Marquette University Payment Policy

The staff in Marquette Central is dedicated to serving 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 student accounts while encouraging our students to be active participants in managing their account.

Marquette University sends a monthly electronic billing statement to students that have an account balance. Student may also view their e-bill via CheckMarq. Payment due dates are available on the Marquette Central website. The final step to complete registration is payment in full of all fees for the term. It is the responsibility of students to pay tuition, fees and housing by the published due date whether they receive 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 students are officially registered as of the close of registration are subject to tuition, fee assessment and payment, and as such appear as part of their permanent record even if students do not attend any class periods. To avoid unnecessary charges and permanent failing or withdrawn grades on their permanent record, it is the responsibility of students to review their official registration prior to the end of registration for the session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 they plan 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.

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 have a registration block, transcript block and diploma block placed on their accounts. There is a $100.00 fee for the removal of the block. Failure to pay any balance when due may result in the cancellation of their 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, students are 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. The fall term program begins August 5, 2018. All payments are due on the fifth of each month.

Payment by a University Approved Third-Party Sponsor

Students whose tuition is paid by a university approved third-party sponsor must submit their billing authorization to Marquette Central by the payment due date.
Note: If your employer requires grades prior to paying for a class, we cannot set them up as a third-party sponsor.

Tuition discount

A 50% senior citizen discount on tuition only is available to students 62 years of age and older taking Graduate School of Management courses. This opportunity is offered to students who have the proper background and prerequisites for the course(s) in question. 

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. The per credit rate for the 2018-2019 academic year is $1,130.00.

Online M.B.A. tuition for the class starting in fall 2018 is $1,350 per credit hour. A student must stay in the cohort and be continuously enrolled to lock in the tuition rate; if a student leaves the original cohort and returns at a later date, they enter the new cohort and be assessed the new cohort rate.

Executive M.B.A. tuition for the class starting in fall 2018 is $74,000.00 for the entire 17-month program. Fee includes a $2,500.00 deposit, all tuition credits, all textbooks and materials, a laptop computer which the student retains at the end of the program, computer software, most meals, an international trip, including travel to and from destination plus lodging, and all other applicable fees. For more detailed information, contact the Executive M.B.A. office by phone at (414) 288-7145, by fax at (414) 288-8078, by mail at Executive M.B.A. Program, Straz Hall, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, or by email at

Fee structure:
Billed $20,375.00 (deposit plus first term) fall 2018, then $17,875.00/term spring, summer and fall 2019. Total tuition is $74,000.00.

Continuous Enrollment/Continuation Course Fees

Program Cost
Graduate Standing Continuation (less than half-time) = 9970 $100.00
Graduate Assistant Research (full-time) = 9976 $100.00
Professional Project Continuation (less than half-time) = 9991 $100.00
Professional Project Continuation (half-time) = 9992 $100.00
Professional Project Continuation (full-time) = 9993 $100.00

Service Fees

Program Cost
Application Fee $50.00
Diploma Fee, Replacement $25.00
Block Removal Fee $100.00
Readmission Fee $100.00
Transcript Fee $7.00
Transcript and Enrollment Verification Fee, Rush Processing $30.00


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. This 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 the site, a property must be located within the Marquette University Police Department 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.

Meal Cost
Anytime Dining $2,195.00
50 Meals (commuters only) $410.00

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 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 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 are 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 refund After the fifth week

Note: Graduate students who enroll in, and pay for, thesis or dissertation credits before actually beginning work on their projects are not entitled to a refund of tuition for these credits if, for any reason, they do not complete their programs.

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