2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Fees and Miscellaneous Costs

Independent Study Fee

Students scheduling an independent study will pay $130 per credit in addition to regular tuition during the fall and spring semesters.

Student Activity Fee (mandatory for all students)

Full-time students will pay $550 per year ($225 per semester) for Student Association (student government) activities and publications.  Students enrolled between 6 - 11.5 credits will pay $175 per semester.

Parking Permit (mandatory for all those who bring cars to campus)

The parking permit is $149 and is valid for one year.

Applied Music Fee (mandatory for those enrolled in applied music courses)

Music students will pay $180 per credit hour for group applied lessons and $385 per credit hour for private applied lessons. These fees are in addition to regular tuition for those courses.

Athletic Insurance

Greenville University athletes are required to carry athletic insurance in addition to regular medical coverage. Athletic insurance provides athletes with secondary insurance coverage. The estimated cost is $350. 

Graduation Fee (mandatory for all students graduating in an academic year)

Students graduating in the current academic year, regardless if they participate in commencement ceremonies or not, year will be charged $149.

Course Audit

Full time students may audit courses at no additional charge if the total of regularly enrolled and audited semester credit hours does not exceed 17. If the total of credit hours exceeds 17, students will be charged $50 for each audited credit beyond 17. Part time students may audit courses for $60 per credit.

Credit Posting Fee

Full time students who receive passing scores on CLEP tests or demonstrate proficiency in other ways may post the credits to their transcript at no additional cost if the number of currently enrolled and posted credits does not exceed 17 credit hours. Full time students will be charged $35 per credit for each posted credit that exceeds 17 (based on the total hours enrolled and posted credits at the time the exam was taken). Part time students will also be charged $35 per posted credit.


Students are responsible to find and purchase/rent their own textbooks.  Students may use eCampus, a Greenville University partner, to select and attain their books. 

Lost Key Charge

Any student who loses a dorm, room, and/or building key will be charged $25 per key. Lost mailbox keys will be replaced for $25.

Course Add Fee

Once students select their courses, they should be permanent for the semester. However, instances do arise where students must make modifications to their semester schedule. Students have five business days at the beginning of each semester to add courses without a fee. Students who add a course to their semester schedule day six or beyond will be charged a $25 course add fee for every course added.

Summary of Costs 2020-2021

Full Time Tuition
Academic Year1 Band Rate (12-17 hours each semester) $28,406
Above 17 hours (per credit hour) $434
Full Time Audit (per credit hour over 17 hours) $50
Part time Tuition (Charged to those taking fewer than 12 hours in a semester)
0.5-11.5 Credit Hours (per credit hour) $434
Part time Audit (per credit hour) $60
Interterm Tuition (per credit hour) $299
Summer Term (per credit hour) $399
Full Year Room Charges1
Burritt, Dallas, Holtwick, Hood, Janssen, Joy, Kinney, and Tenney Halls
Mannoia Hall, Nancy Blankenship Apartments, and Upper Division Houses
Summer Room (per month)
Board Charges1
Plans 1 and 2
        Plan 4
        Plan 3 (Commuter)
Fees and Miscellaneous Costs
Independent Study Fee (per credit) for fall and spring semesters $130
Student Activity1 (mandatory)  
                Full-Time (12+ credit) $550
                Part-Time (6 - 11.5 credits) $350
Parking Permit $149
Applied Music Fees3
Group $180
Private $385
Athletic Insurance (estimate) $350
Graduation Fee $149
Credit posting fee (per credit hour) for demonstrated proficiencies $35
Lost Key Charge (building, dorm, room, and/or mailbox)
Late add fee $25
Other Fees
Off campus study fee4 $500
Driver Education Program Tuition (per credit hour) $490
Background check (for those taking EDUC 101 or EDUC 202) $59
Program fees for UTEP and Degree Completion Programs can be found in the Academic Information section.

1 Costs for a single semester can be computed by dividing the full year costs in half.

2 Students who were enrolled at GU full time in the fall, who lived in campus housing, and who were on the campus meal plan will not be charged room and board for Interterm.

3 See MUAP course listings to see which classes are group or private.

4 This fee is waived for certain programs sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.