South University does not charge application fees for any of its programs. However, some programs (Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA), and Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia Science (MMSc) utilize external application processing services and students may be charged a fee for using these services. Students should contact the Senior Director of Admissions at their desired location to determine if this applies to their program. Please see the Appendix for specific contact information.
There is a non-refundable $500 acceptance fee for those applicants accepted into Anesthesiologist Assistant program.
There is a non-refundable $500 acceptance fee for those applicants accepted into the professional phase of the BSN degree program. The acceptance fee does not apply to the RN to BSN degree program.
There is a non-refundable $1000 acceptance fee for those applicants accepted into the Physician Assistant programs at South University, Austin, South University, Savannah, South University, Tampa and South University, West Palm Beach. There is a $1000 acceptance fee, $900 of which is refundable, for those applicants accepted into the Physician Assistant program at South University, Richmond. Acceptance fees are applied towards tuition.
The non-refundable acceptance fee for applicants accepted through the General Admissions Procedure into the Pharmacy program is $500.
The acceptance fees for these programs will be applied to the student's first quarter tuition payment. If an applicant accepted into the Pharmacy or Anesthesiologist Assistant programs encounters circumstances that prevent their matriculation, any amount paid by the applicant that is above the nonrefundable application fee and acceptance fee will be refunded.
Audited courses are subject to the same tuition and fees as courses taken for credit. Refer to the Tuition section. Requirements for auditing are published in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.
Each student is entitled to have one official diploma sent to them upon graduation. Students may request duplicate diplomas for a fee of $75 each.
Clinical Compliance Tracking System Fee:
New students in the College of Nursing, and those entering the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), will pay an initial fee to cover clinical clearance as required by our clinical affiliation agreements, including (but not limited to) background screenings, finger printing, immunization tracking, and any other necessary requirements. Rates by program are as follows:
*Fee will be charged upon acceptance into the professional phase of the program. Any additional annual compliance required fees is the responsibility of the student.
^Based on student progression, additional compliance requirements may be necessary and is the responsibility of the student.
^Virginia students are responsible for funding the clinical clearance requirement prior starting the program (CTO SCHEV).
Final Project Extension Fee (Doctor of Ministry)
A fee of $200 will be collected for each extension course a student enrolls in to complete the Doctor of Ministry Degree.
A graduation fee of $125 will be collected from each candidate for graduation and is due and payable the quarter in which the candidate is to graduate. If the candidate is to receive a second degree at the same graduation ceremony, an additional fee of $50 will be charged. The fee will be $95 for a second degree awarded at a subsequent graduation ceremony.
Students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program may become a student member with full benefits of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for a yearly fee of $75.00. On campuses with a local Student Occupational Therapy Association, students may join for a nominal fee which may vary by campus. Students should check with their program director at the campus for additional information.
Students enrolling in the Physician Assistant Studies program will incur a one-time fee for membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The current fee of $75 is subject to change. Students are also required to join their respective state chapter Physician Assistant Associations (FAPA, GAPA, TAPA, VAPA) for a nominal fee which may vary by location.
Students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program may become student members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for a yearly fee of $80.00 plus any state chapter dues.
Nurse Entrance Examination Fee
Applicants for the pre-licensure nursing programs are required to take an entrance examination (TEAS). The fees are the responsibility of the student and must be paid upon registration for the test.
Physical Therapist Assistant Entrance Exam Fee
Applicants for the professional phase of the Physical Therapist Assistant program (AS or AAS) are required to take an entrance examination (ATI TEAS). The fees are the responsibility of the student and must be paid upon registration for the test.
The registration fee for all students is $25 per term. This fee applies to all programs, and enables the University to invest in systems that will provide seamless registration for students and allow for program planning from matriculation to graduation.
Student I.D. Replacement Fee
Photographs for student IDs are taken during orientation and student IDs are issued to new students during their first week of classes. There is no charge for the initial student ID. Students who lose their IDs may obtain a replacement through the office of the Dean of Student Affairs for a charge of $10 per occurrence.
The technology fee for all students is $20 per quarter credit hour. The fee does not apply to Pharmacy students; effective with all terms starting on or after January 8, 2024, $150 per quarter will apply to Pharmacy students.
The charge for official copies of transcripts is $10 each. South University has partnered with Parchment to order and send student transcripts securely. Our South University Parchment storefront site makes it easy to place your order through a guided process, and it also outlines delivery options and required fee of $10. Status updates will be sent to the email address that you provide and make tracking your order easier online. To get started please
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
Individuals seeking admissions to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program must apply through PharmCAS, the organization that processes centralized applications to schools of pharmacy in the U.S. Information on the PharmCAS application fee and process can be found at www.pharmcas.org.
School of Pharmacy Acceptance Fee
There is a nonrefundable $500 acceptance fee for applicants accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. The acceptance fee will be applied to the student's first quarter tuition payment. If an applicant accepted into the School of Pharmacy encounters circumstances that prevent their matriculation, any amount paid by the applicant that is above the nonrefundable acceptance fee will be refunded.
College of Health Professions
Clinical Experience Fee
There is a Clinical Experience Fee of $1000 per quarter, effective for all terms starting on or after January 2, 2024 for Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia Science and effective for all terms starting on or after January 13, 2024 for Master of Science in Physician Assistant program.
College of Nursing and Public Health Program Fees
Practicum Evaluation Fee
There is a nonrefundable $525 practicum evaluation fee charged for each practicum course in all Nursing programs.
*This fee is refundable in accordance with the cancellation refund policies outlined in the Refund of Tuition section of the catalog and for students withdrawing from their course(s) who are residents of Iowa and Wisconsin, per the applicable state refund policy outlined in the Refund of Tuition section of the catalog.
Please visit our Student Consumer Information page to find the average time to completion for continuously enrolled students for each credential level offered. This data is available at the average credit load, full-time or at full load. Changing programs, beginning programs at the mid-term start date, taking remedial courses, taking time off from coursework, registering for fewer hours or unsuccessful attempts at course completion will increase the total length of the program and overall cost of education from what is disclosed. Transfer credits awarded toward your program will likely decrease the overall length and cost of education.