Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees

The costs listed below represent a major part, but not all, of the actual cost of the education of the students.

Charges (Effective fall semester, 2021 charges subject to change upon suitable notice.)

Full-time student (12-18 credit hrs.)

$13,740.00 per semester

Student Services Fee

$1,235.00 per semester

Technology Fee (all programs)

$250.00 per semester

Health & Wellness Fee

$100.00 per semester

Student Government Association Fee

$35.00 per semester

Part-time student (fewer than 12 credit hrs.)

$680.00 per credit hour

Technology Fee for traditional half-time student (6-11 credit hours)

$125.00 per semester

Technology Fee for traditional less than half-time student (1-5 credit hours)

$75.00 per semester

Overload (more than 18 credit hrs. in any one sem.)

$680.00 per credit hour

Adult Studies Program

$390.00 per credit hour

Technology Fee for Adult Studies full-time student (12 or more credit hours)

$200.00 per semester

Technology Fee for Adult Studies half-time student (6-11 credit hours)

$100.00 per semester

Technology Fee for Adult Studies less than half-time student (1-5 credit hours)

$50.00 per semester

Nursing Accelerated (ABSN)

$800.00 per credit hour

Independent/Directed Study

$740.00 per credit hour

Flex Program (1-4 credit hours)

$1,220.00 per 7 week session

Flex Program (5+ credit hours)

$2,600.00 per 7 week session

Recertification Courses

$250.00 per credit hour

High School Concurrent (Dual Enrolled)

$125.00 per credit hour

Applied Music (private lessons)

$185.00 per credit hour

Audit (no credit)

$340.00 per credit hour

Residence Life Charges


Single Room

$3,780.00 per semester

Double Room

$2,785.00 per semester


$2,990.00 per semester

Meal Plans:

Freedom Plus with $200 debit

$2,700.00 per semester

Plus any 15 with $200 debit

$2,550.00 per semester

Plus any 10 with $200 debit (available to Seniors & Townhome Residents)

$1,800.00 per semester


Cost per year for full-time commuting student Tuition, Student Services Fee, Technology Fee, Health & Wellness Fee, and Student Government Fee


Cost per year for full-time resident student Tuition, Student Services Fee, Technology Fee, Health & Wellness Fee, Student Government Fee, Double Room, and Plus and 15 w/ $200 Debit Meal Plan


 These totals do not include books, supplies, applied music fees, course fees, program fees, special fees or personal expenses.


Course Fees 

Biology Course Fees

BIO 201 , BIO 202  


Christian Ministry Course Fees

CHR 491  


Education Course Fees:

EDU 101  


Kinesiology Activity Course Fees:

KIN 101 , KIN 103 , KIN 105 , KIN 113 , KIN 117 , KIN 119 , KIN 120 , KIN 122 , KIN 123 , KIN 129     


Kinesiology Science Course Fees:
KIN 451   $20.00

KIN 495  


KIN 227 , KIN 389  


KIN 302 KIN 402  

Music Recital Course Fees:

MUR 200 , MUR 300  


MUR 400   


Theatre Course Fees:

THE 480  - Trip Cost


Study Abroad Course Fees:

IS 398 IS 399  - Trip Cost


Program Fees

College of Arts and Sciences Program Fees:

Communication: Digital Media, B.A.  or Communication: Public Relations, B.A.  

$30.00 per semester

English: Creative Writing, B.A. English: Literature, B.A. English: Writing and Digital Studies, B.A. , History, B.A. Human Development and Family Studies Pre-certification, B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, B.A. Political Science, B.A. , or Spanish, B.A.  

$20.00 per semester

Biochemistry, B.S. Biology, B.S.  , or Environmental Science, B.S.  

$125.00 per semester

Mathematics: Actuarial, B.S. Mathematics: Pure Mathematics, B.S. Psychology: Clinical, B.S. , or Psychology: Research, B.S.  

$25.00 per semester

Undeclared Major

$25.00 per semester
College of Education Program Fee:

Learning and Innovation Fee

$115.00 per semester

College of Engineering

Engineering Fee

$250.00 per semester

Mathematics and Engineering, B.S.  

$35.00 per semester
College of Health Professions Program Fees:


 Kinesiology, B.S. Kinesiology: Athletic Training, B.S. Kinesiology: Exercise Specialist, B.S. , or Kinesiology: Pre-Physical Therapy, B.S.  

