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.

Estimate potential costs and aid with the net price calculator

How Saint Martin's helps

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Saint Martin's is dedicated to helping you fund your education. On average, each year we award over $20 million dollars in scholarships — ranging from $100 to full tuition.

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2020-2021 rates

  • Undergraduate

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

      On campus Off campus
    Tuition $39,500 $39,500
    Room
    (mid-level rate - varies by room type)
    $5,860 Not yet available
    Meals
    (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)
    $6,550 Not yet available
    Activity fee $280 $280
    Health Center fee $160 $160
    Enrollment deposit $200 $200
    Room damage deposit
    (refundable)
    $200 $200
    Total $52,750 Not yet available
    Additional fees/indirect costs (vary from student to student)
    Books and supplies $1,000
    Misc./Personal $1,000
    Transportation $2,000
    Loan fees Varies
    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.

      Undergraduate ESL
    Tuition $39,500 $9,960
    Room
    (mid-level rate - varies by room type)
    $5,860 $5,860
    Meals
    (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)
    $6,550 $6,550
    Activity fee $280 $280
    Health center fee $160 $160
    Application fee n/a $50
    Room damage deposit
    (refundable)
    $200 $200
    Other fees $220 $350
    Total $52,770

    $23,410

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

    *All international students must complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form.
    ** International insurance rates are currently an estimate. Actual rates will be provided around April 2020.

  • Graduate
    Business and engineering programs

    MBA | MAcc MCE | MEM | MME | MSCS

    Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
      Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,320 $600
    500 level courses per credit (business program only) $600 $250
    Per credit hour program surcharge $75 None

    MIT | MED

    Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
      Lacey campus JBLM
      Civilian Military* Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,320 $250 $660 $250
    Summer 2021
      Lacey campus JBLM and Centralia campuses
      Civilian Military* Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,320 $250 $660 $250

    MAC

      Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Summer 2021
      Civilian Military* Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,320 $600 $1,320 $600

    School administrator

    Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
     

    Civilian

    Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,320 $250
    Summer 2021
     

    Civilian

    Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,320 $250

    STAR

    Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
      Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit **$660 $250
    Summer 2021
      Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit **$660 $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.

    **STAR with MIT: Students enrolled in the STAR with MIT program will be assessed the STAR tuition rate for the STAR certification courses and MIT tuition rate for MIT program required courses. See MIT/MED section for those rates.

  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
    Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses
    Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    100-400 level course
      Military* Civilian**
    Online and hybrid per course registration fee None $30
    Per credit hour professional fee surcharge
    (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses)
    None $80
    Tuition per credit $250 $600
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course $750 $1,800

    *Saint Martin's-JBLM 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.

    **Saint Martin's-JBLM civilian rate: Includes civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others.

    Payment policy

    • All payments and/or arrangements are due one week (5 business days) prior to the start of the term or no later than the first day of the term if registration occurs later.
    • Financial aid recipients must have all required aid documents submitted to Student Financial Services prior to the start of the term.
    • Payment plans are available for students with accounts in good standing. 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.
    • 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 or money order in person or by credit/debit card or electronic check online through their Self Service account.
    • Students using VA benefits are welcome to participate in the deferred payment plan under above stated conditions.

2020-2021 tuition and fee breakdown

Details for the 2020-2021 budget information above are based on the following breakdowns.

  • Undergraduate tuition rates
      Per credit Per semester Fall-spring
    Full-time (undergrad 12-18) n/a $19,750 $39,500
    Summer term $825 n/a n/a
    Less than 12 credits/Over 18 credits $1,320 n/a n/a
    Undergraduate computer science, engineering, nursing, and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per semester credit) $80 n/a n/a
  • Graduate tuition rates
      Per credit Per semester Fall-spring
    Full-time (6/term) $1,320 $7,920 $15,840
    Summer term (MED) $1,320 n/a n/a
    Summer term (MAC) $1,320 n/a n/a
    Summer term (MBA, MEM, MCE, MME) $1,320 n/a n/a
    Graduate engineering and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per credit) $80 n/a n/a
  • Additional fees
      Per semester
    (unless otherwise noted)
    Fall-spring
    Room damage deposit
    (included in $400 enrollment deposit for on campus residents)
      $200
    Residential program fee
    (On campus residents)
    $20 $40
    Lab fee**
    (sciences, engineering)
    $100  
    Lab fee**
    (music lessons)
    $195 per credit  
    Late registration/validation fee $50  
    Undergrad Graduation fee* $40  
    Graduate Graduation fee* $55  

    *Graduation fee is non-refundable and charged each time a student applies for graduation.

