For 140 years, Park University has provided education without boundaries — consistently delivering to its students academic quality, flexible education options and affordable tuition rates. The University recently earned a “best value school” designation for the second consecutive year from University Research and Review, and Park was recognized in The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 private colleges in the country for best return on investment for students, based on the 2014 PayScale College ROI Report.
Park University’s varied and oftentimes confusing tuition rates, however, made it challenging to understand the cost of an estimated degree completion for our students. Park can more effectively serve our diverse student population by adopting a clearer and less-complicated tuition rate plan for students. The new rates will go into effect starting with the Fall 2015 semester/Fall I 2015 term.
No longer will the rates be determined by where you attend classes or whether they are face-to-face or online. Now, students at all campus locations will pay the same per credit hour rates for both face-to-face and online classes. All rates will be based solely on student status.
- Undergraduate — $369 per credit hour
- Graduate — $505 per credit hour
(Note: Nursing and Applied Music student tuition is not reflected in this change.)
In addition, undergraduate military and veterans, and graduate military and veterans, may qualify for special tuition rates:
- Undergraduate Military (includes active duty, active duty dependents, reservists and National Guard) — $250 per credit hour
- Undergraduate Veterans (includes veterans and veteran dependents using G.I. Bill) — $310 per credit hour
- Graduate Military (includes active duty, active duty dependents, reservists and National Guard) — $385 per credit hour
- Graduate Veterans (includes veterans and veteran dependents using G.I. Bill) — $445 per credit hour
While this new plan supersedes the previously announced “tuition freeze,” the new tuition rates will provide the same rate, or in many cases, a decrease in the rate for a majority of the credit hours taken by Park students nationwide. In keeping with our focus on the Armed Forces, the University has made provisions for discounted rates for our military and veteran students to recognize their valuable service to our country. This simplified plan will also allow Park’s admissions representatives, success advisers and financial aid counselors to easily determine total costs to degree completion for students who inquire about earning one of Park’s 67 undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Park students across the country who are already enrolled for the Fall semester/Fall I term will be contacted in the coming days by your success adviser with associated updates to your course and fee statement. Staff in the Office of Student Financial Services will also contact you if these changes impact your financial aid package. For more information about Park University’s simplified tuition rate and for details of the documentation needed for each of these categories, please visit www.park.edu/tuition/15-16-tuition.html.