Financial Information: Fees, Assistance, and Scholarships

Bursar’s Office

University Expenses: A General Overview

Basic university expenses fall into three categories:

  • tuition and fees,
  • housing and meals,
  • incidental or personal expenses.

Apart from unusual financial obligations, students living on campus in 2021-2022 can expect estimated annual expenses at Marshall University to range from about $24,298 to $35,852, including personal expenses.

The following is a table of estimated costs for the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), based on a normal undergraduate load of 15 credits per semester.

Note: A full-time student carries at least 12 credit hours per semester.

Expense In-State Metro1 Out-of-State
Base Tuition & Fees $8,552 $14,636 $19,606
Double-Occupancy housing $7,054 $7,054 $7,054
Board $5,192 $5,192 $5,192
Subtotals $20,798 $26,882 $31,852
Incidental and personal: $3,500 to $4,000, depending upon individual needs.

Note: Most colleges and/or programs have specific additional fees. For a more accurate total of tuition and fees, view the fulll listing at

Warning: Do not calculate your expenditures based solely on these figures. They apply only to the 2021-2022 academic year. Actual costs for the next academic year should be available by July 1 each year. For more information, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 304-696-6620.

Tuition & Fees: Specific Information

Tuition and fee costs are based on the college in which your major is housed and the specific program in which you are enrolled. For a complete schedule of tuition and related fees for the current year, please visit

The university and its governing board reserve the right to change fees and rates without prior notice. Fee assessments are calculated on student level, not course level.

Please note: All fee listings in the fee section of this catalog show the rates authorized and in effect for the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition & Enrollment Fees

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Regular Semester - Fall 2021 - Full-Time Student
Tuition Resident Rates Metro Rates1 Non-Resident Rates
Base Tuition and Fees $4,276.00 $7,298.00 $9,683.00
Regents Bachelor of Arts $4,276.00 $7,298.00 $9,683.00
University College $4,276.00 $7,298.00 $9,683.00
College Program Fees
College of Arts and Media
Fine Arts Programs
330.00 410.00 410.00
Journalism Program
110.00 193.00 193.00
College of Business 160.00 265.00 265.00
College of Education and Professional Development 200.00 200.00 200.00
College of Health Professions
Clinical Lab Sciences, Communication Disorders, and Dietetics Programs
310.00 570.00 570.00
Kinesiology Programs
310.00 570.00 570.00
Nursing Programs
465.00 720.00 720.00
All Others
210.00 470.00 470.00
College of Engineering and Computer Sciences 560.00 865.00 865.00
College of Liberal Arts 105.00 105.00 105.00
College of Science 175.00 220.00 220.00

Special Student Fees

Fee Amount
Application Fees (non-refundable)
Undergraduate Readmission
International Application Fee
Transfer Evaluation Fee
School of Nursing
CLEP/DANTES Testing 25.00
Course-Specific/Laboratory Fees:
Distance Tuition - Undergraduate (per credit hour) 268.50
Distance Tuition - Undergraduate (per semester) 3220.00
E-Delivery Course Fee (per credit hour) 40.00
Electronic Course Fee - Undergraduate/WV Rocks (per credit hour) 250.00
Enrollment Deposits
Graduation Fees1:
Associate Degree
Baccalaureate Degree
Certificate Fee
Diploma Replacement
Health Professions
Non-Major Course Fee (per 1-hour course)
Non-Major Course Fee (per 2-hour course)
Non-Major Course Fee (per 3-hour course)
Non-Major Course Fee (per 4-hour course)
Housing and Residence Life Fees:
Improper Check-out Fee1
Mail Box Re-Key (per lock)
Reservation Deposit
Room Re-Key (per lock)
International Student Fee 100.00
Intensive English Program (Undergraduate, per semester) 4,500.00
Late Payment Fee1 25.00
Meal Card/ID Card Replacement 20.00
Pharmacy - Matriculation Fee (Annual, Year 1 only) 270.00
Pharmacy - Progression Fee (Annual) 280.00
Pharmacy - Simulation Fee (Years 1-3) 350.00
Pharmacy - Practice Readiness Fee (Years 2-4) 390.00
Pharmacy - iPad Fee (Years 1-2) 250.00
Pharmacy - iPad Fee (Year 3) 350.00
Regents BA Degree Evaluation 300.00
Regents BA Posting Fee (per credit hour awarded) 10.00
Reinstatement Fee – Course Schedule1 25.00
Returned Check Fee 25.00
Revalidation of Credit Fee (per hour) 25.00
Senior Citizens Course Fee - Series 67 50.00
Student Success Fee 60.00
Study Abroad Fee (Registration Fee - per program) 100.00
Study Abroad Application/Advising/Shipping Fee 150.00
Transcript - Paper 10.00
Transcript - Electronic 12.00
University College - Placement Testing Fee 35.00

