Regular Charges and Fees for 2020-2021

Tuition $ 30,191
Fees $ 963
Room Standard Double Room (Dotzour, Bittinger, Morrison, and Metzler) $3,671
Private Residential Room Upgrade: additional $1,000 per semester
Harter Apartments $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Baer Apartments $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Terra Nova Luxury Apartments $ 8,524 (3.25 GPA)
Lakeside Apartments $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Deerfield, Lakeside Duplex, or Baer House $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Board Unlimited Meal Plan $ 5,083 (required for all first-time freshmen)
14-meal (224 block) $ 4,808 (available for sophomore through senior students)
10-meal (160 block) $ 3,326 (required for all off-campus athletes)


Tuition – Full-time
$ 30,191
Includes twelve (12) to sixteen (16) hours for fall and spring term and four (4) hours in interterm.
Students must be enrolled full time to receive institutional financial aid.  Excess hours over sixteen (16) hours: $ 250 per hour

Tuition – Part-time
1-7 hours: $ 430 per hour
8 to 11 hours: $ 750 per hour

Tuition – Summer School
Undergraduate: $ 430 per hour
ACCK Courses: $ 300 per hour

Double Room: (see above)
McPherson College is a residential college. All unmarried students age 23 and under not living with their parents live in residence halls.
e rooms at an additional $1,000/semester to the double room charge. Based on availability.

General Fee
$ 963
The general fee is assessed to all full-time students to assist in covering the costs associated with student activities, computer support, student life, athletics, and Student Government Association.

Student Insurance
To be determined. Proof of Insurance is needed for student athletes and international students.

Part-time Fee
3-7 hours: $ 30 per term
8-11 hours: $ 50 per term

Graduate Tuition
McPherson students: $ 375 per hour

Special Charges and Fees

Enrollment Deposit: $ 150/$ 250 for Automotive Restoration.
Deposit is refundable before May 1.

Athletic Fee
$ 650

Late payment arrangement: $ 100 after August 1
Each change of schedule: $ 50 (drop and add after the first two (2) weeks of term)
Official transcript: $ 8+ processing fee to National Student Clearinghouse
Returned check charge: $ 30

Special Classes
Auditing courses, per hour: $ 50
Senior citizen audit fee: $ 25
The Vice President for Academic Affairs determines which courses may be audited. Restoration technology, studio art classes, and private music lessons may not be audited. Permission to audit is granted on a space-available basis.
Private music lessons: $ 150 per semester hour in addition to regular tuition
Piano rental for Class Piano: $ 50
Instrument rental: $ 50 per instrument

Automotive Restoration Courses

Automotive Restoration course fee: $ 65 per class minimum
TE 152 Sheet Metal: $ 90
TE 275 Automotive Paint Restoration: $ 250
Maximum for Auto Restoration per semester: $ 260

Physical Education Courses

PE 160 & 161 Individual & Dual Sports I & II: $ 25
PE 180 First Aid & Personal Safety: $ 30
PE 375 Junior Seminar for PE: $ 60

Behavioral Sciences Course

PY/SO 474 Scientific Writing for Behavioral Sciences: $ 20

Teacher Education Courses

G-CI 251 Introduction to Education Practicum: $ 20
CI 475/EE 475 Student Teaching: $ 150 per semester

Studio Art Courses

G-AR 101 Drawing I: $ 125
AR 210 Drawing II
: $ 125
G-AR 102 Painting I
: $ 125
AR 202 Painting II
: $ 125
G-AR 131 Ceramics 1
: $ 125
AR 231 Ceramics II
: $ 125
AR 103 Elementary Design
: $ 125
AR 315 Metalsmithing
: $ 125
G-AR 350 Sculpture I
: $ 125
AR 355 Sculpture II
: $ 125
AR 203 Photography I
: $ 125
AR 303 Photography II
: $ 125
AR 333 Commercial Photography I
: $ 125
AR 363 Commercial Photography II
: $ 125
AR 403 Photography Portfolio Development
: $ 125
AR 425 Concentrated Studies: $ 125
AR 475A Senior Concentration
: $ 125

Graphic Design Courses

AR 130 Design Software: $ 225
AR 205 Multi-Media Software
: $ 225
AR 230 Graphic Design I
: $ 225
AR 235 Graphic Design II
: $ 225
AR 320 Typography & Logo Branding:
$ 225
AR 330 Graphic Design III:
$ 225
AR 475G Graphic Design IV
$ 225
AR 335 Moving Image Software
$ 225
AR 470 Graphic Design Senior Show
$ 225

Art History Courses

Art History I: $ 100
Art History II
: $ 100
Contemporary Design
: $ 25

Billing and Payment Policies

McPherson College expects the student to be financially responsible. All student accounts are in the student’s name regardless of who makes payment on the account.


Students may view their account statement on Bulldog Connect. The first charges for the fall semester will be available in July. The spring charges will be available in late November. These initial statements list tuition and applicable fees, room and board for residential students as well as estimated financial aid, payments, and the estimated balance due. Activity after the initial account statement is created may affect the amount you are responsible to pay. Such activity could include adding/dropping courses, bookstore charges, changes to room and board, and/or changes to your financial aid package.

