We understand students and families undertake a significant financial commitment and make real sacrifices to attend Saint Martin’s. That's why we work hard to provide the highest quality experience possible, both inside and outside the classroom.

Affording a Private Education

Saint Martin's University: Affording a Private Education

What are the costs?

Saint Martin's University uses the budget information below to determine aid awards for eligible students.  Begin your budgeting process by understanding the direct and indirect costs associated with attending Saint Martin's. Direct costs are charges assessed to your student bill while indirect costs are charges you may need to consider in your annual budget but are not billed by the school.  In addition, you'll want to understand our billing processes, your obligations and the financial aid and scholarship options available.

How Saint Martin's helps

Saint Martin's University offers competitive financial support to our students. Our current Financial Support grid allows you to see the minimum amount of aid available according to your test scores and G.P.A.

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2017-2018 rates

  • Undergraduate

    Fall and spring undergraduate full-time budget information (12-18 Credits/term)

     On campusOff campus
    Tuition$35,250$35,250
    Room
    (mid-level rate - varies by room type)
    $5,410$7,400
    Meals
    (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)
    $5,620$1,960
    Activity fee$250$250
    Health Center fee$156$156
    Enrollment deposit$200$200
    Room damage deposit
    (refundable)
    $200$200
    Total$47,086$45,416
    Additional fees/indirect costs (vary from student to student)
    Books and supplies$1,000
    Misc./Personal$1,000
    Transportation$2,000
    Loan feesVaries
    Average net price

    The average net price includes tuition/fees, housing and meals for all full-time undergraduates once scholarships and grants are included.

    Total cost with average aid applied$20,765
  • International

    Please note that the estimated dollar amounts are for one academic year (two semesters) before scholarships. The student is required to certify that they will have funds available* for the amounts listed. The estimated amounts below do not include transportation to and from the United States, and do not represent the total expenses of the program if longer than nine months.

     UndergraduateESL
    Tuition$35,250$9,960
    Room
    (mid-level rate - varies by room type)
    $5,410$5,410
    Meals
    (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)
    $5,620$5,620
    Activity fee$250$250
    Health center fee$156$156
    Application feen/a$50
    Room damage deposit
    (refundable)
    $200$200
    Other fees$220$350
    Total$47,106

    $21,996

    Additional fees/indirect costs (vary from student to student)
    Health insurance$1,118 ESL
    Books and supplies$1,000
    Misc./Personal$1,000
    TransportationVaries

    *All international students must complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form.

  • Graduate
    Business and engineering programs

    MBA | MCE | MEM | MME

    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
     CivilianMilitary*
    Application fee$50$50
    Tuition per credit$1190$470
    500 level courses per credit (business program only)$470$250
    Per credit hour program surcharge$60None

    MIT | MED

    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
     Lacey campusJBLM and Centralia campuses
     CivilianMilitary*CivilianMilitary*
    Application fee$50$50$50$50
    Tuition per credit$1190$250$675$250
    Summer 2018
     Lacey campusJBLM and Centralia campuses
     CivilianMilitary*CivilianMilitary*
    Application fee$50$50$50$50
    Tuition per credit$1190$250$675$250

    MAC

     Fall 2017 / Spring 2018Summer 2018
     CivilianMilitary*CivilianMilitary*
    Application fee$50$50$50$50
    Tuition per credit$1190$470$1190$470

    School administrator

    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
     

    Civilian

    Military*
    Application fee$50$50
    Tuition per credit$1190$250
    Summer 2018
     

    Civilian

    Military*
    Application fee$50$50
    Tuition per credit$1190$250

    STAR

    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
     CivilianMilitary*
    Application fee$50$50
    Tuition per credit$675$250
    Summer 2018
     CivilianMilitary*
    Application fee$50$50
    Tuition per credit$675$250

    *Graduate military rate (all campuses): Uniformed service members only. This rate includes National Guard members and Reservists as long as they have been updated to active duty status in our student management system.
    Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term/semester.

  • Continuing ed (extension campuses)
    Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses
    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
    100-400 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Online and hybrid per course registration feeNone$30
    Per credit hour professional fee surcharge
    (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses)
    None$60
    Tuition per credit$250$470
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$1410
    MED | MIT | STAR
    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
    100-600 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Per credit hour technology fee
    (Centralia College, Everett CC, Clover Park, and STAR program classes)
    $4.25$4.25
    Tuition per credit$250$675
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$2025
    MBA | MEM
    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
    500 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Per credit hour program surchargeNone$60
    Tuition† per credit$250$470
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$1410
    600 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Per credit hour program surchargeNone$60
    Tuition† per credit$470$1190
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$1410$3570

    *Extended Learning undergraduate military rate: Includes service members (active duty, National Guard/Reservists) and their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).
    Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term.