Room and Meals

Residence Halls and Food Service Plans

The Department of Housing and Residence Life provides on-campus living space for approximately 2,500 students. Individual residence halls will accommodate between 120 and 500 students in single and double occupancy rooms, and suite-style rooms. All halls are located within walking distance of academic buildings and downtown Huntington. There is 24-hour security in every residence hall. Every student living on campus has a meal plan, a room with WIFI and cable television. Each hall is managed by an Area Coordinator  with a Resident Advisor on each floor who provides the students with the best possible living and learning environment and resources.

Marshall University requires all full-time freshman and sophomore students to live on campus. Exceptions are granted to those living within a 50-mile radius that live at home with a parent or legal guardian; individuals 21 years of age; those who are married; or those who have been high school graduates for more than two years. In order to be considered for release from the residency requirement, a release request and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Department of Housing and Residence Life by

  • July 1 (Fall semester) or
  • November 15 (Spring semester).

Semester Fees (16 weeks)

Rates are subject to change.

Residence Halls

Description Amount
Double Occupancy
First-Year Residence Halls
Twin Towers
Single Room Suite
Marshall Commons: Gibson, Haymaker, Wellman, Willis
Double Room Suite
Marshall Commons: Gibson, Haymaker, Wellman, Willis

Board Rates: for more details visit

Description Amount
10 Meals per Week w/ $500 Flex and 10 Anytime Meals
10 Meals per Week w/ $700 Flex and 20 Anytime Meals
10 Meals per week w/ $935 Flex
14 Meals per Week w/ 500 Flex and 10 Anytime Meals
14 Meals per Week w/ $700 Flex and 20 Anytime Meals
14 Meals per Week w/ 935 Flex

Summer Term Fees  Subject to Change (5 Weeks): Residence Halls

Fee Amount
Twin Towers Double Occupancy $1,496.00
Twin Towers Single Occupancy $1,821.00

Early Arrival/Break Housing, Subject to Change

Fee Amount
Double Occupancy per day $30.00
Single Occupancy per day $40.00

Commuter Meal Plans

For a complete list of the Commuter Meal Plans visit

Payment of Fees

Tuition fees for a regular semester, a Summer Term, an Intersession, and any special class are due and payable to the Office of the Bursar in accordance with dates established and listed on the Marshall University website at If you do not pay your enrollment fees on or before the due date, your registration will be cancelled and you will be subject to withdrawal from the university (see Policy below). Do not depend on receiving a bill from the university in the mail. It is always your responsibility to know when enrollment fees are due and to pay them by that time.

Student deferred payment plans for tuition will be offered for the fall and spring semester. All available financial aid from the term must be credited to the student’s account prior to determining the amount available for deferral. For more information on payment plans or to enroll in a payment plan, visit, or log on to CashTrack through myMU (

You can pay fees by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express by using CashTrack on myMU ( Credit card payments are also accepted at the Office of the Bursar, 101 Old Main. Please note that a nonrefundable processing fee of 2.25% will apply to credit or debit card payments.

If you are a recipient of financial aid through the university’s loan or scholarship program, the university’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, or any governmental agency, or by private loan or scholarship, you must complete arrangements for payment through the University Bursar in 101 Old Main. (See Student Financial Assistance.)

