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Undergraduate Tuition and Costs

How much does Biola cost? It can be more affordable than you think — dramatically lower than the “sticker price” in most cases. Below, you’ll find details about tuition, housing, meals and other expenses. But remember: We’ve got generous scholarship and aid options to help you afford attain a premier Christ-centered education.

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Published Price

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Scholarships, Grants & Loans

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Actual Cost

Costs and Aid Overview (2023-24)

Costs Before Aid Per Semester Per Year
Tuition $23,352 $46,704
Housing  $3,279 $6,558
Food (15 meal plan)  $2,875 $5,750
Total Costs Before Aid $29,506 $59,012
Scholarships and Aid Per Semester Per Year
Average Scholarships & Gift Aid  $14,700 $29,400
Federal Loans  $2,750 $5,500
Total Estimated Aid  $17,450 $34,900
Remaining Costs After Aid Per Semester Per Year
Average Student Living on campus $12,056 $24,112
Average Student Living at Home $5,902 $11,804

View Current Tuition and Costs (2022-23)

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Net Price Calculator

100% of new, incoming traditional undergraduate students receive at least one form of aid. Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate how much financial aid you might qualify for as an undergraduate student at Biola University.


Cost Details (2023-24)

Tuition

Program Type Semester Tuition
(12-18 credits)
Annual Tuition
(12-18 credits)
Cost Per Credit
(1-11, 19+ credits)
Cost Per Credit
(Summer 2024)
Traditional Undergraduate$23,352 $46,704$1,946$973
English Language Program N/A N/A$596 $596
Pathways Programs Smart Start N/A N/A $473 $473
Special Student Tuition
(Non-Degree Seeking)
$23,352 $46,704$1,946 $973

Note: The fee to audit a class is $60 per credit.

Meal Plan

These are estimated costs for 2023–24. Meal plans are optional for commuter students. All students under 20 years old, not living at home, are required to live in on-campus housing and have a meal plan.

Meal Plan Semester Annual
20 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $3,044 $6,088
15 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,875 $5,750
12 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,447 $4,894
10 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,260 $4,520
Block Plan 175 (175 anytime meals with $150 Flex) $2,660 $5,320
10 Meal Plan $2,129 $4,258
5 Flex Meal Plan ($50 flex);
Commuters or Biola apartment residents only
$952 $1,904
Block Plan 20 (20 anytime meals with $350 flex);
Commuters or Biola apartment residents only
$620 $1,240

Miscellaneous

Expense Semester
Biola Health Insurance (if applicable) $1,105
Class Fees Varies
Books $200–$500
Personal Varies
Parking Permit (if applicable) $140
Late Registration (if applicable) $200

Housing

These are estimated costs for 2023–24. Please note that single occupancy in traditional housing is available at a higher cost (limited). All students under 20 years old, not living at home, are required to live in on-campus housing and have a meal plan.

Residence Hall or Apartment Semester Annual
Alpha $3,129 $6,258
Hart $3,129 $6,258
Hope North $3,427 $6,854
Horton $3,427 $6,854
Blackstone — Standard room $2,833 $5,666
Blackstone — Larger room $3,427 $6,854
Sigma $3,129 $6,258
Stewart Hall  $3,129 $6,258
Thompson $3,129 $6,258
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,738 $7,476
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,170 $6,340
Beachcomber Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,213 $6,426
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,213 $6,426
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 5 people $3,213 $6,426
Li Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,455 $6,910
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,738 $7,476
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,170 $6,340
Lido Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,213 $6,426
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,738 $7,476
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,170 $6,340
Tradewinds Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,213 $6,426
Tropicana Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,213 $6,426
Welch Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,213 $6,426

Housing

This is the average cost of on-campus housing. Costs may be lower or higher depending on your residence hall or apartment building.

Food

This is the cost of food for 15 meals per week. Students living in residence halls are required to purchase a plan of at least 10 meals per week.

Average Scholarships

This is the average gift aid — including scholarships and grants — for new, incoming freshmen and transfer students. This amount does not need to be repaid. Actual awards vary based on a number of factors, including academic performance and level of demonstrated need.

Federal Loans

First-year students are eligible for $5,500 in annual federal loans, with the annual amount increasing each year you’re in school. Beyond these federal student loans, additional loan options include Parent PLUS loans and private loans.

Total Estimated Aid

This amount is shown as an example. Actual awards may be higher or lower. To get a personal estimate of your award, based on academic performance and estimated need, visit our net price calculator.