All payments for tuition and fees must be made in advance or on the day of registration. Registration will not be considered complete until after payment of all obligations has been made. Checks, money orders, or approved personal checks should be made payable to Bluefield State University for the exact amount of the obligation. The following credit cards can be used to pay tuition and fees: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. The maximum fee for students registered for on-campus and off-campus courses during the same term will be the full-time on-campus fee. Students pay fees according to their residency at the time of admission to Bluefield State. There are three schedules of fees: Resident, Metro, and Non-Resident. Metro fees apply to those students whose place of residence is in a county which borders on and touches West Virginia. These counties include:

  • In Virginia (Residents of Virginia cities within identified counties are also eligible for Metro Rate)—Tazewell, Bland, Giles, Buchanan, Craig, Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Roanoke, Botetourt, Wise, Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, Pulaski, Floyd, Rockbridge and Montgomery
    Additions beginning Summer 2017:  Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Clarke, Culpepper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Henry, Loudoun, Madison, Nelson, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince William, Rappahannock, Warren
  • In Kentucky—Pike, Martin, Lawrence and Boyd
    Additions beginning Summer 2017: Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Letcher, Magoffin, Morgan
  • In Ohio—Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens, Washington, Belmont, Monroe, Jefferson and Columbiana
    Additions beginning Summer 2017: Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Mahoning, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Stark, Vinton
  • In Maryland—Washington, Garrett and Allegany
    Additions beginning Summer 2017: Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's
  • In Pennsylvania—Beaver, Washington, Fayette and Greene
    Additions beginning Summer 2017: Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Somerset, Westmoreland
  • In North Carolina - Additions beginning Summer 2017: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wake, Wilkes, Yadkin
  • In Tennessee - Additions beginning Summer 2017: Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan

Tuition, fees, and expense schedules are published annually and are available in the Business Office and from the Office for Academic Affairs. To pay online, Go To myBSU Now. Once on your myBSU dashboard find Financial Account Information, click Pay Online, select a term to review your balance then you may click the Pay Now button in the upper right-hand corner.


FALL 2022/SPRING 2023/SUMMER 2023


Hours Resident Metro Rate Non-Resident
1 356 485 655
2 712 969 1,311
3 1,068 1,454 1,966
4 1,423 1,938 2,622
5 1,779 2,423 3,277
6 2,135 2,908 3,933
7 2,491 3,392  4,588 
8 2,847  3,877  5,243 
9 3,203  4,361  5,899 
10 3,558  4,846  6,554 
11 3,914  5,330  7,210 
12 4,420  5,965  8,015 

*Students taking 16 credit hours or more will be assessed the Academic Support Fee per credit hour:

Resident Metro Rate Non-Resident
296 381 544

The rates shown above apply to all Bluefield State University campus locations.






*The refund policy will only apply to students who totally withdraw from the college. No refunds will be made because of a reduction in credit hours. See the catalog for further information.

Room and Board Charges

Rate Per  Semester


Single Room $3,800
Double Room (amount per student) $2,500
Residential Unlimited Meals 7-Days per Week $2,600
Residential 14 Meals per Week $2,300
Commuter 100 Meals per Semester $900
Commuter 50 Meals per Semester $450

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FALL 2022/SPRING 2023/SUMMER 2023


Special Fees and Charges Rate Per Semester / Occurrence 2022-23
Engineering Technology & Computer Science Fee (per credit hour) $55
RBA Programmatic Fee $385
RBA Portfolio Fee (per credit hour) $25
Health Science Programmatic Fee:  A.S.N. $630
Health Science Programmatic Fee: A.S.R.T. - Fall, Spring, Summer I & II $315
Health Science Programmatic Fee: LPN to RN Program Annual Fee (Bluefield & Beckley Campus) $630
BS Nursing (per credit hour) $42
BS Radiologic Science (per credit hour) $42
Business Programmatic $210
BS Education Programmatic Fee $210
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour taking 16 or more hours per semester) : Resident $296
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour taking 16 or more hours per semester) : Metro $381
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour taking 16 or more hours per semester) :  Non Resident $544
On Line Fee (per credit hour) $0
RBA Degree Evaluation $300
Science Programmatic Fee (per credit hour) $55
Transcript (after first) $25
Enhancement Fee (degree seeking students) $0
Administrative Fee $500
Late Registration/Late Payment of Fees $50
Mid-Term Late Payment Fee $500
Returned Check Fee $25
Credit Card Fee 2.25%

Special Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE except when a class is canceled by the college.

Late Registration Fee

Any student who has not completed registration and paid registration fees by the end of the day designated as Last Day for Registration and Payment of Fees will be considered a late registrant and will be charged a late registration fee of $50.00. Any exception occasioned by an irregular registration must be approved by the Registrar.

Graduate and Professional Students

The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford loan is a fixed-rate federal student loan available to graduate and professional school students. Federal Stafford loans are the most common way to pay for graduate and professional school. As of July 1, 2012, only unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans are available to graduate students. Listed below are some benefits of the Federal Stafford Loan for Graduate and Professional Students:

  • Low fixed interest rate (unsubsidized).
  • Students may borrow up to $20,500 per year.
  • No payments while enrolled in school.
  • Not based on credit standing.
  • Graduate Combined Loan Limit (including all undergraduate loans) $138,500
  • Students must complete a new Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at before loans can be processed.

Direct PLUS Loan amounts for parents of graduate/professional students

There are no fixed annual or aggregate loan limits for Direct PLUS Loans. A graduate or professional student may be awarded a Direct PLUS Loan for up to the student’s COA minus other EFA. Therefore, a graduate/professional student who has received the maximum Direct Unsubsidized Loan amount for an academic year may have additional Direct PLUS Loan eligibility. Similarly, the total Direct PLUS Loan amount borrowed by a parent on behalf of a dependent student may not exceed the student’s estimated COA minus other EFA the student receives for the period of enrollment. This is the only borrowing limit for Direct PLUS Loans.