(Please visit central.edu or call us toll free at 877-462-3687 to receive a copy of our current tuition, room, board and fees.)
Students entering fall semester 2022-23 will be charged tuition (based on a flat amount for 12-18 credits), room, board and fees. Students may choose the board plan that fits their needs.
The charges given in the table below are for 2022-23. Charges for 2023-24 will be determined in January 2023.
For more information, view the 2022-23 Rate & Fee Schedule (PDF) or call toll-free 877-462-3687 and request a printed copy of Central’s fees for 2022-23.
|Tuition (12-18 credits)||$19,800|
|Board (Red meal plan)||$5,660|
|Board (Silver meal plan)||$5,390|
|Room (normal occupancy)||$5,200|
|TOTAL (Red meal plan)||$30,660|
|TOTAL (Silver meal plan)||$30,390|
Tuition for 2022-23 is $9,900.00 per semester for 12 semester hours and $825.00 per semester hour for those credits outside the 12-18 semester hours that constitute the normal academic load. For example, a part-time student who elects to carry 10 semester hours of credit will be charged $8,250.00 for tuition (10 x $825.00). A full-time student who elects to carry 19 credits of non-tuition exempt credit (see overload policy below) will be charged $10,725.00 ($9,900.00 plus $825.00) for the extra semester hour of credit.
Students who wish to register for more than 18 semester hours will need permission from the registrar’s office unless they are enrolled in one or more of the following overload-exempt courses: group ensembles (MUSG courses), .5 credits study abroad pre-departure and re-entry courses (GENR-225), Language House Experience (SPAN-330, FREN-330, GERM-330), Mock Trial (GENR-214), 1-2 credits Central teachers academy internships (EDUC-397), honors enrichment courses, interdisciplinary honors seminar, senior honors thesis courses/projects, honors seminar (HONR-191/ HONR-391), Writing-293, private music instruction (MUSL courses; instructional fee still applies).
The basic charge for all on-campus residence units is $2,600 per semester. The general rule is two persons per room. An additional charge of $454 per semester is assessed for a private room and $654 for a private double room.
Two meal plans are offered: a "Red" 19-meal plan or a "Silver" 14-meal plan. The 2022-23 rate for the Red 19-meal plan is $2,830 per semester; the Silver-14 meal plan is $2,695. A commuter meal plan is available for students living off campus. A commuter meal plan can be purchased for $400 and includes 50 meals. The meal plan week runs from Saturday through Friday.
|Monthly Payment Plan Electronic||No Charge|
|Art (161, 267, 367, 350, 270, 370)||$25|
|Kinesiology (111, 151, 215, 257, 361)||$60|
|Ceramics I and II (262, 362)||$50|
|Engineering (214, 322, 485)||$100|
|Glassblowing I and II (265/365)||$175|
|General – Science Lab||$110|
|Intro to Fine Arts (210)||$235|
|Music Lesson Fee
1 credit, private
1 credit, class
Organ practice time per week
|Student Teaching: Pella campus based||$120|
|Student Teaching: Special permission off-site||$500|
|Audit, General (per semester hour)||$75|
Freshman/new student - no refund after May 1
|Prepaid Housing Deposit
Continuing students - $100 refund before June 1
|Fee based on program content, location, location plus transportation||$300 deposit (non-refundable)|
|On-campus per credit hour||$500|
|Online per credit hour||$300|
|Internships per credit hour||$300|
|Overdue Books & CDs Max||$0.25/day|
|Lost Book||Replacement cost + overdue fine + $15 processing|
|Video & A.V. Equipment||$1.00/day|
|Other Audio Video Equipment||$1.00/day|
|Maximum fine for overdue items
Books, periodicals, etc.
*Additional course fees may be applied for courses including a travel component. Check the searchable schedule for information.
**Music ensembles may have additional fees based on tour schedules.