At Marquette, we understand that there are few concerns more pressing across the entire higher education landscape than access and affordability. For Marquette to stay true to its Catholic, Jesuit mission, we know we cannot continue to increase tuition at our recent pace. At the same time, we must be mindful of the rising costs associated with the significant resources necessary to deliver a world-class, transformative education.
Marquette undergraduate parents will soon receive a letter from senior leadership sharing that the Board of Trustees has approved a lower tuition increase for 2020–21. Undergraduate tuition for the coming academic year will be $44,970, a 3.75 percent increase from the previous year — this is down from the university’s recent 5 percent tuition increases.
In addition, starting with the 2020–21 academic year, all undergraduate students will be assessed a $55 per semester technology fee, which will contribute to the purchase, implementation, staffing and support of information technology that directly benefits students and the academic learning environment, including: D2L learning management system; wireless infrastructure on campus; Wired Office to troubleshoot and repair student-owned PCs; campus computer labs; smart classroom technology; internet connectivity; distance learning capabilities; and technology-based security systems.
Graduate and professional programs
Graduate and professional students will receive a letter from senior leadership sharing the following tuition schedules for 2020–21.
- A per-credit increase of $25 for graduate students in the College of Education
- A per-credit increase of $35 in the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management (except humanities master’s programs in Christian Doctrine; English; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History; Theology; and Philosophy)*
*Starting in fall 2020, Marquette will make a significant investment in its master’s level humanities programs in Christian Doctrine; English; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History; Theology; and Philosophy. The Graduate School will begin a pilot of a new low tuition, low aid model for all incoming students in these programs, with a $500 per credit hour rate. Current humanities master’s students will have the option to be grandfathered into the current pricing structure or adopt the new model. This new tuition model for graduate humanities programs is a strategic and fiscally responsible way for Marquette to meet realistic market demands and invest in its commitment to the humanities, which are at the heart of our Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
- An annual tuition increase of $1,280 for students in the School of Dentistry
- An annual tuition increase of $1,430 for full-time students in Marquette University Law School
We recognize that any increase in costs for students and their families is difficult. A specific breakdown of how the average tuition dollar is used can be found at marquette.edu/value. Please know that we will continue to identify thoughtful and innovative ways to manage costs, grow revenue streams and steward the university’s finite resources to better serve our students, the world around us and the greater glory of God.
For more information on tuition, billing or payment, visit Marquette Central.