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Tuition and fees

This page contains tuition and fees information for different student types, academic programs, and terms/semesters. Saint Martin's University uses the budget information below to determine aid awards for eligible students.

Begin your budgeting process by understanding the direct and indirect costs associated with attending Saint Martin's. Direct costs are charges assessed to your student bill, while indirect costs are charges you may need to consider in your annual budget, but are not billed by the school. Estimates of these can be found in the cost of attendance. In addition, you'll want to understand our billing processesyour obligations and the financial aid and scholarship options available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our staff at the Student Financial Services Center.

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Affording a private education

FAFSA and financial aid:

The U.S. Department of Education provides over $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds for domestic undergraduate and graduate students. The first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Saint Martin's University FAFSA Code: 003794

Net Price Calculator

Saint Martin's offers our Net Price Calculator* as a means for new, first-year, undergraduate students and their families to estimate education costs and potential financial aid. The results of the calculator are an estimate only and do not guarantee the actual financial aid you will receive.

*This is not an application for financial aid.

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How Saint Martin's helps

Saint Martin's is dedicated to helping you fund your education. On average, each year we award over $20 million dollars in scholarships - ranging from $100 to full tuition

2024-2025 rates

Tuition and fees for most undergraduate programs. Students in business, computer science, engineering and nursing will have additional surcharges and lab fees.

 On campus (two semesters)Off campus (two semesters)
Tuition$44,900$44,900
Housing (average rate - varies by room type; details in tuition and fee breakdown section below)$7,072$12,959
Food (highest rate - varies by meal plan; details in tuition and fee breakdown section below)$7,920$4,517
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load per semester)$712.50$712.50
Activity fee$320$320
Health/Wellness & Safety fee$290$290
Enrollment deposit$200$200
Room damage deposit (refundable)$200N/A
Total$61,614.50$63,898.50

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Average net price

The average net price includes tuition/fees, housing and meals for all full-time undergraduates once scholarships and grants are included

Total cost with average aid applied$21,303

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.

These estimated dollar amounts are for one academic year (two semesters) before scholarships. The student is required to complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form to certify they have funds available. The estimated amounts below do not include transportation to and from the United States, and do not represent the total expenses of the program if longer than nine months.

 Two semesters
Tuition$44,900
Room (mid-level rate - varies by room type)$6,716
Meals (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)$7,610
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load per semester)$712.50
Activity fee$320
Health/Wellness & Safety fee$290
Application feen/a
Enrollment deposit$200
Room damage deposit (refundable)$200
Total$60,948.50

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate. 

MBA | MAcc

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,254$500
500 level courses per credit$500$250
Per credit hour program surcharge$90None
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MSCE | MEM | MSEV | MSME | MSCS

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,346$500
Per credit hour program surcharge$90None
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MAC

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,320$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Total projected tuition for the three-year MAC program is $79,200 for civilians and $30,000 for military. Credit cost can fluctuate each year. Students may also be eligible for financial aid to reduce total cost.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MED | MIT

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,254$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MED-HESA

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,188$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Total projected tuition for the MED-HESA program is $42,768. This reflects the total projected tuition for 36 semester hours to complete the program. Credit cost can fluctuate each year. Students may transfer nine semester hours of graduate work to reduce total number of semester hours needed. Students may also be eligible for financial aid to reduce total cost.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


School Administrator

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,254$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


STAR

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$660$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

STAR with MIT: Students enrolled in the STAR with MIT program will be assessed the STAR tuition rate for the STAR certification courses and MIT tuition rate for MIT program required courses. See MIT section on this page for those rates.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


PhD in leadership studies

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025 / Summer 2025
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit (800/900 level)$876$500
Concentration courses (600/700 level)See appropriate master's program for current tuition rates per creditSee appropriate master's program for current tuition rates per credit
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

 


 

* Graduate military rate (all campuses): Uniformed service members only. This rate includes National Guard members and Reservists as long as they have been updated to active duty status in our student management system. Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term/semester.

