2019-2020 Undergraduate Costs

Centenary's tuition and mandatory fees are combined into one transparent price. This flat rate includes innovative hybrid semesters which incorporate August and May immersion terms (including the Centenary in Paris experience for all incoming freshmen), and an opportunity to earn up to 40 hours of coursework per year at no additional cost. This enables students to spend more time on opportunities like global study, original research, or co-curricular involvement and still graduate in four years.

 All Centenary students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan.

Tuition - $37,310 per year

Hours taken above or below the 12-22* credit hour range during a fall or spring term will be charged $1554/hr.

*max is 22 if 4 hours are in an immersion

Room Options

James/Hardin/Sexton (double) - $7,220

James/Hardin/Sexton (single) - $10,830

Cline (double) - $6,920

Cline (single) - $10,380

Rotary (double) - $8,220

Rotary (single) - $12,330

(These are per year rates)

Meal Plans

17 meals per week + $100 Cent Bucks - $6,450

15 meals per week + $125 Cent Bucks - $6,450

12 meals per week + $150 Cent Bucks- $6,450

7 meals per week + $150 Cent Bucks - $5,450*

(These are per year rates)


Cent Bucks are flexible credits that can be used at Randle's in the Student Union Building.

*Available to juniors and seniors only

Learn more about dining options

Other Fees

Annual parking permit (resident) - $120

Annual parking permit (commuter) - $60

New student fee-entering fall (one-time) - $250

New student fee-entering spring (one-time) - $75

Enrollment changes (per change) - $40

ID card replacement - $30

Return check fee - $75

Late financial clearance fee (Aug Term - 8/2; Fall Term - 8/26) - $150

Late financial clearance fee (beginning 9/6) - $300

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The cost of attendance (COA) is the cornerstone of establishing a student’s
financial need, as it sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive for purposes of the TEACH Grant, Campus-Based Programs, and Direct/Direct PLUS Loans, and is one of the basic components of the Pell Grant calculation.  The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.  It includes direct as well as indirect costs that a student will incur during an academic year. 
See below the COAs for 2019-20:
Full-time UG Living On Campus
Tuition                $ 37,310
Room                    $  7,220
Meal Plan            $  6,450
Books/Supplies   $  1,300
Transportation  $  1,300
Personal             $  1,920
TOTAL                   $55,500
Full-time UG Living Off Campus
Tuition                $ 37,310
Books/Supplies   $  1,300
Living Expenses  $  9,650
Transportation  $  2,200
Personal             $  1,920
TOTAL                   $52,380
Full-time UG Living with Parents
Tuition                $ 37,310
Books/Supplies   $  1,300
Living Expenses  $  3,450
Transportation  $  2,200
Personal             $  1,920
TOTAL                   $46,180


2019-2020 Graduate Costs

MBA Tuition per course - $2145

MAT Tuition per 3 hours - $900

MAT Clinical Teaching Fee - $300


Indirect Costs:

Allowable books/supplies - $150 per course
Living Expense/personal/transportation - $1530/mo



Non-degree seeking students

Non-degree seeking students can take up to 16 credit hours per year at $778 per credit hour. Non-degree seeking students may take no more than 12 credit hours in a single semester.

Financial Aid

99% of Centenary students receive some form of financial aid.

Payment Plans

Centenary offers several payment options to help you manage the cost of your education. Final financial arrangements are handled by our Business Office.

Room & Board

Local students qualify for room fee waivers! Learn more about Centenary's residence halls and other amenities on campus.