Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog


Full-Time Day Student

Full payment of tuition and fees is due before each semester from each full-time student registered for twelve credits or more. Students authorized by the dean of undergraduate education to register for an academic overload shall not be charged additional tuition. Applicable fees shall be charged.

Part-Time Students

Part-time, non-continuing education students with an academic course of eleven credit hours or less in any semester shall be charged for tuition at the rate of $1,795 per credit hour. Applicable fees shall be charged.


A deposit of $400, to be applied to the tuition charge, must be paid at the time of accepting the offer of admission by new students. This deposit is not refundable.

A refundable security deposit of $400 applicable to all day students must be paid at the student’s initial registration only. The deposit will be refunded after cessation of student status, less any outstanding indebtedness.


Any notifications of withdrawal or cancellation and requests for refund must be in writing to the registrar, in the case of day students, and to the Adult Studies Office in the case of Adult Studies students.

Refund on Withdrawal

A refund of payments will be made to a student who withdraws honorably from DeSales University. In all cases, the refund will be calculated based on the official withdrawal date as determined by the registrar and the amount of time the student has spent at the University until the semester is 60% complete, at which time all applicable charges-tuition, fees, room and board, and financial aid-shall be considered to be 100% earned. For example, if the length of the semester is 100 days, and the student withdraws after 30 days, 30% of all charges would be considered earned and a 70% refund of all charges will be applied. If the student withdraws after 75 days, all charges are considered 100% earned and a refund will not be applied.

Please note that if a day student withdraws from a course after the expiration of the drop/add period and as a result is no longer enrolled in at least 12 credits, student will forfeit eligibility to receive institutional financial aid, receipt of which requires full-time status.

When rooms are vacated voluntarily during the term, there will be no refund for the semester’s room and board for students who have not withdrawn from the University. If the vacating is involuntary, because of discipline or some other University-initiated reason, a pro rata refund will be disbursed.

Please note: Students who have already received a refund of a credit balance may owe money to the University and/or to the Title IV financial aid programs in the case of withdrawal within the first 60% of the semester.

No transcripts will be issued by DeSales University for any student who has an outstanding financial obligation.

Student Loans

DeSales University itself does not lend money to students or advance credit toward their expenses. Information on the current federal loan programs may be obtained in the Financial Aid  Programs Available heading.

Deferred Payment Plans

Tuition, room and board payments may be made through a deferred payment plan. Inquiries should be addressed to the Bursar’s Office.

Tuition, Fees-Full-Time Day Students

All charges and fees are payable in advance, in full, on or before the registration day of each semester. The amounts listed are estimated expenses for 2023-24 and are subject to change. No student will be considered registered nor be admitted to classes until all obligations in this respect have been fully satisfied, and verified by the Bursar’s Office.

Room contracts are for the full academic year, and all students who have room contracts are required to enroll in a board plan.

Students will not be released from their room and board contract before the completion of the academic year without financial penalty.

Students who study abroad for a semester but enroll in a course at DeSales University will be assessed a tuition charge at the part-time traditional undergraduate rate per credit hour.

Tuition/Fees: Day Students

Program Semester Year
Tuition-Full-time $21,500 $43,000
First-Year Student Room & Board (double occupancy) 6,900 13,800
Student Life Fee 600 1,200
Technology Fee 300 600
Orientation Fee (new students)   200
Graduation Fee (seniors)   120
Late Payment Fee 75  
I.D. Card Replacement, Key Replacement, and Change of Roster variable  
Returned Check Fee (each occurrence)   30
Returned Web Payment Fee (for wrong account number entered only) 15  
Post-baccalaureate Certificate 35  
Challenge exams 75  
Application Fee-undergraduate   30
Application Fee-graduate   50
Readmission Fee   35

Students may also be assessed course fees as appropriately determined by the heads of the academic divisions. For the most up-to-date list of undergraduate course fees, please visit www.desales.edu/ugtuition.


Ninth Semester Status

Students who have paid the full-time undergraduate tuition for 8 fall and spring semesters and need to take more courses to complete their graduation requirements or are seeking to obtain a second undergraduate degree will be entitled to take courses at the Adult Studies tuition rates for courses taken beyond the original 8 fall and spring semesters. Courses in the Physician Assistant, Physicial Therapy, and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs are excluded from this special tuition rate.

Transcripts of Credits

A fee will be charged for each official transcript of credits (amount varies). Current students can order transcripts via MyDSU under Applications (eTranscripts). Transcripts will not be issued unless all financial obligations have been discharged.

Outstanding Financial Obligations

Students who separate from the University, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, with an outstanding balance due are subject to being turned over to a third-party collection agency. If this action is taken, the University has the right to collect the associated collection fees charged to the University by the collection agency. These collection fees can range from 25% to 50% of the past due balance. Transcripts and/or diplomas will not be issued until the total financial obligation and any associated collection fees have been paid in full AND the University has received the payment from the collection agency, which may take up to 6 weeks.