** Graduate Health/Activity fee: Students enrolled in graduate-level in-person classes have access to various on-campus student activities as well as services provided through the Student Health Center and the Counseling and Wellness Center. Graduate students enrolled full-time (6 credits of more) are charged a $100 fee per semester; graduate students enrolled for less than 6 credits are charged $16.67 per credit.

*** The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

**** Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2025 but will resume for the Fall 2025/Spring 2026 academic year.

Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses

Fall 2024 / Spring 2025
100-400 level courseMilitary*Civilian**
Online fee per WEB or BOL course***None$30
Per credit hour professional fee surcharge (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses)None$90
Tuition per credit$250$670
Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$2,010
SMU Textbook Program per credit****$23.75*****$23.75*****

* Saint-Martin's-JBLM undergraduate (100-400 level course) military rate: Includes service members (active duty, National Guard/Reservists) and their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).

Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term.

**Saint Martin's-JBLM civilian rate: Includes civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others.

*** WEB classes are classes held online / BOL classes are blended with part online and part in the classroom.

**** The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

***** Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2025 but will resume for the Fall 2025/Spring 2026 academic year.

Payment policy 

  • All payments and/or arrangements are due one week (5 business days) prior to the start of the term or no later than the first day of the term if registration occurs later. 
  • Financial aid recipients must have all required aid documents submitted to Student Financial Services prior to the start of the term. 
  • Payment plans are available for students with accounts in good standing. This plan requires a 40% down payment of the tuition balance at the time of registration. Students choosing this option will be required to sign a promissory note for the remaining balance. Payment of balance owed will be due in two equal installments, with dates established at time of registration. 
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, VA benefits are not considered financial aid for purposes of calculating the balance due to the institution. 
  • Students may pay registration costs by check or money order in person or by credit/debit card or electronic check online through their Self Service account. 
  • Students using VA benefits are welcome to participate in the deferred payment plan under above stated conditions. 

For more information:
Military and military-affiliated
 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

2024-2025 tuition and fee breakdown

Details for the 2024-2025 budget information above are based on the following breakdowns.

 Per creditPer semesterFall-Spring
Full-time (12-18 credits)n/a$22,450$44,900
Summer term - 2025$960n/an/a
Less than 12 credits / Over 18 credits$1,545n/an/a
Undergraduate computer science, engineering, nursing and business related courses: additional professional program tuition surcharge (per semester credit)$90n/an/a
 Per creditPer semesterFall-spring
MBA, MAcc$1,254n/an/a
MEM, MSCE, MSCS, MSEV, MSME$1,346n/an/a
MAC$1,320n/an/a
MED, MIT, School Administrator$1,254n/an/a
MED-HESA$1,188n/an/a
PhD$876n/an/a
Graduate engineering and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per credit)$90n/an/a

Important: Please complete validation and payment arrangements no later than the first day of class. Internships or directed study classes without specific meeting dates must be validated by the first session.

Lacey Campus

ProgramsCost per semester hour
Undergraduate$960
Master of Education (MED)$1,254
Master in Teaching (MIT)$1,254
Master of Engineering Management (MEM)$1,320
Master of Mechanical Engineering (MSME)$1,320
Master of Civil Engineering (MSCE)$1,320
Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Accountancy (MAcc)$1,254
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies$876
 Per semester (unless otherwise noted)Fall-Spring
Room damage deposit (included in $400 enrollment deposit for on campus residents) $200
Residential program fee (On campus residents)$25$50
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load)$356.25 
Lab fee (sciences, engineering)$120 per lab 
Lab fee (music lessons)$195 per credit 
Nursing Program fee$538.75 per semester based on specific course enrollment - see Nursing Department for details 
Online/Hybrid class fee$30 
Health/Wellness/Safety fee$145$290
Late registration/validation fee$60 
Undergrad Graduation fee**$60 
Graduate Graduation fee**$80 

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

** Graduate fee is non-refundable and charged each time a student applies for graduation.

Professional program surcharge: $90 per semester hour (undergraduate and graduate). Applies to courses in:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing

2024/2025 Insurance information: 

***rates below are based on 2023/2024 insurance information and will be updated once new approved rates are received

All domestic students enrolled on the Lacey campus half-time or more are required to have medical insurance coverage. If a student has their own health insurance coverage they may waive out of the health insurance fee by the deadline for the semester/year. Watch for email notices sent from Student Financial Services to avoid missing critical deadlines.

