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Current Year’s Tuition and Fee Information

Academic Year 2020-21

Full-time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


Out-of-state residents incur no additional fees for undergraduate study. 

2020-21 Annual Tuition and Room and Board

Full-time tuition including J-Term (12-18 credits): $31,500
*Full-term room and board (standard room and residential meal plan): $12,400
Total fees: $43,900

*Standard rooms are double occupancy. Premium residential services, including single rooms, may carry additional fees. Standard residential meal plans provide 17 meals per week (3,210 points).

Additional Fees for Undergraduates

Overload per credit: $1,500
Part-time day per credit hour: $595
Online courses (summer) per credit: $375
Single-term room and board, no J-Term: $6,200
Single-term room and board with J-Term: $6,572

Adult Undergraduate Studies (7-week Program)


Fee per credit hour: $525

RN-to-BSN Degree Completion Program

Annual tuition: $21,200
Per credit hour: $375

Graduate Studies


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Fee per credit hour: $673
Kenosha/Racine Teacher Rate (non-cohort): $582
Licensure rate: $225

Master of Science: Business Design and Innovation

Full-time tuition: $40,000

Master of Science: Sports Management

Full-time tuition: $40,000

Master of Music Pedagogy

Full-time tuition: $27,000
Per credit hour: $710

Master of Athletic Training (5th year):

Full-time tuition: $28,000
Per credit hour: $862

Professional Studies

Accelerated Certification for Teachers (ACT) tuition: $30,000

Undergraduate Housing


*Please note: Pricing for premium residential services will differ from the full-term room and board price of $12,400.

TRADITIONAL HALLS (DENHART, JOHNSON, Madrigrano, AND TARBLE)

Double room: $12,400 for full-term room and board 

Premium Rooms (DENHART, JOHNSON, Madrigrano, AND TARBLE)

Single room: $1,250 + full-term room and board 
*Triple with bathroom: $250 + full-term room and board 
*Quad with bathroom: $250 + full-term room and board
*Not available in Madrigrano Hall 

OAKS RESIDENTIAL VILLAGE

Double occupancy: $1,500 + full-term room and board
Single occupancy: $2,400 + full-term room and board

THE TOWER

Double occupancy: $1,000 + full-term room and board
Double occupancy with lake view: $1,200 + full-term room and board
Single room: $1,400 + full-term room and board

Graduate Housing


Apartments (17th StreeT)

$13,500 (with a standard meal plan)

Swenson Residence Hall

$11,000 (room without private bathroom, standard meal plan)
$12,000 (room with private bathroom, standard meal plan)

Summer Housing (The Tower)


Carthage students

Single occupancy: $600 per month
Double occupancy: $350 per month 

2020-21 Meal Plan Options


RESIDENTIAL MEAL PLANs

70 points per week (33 weeks) + 900 flexible points = 3,210 points (included in room and board fees) 

Freshman Meal Plan
66 cafeteria points per week (12 meals per week) + 4 anywhere points + 900 flexible points (450 per semester) = 3,210 points 

Sophomore Meal Plan
44 cafeteria points per week (8 meals per week) + 26 anywhere points + 900 flexible points (450 per semester) = 3,210 points

Junior, Senior, and Graduate Student Meal Plan
35 premium points + 35 anywhere points + 900 flexible points (450 per semester) = 3,210 points

Upgrade any residential meal plan for an additional 20 points per week to be used in resident or retail dining as well as an additional 50 flex points per semester:

90 points per week (33 weeks) + 1,000 flexible points = 3,970 points
Full-year with J-Term: $725
Single term without J-Term: $363
Single term with J-Term: $380

COMMUTER PLANS FOR NON-RESIDENTS ONLY (can be used at any dining location on campus)

Commuter Plan A = 1,900 points
Full-year with J-Term:  $1,900
Single term without J-Term: $950
Single term with J-Term: $1,010 

Commuter Plan B = 950 points
Full-year with J-Term: $950
Single term without J-Term: $475
Single term with J-Term: $500 

 

Commuter and Off-Campus Parking


Commuter

Before Aug. 1
Full-year with J-Term: $130
Single term without J-Term: $65
Single term with J-Term: $75

After July 31
Full-year with J-Term:  $160
Single term without J-Term: $80
Single term with J-Term: $100

Off-Campus

Before Aug. 1
Full-year with J-Term:  $160
Single term without J-Term: $80

After July 31
Full-year with J-Term:  $210
Single term without J-Term: $105
Single term with J-Term: $130

Adult Undergraduate Studies

Annual fee: $30

Residential Parking Permits


LOWER LOT

Before Aug. 1
Full-year with J-Term: $1,575
Single term without J-Term: $790
Single term with J-Term: $905

After July 31
Full-year with J-Term: $1,735
Single term without J-Term: $870
Single term with J-Term: $1,000

TENNIS CENTER

Before Aug. 1
Full-year with J-Term: $500
Single term without J-Term: $250
Single term with J-Term: $275

After July 31
Full-year with J-Term: $550
Single term without J-Term: $275
Single term with J-Term: $300

17TH STREET APARTMENT LOT

Before Aug. 1
Full-year with J-Term: $685
Single term without J-Term: $340
Single term with J-Term: $465

After July 31
Full-year with J-Term: $735
Single term without J-Term: $370
Single term with J-Term: $495

14TH AVE. AND 35TH STREET LOTS

Before Aug. 1
Full-year with J-Term: $150
Single term without J-Term: $75
Single term with J-Term: $100

After July 31
Full-year with J-Term: $175
Single term without J-Term: $90
Single term with J-Term: $115

Other Fees


ATI-NCLEX Preparation Fee: $958 (Sophomore, Junior and Senior Nursing Students)
TEAS Entrance Exam: $70 (Freshmen Nursing Students) 
Private Music Lessons: $450
Examination for Credit: $800
Audit Fee per Credit Hour: $200
Application Fee: $35
Transcript Fee: $10
Additional Transcripts: $6
Returned Check: $30
Room Lock Out: $5
ID Replacement: $30

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    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2021), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

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