2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

Cumberland University is a private, independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education. The cost of an education at Cumberland University compares with that of peer private colleges in the South. This is made affordable by substantial gifts to the operating fund by alumni and friends of the University.

Cumberland University Tuition, Room and Board Schedule Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Schedule of Fees


Full-time Undergraduate Tuition


Hourly Rate Undergraduate Tuition if taking less than 12 or more than 18 hours


Undergraduate Net.Work - per hour  $450.00

MSP Graduate Tuition - per hour $840 less tuition assistance $365


MA, MAT, MBA, MED, MSES Graduate Tuition - per hour
MAE, MBA (Online) Graduate Tuition - per hour  $475.00
Tuition - Comstar Telecommunications Tower Technican - price per course-entire program range $7,000-$15,575

General Access Fee: 1-4 hours


General Access Fee: 5-11 hours


General Access Fee: 12+ hours


Edward Potter Residence Hall, Double Occupancy w/ 19 meal plan


Justin Potter Residence Hall, Double Occupancy w/ 19 meals per week plan $3,975.00
South Hall Residence Hall, Double Occupancy w/19 meals per week plan
(Private Room additional charge)


Howell E. Jackson Hall (Single Occupancy w/19 meals per week plan)

Horace H. Lurton Hall (Single occupancy w/19 meals per week plan)
Commuter meal plan - 30 meal block $265.00
Commuter meal plan - 45 meal block $385.00
Commuter meal plan - 75 meal block $605.00
Dining Dawg Dollars - Increments of $50 $50 Plus

By matriculating at Cumberland University, a student accepts all the University policies as well as any federal and state regulations regarding payment and refunds. Charges are recorded by the semester and students should come to registration prepared to pay all tuition and fees due the University. Registration will not be complete and students will not be eligible for University privileges: cannot attend class, cannot move into the residence halls or use meal plans, cannot use University facilities, and cannot participate in athletic activities until all fees are paid or appropriate arrangements for payment have been made in the Business Office. Therefore, financial planning for the entire school year is highly recommended. A student who registers assumes a financial obligation. Grade reports, transcripts, and diplomas are held until all balances are paid in full. The University expects that the student will comply in the timely payment of all charges. Personnel are available in the Office of Student Financial Services to assist with financial planning.

Third party students (those students whose tuition is paid by employers) must present, on company letterhead each semester, a statement of his/her company’s policy for payment of tuition and fees in order to register for the semester. Third party students must have no more than the prior semester’s balance outstanding in order to register for the current semester. Third party students must also sign a promissory note each semester stating he/she is responsible for payment in the event the employer does not pay for any reason. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with all employer requirements for the payment of tuition. 

Other Fees (Non-Refundable)

 Application fee (undergraduate)  $25.00
 Application fee (graduate)  $50.00
 Application fee for International Students     $50.00
 Application fee for RN to BSN
 Late Registration fee *
 Freshman fee  $100.00
 Graduation fee (undergraduate)  $200.00
 Graduation fee (graduate)  $225.00
 Academic Transcripts (cash, check, money order, or credit card)  $5.00
 Directed study fee per course  $100.00
 Student teaching placements requiring remote supervisors  $800.00
 Student teaching fee  $300.00
 Residence Hall security deposit **  $200.00
 Residence Hall early move in fee
 Residence Hall application fee  $50.00
 Lost Residence Hall key fee  $50.00
 Lost Proximity Card
 Lost Mailbox key
 Replacement student ID  $25.00
 Invalid Parking Permit: First  $25.00
 Subsequent Invalid Parking Permit  $50.00
 Failure to Obtain Parking Permit      $100.00
 Parking Violations  $25.00-$50.00
 Returned check fee  $25.00
 Failure to attend mandatory Residence Hall Meeting  $25.00
 International Student Fee (per semester)
 Conversion Credit Per Hour  $65.00
 Auditing Fee  50% of Tuition
 Music Applied Lesson Fee (undergraduate per hour)  $150.00
 Music Applied Lesson Fee (graduate per hour)  $200.00
 Administration Drop Fee (RN to BSN)
 Additional fees required by course  See course catalog
 Challenge Exam

 Experiential Credit

 $75.00 processing fee, and
 $75/credit hour if credit is awarded

Books and supplies are additional out-of-pocket expenses. Therefore, students must be prepared to purchase books and supplies. These expenses should not be included with payment for tuition and other related expenses. Such expenses may range from $300 to $800 per semester, depending on a student's major and class load.

*The late registration fee is charged for all students who register/pay after the published last date per semester to pay fees.

**Residence Hall damage deposit is refundable provided the student has no unpaid balance to Cumberland University, has not caused any damage to the University Residence Halls, has no outstanding conduct actions, and has officially checked out as determined by the Head Residents or Director of Residence Life.

The University reserves the right to add/or change fees. Fees, per semester, will be published in the Cumberland University Register. www.cumberland.edu/student-resources