$35.00 per semester

Nursing (Traditional), B.S.N.  

$30.00 per semester

Nursing (Traditional), B.S.N.  - Nursing Curriculum only 

$2,000.00 per semester

Nursing (Accelerated) - Post-Traditional, B.S.N.  - Nursing Curriculum only

$1,500.00 per semester
The South Carolina School of the Arts Program Fees:

Art: Art Education (K-12), B.A. Art: Ceramics, B.A. Art: Painting and Drawing, B.A. , or Art: Photography, B.A.  

$150.00 per semester

Art: Graphic Design, B.A. or Graphic Design, B.F.A.  

$225.00 per semester

Dance, B.A.  

$125.00 per semester

Theatre, B.A. Theatre: Design, B.A. 

$90.00 per semester

Theatre: Acting, B.F.A.  

$120.00 per semester

Musical Theatre, B.F.A.  

$140.00 per semester

Music, B.A. Commercial Music, B.M. , Performance, B.M. , or Worship Leadership, B.M.  

$70.00 per semester

Music Education: Instrumental, B.M.E. Music Education: Vocal/Choral, B.M.E.  

$30.00 per semester
Center for Cybersecurity Program Fees:

 Cybersecurity, B.S. Cybersecurity and Analytics, B.S. Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice, B.S. , or Cybersecurity and Mathematics, B.S.   

$25.00 per semester
School of Interior Design Program Fees:

Interior Design, B.A. or Interior Design, B.F.A.  Design Fee

$175.00 per semester

Interior Design, B.A. or Interior Design, B.F.A.  Art Fee 

$20.00 per semester

Special Fees

Apostille Document Service


Application Fee (Traditional Undergraduate and Adult Studies)


Credit by Examination


Diploma Reprint Fee


Enrollment Confirmation - Undergraduate


Enrollment Confirmation - RN to BSN


Enrollment Confirmation - ABSN (Nursing Accelerated)


Graduation Fee by Application Deadline (Undergraduate)


International Mailing Fee for Diplomas


Late Check-In for Housing


Online Course Fee-per credit hour


Orientation Fee


Returned Check Fee


Returning Student Housing Pre-payment


Transcript (Official)


Transcript (Unofficial)


International Students: Charges and Scholarships

Degree Seeking Student. $47,116.00* per year, eligible for $8,500 in scholarships; $23,558.00 per semester, eligible for $4,250 in scholarships (inclusive of room, board, and fees); with a TOEFL score submitted. International freshman applying for F1 status are eligible to apply for scholarships ranging from $9,000 to $13,000 based upon GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer international undergraduate students awards are based upon the amount of credits transferred in and GPA.

*This amount is required for I-20 issuance and includes estimated books, supplies, materials, personal and insurance.

Non-Degree Seeking Students. International students who are non-degree seeking may have additional fee assessments and different scholarship eligibility depending on their program of study.

International Exchange Students:  Students accepted to Anderson University on an approved exchange program are required to live on campus and must pay room and board for a full semester.  All tuition and fees to their semester tuition (12-18 credits), and application fee, will be waived.  Exchange students are required to show proper funding for room, board, books, supplies, and travel expense for their I-20.   This amount is estimated at $8,068.00 for a semester.  Undergraduate international exchange students are not eligible for a complimentary iPad. Exchange students must purchase international health insurance.

International Student Health Insurance. All international students must enroll in the recommended international health insurance plan each semester. Health insurance in the United States is not socialized and US Homeland Security regulations mandate that all international students must enroll in a health insurance plan to maintain their legal status within the United States. Students must show proof of enrollment in this coverage plan each semester to the International Programs Office. The cost of the insurance for non-athletes is estimated at $69.00 per month ($828.00 a year) and $195.00 a month ($2,340.00) for athletes.  The total insurance amount is determined by age. International students must purchase the health insurance coverage recommended by Anderson University. In addition, waivers of this policy cannot be granted.

Federal compliance notice - As per 8 CFR § 214.3 (j): This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Explanation of Charges

Tuition. The tuition charge is the basic cost of the student’s education and covers the cost of instruction. It does not include textbooks and supplies, which the student purchases. A full-time student is one who, whether resident or non-resident, is taking 12 or more semester hours of work. The student who takes fewer than 12 semester hours is considered a part-time student and is charged on a semester-hour basis. The student who has permission to take additional hours above 18 is charged for each additional semester hour. No courses are exempt from overload charges.

