International Education - Costs & Scholarships

Payment Deadlines

Bills are due twice a year. About half the annual bill is due by August 1 and half by January 1. Payment is due in full on these dates. Benedictine College does not offer payment plans for international students.

Undergraduate Costs

The academic year is two semesters with a break in between.  The fall semester is August to December. The spring semester is January to May. Summer sessions are available but are not required.  The estimated costs below are for one year of studies (the August 2017 and January 2018 semesters):

FIXED COSTS (See below for more information) 
Estimate Tuition$27,730
Estimate Housing$5,450
Estimate Meals$4,500
Subtotal of Fixed Costs$37,680
VARIABLE COSTS (See below for more information) 
Estimate Books$500
Estimate Personal Expenses$1,000
Estimate Fees$1,400
Subtotal of Variable Costs$2,900

The information above is an estimate for the 2017-2018 academic year. It should be used only for budgeting. Prices increase slightly each year. Estimated costs do not include travel or medical insurance expenses.

More Information On Fixed & Variable Costs:

  • Individual Residence Hall prices and Meal options can be found here.
  • Books: Your cost for books may be higher or lower than the estimate. Students buy their textbooks from online bookstores.
  • Fees: Estimate includes enrollment, facilities, orientation, international fee, and room deposit


International Students who receive scholarships from Benedictine College that is in excess of tuition and fees may be required to pay tax on the excess amount. Benedictine College does not cover any taxes owed, this amount will appear on the student’s bill. Students who are citizens of a country that has a tax treaty with the United States are exempt from the tax on their excess aid. List of countries with a Tax Treaty can be found here under Table 2.


Benedictine College offers a limited number of academic scholarships for international students. Scholarships are based on academic performance, standardized test scores, and English proficiency. Applicants must be accepted for admission before a scholarship can be awarded.

Campus Jobs

International students may work on-campus. Students working on campus typically earn $500 to $1,000 per year. Due to the competition for on-campus jobs, we cannot guarantee that any international or domestic student will get a job. Students can create a profile on HIRE Benedictine to view available on-campus positions. The U.S. government allows international students to work off-campus only in specific situations.

Other Aid

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for loans and grants from the U.S. government. We suggest you visit the Ministry of Education website of you country. Some countries offer financial aid to their citizens studying overseas.

Here are other web sites with multiple scholarship resources: