Tuition and Fees

Southwest University's tuition is competitively priced. When you are considering earning a quality education, let Southwest assist you.

Tuition Rates
Associate Programs Rate*$275 / credit hour (or $825 per 3-credit course)
Bachelors Programs Rate*$275 / credit hour (or $825 per 3-credit course)
Masters Programs Rate*$460 / credit hour (or $1,380 per 3-credit course)

* - Notes:
     - Application, registration/enrollment and graduation fees apply. See fee schedule below.
     - Textbooks and postage/handling are not included in the tuition cost.


Students Enrolling Per Course

For students enrolling per course, tuition is $460 per semester hour or $1,380 per 3-semester hour course, plus Application fee, Registration / Enrollment fee, textbooks, instructional material and postage/handling.

Fee Schedule
Application Fee (non-refundable)$75
Registration Fee$200
Library Fee (Annual)$35
Graduation Fee$125
Processing Fee$6 (amounts under $100),
$15 ($100 and up)
Student I.D. Card$15
Enrollment Extension Fee (per month)$100
Inactive / Reactivation Fee$200
Returned Check Charge$45
Instructional Study Guide$90



SWU is a Member of the National Association of College Stores and maintains a student bookstore. Students may obtain textbooks from the University bookstore or through their own resources. The University will supply the title, author, publisher and cost of the required textbooks. Textbook prices and materials are subject to publishers price increases. Textbook prices range from $100.00 to $210.00 per course. Some can be more. E-books rentals are available through publishers. Textbooks and course materials must be paid for prior to shipment.


Postage and Handling Fees

Postage costs vary according to the student's geographical location. All U.S. shipments are forwarded by Priority Mail. Students may choose delivery by Federal Express or United States Postal Service Express Mail. Outside the U.S., Air Mail Service is used. Rates vary by country.