* To accurately submit a waiver, students will need to use their full SMU ID number including the leading "P".
Example: P000111222

Summary of Benefits

 Fall 2024Spring/Summer 2025Summer 2025
Domestic student health insurance****$1,390***$2,525***$1,181
  • The Saint Martin's University student insurance plan is a shared plan with other colleges or universities using the same coverage.
  • Eligibility information listed in the benefit summary or in the online insurance document is not necessarily the eligibility requirement for Saint Martin's University. Each school may have their own.
  • Saint Martin’s uses a 6-credit requirement for undergraduate enrollment (half time) and a 3-credit requirement for graduate enrollment (half time).
  • Our plan is for domestic students and US Territory students only.
  • International students and visiting scholars are not enrolled in this plan and should contact the Saint Martin's University Office of International Programs and Development for insurance information
  • Dependent coverage is available if the student is also on the plan. To enroll dependents, visit the AHP Student Insurance site at stmartin.myahpcare.com.
  • The final brochure will be available soon.

For more information, please visit our student health insurance page.

The following housing options are for Lacey campus.

 Per semesterFall / Spring
Baran Hall double room*$2,895$5,790
Baran Hall single room*$3,310$6,620
Baran Hall triple*$2,405$4,810
Spangler Hall suites double room*$3,390$6,780
Spangler Hall suites single room*$3,865$7,730
Spangler Hall apartments single$4,500$9,000
Burton Hall apartments double$3,835$7,670
Burton Hall apartments single$4,315$8,630
Parsons Hall triple*$2,855$5,710
Parsons Hall double*$3,358$6,716
Parsons Hall single shared bath*$3,865$7,730
Parsons Hall single private bath*$4,225$8,450
Parsons Hall double suite*$3,150$6,300

* Traditional meal plan required

Saint Martin's in partnership with Bon Appetit, offers various meal plan options for residential and non-residential students.
 

 Per semesterFall / Spring
Gold plan$4,040$8,080
Silver plan$3,805$7,610
Bronze plan$3,625$7,250
Commuter plan$1,340$2,680

For more information regarding meal plans visit Bon Appetit.

2023-2024 rates

Tuition and fees for most undergraduate programs. Students in business, computer science, engineering and nursing will have additional surcharges and lab fees. 

 On campus (two semesters)Off campus (two semesters)
Tuition$43,600$43,600
Housing (average rate - varies by room type; details in tuition and fee breakdown section below)$6,868$8,720
Food (highest rate - varies by meal plan; details in tuition and fee breakdown section below)$7,920$2,720
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load per semester)$712.50$712.50
Activity fee$320$320
Health/Wellness & Safety fee$290$290
Enrollment deposit$200$200
Room damage deposit (refundable)$200N/A
Total$60,110.50$56,562.50

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Additional fees/Indirect costs (varies)
Other books and supplies$1,000
Misc./Personal$1,000
Transportation$2,000
Loan feesVaries
Average net price

The average net price includes tuition/fees, housing and meals for all full-time undergraduates once scholarships and grants are included

Total cost with average aid applied$20,765

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.

These estimated dollar amounts are for one academic year (two semesters) before scholarships. The student is required to complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form to certify they have funds available. The estimated amounts below do not include transportation to and from the United States, and do not represent the total expenses of the program if longer than nine months.

