2017 - 18 Fee Schedule

Admission Deposit     300.00
Admission Deposit—a nonrefundable enrollment deposit required of accepted applicants.  For more information about deposits.

Continuing Enrollment Deposit-Returning Full-time Students      325.00
Continuing Enrollment Deposit-Returning Part-time Students        75.00

Continuing Enrollment Deposit—required by April 1, from all full- or part-time, degree-seeking students intending to return for the fall semester. This deposit is not refundable after July 1. A request for a refund must be made in writing to the student life office before July 1. Students participating in off-campus Luther programs may be asked to pay an additional deposit specific to the program.  For more information about deposits.

Comprehensive Fee (tuition 40,710.00; room 4,170.00; board 4,800.00; technology fee 310.00)
Comprehensive Fee—students are billed for one-half of the comprehensive fee prior to the beginning of first semester and one-half prior to the beginning of second semester. January Term is a tuition, room, and board free term. There is no charge for January Term tuition as long as a student is a full-time, degree-seeking student paying the full-time tuition charge either fall semester or spring semester. There is no charge for January Term room as long as the student lives in the residence hall for the entire fall or spring semester. There is no charge for January Term board as long as the student participates in a full board plan for the entire fall or spring semester.

Commuter Comprehensive Fee (tuition only 40,710.00)
Commuters—students not living in residence halls, Baker Village, Prairie Houses, Sustainability Houses, or Norby House. Commuters are charged tuition. Partial board plans are available for an additional charge.

Quad/Triple Room*                     3,850.00
Double Room*
Single Room*                                5,360.00
Super Single Room*                    5,670.00
Norby House-Triple Room*      4,250.00
Norby House-Double Room*    4,560.00
Norby House-Single Room*     5,600.00
Apartment without kitchen*    4,170.00

*Full Board (meal plan) is required—students living in these residence halls are charged tuition, room, and board.  For more information about:  Room or Board

Baker Village-4 bedroom**                       4,960.00
Baker Village-6 bedroom**
Prairie House-Double Room**
Sustainability House Double Room**
Prairie House Single Room**
Sustainability House Single Room**
Apartment with kitchen**
**No board (meal plan) is required—students living in these residence halls are charged only tuition and room. Partial board plans are available for an additional charge. For more information about:  Room or Board

Full Board     4,800.00
For more information about board plans.

Technology Fee     310.00
Technology Fee—provides and enhances access to a wide variety of technologies supporting curricular and residential life for all Luther students. Access to Internet bandwidth, web-based resources, academic computing labs and software, multimedia equipment, and services to support these technologies are all supported through this fee. All students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours will be charged the technology fee, except for itinerant students and high school students enrolled under the postsecondary options act.

Co-Curricular Activities Fee (optional)     220.00
Co-curricular Activities Fee (CAF)—charged to all full-time students, including those registered for off-campus programs. Payment of this fee entitles students to free or reduced admission to events sponsored by the Student Activities Council and by the Campus Programming Office. Students not wishing to participate in this program must complete a CAF decline form and return it to the Office for Financial Services by August 10, in order to have this fee canceled. For more information about the CAF.

Rochester Year Fee, Nursing (junior year only)     520.00
Rochester Nursing Fee—used to cover additional costs of the on-site nursing program such as: additional classroom and office space, Luther faculty traveling back and forth to the program, and Rochester nursing faculty costs.

Extra Hours Fee     727.00/credit hour
Extra Hours Fee—charged for each hour in excess of 36 credit hours.   For more information about extra credit hours.

Part-Time Tuition (11 semester hours or less)
Regular (for degree seeking students)     1,454/hour
Reduced rate (on space available basis only) for:
   Decorah area residents not seeking a degree (limited to one course per term)     727.00/hour
   Graduates (baccalaureate degree or higher)     727.00/hour

Audit fee (per course; limited to one course per term)     150.00

Music Lesson Fees (per semester)
Private Lesson, 1/2 hour per week     495.00
Group Lessons                                         210.00
Music Lessons—Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are classified by the music department as full-time music majors, will be awarded one music lesson grant per semester to cover the cost of a music lesson, up to a maximum of seven semesters. This maximum will be reduced by the number of music lesson scholarships awarded during the first year. For students majoring in elementary education with an academic endorsement in music, a maximum of four music lesson fees (one per semester) will be covered by a music lesson grant. This policy does not apply to piano or voice labs (music 115, 116, 117).  For more information about music lessons.

Ensemble Fee     20.00 per year

Special Examination Fee     50.00

Late Charge Per Month     100.00
For more information about late charges.

Lifetime Academic Transcript Fee     65.00
Lifetime Transcript Fee—allows for lifetime academic transcripts at no additional charge.  For more information about transcripts.

Itinerant Fee, per program     420.00
Itinerant Fee—charged to students participating in off-campus programs not conducted by Luther College. The fee is $420.00 per academic program (semester or yearlong).

Special Course Fees     varies
Special Course Fee—a limited number of courses charge an additional fee. For specific courses and amounts see the schedule of course offerings published for each term.

Parking Permit Fee    190.00
Commuters                   170.00
Jewel Barn Lot             100.00
For more information about parking permits.


The college reserves the right to increase with due notice its student charges should economic conditions necessitate an additional charge. The college also reserves the right to withhold transcript of record, certification of graduation, and/or certification of credits until all college obligations have been fully settled