  • Saint Martin's domestic student health insurance

    2020/2021 insurance information

    All domestic students enrolled on the Lacey campus half-time or more are required to have medical insurance coverage. If a student has their own health insurance coverage they may waive out of the health insurance fee.

    Summary of Benefits

    Domestic student Summer Fall Spring/Summer
    Domestic student health insurance* $1,030 $1,637.64 $752.73
    • *Rates are based on 2019/2020 information – 2020/2021 rates will be published late spring/early summer when received from our provider
    • 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 in this plan and should contact the Saint Martin's University Office of International Programs and Development for insurance information
    • Dependent coverage is available if the student is also on the plan. For more information or to enroll dependents, contact USI Student Insurance customer service at (800) 853-5899 or studentinsurance@usi.com.

    For more information, please visit our student health insurance page.

  • Room rates
      Per semester Fall / Spring
    Baran Hall double room* $2,525 $5,050
    Baran Hall single room* $2,890 $5,780
    Spangler Hall suites double room* $2,960 $5,920
    Spangler Hall suites single room* $3,380 $6,760
    Spangler Hall apartments single $3,930 $7,860
    Burton Hall apartments double $3,350 $6,700
    Burton Hall apartments single $3,770 $7,540
    Parson Hall double* $2,930 $5,860
    Parsons Hall single shared bath* $3,380 $6,760
    Parsons Hall single private bath* $3,690 $7,380
    Parsons Hall triple room $2,500 $5,000

    *Traditional meal plan required.

  • Meal plan options
      Per semester Fall / Spring
    Gold plan $3,480 $6,960
    Silver plan $3,275 $6,550
    Bronze plan $3,125 $6,250
    Commuter plan $1,155 $2,310

    For more information regarding meal plans visit Bon Appetit.

2019-2020 rates

  • Undergraduate

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

      On campus Off campus
    Tuition $38,150 $38,150
    Room
    (mid-level rate - varies by room type)
    $5,750 $8,048
    Meals
    (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)
    $6,250 $2,468
    Activity fee $250 $250
    Health Center fee $160 $160
    Enrollment deposit $200 $200
    Room damage deposit
    (refundable)
    $200 $200
    Total $50,960 $49,476
    Additional fees/indirect costs (vary from student to student)
    Books and supplies $1,000
    Misc./Personal $1,000
    Transportation $2,000
    Loan fees Varies
    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.

      Undergraduate ESL
    Tuition $38,150 $9,960
    Room
    (mid-level rate - varies by room type)
    $5,750 $5,750
    Meals
    (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)
    $6,250 $6,250
    Activity fee $250 $250
    Health center fee $160 $160
    Application fee n/a $50
    Room damage deposit
    (refundable)
    $200 $200
    Other fees $220 $350
    Total $50,980

    $22,970

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

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

  • Graduate
    Business and engineering programs

    MBA | MCE | MEM | MME

    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
      Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,275 $500
    500 level courses per credit (business program only) $500 $250
    Per credit hour program surcharge $75 None

    MIT | MED

    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
      Lacey campus JBLM and Centralia campuses
      Civilian Military* Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,275 $250 $637.50 $250
    Summer 2020
      Lacey campus JBLM and Centralia campuses
      Civilian Military* Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,275 $250 $637.50 $250

    MAC

      Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 Summer 2020
      Civilian Military* Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,275 $500 $1,275 $500

    School administrator

    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
     

    Civilian

    Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,275 $250
    Summer 2020
     

    Civilian

    Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit $1,275 $250

    STAR

    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
      Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit **$637.50 $250
    Summer 2020
      Civilian Military*
    Application fee $50 $50
    Tuition per credit **$637.50 $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.

