An affordable education with lasting value.
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Average Aid Award
*Based on first-time, full-time students including federal, state, and university grants and scholarships annually.
Full-Time Undergraduate Costs
|Per Semester||Academic Year|
|Tuition (12-18 credits/semester)||$15,940.50||$31,881.00|
|Meals (unlimited access plan)||$2,880.00||$5,760.00|
|Total Tuition & Fees||$22,254.50||$44,509.00|
|Average Aid Award||($10,021.00)||($20,042.00)|
|AVERAGE TOTAL EXPENSE||$12,233.50||$24,467.00|
|First Time Student Fee||$350 (first semester only)|
|Overload (over 18 credits/semester) fee per credit||$886/credit|
|9/week Meal Plan (for students with internships)||$2,250/semester|
|Part-Time Student Costs|
|1-7 credits per semester||$955/credit|
|8-11 credits per semester||$1,315/credit|
|High School Dual Enrollment||$75/credit|
|2023 Summer Session Costs|
|Room fee per week||$150|
|Meal plan for 5 day week||$140|
Cairn Online Costs
|Tuition (Associate's, Bachelor's, and Dual-Level Degree Programs)||$425/credit|
|Online Graduate Program Costs||see table below|
Graduate & Degree Completion Program Costs
|Online MA in Worship & Music||$300*|
|Online MS in Education||$500*|
|Divinity Programs (MAR, MDiv, ThM)||$585|
|Online MS Special Ed||$645|
|Online MS in Nonprofit Leadership|
|Online Certifications (Special Ed., TESOL)|
|All Other Graduate Programs||$725|
|Degree Completion Costs (2023-2024)|
|Course Audit Fee||$500|
*2023-24 Promotional Rates. Other discounts may not apply.
Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks, supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and any additional program or course-specific fees (applied music lessons, instrument or supply rental, laboratory, etc.) in addition to the costs listed above.