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 To avoid unnecessary charges and permanent failing or withdrawn grades on the student’s permanent record, it is the student’s responsibility to review his/her official registration prior to the end of registration for the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.

Tuition Discount

A 50% discount on tuition is applied to per credit charges for courses taken as audit (no credits earned). If the audit course(s) credit(s) puts the total credit load to full-time, the student is charged the per credit hour rate for the credits earned and the 50% discount rate for the audit course credits thru the close of late registration. After that time, the flat tuition rate is charged for students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. There is no discount for audit course credits taken within a full-time course load for credit. Audit is offered on a space available basis to students who have the proper background and prerequisites for the specific courses(s). Audit discount cannot be combined with the Senior Citizen Discount. A 50 percent discount on tuition (only) is available to individuals 62 years of age and older taking undergraduate and graduate courses for credit and/or audit. This opportunity is offered to students who have the proper background and prerequisite of the course(s) in question.

Payment Options

Traditional Term Payment

Payment of all tuition and other billed charges is due in full prior to the beginning of each term.

  • Cash and checks are acceptable methods of payment.
  • Electronic payment (direct debit from checking or savings account) may be made 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 our 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.

2017-18 Tuition and Housing Fees

Tuition Rates

Program Cost
Full-time (fall/spring)$19,665.00 / term
Part-time (fall/spring)$1025.00 / credit
Summer$710.00 / credit
J-session$710.00 / credit

Student Fees

The following required fees are charged to all full-time undergraduate students per term:

Program Cost
Student Activity Fee$30.00
Marquette Health Clinic Fee$160.00
UPASS Fee$45.00
Recreation and Wellness Fee$50.00
Total Mandatory Student Fees$285.00
Lab FeesVaries by Course

Lab fees for specific courses can be found on the Marquette Central website.

Room and Board Rates Per Term

For 2017-18 Room and Board rates please visit the Marquette Central website.

Hall Room Type Single Meal Plan
Large Double$6,225.00
HumphreyLarge Double$6,380.00

Meal Plan Only

Meal Cost
Anytime Dining$2,090.00

Refunds and Adjustments

Students who have prepaid charges but do not register for classes are 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 have adjustments made to their student accounts. The date on which the Withdrawal form is submitted to the university is the date used for any refund calculation. Students assume the responsibility for the consequences that ensue as a result of any withdrawal grade. These consequences may include, but are not limited to: a delay in graduation, dismissal from the degree program, 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. If an adjustment results in a refund due to the student, proper application must be made with Marquette Central to obtain the 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:

Refund Condition
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