Our Average Actual Cost to Attend Manchester University: $17,628 Hover over this icon to learn more

The question on the minds of most students and families when it comes to the cost of attending a college or university is: Can I afford to attend here? At Manchester University, we work hard to champion your success as a student. We advocate for students to carry as little debt as possible after graduation. That means more financial opportunities can be realized by you and your family now as well as building financial security into your future. Transparency in our pricing is our commitment to help you be able to answer the affordability question with a yes.

Working together we can leverage grants and more to make sure we reduce your overall costs.

Can I Afford to Attend Manchester University?

 Total List Price $49,760 
 Average Institutional Scholarships & Grants- $22,992 
 Average Federal & State Grants- $9,140 
 Average Remaining Balance$17,628 

Calculate Your Costs with the Net Price Calculator

Understanding your actual cost begins with the net price calculator. NPC helps you estimate your actual costs allowing you to plug in variables that are specific to you! It’s all a part of our strategic plan to develop a workable financial plan for each student. In short, we want you to know we’re putting our best foot forward and helping you to see how your actual costs are realized, but your results will only be as accurate as the information you can provide. Your official financial aid offer letter is always the best reference for final costs and aid.

The Net Price Calculator does not take into account special programs, such as the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program and some additional Manchester scholarships. You may qualify for additional aid. For an official financial aid estimate, apply to Manchester and list us on your FAFSA using (code 001820).

The Complete Value of Your Education: $49,760 Hover over this icon to learn more

Understanding the value of your education doesn’t mean your actual cost has to leave you with sticker shock. Beginning with our list price we work together with you to increase your financial aid and to reduce your overall expenses. Institutional scholarships and grants through MU in addition to federal and state grants mean the average MU student will pay just over $17,000 annually for their education.

What You Get for Your Money: Understanding Your Value

In addition to the value of the total direct cost, students enjoy the benefits of the following activities as a result of their enrollment at Manchester University: 

  • Guest speakers and presenters
  • Musicians, plays and entertainment events at Cordier Auditorium
  • Access to the Brown Fitness Center
  • Free entry to all home games hosted by Manchester Athletics
  • Free admission to Student Life, Esports and VIA events and activities
  • Participation in student clubs
  • Quiet reflective spaces inside Petersime Chapel
  • Grounding experiences on the MU Mall and Oak Grove including bonfires, games and connections
  • Career and professional development services
  • Health Services and counseling services
  • Local merchant discounts
  • Free food and clothing at our community food pantry and career closet
  • Access to ½ million e-books, e-journals and e-media through Funderburg Library
  • On-campus job opportunities and paid internships
  • Unique travel destinations through our Study Away Program

Total Direct Costs Detailed View

Tuition and Fees
Tuition (12 - 16 Semester Hours in Fall and Spring Semesters and Full-time Enrollment in January Session)$35,800
Programming Fee (student-assessed) 260
Facility Fee - Domestic Students 1,075
Facility Fee - International Students 2,450

Double Occupancy - East, Garver, Helman, Oakwood6,825
Single Occupancy - East, Garver, Helman, Oakwood10,125
East Street Apartments (Double Occupancy/Four to an Apartment)
East Street Apartments (Single Occupancy/One to a Room)

Meal Plans
Haist Unlimited +255,800
Flex (14)5,800
See our Dining Options website for more information about meal plans.