Tuition

General Policies

Parker University’s cost of attendance includes allowances for tuition, fees, books, course materials, equipment, food and housing, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Tuition and fees are direct costs because they are billed to the student directly from the University. All other allowances are indirect costs.

The amounts listed are an estimate based on the CollegeBoard’s 12-Month Living Expense Budget, a nationally recognized survey for determining the cost of attendance. Please see the breakdown of the estimated cost of attendance by degree level for Parker University’s 2023-2024 academic year.

Policy on Tuition Increase

The Board of Trustees at Parker University reserves the right to increase tuition and fees whenever deemed necessary without prior notice.

Audit Fees

All programs are $50 per credit hour to audit a course.

ID Replacement Fee

All on-campus students are required to have and visibly display their student identification (ID) badge. The cost of their first badge is complimentary. The cost of replacing an ID badge is $10.

Financial Policy

All charges including tuition and fees are due and payable on or before the first day of class.

Active Military Tuition Rate

The active military tuition rate is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and masters-level programs using tuition assistance in accordance with DoD Instruction 1322.25. Rates do not include indirect costs associated with food, housing, distance learning, equipment, supplies, books, materials, licensing exams, insurance, parking, transportation, admissions, registration, or fines. For additional information about veteran education benefits, please visit Parker University  – types of financial aid.

Tuition By Degree Level 2024 – 2025

Doctor of Chiropractic

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $75
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable – to be applied towards tuition) $150
Full-Time Tuition (16-30 credit hours per term) $13,247
Part-Time Tuition (per credit hour less than 16 credit hours per term) $585
Student Fees (per term) $1,000

Cost of Attendance per Trimester, Academic Year 2024-25

Trimester: I II III IV V
Tuition $13,247 $13,247 $13,247 $13,247 $13,247
Fees $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total cost allowance for tuition and fees $14,247 $14,247 $14,247 $14,247 $14,247
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Food & Housing $6,528 $6,528 $6,528 $6,528 $6,528
Transportation $1,355 $1,355 $1,355 $1,355 $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $4,434 $4,434 $4,434 $4,434 $4,434
Loan Fees $174 $174 $174 $174 $174
Licensing Fee $710
Total cost allowance for indirect costs $13,741 $13,741 $13,741 $13,741 $14,451
Total (estimated) cost of attendance
$27,988
$27,988
$27,988
$27,988
$28,698
Trimester: VI VII VIII IX X
Tuition $13,247 $13,247 $13,247 $13,247 $13,247
Fees $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total cost allowance for tuition and fees $14,247 $14,247 $14,247 $14,247 $14,247
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Food & Housing $6,528 $6,528 $6,528 $6,528 $6,528
Transportation $1,355 $1,355 $1,355 $1,355 $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $4,434 $4,434 $4,434 $4,434 $4,434
Loan Fees $174 $174 $174 $174 $174
Licensing Fee $450 $1,420 $1,585
Total cost allowance for indirect costs $13,741 $14,191 $15,161 $15,326 $13,741
Total (estimated) cost of attendance
$27,988
$28,438
$29,408
$29,573
$27,988

Graduate Programs

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $50
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable – to be applied towards tuition) $100
Tuition (per credit hour) $817
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Non-Degree seeking course tuition for pre-requisites (per course) $111
Non-Degree seeking courses fee (per term) $20
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $50

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $400*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,528
Transportation (per term) $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,434
Loan Fees (per term) $108

*An additional $800 allowance for a personal laptop is included in the cost of attendance estimated budget for students in their first period of enrollment.

Undergraduate Programs

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $50
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable – to be applied towards tuition) $50
Tuition (per credit hour) $728
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Activity Fee (per term) (campus only) $30
Parking Fee (per term) (campus only) $10
Campus Technology Fee (per term) $84
Online Technology Fee (per term) $84
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $50

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $400*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,528
Transportation (per term) $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,434
Loan Fees (per term) $50

*An additional $800 allowance for a personal laptop is included in the cost of attendance estimated budget for students in their first period of enrollment.

