2021-22 tuition announced; undergraduate tuition to remain unchanged

Tuition affordability has rightfully been a growing concern for Marquette families. For Marquette to stay true to its Catholic, Jesuit mission, and to address the issue of affordability in higher education, the university has thoughtfully considered the various impacts of an increase in tuition rates. Additionally, Marquette understands well the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, as well as the financial toll it has taken on so many across our nation and the world.

For these reasons, the Marquette University Board of Trustees has approved the administration’s plan for NO UNDERGRADUATE TUITION INCREASE for 2021-22. Undergraduate tuition for the coming academic year will remain $44,970.

However, the trustees have approved a 3.5% increase for room and board. University leaders worked diligently to keep room and board rates as low as possible, considering the increasing costs of operating and maintaining residence facilities.

Visit marquette.edu/mucentral for a complete listing of room and board rates and student fees.

Keeping Marquette accessible and affordable will remain a top priority for the university. To that end, university leaders 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.

Families who currently receive federal financial aid should complete the FAFSA form by Jan. 15, 2021. Contact Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000 with any questions about the financial aid renewal process.

Graduate and professional program tuition rates
The Board of Trustees has approved the following tuition increases for the 2021-22 academic year. More information on tuition and fees can be found at marquette.edu/mucentral.

Graduate programs:

  • A per-credit increase of $15 in the Graduate School* and Graduate School of Management

*except humanities Graduate School programs in Christian Doctrine; English; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History; Theology; and Philosophy

Professional programs:

  • An annual tuition increase of $850 for students in the School of Dentistry
  • An annual tuition increase of $730 for full-time students in Marquette University Law School

Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses

  • An annual tuition increase of $3,000 for students starting in spring 2022

Official university letters outlining the 2021-22 tuition rates will be mailed to home addresses in October.