Your registration is not complete until all fees are paid.

Your registration will be cancelled if the bank does not honor your check for payment of registration fees. A charge of $25.00 will be made for each check returned unpaid by the bank.

A student who has a financial obligation to the university cannot engage in any registration activity until the obligation is satisfied. Should the obligation remain unpaid the obligation may be assigned to a state-authorized collection agency.

A student who withdraws from the institution by following proper withdrawal procedures will receive refunds of fees paid in accordance with the refund policy.

A student who is required to withdraw from the institution for disciplinary reasons may not receive refunds of fees paid.

Withdrawal/Reinstatement Policy for Nonpayment of Enrollment and Residence Hall Fees

  1. Through late registration each semester, a schedule of withdrawal for nonpayment will be included on the bursar’s office website at Following late registration, the Bursar will send written notification to the student advising of administrative withdrawal for nonpayment of Enrollment or Residence Hall Fees.
  2. Upon notice from the Bursar, the Registrar will initiate a complete withdrawal for a student not paying fees. The withdrawal will be for “Administrative-Nonpayment of Enrollment or Residence Hall Fees.”
  3. The Registrar will notify the instructor that the student should not be permitted to continue attendance in the class.
  4. If the student fulfills the financial obligation, the Bursar’s Office will notify the student and his/her academic dean. The academic dean will have discretion to approve registration. If the dean approves, the student, the instructors, and the Registrar will be notified in writing immediately.
  5. Upon receipt of notice from the academic dean, the Registrar will initiate the procedure to register the student in the courses for which the student was enrolled at the time of withdrawal.
  6. A student who does not meet the financial obligation for enrollment and residence hall fees will have all entries of that registration erased on the Registrar’s permanent record.
  7. A student who owes a financial obligation to the university will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent semesters or terms until the obligation is paid.

Withdrawal/Reinstatement for Other Financial Obligations

  1. Failure to fulfill other types of financial obligations with proper procedure may result in administrative withdrawal from the university.
  2. Upon notice from the Bursar, the Registrar will initiate a complete withdrawal for a student not paying financial obligations. The withdrawal will be “Administrative-Nonpayment of Financial Obligations’’ and will be dated with the effective date of processing of the withdrawal.
    Under these conditions, procedures will be followed as outlined above, items 3, 4, & 5, under “Withdrawal/Reinstatement Policy for Nonpayment of Enrollment and Residence Hall Fees.”
  3. Students who do not meet these ‘’Other Financial Obligations’’ and who are administratively withdrawn from the university will receive the grade determined by the withdrawal policy in effect at the time the administrative withdrawal was initiated.
  4. A student who owes other types of financial obligations to the university will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent semesters until the obligation is paid.
  5. If a student disputes an administrative withdrawal, he/she may file an appeal with the Student Grievance Board through the Dean for Student Affairs. (The Student Grievance Board is a subcommittee of the Student Conduct and Welfare Committee.) This appeal must be filed before the effective date of withdrawal established by the Bursar. The administrative withdrawal will be suspended until the President of the University acts upon the recommendation of the Student Grievance Board.

Public Law 115-407, Sect 103

Effective August 1, 2019:

For students utilizing Chapter 31 VA Veteran Readiness and Employment or utilizing Chapter 33 Post 9-11 VA education benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA, Marshall University guarantees:

  • Enrollment in the semester for which VA payment is pending;
  • Access to registration for the subsequent semester;
  • No late fees assessed for amount pending payment by VA;
  • Access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution;
  • Borrowing additional funds will not be required.

To qualify, by or on the first day of the semester a student must:

  •  Present to the Office of the Registrar a VA Certificate of Eligibility issued in the name of the student;
  • Provide written request to be certified by completing the form at:;
  • Use one of the two VA benefits, Chapter 31 or Chapter 33, as noted.