 Two semesters
Tuition$43,600
Room (mid-level rate - varies by room type)$6,520
Meals (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan)$7,460
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load per semester)$712.50
Activity fee$320
Health/Wellness & Safety fee$290
Application feen/a
Enrollment deposit$200
Room damage deposit (refundable)$200
Total$59,302.50

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Additional fees/indirect costs (varies)
Other books and supplies$1,000
Misc./Personal$1,000
TransportationVaries

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate. 

These estimated dollar amounts are for one academic year (two semesters) before scholarships. The student is required to complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form to certify they have funds available. The estimated amounts below do not include transportation to and from the United States, and do not represent the total expenses of the program if longer than nine months.

  ESL
Tuition $9,960
Room (mid-level rate - varies by room type) $6,520
Meals (mid-level rate -varies by meal plan) $7,460
SMU Textbook Program* n/a
Activity fee $320
Health/Wellness & Safety fee $290
Application fee $60
Enrollment deposit n/a
Room damage deposit (refundable) $200
Total $24,810

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022 and is currently unavailable for International ESL students. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Additional fees/indirect costs (varies)
Other books and supplies $1,000
Misc./Personal $1,000
Transportation Varies

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.  

Tuition and fees for undergraduate summer session on the Lacey campus.  Please note that summer tuition and fees for graduate programs are the same as those for fall and spring semester.

Important: Please complete validation and payment arrangements no later than the first day of class. Internships or directed study classes without specific meeting dates must be validated at the first session.

Lacey Campus

Fees Civilian Active Service Military Member
Tuition per semester credit $930 $250
Per semester credit professional surcharge (Business related, computer science, engineering, nursing) $90 $90
Lab fees Varies by program Varies by program
SMU Textbook Program per semester credit* Not available Summer 2024 Not available Summer 2024
Online fee per WEB or BOL course** $30 $30

About Main (Lacey) campus

Undergraduate - (100-400 level courses)
Military rate – Active Service Member only
Non-military rate – all others
Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each semester.

Saint Martin's-JBLM

Fees Civilian Active Service Military Member
Tuition per semester credit $670 $250
Per semester credit professional surcharge (Business related, computer science, engineering, nursing) $90 $90
Lab fees Varies by program Varies by program
SMU Textbook Program per semester credit* Not available Summer 2024 Not available Summer 2024
Online fee per WEB or BOL course** $30 $30

About JBLM campus

Undergraduate - (100-400 level courses)
Military rate – service members (Active duty, National Guard/Reservists) & their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).
Civilian rate – civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others
Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each semester.

 


 

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2023 but will resume for the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 academic year.
Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

** WEB classes are classes held online / BOL classes are blended with part online and part in classroom

MBA | MAcc

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,254$500
500 level courses per credit$500$250
Per credit hour program surcharge$90None
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MSCE | MEM | MSEV | MSME | MSCS

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,346$500
Per credit hour program surcharge$90None
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MAC

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,320$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Total projected tuition for the three-year MAC program is $79,200 for civilians and $30,000 for military. Credit cost can fluctuate each year. Students may also be eligible for financial aid to reduce total cost.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MED | MIT

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,254$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MED-HESA

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,188$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Total projected tuition for the MED-HESA program is $42,768. This reflects the total projected tuition for 36 semester hours to complete the program. Credit cost can fluctuate each year. Students may transfer nine semester hours of graduate work to reduce total number of semester hours needed. Students may also be eligible for financial aid to reduce total cost.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


School Administrator

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$1,254$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


STAR

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit$660$500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

STAR with MIT: Students enrolled in the STAR with MIT program will be assessed the STAR tuition rate for the STAR certification courses and MIT tuition rate for MIT program required courses. See MIT section on this page for those rates.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


PhD in leadership studies

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024
 CivilianMilitary*
Tuition per credit (800/900 level)$876$500
Concentration courses (600/700 level)See appropriate master's program for current tuition rates per creditSee appropriate master's program for current tuition rates per credit
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)**$100$100
SMU Textbook Program per credit***$23.75****$23.75****

 


 

* Graduate military rate (all campuses): Uniformed service members only. This rate includes National Guard members and Reservists as long as they have been updated to active duty status in our student management system. Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term/semester.

