommend to all students that they stay on their parents' insurance plan, however that is not a possibility for some students. You'll need to provide proof of insurance at registration, or you can purchase plans through Union Adventist University for about $1,808 per year. 

Union Market—have your cake and eat it too.

Union Market

Union Market, Union Adventist University's dining hall, offers a wide variety of options sure to please any palette.

Note: All dorm residents are required to purchase at minimum the Economy Union Market meal plan — except those who are in the dorm incentive plan (for those 22 and older).

The average Union student spends around $3,500 per year for food at Union Market, but all students living in the residence halls are required to spend at least $3,250 (2022-2023 and 2023-2024).

Here are the options:

Economy (required minimum)

$3,250 per year

Intermediate

$3,650 per year

Deluxe

$4,050 per year

Note: These plans give you a 40% discount off of listed retail prices. $500 of the above listed amount is a Union Market service fee. The rest is available as a declining balance throughout the year. If you purchase an Intermediate or Deluxe plan and don't use the whole amount, the difference will be refunded.

Other meal plan options

Residence Hall Senior/22 Plus Plan—This is an optional plan for students in the residence hall who have senior standing or are 22 or older and provides a 20% discount off retail prices. Students can use put down $250 or more towards meal purchases and the first $250 will not be refunded if it goes unused (the $500 service fee is waved).

Village $250 Plan—This is an optional plan for students who do not live in the residence hall and provides a 20% discount off retail prices. It works the same as the Residence Hall Senior/22 Plus Plan.

At Union, you get a lot of little perks you might not find at every other school.

Extra benefits

Here are some of the perks you get at Union at no additional cost:

  • Up to 17 credits for the same price (most colleges allow 12-16 credits).
  • Free parking
  • Membership in 1-3 campus clubs
  • Counseling services to students
  • Tutoring and life coaching through the Teaching Learning Center
  • While most colleges require the entire cost of a semester up front, Union offers parents and students a 10-month interest-free payment option. After loans, grants and scholarship are applied, the remainder of the cost is divided into 10 monthly payments. There is no monthly fee as long as the account is up-to-date.

The fine print.

Union Adventist University reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement at any time with particular reference to admission, registration, tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarship programs.