Rooms and Meals for Resident Students. The Residence Life staff makes every effort to ensure harmonious and enjoyable living conditions that enhance the educational mission of the University. Students who wish to live in a residence hall must maintain a minimum academic load of 12 semester hours. Believing that students benefit in personal growth and educational opportunity from residential living, Anderson University requires all undergraduate students enrolled in the traditional program to live on campus for at least four semesters. See the Student Life Section of Catalog for exceptions and more details. Resident students normally receive more financial aid than commuters, therefore, the actual amount paid to live on campus may be much less than the amounts stated. Part-time students given permission to live in the residence halls are charged the same rate as a full-time student. All students living in University Residence Halls or in University owned ministry houses must select one of the University meal plans. Changes in required resident meal plans are permitted but must be completed by the third class day of each semester. Meal Plan Change Forms are found online. The resident student is entitled to meals for each week the school is in session. This does not include holidays, during which classes are suspended, the residence halls are closed, and the food service is suspended. No refund or cost adjustment is made for meals which the student does not eat or for debit dollars that are not used. There is no compensation to the student for lost meals due to institutional activities that require students to be off-campus, or unforeseen institution closures associated with inclement weather, emergencies, etc. 

Student Services Fee. This fee covers a major portion of the total cost of many services and activities offered in the academic and student life program. In the area of academics, academic services, tutoring, career planning and placement services are some of the programs provided. Within student life, athletics, Baptist Campus Ministries, and intramurals are provided. Even though the academic and student services fee covers most social and recreational costs to the student, there are occasional extra expenses in this area.

Health and Wellness Fee.  This fee is a mandatory fee charged to all full-time traditional undergraduate students to support the availability of on-campus medical and mental health services.  The fee provides access to registered nurses, a nurse practitioner, and limited physician hours.  The fee also provides for limited counseling services.  Health and Counseling Center visits, selected lab work, and annual flu vaccinations are covered in the fee.  This fee does not replace the need for Health Insurance.  See our Financial Policies below for more detail about Health Insurance.

Student Government Association (SGA) Fee.  This fee provides funding and support for SGA campus-wide initiatives including student activities and student-initiated campus improvements. SGA funds also provide for student leadership development and the establishment and support of student clubs and organizations.

Technology Fee.   This fee is assessed each term to provide students with access to technology systems at the University, including, but not limited to: wired and wireless networks, internet access, computer laboratories, printer stations, servers and storage systems.

Applied Music Fee.  The music instruction fee covers the cost of instruction in applied music in small classes and individual instruction and the maintenance of instruments for student use in music practice.

Course Fees. While most academic expenses are covered by tuition, some courses have special expenses for supplies, testing, equipment, and/or program costs.  Your class instructor should be able to explain which expenses are included in the course fee.

Online Course Delivery Fee. If you are taking hybrid or online courses, you are charged an online course delivery fee which is assessed at a per credit rate. These fees are used to support infrastructure, develop online courses, and provide software, tools, and technology for the delivery of online courses.

Program Fees.  Some degree programs have chosen to implement semester program fees to spread out program expenses more evenly throughout the student’s academic career.

Special Fees. The application fee covers the clerical costs of processing the student application. This fee is non-refundable and is paid only once at the time of initial application to Anderson University. The fee is not paid a second time for students who continue enrollment from one year to the next nor by students who interrupt their enrollment for any period of time. All undergraduate students pay an Enrollment Confirmation Fee at the beginning of their first semester of enrollment at Anderson University. Students enrolled in the RN to BSN program pay an enrollment confirmation deposit of $100.00 that serves as the first payment toward their account and is subject to the refund policy. The graduation fee covers the cost of the diploma and the diploma cover. The transcript fee covers the cost of duplicating and mailing a copy of the student’s official academic record to any person to whom, or institution to which, the student requests that the record be sent. The University offers several programs of study/travel. The student who enrolls in these courses pays the course tuition as well as all travel expenses, which are normally included in a package tour.