** Graduate Health/Activity fee: Students enrolled in graduate-level in-person classes have access to various on-campus student activities as well as services provided through the Student Health Center and the Counseling and Wellness Center. Graduate students enrolled full-time (6 credits of more) are charged a $100 fee per semester; graduate students enrolled for less than 6 credits are charged $16.67 per credit.

*** The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

**** Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2024 but will resume for the Fall 2025/Spring 2026 academic year.

Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
100-400 level courseMilitary*Civilian**
Online fee per WEB or BOL course***None$30
Per credit hour professional fee surcharge (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses)None$90
Tuition per credit$250$670
Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$2,010
SMU Textbook Program per credit****$23.75*****$23.75*****

* Saint-Martin's-JBLM undergraduate (100-400 level course) military rate: Includes service members (active duty, National Guard/Reservists) and their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).

Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term.

**Saint Martin's-JBLM civilian rate: Includes civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others.

*** WEB classes are classes held online / BOL classes are blended with part online and part in the classroom.

**** The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

***** Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2024 but will resume for the Fall 2025/Spring 2026 academic year.

Payment policy 

  • All payments and/or arrangements are due one week (5 business days) prior to the start of the term or no later than the first day of the term if registration occurs later. 
  • Financial aid recipients must have all required aid documents submitted to Student Financial Services prior to the start of the term. 
  • Payment plans are available for students with accounts in good standing. This plan requires a 40% down payment of the tuition balance at the time of registration. Students choosing this option will be required to sign a promissory note for the remaining balance. Payment of balance owed will be due in two equal installments, with dates established at time of registration. 
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, VA benefits are not considered financial aid for purposes of calculating the balance due to the institution. 
  • Students may pay registration costs by check or money order in person or by credit/debit card or electronic check online through their Self Service account. 
  • Students using VA benefits are welcome to participate in the deferred payment plan under above stated conditions. 

For more information:
Military and military-affiliated
 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

2023-2024 tuition and fee breakdown

Details for the 2023-2024 budget information above are based on the following breakdowns.

 Per creditPer semesterFall-Spring
Full-time (12-18 credits)n/a$21,800$43,600
Summer term - 2024$930n/an/a
Less than 12 credits / Over 18 credits$1,500n/an/a
Undergraduate computer science, engineering, nursing and business related courses: additional professional program tuition surcharge (per semester credit)$90n/an/a

 

 Per creditPer semesterFall-spring
MBA, MAcc$1,254n/an/a
MEM, MSCE, MSCS, MSEV, MSME$1,346n/an/a
MAC$1,320n/an/a
MED, MIT, School Administrator$1,254n/an/a
MED-HESA$1,188n/an/a
PhD$876n/an/a
Graduate engineering and business related courses, additional professional program tuition surcharge (per credit)$90n/an/a

 

Important: Please complete validation and payment arrangements no later than the first day of class. Internships or directed study classes without specific meeting dates must be validated by the first session.

Lacey Campus

ProgramsCost per semester hour
Undergraduate$930
Master of Education (MED)$1,254
Master in Teaching (MIT)$1,254
Master of Engineering Management (MEM)$1,320
Master of Mechanical Engineering (MSME)$1,320
Master of Civil Engineering (MSCE)$1,320
Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Accountancy (MAcc)$1,254
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies$876

 

 Per semester (unless otherwise noted)Fall-Spring
Room damage deposit (included in $400 enrollment deposit for on campus residents) $200
Residential program fee (On campus residents)$25$50
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load)$356.25 
Lab fee (sciences, engineering)$120 per lab 
Lab fee (music lessons)$195 per credit 
Nursing Program fee$425 per semester based on specific course enrollment - see Nursing Department for details 
Online/Hybrid class fee$30 
Health/Wellness/Safety fee$145$290
Late registration/validation fee$60 
Undergrad Graduation fee**$45 
Graduate Graduation fee**$70 

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

** Graduate fee is non-refundable and charged each time a student applies for graduation.

Professional program surcharge: $90 per semester hour (undergraduate and graduate). Applies to courses in:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing

2023/2024 Insurance information:

All domestic students enrolled on the Lacey campus half-time or more are required to have medical insurance coverage. If a student has their own health insurance coverage they may waive out of the health insurance fee.