    **Extended Learning civilian rate: Includes civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others.

    Payment policy

    • All payment arrangements are due by the first day of class.
    • Students using financial aid must complete their financial aid paperwork in person prior to class start date. Financial aid/scholarship recipients may use the deferred payment plan after balance owed has been calculated using all available awards. Financial aid and scholarship students will be allowed to register only if they’ve made financial aid arrangements with the Student Financial Services department prior to each registration period.
    • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, VA benefits are not considered financial aid for purposes of calculating the balance due to the institution.
    • Students may pay registration costs by check, money order, or online using SelfService.
    • All students with accounts in good standing may choose a deferred payment plan. This plan requires a 40% down payment of the tuition balance at the time of registration. Students choosing this option will be required to sign a promissory note for the remaining balance. Payment of balance owed will be due in two equal installments, with dates established at time of registration.
    • Students using VA benefits are welcome to participate in the deferred payment plan under above stated conditions.

Tuition and fee breakdown

Details for the 2017-2018 budget information above are based on the following breakdowns.

  • Undergraduate tuition rates
     Per creditPer semesterFall-spring
    Full-time (undergrad 12-18)n/a$17,625$35,250
    Summer term$740n/an/a
    Less than 12 credits/Over 18 credits$1,190n/an/a
    Undergraduate computer science, engineering, nursing, and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per semester credit)$60n/an/a
  • Graduate tuition rate
     Per creditPer semesterFall-spring
    Full-time (6/term)$1,190$7,140$14,280
    Summer term (MED)$1,190n/an/a
    Summer term (MAC)$1,190n/an/a
    Summer term (MBA, MEM, MCE, MME)$1,190n/an/a
    Graduate engineering and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per credit)$60n/an/a
  • Additional fees
     Per semesterFall-spring
    Room damage deposit
    (included in $400 enrollment deposit for on campus residents)
     $200
    Residential program fee
    (On campus residents)
    $15$30
    Lab fee**
    (sciences, engineering)
    $70 
    Lab fee**
    (music lessons)
    $195 
    Late registration/validation fee$50 
    Graduation fee*$50 

    *Per the Office of the Registrar: "The graduation fee is nonrefundable and is charged each time a student applies for graduation."

    **Lab fee rates subject to change for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • SMU health insurance

    All students are required to have health insurance. If a student has their own health insurance coverage they may waive out of the health insurance fee.

    Summary of Benefits

    Domestic StudentSummerFallSpring/Summer
    Health insurance*$640.55$877.27$1,420.55
    • The Saint Martin's University student insurance plan is a shared plan with other colleges or universities using the same coverage.
    • Eligibility information listed in the benefit summary or in the online insurance document is not necessarily the eligibility requirement for Saint Martin's University. Each school may have their own.
    • Saint Martin’s uses a 6-credit requirement for undergraduate enrollment (half time) and a 3-credit requirement for graduate enrollment (half time).
    • Our plan is for domestic students and US Territory students only.
    • International students and Visiting Scholars are not enrolled this plan and should contact the Saint Martin's University Office of International Programs for insurance information.
    • Dependent coverage is available if the student is also on the plan. For more information or to enroll dependents, contact Wells Fargo Insurance customer service at (800) 853-5899.

    For more information, please visit our Student Health Insurance page

  • Room rates
     Per semesterFall / Spring
    Baran Hall double room*$2,360$4,720
    Baran Hall single room*$2,660$5,320
    Spangler Hall suites double room*$2,705$5,410
    Spangler Hall suites single room*$2,950$5,900
    Spangler Hall super single*$3,265$6,530
    Spangler Hall apartments single$3,540$7,080
    Spangler Hall apartments studio$3,700$7,400
    Burton Hall apartments double$3,015$6,030
    Burton Hall apartments single$3,435$6,870
    Parsons Hall double*$2,705$5,410
    Parsons Hall single shared bath*$3,115$6,230
    Parsons Hall single private bath*$3,390$6,780
    Parsons Hall triple room$2,340$4,680

    *Traditional meal plan required.

  • Meal plan options
     Per semesterFall / Spring
    Gold plan$2,970$5,940
    Silver plan$2,810$5,620
    Bronze plan$2,655$5,310
    Commuter plan$980$1,960

    For more information regarding meal plans visit Bonappetit.