Marquette University Payment Policy

The staff in Marquette Central is dedicated to providing service to our students and families in a professional and friendly manner while following the policies and procedures set forth by the university. The office provides accurate and timely information about each student’s bursar account while encouraging our students to be active participants in managing their account.

Marquette University sends a monthly electronic billing statement to each student while the student has an account balance. A student may also view his/her e-bill via CheckMarq. Payment due dates are available on the Marquette Central website. The final step to complete a student’s registration is payment in full of all fees for the term. It is the student’s responsibility to pay tuition, fees and housing by the published due date whether he/she receives a bill or not.

Students who do not plan to attend the university are responsible for dropping classes through CheckMarq and notifying their respective college office. All courses for which a student is officially registered as of the close of registration are subject to tuition, fee assessment and payment, and as such will appear as part of the student’s permanent record even if the student does not attend any class periods. To avoid unnecessary charges and permanent failing or withdrawn grades on the student’s permanent record, it is the student’s responsibility to review his/her official registration prior to the end of registration for the session in which the course is scheduled and ensure it accurately reflects the courses in which the student plans to be enrolled. Students assume responsibility for the consequences that ensue as a result of any failed or withdrawal grade. These consequences include, but are not limited to: a delay in graduation, dismissal from the degree program, denial of readmission, external institutions/entities viewing these grades as failing grades, loss of eligibility for certain scholarships and/or financial aid, loss of full-time status and/or loss of a refund.

A student's registration is not considered complete until all tuition and fees are paid, enrolls in the Marquette Monthly Payment Plan, or submits a billing authorization from an approved sponsor. Students whose accounts reflect that the payment has not been made, or that are otherwise delinquent will have a registration block, transcript block and diploma block placed on their accounts. There will be a $100.00 fee for the removal of the block. Failure to pay any balance when due may result in the cancellation of a student's registration for the current academic term, referral of the account to a collection agency, legal action to collect any balance due or any combination thereof. If the university must take legal action to collect any unpaid balance, the student will be responsible for all fees and costs incurred by the university to collect the unpaid balance.

Payment Options

Traditional Term Payment

Payment of all tuition, housing and other billed charges is due in full prior to the beginning of each term. Cash and checks are acceptable methods of payment. Payment may also be made electronically (direct debit from checking or savings account) by accessing the link on the Marquette Central website. Credit card payment is available through a third party provider. The service fee for using this service is variable depending on the amount of the charge. This service may be accessed through the link on the Marquette Central website or by calling (866) 893-4518.

Marquette Monthly Payment Plan

Marquette offers a payment plan during the fall and spring terms administered by Tuition Management Systems Inc. The Marquette Monthly Payment Plan allows students and their families to pay tuition, fees, university housing and/or meal charges in five equal monthly installments. There is a $35 per term enrollment fee, but there are no interest charges involved.

Payment by a University Approved Third Party Sponsor

The Office of the Bursar works with students who receive tuition assistance through a third party. The third party will be billed for all or part of a student’s financial account charges after the university registration add/drop date.
Note: If your employer requires grades prior to paying for a class, we cannot set them up as a third party sponsor.

Tuition Discounts

Students interested in taking a course on an audit basis must first register for the course for credit, then request a change in enrollment status to audit by informing the Graduate School. Students must notify the Graduate School by the close of late registration by submitting the Registration Change Request form found on the Graduate School forms website.

Students must have the proper background and prerequisites for the course in question. Auditors are required to attend all classes and are expected to participate, based on the nature of the course, and/or complete assignments, at the discretion of the instructor. Students who register for an audit course will receive a 50 percent discount on the tuition for that course. This discount is not available to individuals who take the senior citizen discount.

A 50 percent senior citizen discount on tuition (only) is available to individuals 62 years of age and older taking graduate courses for credit and/or audit. This opportunity is offered to students who have the proper background and prerequisites for the course(s) in question. Students using the senior citizen discount are not eligible for the audit discount.

All rates in this bulletin are believed accurate and current when printed. However, Marquette University reserves the right to modify any rate to correct a printing mistake or to respond to any unforeseeable change in circumstances, e.g., energy surcharge, governmental action, etc.


Graduate students are assessed at the per credit hour rate based on their academic plan for all registered courses, graduate or undergraduate.

Program Cost
Education Graduate students with an academic plan of: CECP, COPS, CMHC, EDUC, EDPL, EDPS and SCCN$825.00
English as a Second Language courses – Cost per credit hour$985.00
M.S.N. Program for Non-Nursing Graduates 18-month program charged as follows:
Continuing students (graduating December 2017) billed $8,000 for summer 2017 and fall 2017$16,000.00
New students (start summer 2017) billed $8,666 for summer 2017; $12,667 fall 2017 and spring 2018; $8,000 summer 2018 and fall 2018 - 18 month program$50,000.00
Pleasant Prairie (graduating spring 2018) billed $10,667 for summer 2017; $9,000 for fall 2017 and spring 2018$28,667.00
Pleasant Prairie (graduating summer 2018) billed $9,000 for summer 2017; $10,667 for fall 2017 and spring 2018; $9,000 for summer 2018$39,334.00
Pleasant Prairie (graduating spring 2019) billed $10,667 for fall 2017, spring 2018, and summer 2018; $9,000 for fall 2018 and spring 2019$50,000.00

Endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics: flat rate applies (see below).