    **STAR with MIT: Students enrolled in the STAR with MIT program will be assessed the STAR tuition rate for the STAR certification courses and MIT tuition rate for MIT program required courses. See MIT/MED section for those rates.

  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
    Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses
    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    100-400 level course
      Military* Civilian**
    Online and hybrid per course registration fee None $30
    Per credit hour professional fee surcharge
    (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses)
    None $75
    Tuition per credit $250 $500
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course $750 $1,500
    MED | MIT | STAR
    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    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 $637.50
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course $750 $1,912.50
    MBA | MEM
    Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    500 level course
      Military* Civilian**
    Per credit hour program surcharge None $75
    Tuition† per credit $250 $500
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course $750 $1,500
    600 level course
      Military* Civilian**
    Per credit hour program surcharge None $75
    Tuition† per credit $500 $1,275
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course $1,500 $3,825

    *Saint Martin's-JBLM 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.

    **Saint Martin's-JBLM 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.

2019-2020 tuition and fee breakdown

Details for the 2019-2020 budget information above are based on the following breakdowns.

  • Undergraduate tuition rates
      Per credit Per semester Fall-spring
    Full-time (undergrad 12-18) n/a $19,075 $38,150
    Summer term $795 n/a n/a
    Less than 12 credits/Over 18 credits $1,275 n/a n/a
    Undergraduate computer science, engineering, nursing, and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per semester credit) $75 n/a n/a
  • Graduate tuition rates
      Per credit Per semester Fall-spring
    Full-time (6/term) $1,275 $7,650 $15,330
    Summer term (MED) $1,275 n/a n/a
    Summer term (MAC) $1,275 n/a n/a
    Summer term (MBA, MEM, MCE, MME) $1,275 n/a n/a
    Graduate engineering and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per credit) $75 n/a n/a
  • Additional fees
      Per semester
    (unless otherwise noted)
    Fall-spring
    Room damage deposit
    (included in $400 enrollment deposit for on campus residents)
      $200
    Residential program fee
    (On campus residents)
    $20 $40
    Lab fee**
    (sciences, engineering)
    $100  
    Lab fee**
    (music lessons)
    $195 per credit  
    Late registration/validation fee $50  
    Undergrad Graduation fee* $40  
    Graduate Graduation fee* $55  

    *Graduation fee is non-refundable and charged each time a student applies for graduation.

  • Saint Martin's domestic student health insurance

    2019/2020 insurance information

    All domestic students enrolled on the Lacey campus half-time or more are required to have medical insurance coverage. If a student has their own health insurance coverage they may waive out of the health insurance fee.

    Summary of Benefits

    Domestic student Summer Fall Spring/Summer
    Domestic student health insurance* $1,030 $1,637.64 $752.73
    • 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 in this plan and should contact the Saint Martin's University Office of International Programs and Development for insurance information
    • Dependent coverage is available if the student is also on the plan. For more information or to enroll dependents, contact USI Student Insurance customer service at (800) 853-5899 or studentinsurance@usi.com.

    For more information, please visit our student health insurance page.

  • Room rates
      Per semester Fall / Spring
    Baran Hall double room* $2,450 $4,900
    Baran Hall single room* $2,800 $5,600
    Spangler Hall suites double room* $2,875 $5,750
    Spangler Hall suites single room* $3,250 $6,500
    Spangler Hall apartments single $3,775 $7,550
    Burton Hall apartments double $3,225 $6,450
    Burton Hall apartments single $3,625 $7,250
    Parson Hall double* $2,875 $5,750
    Parsons Hall single shared bath* $3,250 $6,500
    Parsons Hall single private bath* $3,550 $7,100
    Parsons Hall triple room $2,375 $4,750

    *Traditional meal plan required.

  • Meal plan options
      Per semester Fall / Spring
    Gold plan $3,325 $6,650
    Silver plan $3,125 $6,250
    Bronze plan $2,975 $5,950
    Commuter plan $1,100 $2,200

    For more information regarding meal plans visit Bon Appetit.