Tuition and Fees

Bethany Lutheran College is committed to making quality higher education affordable. Bethany is a non-profit institution, and generous gifts from our alumni and friends mean that less of the cost of education is borne by students and their families.

The vast majority (99%) of the students at Bethany receive some level of financial aid. The types and amounts of financial aid for which you may be eligible depend on your financial situation, academic standing, and extracurricular interests.

Total Direct Annual Cost, 2019-2020

Tuition $27,400
Fees $810
Room $3,870
Board $4,280



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Detailed Expenses and Fees, per semester, 2019-2020


Full-time Tuition (12 - 18 credits)$13,700

Part-time Tuition (less than 12 credits)$1,155 per credit hour

Tuition Deposit $150
Due 30 days after a student is offered admission to the college and is applied to the student's first semester tuition payment.

Special Tuition Rates

Full Time Overload$385 per credit hour
Students registered for more than 18 credits in a semester.


Senior Citizens$100
A person 55 and over may audit a class at BLC, if room is available, and will be recorded as a BLC student. Cost includes parking and registration fee, but does not include class fees, books or other required supplies.

High School Dual Credit CoursesVaries
Tuition for high school students taking Dual Credit courses online

Residential Student Fees

Anderson, Gullixson, and Teigen Halls - standard rooms$1,905

Edgewood Place and Gullixson Hall Apartments $2,155

Laundry Fee $30
This is assessed to all students living on campus and allows unlimited use of the laundry facilities.

Room Deposit$100
Assessed to residential students their first semester to cover the cost of damages to college property, unreturned library books, etc. The remaining balance of deposit is refunded to the student. The deposit does not earn interest.

Meal Plans

Anderson, Gullixson, and Teigen Hall residents (continuous access full meal plan)$2,140

Edgewood Place/Gullixson Hall Apartments residents and off-campus students (5 meal/week or 75 block plans)$700

Music Lesson Fee $350
Individual 30-minute weekly lessons for instrumental, organ, piano and voice may be available upon consultation with the music department. More information.

Student Fees $340
This fee covers Student Senate campus activities, fine arts and sporting events, health services, counseling services, student publications and student lounge and computer lab use.

Processing Fee $130
This fee is assessed to all students their first term on campus and covers the cost of Registrar expenses including all transcripts and fees.

Parking Permit Fee (annual fee)
Each student who plans to park a vehicle on campus must purchase an annual parking permit. This fee cannot be charged to the student's account and must be paid at the Business Office.

On-campus student $130

Off-campus student $65

Other costs and fees
Books, instructional materials and additional course fees (if applicable) are additional.