Summary of Tuition and Fees per Year

Tuition and Fees

Housing Cost per Academic Year

Other Fees (1)

Parking (4)

Regular Plan — The student submits payment in full prior to the start of classes.

Nelnet Campus Commerce (Enterprise):

Online Payment Options:

Electronic check (Free)
Debit/Credit cards (2.75% processing fee)*
Official Payment Plan ($75 enrollment fee)

*Tuition payments by credit card will only be accepted online through the Nelnet Enterprise system. The Students Account office is not allowed to take payment over the phone. There is a convenience fee charged by Nelnet for credit card transactions. This fee must be acknowledged and accepted online by the credit cardholder. Nelnet can take payment over the phone. For additional help with over the phone payments, please call 1-800-609-8056.

Enroll in a Payment Plan:

You can set up a 6-month or 5-month payment plan through Nelnet to divide the semester account balance into equal payments. Payment plans are set up per semester, NOT per year. If you have a payment plan in the fall and want one for the spring, you must enroll in a new plan. There is a $75 fee incurred when enrolling. Your plan is active when the enrollment fee is paid.

Matriculation fee (non‐refundable, all first‐time graduate, professional studies and transfer students)

Orientation fee (all first/full‐time enrolling students)

Orientation fee (transfer students)

Engineering and computing program fee (2) 

Housing and security deposit(resident students only)

Student health insurance (3)

Liability insurance for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy students

(1) For a complete listing of tuition and fees visit The University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time

(2) The engineering and computing program fee is a one‐time fee assessed upon the student’s entry into the program and does not apply to students already enrolled in the program prior to fall 2016.

(3) Student health insurance rates shown are from 2015‐16 and subject to annual increase; additional coverage options available based on enrollment status and election of spouse and/or child coverage. University‐sponsored student health insurance is required for all international students. Full‐time undergraduate and graduate students who provide proof of equivalent health insurance coverage through an on‐line waiver system by the established deadline will not be required to purchase the University plan. Part‐time undergraduate and graduate students are invited to purchase the health insurance plan as needed. For more information visit student insurance web page.

Financial Aid

Rockhurst University has an extensive financial aid program aimed at helping all students who are academically qualified to attend the University. Our programs include all federal and state aid programs as well as institutional aid. Eligible students may receive assistance, which includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work‐study programs.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

All degree‐seeking students are eligible to apply for financial aid. Eligibility for specific need‐based assistance is based upon federal standards. Eligibility for merit‐based assistance by the University is detailed in the University Catalog.

Applying for Financial Aid

Interested students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Central Processor prior to February 1 if the planned date of entry to Rockhurst is the fall semester. Students entering the spring or summer terms should complete a FAFSA as soon as possible. Financial aid is awarded on a first‐come, first‐served basis.

All merit scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis once the student is admitted to the University. No separate application is necessary. Any combination of gift aid from institutional and outside resources will not exceed the student’s actual cost of attendance.

Payment Programs

Rockhurst has a number of payment programs available for students. Students are billed prior to the beginning of a term. Payment arrangements must be finalized prior to the start of the term. Students may pay in the following ways:

  • Full Payment: Tuition, fees, and room and board (if applicable) are due in full by the payment due date listed on the billing statement. If not paid by the due date a late payment fee will be charged. 
  • Nelnet Payment Plan: Students who are unable to make payment in full by the billing due date may choose the University’s Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan offered in partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce. This plan must be set up prior to the payment due date each semester. The amount of the semester cost is split into 6 or 5 monthly payments each semester beginning in July for Fall and December for Spring. There is a $75 enrollment fee each semester for the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan. For more information or to enroll, visit  or contact the Rockhurst University Student Accounts Office.

The payment plan set up with Nelnet is only official payment plan recognized by the university. We do not arrange informal payment plans in the office. 

3rd Party Payments

  • College Tuition Savings Account
  • Employer Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement: Students who are eligible for outside tuition benefits must self-disclose their eligibility to the Student Accounts office prior to the payment due date to avoid a late payment fee. A student must self-disclose each semester by completing the “Third-Party Payment Notification Form” online at
  • Veterans, Military Benefits, Voc Rehab or FEC: Students who are eligible for outside tuition benefits must self-disclose their eligibility annually to the Student Accounts office prior to the payment due date to avoid a late payment fee. A student can self-disclose by completing the “Military Benefits Notification Form” online at