Policies

Tuition, Room, Board, Fees

(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 2021-22 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 2021-22. Charges for 2022-23 will be determined in January 2022.

For more information, call toll-free 877-462-3687, and request a printed copy of Central’s fees for 2021-22.

2021-22 Tuition, Room, Board, Fees

  Total
Tuition (12-18 credits) $19,250
Board (Red-meal plan) $5,660
Board (Silver-meal plan) $5,390
Room (normal occupancy) $4,892
Totals (Red-meal plan) $29,802
(Silver-meal plan) $29,532

 

Tuition

Tuition for 2021-22 is $9,625.00 per semester for 12 semester hours and $802.00 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 $8,020.00 for tuition (10 x $802.00). A full-time student who elects to carry 19 credits of non-tuition exempt credit (see overload policy below) will be charged $10,427.00 ($9,625.00 plus $802.00) for the extra semester hour of credit

 

Overload

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).

 

Room

The basic charge for all on-campus residence units is $2,446 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.

 

Board

Two meal plans are offered: a Red-19 meal plan or a Silver-14 meal plan. The 2021-22 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 $325 and includes 50 meals. The meal plan week runs from Saturday through Friday.

  1. The Red-Meal Plan is $2,830 per semester for 19 swipes per week or up to 4 swipes per day. A maximum of two swipes may be used per meal period. Students will also receive $100 in Dutch Guilders per semester for meal purchases at the Market, Fred’s or the Café. Any balance of Dutch Guilders remaining at the end of the semester will be lost. A swipe used at Fred’s or the Café is good for value meal only during the designated meal time.

  2. The Silver-Meal Plan is $2,695 per semester for 14 swipes per week or up to 4 swipes per day. A maximum of two swipes may be used per meal period. Students will also receive $150 in Dutch Guilders per semester for meal purchases at the Market, Fred’s or the Café. Any balance of Dutch Guilders remaining at the end of the semester will be lost. A swipe used at Fred’s or the Café is good for value meal only during the designated meal time.

  

Additional fees

Additional fees include:

Monthly Payment Plan Electronic No Charge
Intro to the Fine Arts fee (FA 210) $235
Glassblowing I and II fee (ART 265/365) $175
Ceramics I and II fee (ART 262/362) $50
Science lab $110
Student teaching Pella campus based $120
Student teaching (special permission off site) $500
Audit, general (above or below block per semester hour) $75
Outdoor Pursuits class (EXSC 342) $150
Athletic Training (AT 423, 424) $60
Exercise Science (EXSC 151, 215, 257) $60
Exercise Science (EXSC 111) $130
Engineering (ENGR 214, 322, 485) $100
Theatre (THEA 258) $100
3D Problem Solving (ART 161)
Metelsmithing I and II (ART 267/367)
Drawing & Painting (ART 350)
Books Art: Traditional (ART 270)
Books Arts: Experimental (ART 370)
$25

 

*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.