Program Cost
Summer term$8,980.00
Fall term$17,960.00
Spring term$17,960.00
Program Cost
Orthodontics -Continuing$44,700.00
Summer term$8,940.00
Fall term$17,880.00
Spring term$17,880.00
Orthodontics - Incoming$46,040.00
Summer term$9,200.00
Fall term$18,420.00
Spring term$18,420.00
Program Cost
Summer term$7,720.00
Fall term$15,450.00
Spring term$15,450.00
Program Cost
Summer term$5,000.00
Fall term$10,000.00
Spring term$10,000.00

Continuous Enrollment/Continuation Course Fees

Program Cost
Graduate Standing Continuation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9970$100.00
Graduate Fellowship (full-time, FT) = 9974$100.00
Graduate Assistant Teaching (full-time, FT) = 9975$100.00
Graduate Assistant Research (full-time, FT) = 9976$100.00
Master’s Comprehensive Exam Preparation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9984$100.00
Master’s Comprehensive Exam Preparation (half-time, HT) = 9985$100.00
Master’s Comprehensive Exam Preparation (full-time, FT) = 9986$100.00
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Preparation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9987$100.00
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Preparation (half-time, HT) = 9988$100.00
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Preparation (full-time, FT) = 9989$100.00
Field Placement Continuation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9977$100.00
Field Placement Continuation (half-time, HT) = 9978$100.00
Field Placement Continuation (full-time, FT) = 9979$100.00
Professional Project Continuation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9991$100.00
Professional Project Continuation (half-time, HT) = 9992$100.00
Professional Project Continuation (full-time, FT) = 9993$100.00
Master’s Thesis Continuation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9994$100.00
Master’s Thesis Continuation (half-time, HT) = 9995$100.00
Master’s Thesis Continuation (full-time, FT) = 9996$100.00
Doctoral Dissertation Continuation (less than half-time, LHT) = 9997$100.00
Doctoral Dissertation Continuation (half-time, HT) = 9998$100.00
Doctoral Dissertation Continuation (full-time, FT) = 9999$100.00

Service Fees

Program Cost
Application Fee$50.00
Block Removal Fee$100.00
Diploma Fee, Replacement$25.00
Doctoral Dissertation Publication Fee (Open Access)$95.00
Examination, Marquette Foreign Language Test, for each attempt$100.00
Examination, Special or Delayed$25.00
Master’s Thesis Publication Fee (Open Access)$95.00
Readmission Fee$100.00
Transcript Fee$7.00
Transcript and Enrollment Verification Fee, Rush Processing$30.00
Nursing Fees
Program Cost
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (approximate fee). (This certification must be maintained throughout the student’s program through biannual recertification.) $50.00
Health requirements and criminal background check initial fee (approximate fee) and drug test. No further charges will be incurred unless additional background checks or drug tests are required. Visit for more information.$124.00
Assessment Tests, predictor examination, and NCLEX review course for the M.S.N. program for Non-Nursing Graduates. (Approximate fee. Exact amount based upon vendor costs in effect at time of registration.)$500.00
Uniforms for the M.S.N. program for Non-Nursing Graduates. (Approx. fee. Must be purchased through a private vendor. Vendor list available from the College of Nursing.)$300.00
Assessment Equipment for the M.S.N. program for Non-Nursing Graduates. (Stethoscope $70. Sphygmomanometer $60. Approx. fee. Exact amt. based upon vendor costs in effect at time of registration. Must be purchased through a private vendor.)$175.00


The Office of University Apartments and Off-campus Student Services exists to assist current and prospective Marquette students in their search for apartment housing on and around the Marquette campus. Our office provides a comprehensive, searchable website to help you locate appropriate housing around the Marquette campus. This website is the primary resource students use to find housing in the near-Marquette neighborhood. In order to be listed on our site, a property must be located within the Department of Public Safety patrol area. The site not only lists a majority of the properties located in the immediate Marquette neighborhood, but it also offers useful information on safety, budgeting, and campus and community resources. UAOCSS is located at 1500 W. Wells Street and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are available for purchase through the Office of Residence Life, and are automatically renewed for the second term unless cancelled through the office. Prices are per term.

Program Cost
Anytime Dining Plan$2,090.00
50 meals (commuters only)$394.00

Refunds and Adjustments

Students who have prepaid charges but do not register for classes will be given a full refund, less applicable non-refundable deposits. Students who register for classes and subsequently change their course load through either a partial withdrawal from courses or a complete withdrawal from the university will have adjustments made to their student accounts. The date on which the Withdrawal form is submitted to the university will be the date used for any refund calculation. Students assume responsibility for the consequences that ensue as a result of any withdrawal grade. These consequences include, but are not limited to: a delay in graduation, dismissal from degree program, external/entities viewing these grades as failing grades, loss of eligibility for certain scholarships and/or financial aid, loss of full-time status and/or loss of a refund. See this bulletin for a full description of withdrawal procedures.

After the first class, laboratory and special course fees are non-refundable. Tuition deposits are non-refundable but are applied toward first term tuition charges.

Refunds for tuition and board will be given based on the following schedules:

Tuition Refund and Adjustment Schedule
Refund Duration
100%Through registration
80%During the second week
60%During the third week
40%During the fourth week
20%During the fifth week
No RefundAfter the fifth week
  • No refund will be given for any course, credit-bearing or otherwise, in which a student is enrolled after the 'No Refund' period of the session in which the course is scheduled.  For a 16 week term, this would be the fifth week of the term, as indicated above.   

Board — Pro-rated; number of full weeks remaining in term as a percent of 16 weeks.