Program Specific Fees

BS Health Information Management  
Materials Fee (one-time fee) $366
AAS – Radiologic Technology  
Materials Fee (Badges, Drug Test, Background Check, Markers) (one-time fee) $283
Malpractice Insurance Fee ($22/per clinical course – 3 courses) $66
Licensing Exam Fee (ARRT-$225) (one-time fee) $225
AAS – Diagnostic Sonography  
Materials Fee (Background Check, Drug Screen, SDMS Membership fee, Clinical Tracking fee) (one-time fee) $267
Malpractice Insurance Fee ($22/per clinical course – 6 courses) $132
Licensing Exam Fee (SPI-$250, Abdomen Exam- $275, OBGYN- $275) (one-time fee) $800
AAS – Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography  
Materials Fee (Background Check, Drug Screen, SDMS Membership fee, Clinical Tracking fee) (one-time fee) $267
Malpractice Insurance Fee ($22/per clinical course – 6 courses) $132
Licensing Exam Fee (SPI-$250, CCI-$365, Vascular-$275) (one-time fee) $890
AAS – Occupational Therapy  
Materials Fee (Drug Test, Background Check) (one-time fee) $121
Malpractice Insurance Fee – Level I ($12 per clinical course – 3 courses) $36
Malpractice Insurance Fee – Level II ($22/per clinical course – 2 courses) $44
Licensing Exam Fee – COTA $640 (one-time fee) $640
AAS – Health Information Technology  
Materials Fee (one-time fee) $200

Certificate Programs

Massage Therapy (34 credit hour program)  
Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $25
Full Time Tuition (2 terms) $9,345
Activity Fee (per term) $30
Parking Fee (per term) $10
Technology Fee (per term) $84
Materials Fee (per term) $25
Licensing Exam Fee (one-time fee paid in Tri II) $424
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Orientation fee (one-time fee) $45
Part Time tuition (per credit hour) $274
Extended Internship Tuition (per extension) $227
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $50
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,528
Transportation (per term) $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,434
Loan Fees (per term) $50

*An additional $800 allowance for a personal laptop is included in the cost of attendance estimated budget for students in their first period of enrollment.

Certificate of Computed Tomography (16  credit hour program)  
Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $25
Full time tuition (one term) $7,193
Materials Fee (one-time fee) $69
Technology Fee (per term) $84
Malpractice Insurance Fee (one-time fee) $65
Licensing Exam Fee (one-time fee) $200
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255
Food & Housing (per term) $6,528
Transportation (per term) $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,434

Professional Training

Electrocardiograph Technician Training (2 courses)  
Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $25
Tuition (2 courses) $1,538
Materials Fee (one-time fee) $36
Technology Fee (per term) $84
Exam Practice Fee (one-time fee) $75
Exam Fee (one-time fee) $129
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255
Food & Housing (per term) $6,528
Transportation (per term) $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,434

Tuition By Degree Level 2023 – 2024

Doctor of Chiropractic

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $75
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable – to be applied towards tuition) $150
Full-Time Tuition (16-30 credit hours per term) $12,924
Part-Time Tuition (per credit hour less than 16 credit hours per term) $571
Student Fees (per term) $1,000

Cost of Attendance per Trimester, Academic Year 2023-24

Trimester: I II III IV V
Tuition $12,924 $12,924 $12,924 $12,924 $12,924
Fees $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total cost allowance for tuition and fees $13,924 $13,924 $13,924 $13,924 $13,924
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Food & Housing $6,336 $6,336 $6,336 $6,336 $6,336
Transportation $1,315 $1,315 $1,315 $1,315 $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $4,304 $4,304 $4,304 $4,304 $4,304
Loan Fees $174 $174 $174 $174 $174
Licensing Fee $710
Total cost allowance for indirect costs $13,379 $13,379 $13,379 $13,379 $14,089
Total (estimated) cost of attendance
$27,303
$27,303
$27,303
$27,303
$28,013
Trimester: VI VII VIII IX X
Tuition $12,924 $12,924 $12,924 $12,924 $12,924
Fees $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total cost allowance for tuition and fees $13,924 $13,924 $13,924 $13,924 $13,924
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Food & Housing $6,336 $6,336 $6,336 $6,336 $6,336
Transportation $1,315 $1,315 $1,315 $1,315 $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $4,304 $4,304 $4,304 $4,304 $4,304
Loan Fees $174 $174 $174 $174 $174
Licensing Fee $450 $1,420 $1,585
Total cost allowance for indirect costs $13,379 $13,829 $14,799 $14,964 $13,379
Total (estimated) cost of attendance
$27,303
$27,753
$28,723
$28,888
$27,303

Graduate Programs

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $50
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable – to be applied towards tuition) $100
Tuition (per credit hour) $797
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Non-Degree seeking course tuition for pre-requisites (per course) $108
Non-Degree seeking courses fee (per term) $20
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $50

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term)  $400*
Food & Housing (per term)  $6,336
Transportation (per term)  $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term)  $4,304
Loan Fees (per term)  $108

*An additional $800 allowance for a personal laptop is included in the cost of attendance estimated budget for students in their first period of enrollment.