Financial Policies

New Student Enrollment Confirmation Fee. The applicant who is notified of acceptance should send within two weeks an Enrollment Confirmation Deposit of $250.00 to secure a place within the entering class, specifically a course schedule and residence hall room. This fee will be reflected as a credit on the student account at the time of financial registration.   Refund policies are outlined on the Enrollment Confirmation form. Commuting students and students planning to reside on-campus are both required to submit the Enrollment Confirmation fee and form to secure their place within the entering class. Early response is important to be assured of a room assignment in a University residence hall and securing a course schedule. Following admission to the University, international students are required to submit a $250 Enrollment Confirmation Fee and all necessary documentation for issuance of their student visa. The applicant who is notified of acceptance to the RN to BSN program should send an Enrollment Confirmation Deposit of $100.00.  The applicant who is notified of acceptance to the ABSN program should send an Enrollment Confirmation Deposit of $600.00.

Terms of Payment. All payments for the fall semester are due byAugust 6th. Students who fail to pay all fees for the semester risk the chance of losing desired classes. For the spring semester, payments are due by January 5th. Summer term payments are due the Friday before each 7A or 7B term begins. Student account activity and balance information will be available within the Enterprise payment portal via Self-Service at the beginning of July for the fall semester and at the beginning of December for the spring semester. The payment of tuition and other basic charges is required in advance. After registration, the Business Office will assess fee charges which apply to special courses such as music instruction fees, fees for overloads or independent study, and audit fees. You may pay online with a credit card or with e-checking.

Financial Penalties. The University always regrets the circumstances which make it necessary for the student to pay any fine or penalty fee. Parking regulations are enforced, and a student who does not follow these regulations will be charged a fine as described in the student handbook. The Library charges fines for students who keep books beyond the assigned period of time. The resident students are held responsible for any property damage in the dormitory. The student signs an application stating that he or she understands the rules and regulations of the University. The student is held responsible for meeting these regulations and paying any fines which may be imposed for infractions. Students with unpaid balances, whether for regular charges, fees, or fines, are subject to being withdrawn from classes at a time determined by the University if all accounts are not settled in a timely manner. The University does not release transcripts or credits to a student, or to any other college, if the student has unpaid charges or fines. Students cannot register for classes if there is any outstanding balance owed the University.

Academic and Financial Responsibility for Classes. A student who officially withdraws from the University on or before the deadline for withdrawals will receive the grade of “W” for all courses in which he or she is enrolled at the time of withdrawal. The official withdrawal date will be when official notification is given to the University. The following statements do not apply to summer sessions or to special programs. (See the University website for policies pertaining to summer school.) The student is academically and financially responsible for all classes in which he or she is enrolled at the end of the 10th day of the semester. Financial responsibility includes, but is not limited to, tuition, fees, fines, accumulated interest, late charges, and collection costs. Failure to meet obligations to Anderson University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection firm. Students are responsible for all collection costs, attorney’s fees and court costs incurred by the University in collecting their delinquent accounts. Collection costs could exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total due. A hold placed on a student account will restrict the release of records (transcripts and diploma) and registration for future semesters.

Optional Monthly Payment Plan. Anderson University offers a service that spreads out the cost of college over a period of time. This plan enables parents to pay for tuition and fees on a monthly basis. Any financial aid (except work-study) received by the student is subtracted from the basic charges to determine the balance due. These payments are divided into equal installments.  Please contact Anderson Central for additional information at (864) 231-2070, or by email at andersoncentral@andersonuniversity.edu.

Health Insurance. All students are encouraged to purchase health insurance. The University does not provide health insurance coverage for students nor offer health insurance for purchase. Students may contact local insurance agents or agents in their home area for information on student health insurance. Although the University does not promote an individual provider, information about health insurance may be obtained in the Office of Student Development. Please note that all international students are required to carry health insurance while they are students at the University.

Insurance Coverage for Stolen or Damaged Items. The University does not pay for the replacement of stolen, lost, or damaged items for students. Students are encouraged to purchase renter’s insurance which may aid in coverage of stolen, lost, or damaged items.

Withdrawal, Charges and Refund Policies

Determining the official/unofficial withdrawal date for all students: An official withdrawal date is defined as the date the student begins the withdrawal process as defined by Anderson University. To officially withdraw from the University the following must occur:

  1. begin process in the Center for Student Success; the official withdrawal date is defined as the date the student initiates the withdrawal process in the Center for Student Success
  2. review financial obligations with the Financial Aid Planning Office.

