Tuition & Payment Information

June 2013

Dear UI&U community,

Each year, Union Institute & University’s Board of Trustees and administration convene to establish the tuition and fee structure for the upcoming fiscal year. The university’s tuition and fees schedule for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 is posted below via the links provided.

Fully understanding the challenges faced by our hardworking students and their families, we are pleased that once again, we were able to avoid large increases in tuition, and in fact, in a few programs, we were able to freeze the tuition at last year’s level.

For fiscal year 2013-2014, the trustees voted to approve an increase of two (2) percent or less for our undergraduate and doctoral programs. Students enrolled in our master’s programs will experience no increase in tuition.

Tuition and fees 2013-2014

Union Institute & University Tuition Increases Below National Average

Our goal each year is to seek ways to avoid any increase in tuition and fees. Our staff, administrators, and trustees look closely at a variety of factors, including the increasing costs of energy, insurance, information technology, library materials, and other factors that impact the cost of attending Union Institute & University.

As it has been for many years, UI&U's increase is below national averages. While we are very aware that increases of any size are not welcome, the 2013-2014 increase of two percent or less is lower than most colleges and universities, whose tuition increased at an average rate of between 2.4 and 5.2 percent beyond inflation. See the following for more in-depth comparisons.

Scholarships + Service

Additionally, we continue to increase scholarship dollars and find ways to assist students and their families. We are very proud that Union contributes more than $2 million each year to institutional scholarships across all programs. We offer scholarships and tuition offsets to:

  • Military personnel and their dependents who wish to return to school
  • Students from community colleges with which Union has articulation agreements
  • Cincinnati-based female, heads-of-households
  • Law enforcement officers and local chambers of commerce

We have a number of named scholarships across our programs that support students with awards for merit and/or need. Our goal is to increase the number of scholarships available, working with our trustees, our International Alumni Board, as well as local foundations and corporations to fund new and existing scholarships.

Each year, we seek to allocate resources to improve how students interact and communicate with their faculty and service offices. In an effort to improve academic quality and student services, the university continues to expand library databases, enhance the Writing Center and its ability to reach and assist more students online whenever they need assistance, and improve access to student accounts and academic records. You may have also noticed that we have also greatly increased the availability of online courses and options, all reducing costs without sacrificing quality.

If you have questions, please contact your program dean or director. As always, I thank you for your involvement in the life of this university.

Warm Regards,

Roger H. Sublett, Ph.D.

Payment Options

All tuition and fees payments must be submitted in the exact amount. Do not mail cash.

We strongly recommend paying all tuition and fees with a credit card, but a check or money order payable to Union Institute & University is also acceptable. When a check is drawn on the account of a person other than the applicant, the name of the applicant must be entered onto the face of the check. If the application is submitted from outside the United States, remittance may be made by a bank international money order or foreign draft that is payable in United States currency, drawn on a financial institution located in the United States and made payable to Union Institute & University.

All personal checks and money orders must be drawn on a bank or other institution located in the United States and be payable in United States currency. Personal checks are accepted subject to collection. An uncollected check will render the application and any document issued pursuant thereto invalid. A charge of $25.00 will be imposed if a check in payment of tuition or fees is not honored by the financial institution on which it is drawn. If you wish to wire funds from your bank directly into Union Institute & University’s bank, please contact the Business Office at 800-861-6400 x1095, for detailed instructions.

Union Institute & University accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and DISCOVER. A copy of Union Institute & University's credit card authorization form must be completed in order to pay by credit card. Cards may be processed once per term for the whole amount of tuition or in monthly installments when the deferred payment option has been selected. If a credit card is rejected, the student will be contacted immediately to resolve the problem. The student is responsible for providing accurate information on the authorization form.