Tuition and Fees

The following tuition and fees schedule is effective for the 2019–20 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition is applicable to all students, including those in approved off-campus programs such as Study Abroad and internships. Students enrolled in courses in excess of a normal full-time schedule will be assessed an additional tuition charge. For purposes of tuition billing and financial aid eligibility, full-time status is determined on a term basis and consists of 12 to 21 quarter credit hours per term. Students carrying more than 21 quarter credit hours will be charged for each quarter credit over 21. When repeating courses already attempted, students may be assessed a fee for those courses. Students are assessed tuition upon course registration each term. Summer is considered a separate term. The quarter credit hour rate is $612.

Tuition Fee
Annual Tuition $33,054
New Student Fee $350
Student Health Insurance $1848
Tier 1 $9,999
Tier 3 $7,872
City View $10,767
Meal Plans*
Anytime Meals per week/$150 annual flex dollars $4,569 (includes $4,221 + $348 N.C. meal tax)
18 meals per week/$150 annual flex dollars $4,329 (includes $3,999 + $330 N.C. meal tax)
14 meals per week/$150 annual flex dollars $3,840 (includes $3,546 + $294 N.C. meal tax)

Wildcat Meals

Students may purchase blocks of meals through our Wildcat Meal plan. Wildcat Meals may be used at any time and as many times as the student wishes during the academic year. Meal blocks can be purchased at the student's campus dining facility.

All of the meals must be used before the end of the academic year in which they are purchased. The cost of the plan is nonrefundable. 

50 meal block $350
25 meal block $187
10 meal block $80
Meal price paid at the door $9
All meal blocks will incur an additional 8.25% meal tax

Reservation Fee and Other Fees

Reservation Fee

The $300 reservation fee is payable upon acceptance to the university. The university observes the May 1 reservation fee/deposit deadline and encourages students to research all schools before placing a reservation fee. Reservation fees received after May 1, 2019, will be accepted on the basis of space availability. Reservation fees received prior to May 1, 2019, are refundable. Students must also have an approved payment plan with Student Academic & Financial Services by July 12, 2019, to guarantee a room assignment. Students who establish an approved payment plan after July 12, 2019, could be placed in a temporary assignment regardless of fee payment date, although Residential Life will make every effort to assign students to permanent room assignments.

Requests for refunds of the reservation fee will be granted upon written request to the university prior to May 1, 2019. After May 1, 2019, the reservation fee of $300 (or $150 of such fee in the case of applicants to the North Miami Campus) is nonrefundable.

New Student Fee

This nonrefundable fee, which is uniformly charged, is required of all new students for orientation, testing and term start activities. It is charged to students who start during the fall, winter or spring term.

Medical Health Coverage While Enrolled

All registered undergraduate day students, both domestic and international; all students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program, on-campus Occupational Therapy Program, Addiction Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's degree programs, as well as international graduate/doctoral students attending Johnson & Wales University and taking credit hours (excluding full-time Johnson & Wales employees) are eligible and enrolled in the plan on a hard waiver basis. If university policy requires students to have health insurance and the coverage is through another means (i.e., parent's health insurance or an employer program), the student does not have to utilize the university student health insurance plan and may opt out of/waive it. All current insurance must be accepted and fully comprehensive for all of the student's needs in the US and the state in which the student attends class. Students can opt out of/waive the university plan by submitting the online waiver form to demonstrate evidence of coverage. A new waiver form must be submitted each academic year. Students who are required to have health insurance and do not waive the Johnson & Wales University plan will be charged for it. The online waiver form and details of the plan, including the full brochure and benefit flyer, can be found on the University Health Plans website.