* To accurately submit a waiver, students will need to use their full SMU ID number including the leading "P".
Example: P000111222

Summary of Benefits

 Fall 2023Spring/Summer 2024Summer 2024
Domestic student health insurance*$1,390$2,525$1,181
  • The Saint Martin's University student insurance plan is a shared plan with other colleges or universities using the same coverage.
  • Eligibility information listed in the benefit summary or in the online insurance document is not necessarily the eligibility requirement for Saint Martin's University. Each school may have their own.
  • Saint Martin’s uses a 6-credit requirement for undergraduate enrollment (half time) and a 3-credit requirement for graduate enrollment (half time).
  • Our plan is for domestic students and US Territory students only.
  • International students and visiting scholars are not enrolled in this plan and should contact the Saint Martin's University Office of International Programs and Development for insurance information
  • Dependent coverage is available if the student is also on the plan. To enroll dependents, visit the AHP Student Insurance site at stmartin.myahpcare.com.
  • The final brochure will be available soon.

For more information, please visit our student health insurance page.

The following housing options are for Lacey campus.

 Per semesterFall / Spring
Baran Hall double room*$2,810$5,620
Baran Hall single room*$3,215$6,430
Baran Hall triple*$2,380$4,670
Spangler Hall suites double room*$3,290$6,580
Spangler Hall suites single room*$3,755$7,510
Spangler Hall apartments single$4,370$8,740
Burton Hall apartments double$3,725$7,450
Burton Hall apartments single$4,190$8,380
Parsons Hall triple*$2,775$5,550
Parsons Hall double*$3,260$6,520
Parsons Hall single shared bath*$3,755$7,510
Parsons Hall single private bath*$4,105$8,210
Parsons Hall double suite*$3,060$6,120

* Traditional meal plan required

Saint Martin's in partnership with Bon Appetit, offers various meal plan options for residential and non-residential students.
 

 Per semesterFall / Spring
Gold plan$3,960$7,920
Silver plan$3,730$7,460
Bronze plan$3,555$7,110
Commuter plan$1,315$2,630

For more information regarding meal plans visit Bon Appetit.

2022-2023 rates

Tuition and fees for most undergraduate programs. Students in business, computer science, engineering and nursing will have additional surcharges and lab fees. 

  On campus (two semesters) Off campus (two semesters)
Tuition $41,660 $41,660
Room (mid-level rate - varies by room type; details in tuition and fee breakdown section below) $6,220 $8,348
Meals (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan; details in tuition and fee breakdown section below) $7,170 $2,720
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load per semester) $712.50 $712.50
Activity fee $280 $280
Health/Wellness & Safety fee $280 $280
Enrollment deposit $200 $200
Room damage deposit (refundable) $200 N/A
Total $56,722.50 $54,200.50

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.

Additional fees/Indirect costs (varies)
Other books and supplies $1,000
Misc./Personal $1,000
Transportation $2,000
Loan fees Varies
Average net price

The average net price includes tuition/fees, housing and meals for all full-time undergraduates once scholarships and grants are included

Total cost with average aid applied $20,765

These estimated dollar amounts are for one academic year (two semesters) before scholarships. The student is required to complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form to certify they have funds available. The estimated amounts below do not include transportation to and from the United States, and do not represent the total expenses of the program if longer than nine months.

