You can find affordable solutions by working out the details with your student finance counselor. Here are some of the numbers you’ll be crunching.

Sample yearly cost


Residence Hall
Community Student
Tuition (12-16 hours)* $19,440 $19,440
General Fee 800 800
Est. Books/Supplies 1,100 1,100
Residence Hall Rent 3,700 N/A**
Food Allowance*** 2,200** N/A**
Total $27,190 $21,340

*For less than 12 hours, tuition is $820 per credit hour. Tuition for each credit hour over 16 semester hours is $630. Summer tuition is $630 per credit hour. Summer rates begin May 1, 2014.

**Housing and food expenses may vary for community students and are not direct expenses at Southern.

***Meal plans are available but not required at levels from $500-$2000 a semester (with increasing discounts at higher plan levels). If residence hall students don't choose a different option in a semester, the $1,100 plan will be used automatically. View more information

Financial Aid Is Available

Southern Adventist University is committed to providing every student the opportunity to obtain a Christian education. Financial aid is available to qualified recipients in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and Federal Work-Study opportunities.

For more information, visit the Applying for Assistance.

Year-in-Advance Payment Savings

Southern offers a 5-percent discount if payment for the full year's tuition is made by cash or check and a 3-percent discount if payment is made by credit card.