Tuition and Fees

The following tuition and fees schedule is effective for the 2021–22 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. 

Undergraduate Tuition

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 semester basis and consists of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. Students carrying more than 18 credit hours will be charged for each credit over 18, unless they meet eligibility for the Special Honors and Rewards Program (SHARP). When repeating courses already attempted, students may be assessed a fee for those courses. Students are assessed tuition upon course registration each semester. Summer is considered a separate term. The semester credit hour rate is $993. 

Statement Regarding Tuition & Fees

Solely for avoidance of doubt, the tuition and fees students pay the university will not be discounted, irrespective of any changes in the manner or mode of learning or changes to any activities, events or programs (including revision, postponement or cancellation of same) at any time during the academic year; the manner or mode of learning could include on-ground learning, remote learning, or a combination of the two; it could include fewer classes or restructured classes; and it could include changes mid-semester (as just a few examples of possible changes). Please understand that the university, like other schools, is subject to multiple factors outside of its control, including effects stemming from the pandemic and applicable local, state and federal law and guidance related to the pandemic, which factors could significantly alter, limit or curtail our operations.

Tuition Fee
Annual Tuition $35,750
New Student Fee* $374
Student Activity Fee $200 ($100 per semester)
Wildcat LEAP Fee** $8,000
New International Student Services Fee*** $1,248 ($624 per semester)
Student Health Insurance TBD
Room Only****
Block A $13,332
Block B $12,740
Block C $11,856
Block D $11,336
Meal Plans*****
18 meals per week/$300 annual flex dollars $5,050
14 meals per week/$600 annual flex dollars $4,880

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. Meals are bought in blocks and can be purchased online. 

All 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 $477.50
25 meal block $238.75
25 meal block/$50 flex dollars $288.75
10 meal block $96.00
Meal price paid at the door $9.75

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 deadline and encourages students to research all schools before placing a reservation fee. Reservation fees received after May 1, 2021, will be accepted on the basis of space availability. Reservation fees received prior to May 1, 2021, are refundable. Students must also have an approved payment plan with Student Academic & Financial Services by July 14, 2021, to select a room assignment. Students who establish an approved payment plan after July 14, 2021, 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, 2021. After May 1, 2021, the reservation fee of $300 is nonrefundable.

New Student Fee

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

Student Activity Fee

The student activity fee provides funds for student clubs, organizations and departments that serve to provide a rich and varied co-curricular experience. This fund is managed by the Student Government Association and used to support programs and services such as comedy shows, concerts, lectures, movies, special events, travel, and club and organization appropriations. Activities may vary by campus.

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 U.S. 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.

Graduate Tuition

The following tuition and fees schedules are effective for the 2021–22 academic year for programs at the Providence and Charlotte campuses. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition Fee
Providence/Charlotte MBA/M.S. Programs $817 per credit
Providence/Charlotte MBA/M.S. Programs $2,451 per 3 credit course
Providence M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling $751 per credit
Providence M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling $2,253 per 3 credit course
Providence M.S. Addiction Counseling $751 per credit
Providence M.S. Addiction Counseling $2,253 per 3 credit course
M.A.T./M.Ed. $555 per credit
M.A.T./M.Ed. $1,665 per 3 credit course
Ed.D. Program $964 per credit
Ed.D. Program $5,784 per 6 credit course
Dissertation Fee $1,848 per semester
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy $13,926 per semester
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Fee $536 per semester
International Student Services Fee, Providence* $1,248 ($624 per semester)
Pre-Master's International Students $5,000 per term
Student Health Insurance TBD

Reservation Fee

The following reservation fees are required upon acceptance to the university:

  • $100 Domestic graduate 
  • $500 Pre-Master's
  • $500 International graduate
  • $500 Doctoral (Ed.D. and OTD)
  • $1,000 Physician Assistant (M.S.P.A.S.)