  Two semesters
Tuition $41,660
Room (mid-level rate - varies by room type) $6,220
Meals (mid-level rate - varies by meal plan) $7,170
SMU Textbook Program* (varies by course load, example given for 15-credit load per semester) $712.50
Activity fee $280
Health/Wellness & Safety fee $280
Application fee n/a
Enrollment deposit $200
Room damage deposit (refundable) $200
Total $56,722.50

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Additional fees/indirect costs (varies)
Other books and supplies $1,000
Misc./Personal $1,000
Transportation Varies

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.

These estimated dollar amounts are for one academic year (two semesters) before scholarships. The student is required to complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form to certify they have funds available. The estimated amounts below do not include transportation to and from the United States, and do not represent the total expenses of the program if longer than nine months.

  ESL
Tuition $9,960
Room (mid-level rate - varies by room type) $6,220
Meals (mid-level rate -varies by meal plan) $7,170
SMU Textbook Program* n/a
Activity fee $280
Health/Wellness & Safety fee $280
Application fee $60
Enrollment deposit n/a
Room damage deposit (refundable) $200
Total $24,170

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

Additional fees/indirect costs (varies)
Other books and supplies $1,000
Misc./Personal $1,000
Transportation Varies

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate. 

Tuition and fees for undergraduate summer session on the Lacey campus.  Please note that summer tuition and fees for graduate programs are the same as those for fall and spring semester.

Important: Please complete validation and payment arrangements no later than the first day of class. Internships or directed study classes without specific meeting dates must be validated at the first session.

Lacey Campus

Fees Civilian Active Service Military Member
Tuition per semester credit $880 $250
Per semester credit professional surcharge (Business related, computer science, engineering, nursing) $80 $80
Lab fees Varies by program Varies by program
SMU Textbook Program per semester credit* Not available Summer 2023 Not available Summer 2023
Online fee per WEB or BOL course** $30 $30

About Main (Lacey) campus

Undergraduate - (100-400 level courses)
Military rate – Active Service Member only
Non-military rate – all others
Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each semester.

Saint Martin's-JBLM

Fees Civilian Active Service Military Member
Tuition per semester credit $640 $250
Per semester credit professional surcharge (Business related, computer science, engineering, nursing) $80 $80
Lab fees Varies by program Varies by program
SMU Textbook Program per semester credit* Not available Summer 2023 Not available Summer 2023
Online fee per WEB or BOL course** $30 $30

About JBLM campus

Undergraduate - (100-400 level courses)
Military rate – service members (Active duty, National Guard/Reservists) & their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).
Civilian rate – civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others
Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each semester.

 


 

* The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester.
Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2023 but will resume for the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 academic year.
Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

** WEB classes are classes held online / BOL classes are blended with part online and part in classroom

MBA | MAcc

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $1,254 $500
500 level courses per credit $500 $250
Per credit hour program surcharge $80 None
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MSCE | MEM | MSEV | MSME | MSCS

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $1,320 $500
Per credit hour program surcharge $80 None
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MAC

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $1,320 $500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

Total projected tuition for the three-year MAC program is $79,200 for civilians and $30,000 for military. Credit cost can fluctuate each year. Students may also be eligible for financial aid to reduce total cost.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MED | MIT

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 (Lacey campus & JBLM campus)
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $1,254 $500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


MED-HESA

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $1,188 $500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

Total projected tuition for the MED-HESA program is $42,768. This reflects the total projected tuition for 36 semester hours to complete the program. Credit cost can fluctuate each year. Students may transfer nine semester hours of graduate work to reduce total number of semester hours needed. Students may also be eligible for financial aid to reduce total cost.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


School Administrator

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $1,254 $500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


STAR

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit $660 $500
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

STAR with MIT: Students enrolled in the STAR with MIT program will be assessed the STAR tuition rate for the STAR certification courses and MIT tuition rate for MIT program required courses. See MIT section on this page for those rates.

Disclaimer: This is just an estimate.