Email communications to the student’s McPherson College email address are sent letting them know when their account statement is available. However, students are strongly encouraged to stay informed on a regular basis by accessing their account on Bulldog Connect at any time throughout the year.

Financial Aid

The Business Office will recognize credit on the student’s account balance for posted federal financial aid and issue a credit refund check within 14 days from the posting date in accordance with Department of Education rules. For other non-federal aid, the following circumstances apply:

Institutional/Merit Awards: Credit will be recognized when the award is posted to the student account.

Outside Scholarships: Awards from outside sources will not appear on the student’s account statement until McPherson College receives the funds and the aid is posted to the student account.

Alternative Loans: Credit will be recognized when loan funds are made available to the college and the loan is posted to the student account.

Federal Work Study: Although Work Study may be part of your financial aid package, it is not a guarantee of employment and will not be deducted from your student account. Arrangement may be made in the Business Office to direct future wages to be applied directly to the student account.

Monthly Payment Plan

If an annual or semester payment is not possible, McPherson College requires students to set up a budget plan through Tuition Management Services (TMS). For a small enrollment fee ($65 per year) families can budget convenient, interest-free monthly payments beginning August 15. Further information can be found at An exception to this policy would require individual arrangements made directly with the Business Office.


You are responsible for payment in full of your student account balance minus estimated financial aid. The payments are due as billed unless noted otherwise. The fall semester bill is due on August 15, 2020, and the spring semester bill is due on January 15, 2021. While McPherson Colleges encourages payment in full by the end of the semester, you are allowed to carry over $1,500 of unpaid expenses from the previous semester to the current semester. A larger carryover may be allowed only under specific arrangement with the Business Office.

Courses taken online through College Consortium must be paid in full up front. If payment in full is not made before the course drop date, the student will automatically be withdrawn from the College Consortium course.

Checks should be made payable to McPherson College, and payments should be mailed to McPherson College, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 1402, McPherson, KS 67460. Cash payments are accepted in person in the Business Office. Credit card payments can be made online or by telephone. For online payments, please log into Bulldog Connect to view your account and click on Make a Payment. If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 620-242-0450.

The college reserves the right to withhold official academic transcripts if the student fails to pay their balance in full. Diplomas will not be released if an account balance remains. Students with a balance are also not allowed to participate in Commencement.

The college will provide an unofficial copy of an academic transcript at the student’s request. It will be marked with the word “UNOFFICIAL.”


Failure to pay the balance on the student’s account by the due date places the student on a restricted enrollment status, or HOLD. Students on HOLD will not be allowed to register for classes, confirm existing pre-registrations, obtain transcripts or receive other non-essential services until their accounts are brought current. Please contact the Business Office at 620-242-0450 or 620-242-0459 for assistance with HOLD resolutions.

Late Fees

A late fee charge of $100 will be assessed on semester balances remaining unpaid 10 days after the semester due date. The exception would be those enrolled in a monthly payment plan.

Institutional Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from McPherson College on or after the first day of a term may be eligible for a refund (proration) of qualified institutional charges and non-federal financial aid. Qualified charges would include tuition, fees, room and board. Charges that are not included in a refund include, but are not limited to, books, fines, and insurance premiums. Non-federal aid would include aid from the institution, state, and outside resources. McPherson College determines the percentage of adjustment by calculating earned and unearned percentages using the following method:

All calendar days from the beginning of the term to the Last Day of Attendance (LDA) are divided by the total number of calendar days in the term to determine the percentage of adjustment. Scheduled breaks of five calendar days or more and temporary break days are excluded.

  1. If the withdrawal occurs within the first 60% of the term, a pro rata adjustment will be made to the student’s account. Qualified charges and non-federal aid will be adjusted individually. Earned amounts will remain posted, and unearned amounts will be returned to the issuing authority. If an outside agency allows, a larger percentage of the entire award may remain posted to pay adjusted charges.
  2. If the withdrawal occurs after the first 60% of the term, no adjustment or refund is due.

Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy

In addition to the institutional refund calculation, recipients–and, in some cases, intended recipients–of federal Title IV financial aid (with the exception of Federal Work Study) will be subject to the refund policies as mandated by the United States Department of Education. McPherson College must calculate earned and unearned federal aid using the same method as described under the Institutional Refund Policy.

  1. If the withdrawal occurs within the first 60% of the term, a pro rata adjustment will be made to the student’s account. The resulting percentages are applied to the total of Title IV aid that was disbursed and could have been disbursed. Any unearned amount must be returned to the appropriate program source in the following order until the unearned amount is satisfied:          1) Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, 2) Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, 3) Federal Perkins Loans, 4) Federal Direct PLUS loans, 5) Federal Pell Grants, 6) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, 7) Federal TEACH grants, 8)Iraq/Afghanistan Service Grants.
  2. If the withdrawal occurs after the first 60% of the term, no adjustment or refund of federal Title IV financial aid is due.