Undergraduate Programs

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $50
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable – to be applied towards tuition) $50
Tuition (per credit hour) $710
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Activity Fee (per term) (campus only) $30
Parking Fee (per term) (campus only) $10
Campus Technology Fee (per term) $82
Online Technology Fee (per term) $82
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $50

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $400*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,336
Transportation (per term) $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,304
Loan Fees (per term) $50

*An additional $800 allowance for a personal laptop is included in the cost of attendance estimated budget for students in their first period of enrollment.

Program Specific Fees

BS Health Information Management  
Materials Fee (one-time fee)  $196
Exam Fee (one-time fee)  $229
Malpractice Insurance Fee (one-time fee)  $12
AAS – Radiologic Technology  
Materials Fee (Badges, Drug Test, Background Check, Markers) (one-time fee)  $276
Malpractice Insurance Fee ($22/per clinical course – 3 courses)  $66
Licensing Exam Fee (ARRT-$225) (one-time fee)  $225
AAS – Diagnostic Sonography  
Materials Fee (Background Check, Drug Screen, SDMS Membership fee, Clinical Tracking fee) (one-time fee)  $267
Malpractice Insurance Fee ($22/per clinical course – 6 courses)  $132
Licensing Exam Fee (SPI-$250, Abdomen Exam- $275, OBGYN- $275) (one-time fee)  $800
AAS – Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography  
Materials Fee (Background Check, Drug Screen, SDMS Membership fee, Clinical Tracking fee) (one-time fee)  $267
Malpractice Insurance Fee ($22/per clinical course – 6 courses)  $132
Licensing Exam Fee (SPI-$250, CCI-$365, ARDMS-$275) (one-time fee)  $890
AAS – Occupational Therapy  
Materials Fee (Drug Test, Background Check) (one-time fee)  $118
Malpractice Insurance Fee – Level I ($12 per clinical course – 3 courses)  $36
Malpractice Insurance Fee – Level II ($22/per clinical course – 2 courses)  $44
Licensing Exam Fee – COTA $615 (one-time fee)  $615
AAS – Health Information Technology  
Materials Fee (one-time fee)  $196

Certificate Programs

Massage Therapy (34 credit hour program)  
Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $25
Full Time Tuition (2 terms) $9,117
Activity Fee (per term) $30
Parking Fee (per term) $10
Technology Fee (per term) $82
Materials Fee (per term) $25
Licensing Exam Fee (one-time fee paid in Tri II) $424
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Orientation fee (one-time fee) $45
Part Time tuition (per credit hour) $268
Extended Internship Tuition (per extension) $221
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $50
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,336
Transportation (per term) $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,304
Loan Fees (per term) $50
Certificate of Computed Tomography (16  credit hour program)  
Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $25
Full time tuition (one term) $7,018
Materials Fee (one-time fee) $67
Technology Fee (per term) $82
Malpractice Insurance Fee (one-time fee) $65
Licensing Exam Fee (one-time fee) $200
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,336
Transportation (per term) $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,304
Certificate of Cybersecurity, Certificate of Information Technology, Certificate of Healthcare Cybersecurity  
Tuition (per credit hour) $478
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) $45
Graduation Fee (one-time fee) $60
Technology Fee (per term) $82
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255*
Food & Housing (per term) $6,336
Transportation (per term) $1,315
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,304
Loan Fees (per term) $50

*An additional $800 allowance for a personal laptop is included in the cost of attendance estimated budget for students in their first period of enrollment.

Professional Training

Electrocardiograph Technician Training (2 courses)  
Application Fee (non-refundable one-time charge) $25
Tuition (2 courses) $1,538
Materials Fee (one-time fee) $36
Technology Fee (per term) $84
Exam Practice Fee (one-time fee) $75
Exam Fee (one-time fee) $129
Student Health Fee (per term) $64
Indirect Costs  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment (per term) $255
Food & Housing (per term) $6,528
Transportation (per term) $1,355
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (per term) $4,434