An unofficial withdrawal occurs if a student fails to complete a period of enrollment but does not officially withdraw from Anderson University. The last date of class attendance in all classes becomes the applicable withdrawal date as determined by attendance records, computer assisted instruction, academic counseling, turning in a class assignment, or attending a study group assigned by the instructors. Faculty members will report the last date of attendance to the Registrar and the Office of Financial Aid Planning when the student is determined to be no longer enrolled. A grade of WF or WP will be assigned.

Withdrawal from the University within the first 10 calendar days of enrollment: Fulltime students who officially withdraw within the first 10 calendar days of enrollment will be charged 15% of full tuition, fees, room, and board for the semester.

Withdrawal from the University after the first 10 calendar days of enrollment: Fulltime students who officially withdraw after the first 10 calendar days of enrollment will be charged full tuition, fees, room and board for the semester.

The Registrar will publish a summer calendar that indicates the dates of financial responsibility for each session and term. Enrolled students who do not request a withdrawal by the published date will be financially responsible for all charges related to their course registration including tuition, fees, and books.

Return of Title IV Funds. The return of Title IV funds policy assumes that a student earns federal aid based on the period of time the student remains enrolled. During the first 60% period, a student “earns” Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time the student remains enrolled. Unearned Title IV aid is the amount of disbursed Title IV aid that exceeds the amount of Title IV aid earned under the formula. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the Department of Education according to the Return of Title IV Funds return policy. A student who remains enrolled beyond the 60% point earns all federal aid for that term. No federal Title IV aid will be returned when a student remains enrolled beyond the 60% period. An example of the federal refund calculation is available upon request. Institutional and state aid are considered earned after the financial responsibility date. After a student withdraws and the return of Title IV calculation is complete, the Financial Aid Planning Office will bill the student for any amount owed to the University. Payment is expected within thirty (30) days of receipt of the bill.

Funds to be returned to respective federal programs will be allocated in the following priority: Federal Direct Loans, Perkins Loan program, Federal Direct PLUS, Pell Grant, SEOG and TEACH Grant.

Return of SC State Funds Policy - Reversal or return of state scholarship funds will depend upon the timing of the withdrawal from the university. Once state scholarship funds have been received from the state agency, no reduction or return of state aid will take place upon withdrawal. If the student withdraws prior to the review of full time enrollment (typically DFR and enrollment verification by the University Registrar), then state funds will be removed.

Return of Outside Scholarship Funds Policy - No refund(s) will be made to any Outside Scholarship Program, regardless of the withdrawal date.

Refund Policy Provisions (At-A-Glance)*

DFR = Date of Financial Responsibility
FT = Full Time (12 credit hours for Traditional)
PT = Part Time (less than 12 credit hours for Traditional)


Before DFR

After DFR Student Finacial Responsibility

Traditional Students - Residents

This period comprises the first 10 calendar days of any term. Day 1 is the first day classes begin. Please refer to the academic calendar. This period covers any time after the first 10 calendar days of any term.

Before DFR - the student will be responsible for 15% of tuition, fees, room and board.

After DFR - the student will be responsible for 100% of tuition, fees, room and board.

Traditional Students - Commuters - FT

This period comprises the first 10 calendar days of any term. Day 1 is the first day classes begin. Please refer to the academic calendar. This period covers any time after the first 10 calendar days of any term.

Before DFR - the student will be responsible for 15% of tuition and fees.

After DFR - the student will be responsible for 100%
of tuition and fees.

Traditional Students - Commuters - PT

This period comprises the first 10 calendar days of any term. Day 1 is the first day classes begin. Please refer to the academic calendar. This period covers any time after the first 10 calendar days of any term.

Before DFR - the student will be responsible for 15% of tuition and fees.

After DFR - the student will be responsible for 100%
of tuition and fees.

Adult Studies Students  - Seated Classes

This period covers the first two classes of any Adult Studies term. Students who want to drop a course must do so before the fifth day of class. Please refer to the academic calendar. Once the fifth class meeting occurs, the student is financially responsible.

Before DFR - the student will not be responsible for any
tuition or fees.

After DFR - the student will be responsible for 100% of all tuition and fees.

Adult Studies Students - Online Classes

This period covers the first full day of the term and continues for 4 days after midnight of the first day. Please refer to the academic calendar. After the full 5 days, the student is financially responsible.

Before DFR - the student will not be responsible for any
tuition or fees.

After DFR - the student will be responsible for 100% of all tuition and fees.











* This chart is to be used as a guideline; each student should consult with their advisor or college dean about their specific situation, etc.