PhD in leadership studies

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
  Civilian Military*
Tuition per credit (800/900 level) $842 $500
Concentration courses (600/700 level) See appropriate master's program for current tuition rates per credit See appropriate master's program for current tuition rates per credit
Graduate Health/Activity fee (per semester)** $100 $100
SMU Textbook Program per credit*** $23.75**** $23.75****

 


 

* Graduate military rate (all campuses): Uniformed service members only. This rate includes National Guard members and Reservists as long as they have been updated to active duty status in our student management system. Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term/semester.

** Graduate Health/Activity fee: Students enrolled in graduate-level in-person classes have access to various on-campus student activities as well as services provided through the Student Health Center and the Counseling and Wellness Center. Graduate students enrolled full-time (6 credits of more) are charged a $100 fee per semester; graduate students enrolled for less than 6 credits are charged $16.67 per credit.

*** The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

**** Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2024 but will resume for the Fall 2025/Spring 2026 academic year.

Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
100-400 level course Military* Civilian**
Online fee per WEB or BOL course*** None $30
Per credit hour professional fee surcharge (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses) None $80
Tuition per credit $250 $640
Tuition per 3 semester hour course $750 $1,920
SMU Textbook Program per credit**** $23.75***** $23.75*****

* Saint-Martin's-JBLM undergraduate (100-400 level course) military rate: Includes service members (active duty, National Guard/Reservists) and their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).

Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term.

**Saint Martin's-JBLM civilian rate: Includes civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others.

*** WEB classes are classes held online / BOL classes are blended with part online and part in the classroom.

**** The SMU Textbook Program: This is a cost-saving course materials rental program that began Fall 2022. Students can opt-out of the program, but must do so before the Add/Drop date of each semester. Learn more about the SMU Textbook Program.

***** Note: The SMU Textbook program will not be available for Summer 2024 but will resume for the Fall 2025/Spring 2026 academic year.

Payment policy 

  • All payments and/or arrangements are due one week (5 business days) prior to the start of the term or no later than the first day of the term if registration occurs later. 
  • Financial aid recipients must have all required aid documents submitted to Student Financial Services prior to the start of the term. 
  • Payment plans are available for students with accounts in good standing. This plan requires a 40% down payment of the tuition balance at the time of registration. Students choosing this option will be required to sign a promissory note for the remaining balance. Payment of balance owed will be due in two equal installments, with dates established at time of registration. 
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, VA benefits are not considered financial aid for purposes of calculating the balance due to the institution. 
  • Students may pay registration costs by check or money order in person or by credit/debit card or electronic check online through their Self Service account. 
  • Students using VA benefits are welcome to participate in the deferred payment plan under above stated conditions. 

For more information:
Military and military-affiliated
 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Information

For more details review the cost of attendance

Cost of attendance includes direct and indirect costs to be considered in your budget, and is used to determine financial aid.

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Student Financial Services

Endorsing the Catholic Benedictine values of faith, reason, service, and community, the Student Financial Services Center supports the mission of Saint Martin's University to empower students in their pursuit of learning and honors their sacredness as individuals as well as their families and our community in an efficient and caring professional manner. Student Financial Services handles tuition/fees and room/board billing and payments, payment plan information, student health insurance and sponsored billing for students using outside sources such as VA benefits, Tuition Assistance, International Sponsors and other sponsoring agencies.

Office of Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions can assist you as you consider taking that next step in your educational journey. Saint Martin's University offers master's programs in accounting, business, computer science, counseling, education, and several engineering fields as well as a doctorate program in leadership. We also offer post-baccalaureate certificate programs to advance your career. Our counselors will guide you through the application process, find the resources and information you need, and make sure you feel at home on campus.

Saint Martin's-JBLM

The Saint Martin's University-Joint Base Lewis-McChord Campus is committed to providing life-long learning opportunities to busy adults in our local communities. Currently we serve a community of non-traditional students on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with offices at JBLM-Main's Stone Education Center and McChord Field's Education Center.