Costs which are the responsibility of the student, such as tuition and fees not billable to VA, or costs for dormitory and meal plans, are not covered under the provision established by PL 115-407, Sec. 103. Students using Post 9-11 benefits at less than 100% eligibility are responsible to contact the Office of the Bursar to make payment arrangements on the amount of tuition not anticipated to be paid by the VA. Students are responsible to make payment arrangements for dorm and meal plans, if applicable.

The provision established by PL 115-407, Sec. 103, ends 90 days after tuition and fees are billed to VA whether or not VA has issued payment to the University. At that time, the University can hold the student liable for the billable tuition and fees unpaid by VA, place a registration hold for any outstanding amount billed to VA, or withdraw the student for non-payment of the billable tuition and fees not paid by VA. Ultimately, the student does agree to assume and pay any and all costs associated with said enrollment not paid by the VA directly to the University.

Refund Procedures

Enrollment fees (tuition fees) will be refunded during the period designated by the Office of the Bursar for Registration, Late Registration, and Schedule Adjustments for a regular semester or a summer term and published on the bursar’s office website at Enrollment fees (tuition fees) will be refunded to students for:

  1. Schedule Adjustments - Students who drop one or more classes through the end of the Late Registration period shall be eligible for a full reduction of tuition and fees of the dropped course(s), provided that the remaining tuition and fee assessment falls below twelve credit hours for undergraduate students or nine credit hours for graduate students.
  2. Complete Withdrawals - Students initiating a complete withdrawal from the University shall receive a reduction in tuition and fees calculated using the following schedule, in accordance with Title 133 Legislative Rule, Series 32, Section 6.1:
    • During the first 10% of the term, 90% reduction,
    • From 11% to 25% of the term, 75%,
    • From 26% to 50% of the term, 50%,
    • After 50% of the term is completed, no reduction in tuition and fees will occur.

      Should the percentage calculation identify a partial day, the entire day should be included in the higher refund period.
  3. Course Withdrawals after Late Registration - Students who do not officially withdraw from all classes at the University shall not be eligible for a reduction in tuition and fees.
  4. Students receiving financial assistance covered by Title IV, who officially withdraw shall receive a refund in accordance with the Higher Education Act. See the following section.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

See section under “Student Financial Assistance.”

Cancellation of Class

When it becomes necessary to cancel a class by administrative and/or faculty action, a student is granted a full refund of the fee for the class cancelled unless he/she registers in another course of like value in terms of semester hours. This action does not apply to withdrawals due to disciplinary action or withdrawals due to nonpayment of financial obligations.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Housing and Residence Life

Cancellation of this contract by those not planning to enroll in the university or reside on campus must be received in writing by the Department of Housing and Residence Life on or before May 15th. Such cancellations will result in a refund of $100.00 of the reservation deposit. Cancellations postmarked after May 15th from individuals who do not enroll in the university or reside on campus will result in a forfeiture of the entire $200.00 reservation deposit. Individuals who complete a contract and who enroll in the University (academic classes) will be expected to fulfill their obligations for the period specified. For contracts commencing for the Spring or Summer terms, cancellations postmarked 30 days before the opening of housing will result in a $100.00 refund. Cancellations postmarked after that date will result in a forfeiture of the entire $200.00 reservation deposit.

Voluntary withdrawal from the university and, in turn, housing and food service prior to the opening of the residence halls will result in a full refund less the $200.00 reservation deposit. Complete withdrawal from the university and housing and food service between the opening day for Housing and the first Friday will result in a refund of fifteen weeks’ room and board. Withdrawals after the first Friday will result in a forfeiture of all monies paid for room and board. The student remains liable for any unpaid balance due. 

Students whose residency is terminated automatically (due to violations of Code of Conduct or Residence Hall policies) forfeit all monies paid for that semester and remain liable for any unpaid room or meal plan balances at the time of termination. Students will be responsible for any interest, collection and reasonable attorney’s fees associated with the collection of delinquent accounts.

Students who are denied admission, declared academically ineligible to return, or are unable to return for medical reasons, will be refunded on a prorated basis.

For students called to armed services, refunds of the enrollment fee only will be processed in accordance with policy established by the Office of the Registrar.

Late fees are nonrefundable.