Tuition and Fees for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

You may also download a version of the schedule of charges for the Academic Year of 2016-2017.

Note: Fisk University has implemented a streamlined and simple approach to recurring student fees. The “One Fee Model” See Description of Selected Fees Below

DESCRIPTION OF SELECTED FEES

Recurring Fee: The Recurring fee is assessed to cover the costs of a range of areas not covered under tuition, room and board charges. These areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Student Activities and Cultural Enrichment The costs associated with campus events and programs that benefit student engagement, cultural experience and campus life such as intramurals, social programs, Student Activity Board, student publications such as Student Planner/Handbook and the Fisk Athletics Forum, University Convocations, Global and Community Lectures Series, public lectures, book readings, and cultural events designed to develop students as critically thinking leaders who are knowledgeable and reflective of their place in the world.
  • Technology: The costs associated with the University’s computer system applications, support services, and core infrastructure that is central to the academic units of the University as well as to the student experience.
  • Campus Access and Safety: The costs associated with ensuring proper safety personnel and equipment, safety and emergency alert systems, as well as 24/7 campus safety supports such as escort services across campus.
  • Undergraduate Testing Fee: The costs for initial math, languages and computer proficiency placement tests for incoming first-year students. The recurring fee also covers the cost for general education proficiency pre and post testing at the start and end of students completing all core curriculum required courses. Finally, the cost for exit examinations for all graduating seniors upon completion of all required declared major courses are covered by the recurring fee.

Other Fees /Charges Assed Upon Occurrence


Science Lab Fee: Laboratory fees are charged to defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipment’s in laboratories. The fee also covers the cost of using consumable materials (e.g. glassware, chemicals, paper, and/or other media) or use of department equipment or facilities during instruction in science lab or lecture/lab, special storage and proper disposal of chemicals and clean-up so as to meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
Matriculation and Orientation Fee: The one-time only fee charged to all newly admit and enrolled students at Fisk University to cover the cost associated with transfers, advising, and other services related with admissions. The Fee is assessed during the first term in which a student is both admitted and enrolled at Fisk University. The fee also defrays the cost of new student orientation, activities and programs such as dinners for students and families, social activities, educational programs, field trips, etc.


Acceptance Fee (U.S. Students): Admitted candidates should submit a fee of $100.00 to the Office of Admission. This fee (100% refundable if submitted on or before May 1) is credited to the student’s tuition and guarantees the student space in the entering class. It is a demonstration of intent to enroll and can be carried for two semesters. Campus housing papers will not be submitted to students until this fee is paid.


Acceptance Fee (International Students): Admitted international students should submit a fee of $ 1,000 (100% refundable if the applicant is not able to secure a non-immigrant student visa) is credited to the student’s tuition and guarantees the student space in the entering class. I-20 paperwork and campus housing papers will not be submitted to the student until this fee is paid.


Commuter Meal Plan: A student may purchase as commuter meal plan and eat any meal on any day of the week while meals are served. The University offers four plan types: 25, 50, 75, and 100 commuter meal plans. To activate a meal plan, the student must apply through the Office of Student Engagement and remit payment for the charge to the Business Office.


Credit by Examination Fee: This fee is assessed to defray the administrative costs associated with the coordination, design and administration of the credit by examination test. Students are also required to pay the tuition associated with each course they intend to include on their transcript through this process.


Graduation Fee: The Graduation Fee is assessed only to all graduates in the year of Commencement. The onetime fee defrays the commencement expenses for undergraduate and graduate students which include, but are not limited to, cap and gown fees, printing of student diplomas, the Baccalaureate program, the commencement program and location, facilities, speakers, honorary degrees, various receptions, and any other expenses associated with Commencement.

Undergraduate Student Fees

DescriptionSemesterAnnual
Tuition (12-18 semester hours)$9,812 $19,624
Per hour rate (less than 12 hours or more than 18 hours)$817
Room Double Occupancy$3,081 $6,162
Room Single Occupancy$4,719 $9,438
Board:
19 Meals per week$2,314 $4,628
12 Meals per week (Juniors and Seniors Only)$1,582 $3,164
10 Meals per week (Juniors and Seniors Only)$1,217 $2,434
Recurring Fees (details below)$928 $1,856
Health Insurance (students can waive this if they already have ACA approved insurance) $1,822

Graduate Student Fees

DescriptionSemesterAnnual
Tuition (9-15 semester hours)$9,950 $19,900
Per hour rate (less than 9 hours or more than 15 hours)$1,106
Room Double Occupancy$3,081 $6,162
Room Single Occupancy$4,179 $9,438
Board
19 Meals per week$2,314 $4,628
12 Meals per week$1,582 $3,164
10 Meals per week$1,217 $2,434
Recurring Fees (details below)$928 $1,856
Health Insurance (students can waive this if they already have ACA approved insurance) $1,822

Freshman and New Student Fees

DescriptionSemesterAnnual
Enrollment Fee (U.S. Students)$100
Enrollment Fee (International Students)$700
Matriculation and Orientation Fees$435
Room Security Deposit$100

Recurring Fee Details

DescriptionSemesterAnnual
Activity Fee$410 $820
Technology Fee$250 $500
Cultural Enrichment Fee$83 $166
Health Services Fee$55 $110
Testing Fee$55 $110
Security Fee$75 $150

Other Fees/Charges (Assessed as Incurred)

DescriptionSemesterAnnual
Commuter Meal Plan – 25 Meals per Semester$165
Commuter Meal Plan – 50 Meals per Semester$326
Commuter Meal Plan – 75 Meals per Semester$462
Commuter Meal Plan – 100 Meals per Semester$652
Application Fee$25/$50
Room Reservation Fee Annual$100
Credit by Examination Fee (per exam plus class tuition)$220
Graduation Fee$350
Science Lab Fee (per course)$65
Auditing Fee (per course)$110
Diploma Reorder Fee$60
Late Registration Fee$125
Lost Student ID (per occurrence)$60
Lost Key Charge (per key)$130
Music Fee Group Instruction (1-50 Min. Class/Week)$110
Music Fee Group Instruction (2-50 Min. Class/Week)$135
Music Fee Private Instruction (1-25 Min. Lesson/Week)$135
Music Fee Private Instruction (1-50 Min. Lesson/Week)$165
Music Fee Private Instruction (2-25 Min. Lesson/Week)$165
Reinstatement Charge (per occurrence)$120
Student Teaching Fee$320
Thesis Fee$130
Official Transcript Fee (per transcript)$10
Unofficial Transcript Fee (per transcript pickup only)$5
Payment Plan Administration Fee (per semester)$40