Estimated Cost to Attend

Obtaining a degree is a significant investment your future and for many families the cost is the determining factor in deciding on where to attend. It would seem that due to the rising cost of higher education earning a college degree at a private institution may seem out of reach however it might be more affordable than you think. Although tuition may seem higher at a private institution you may find that you would pay the same or more if you attended an institution not in your home state which requires you to pay for out-of-state tuition and fees. At a private institution like HBU you are also more likely to receive aid that does not have to be repaid in the form of grants and scholarships. The majority of our students receive some type of institutional aid and many students are eligible for additional assistance from federal aid sources. Houston Baptist University’s Financial Aid Office is available to help you navigate the cost to see how affordable earning a college degree at HBU might be for you. Please review our cost of attendance and financial aid information and if you have additional questions please contact us.


Tuition and Fees

Houston Baptist University's tuition, fees, room and board rates are set annually and are subject to change. All students pay the same tuition rate regardless of their state of residency. Undergraduate students who are enrolled in 12-18 hours pay a block rate so students are encouraged to take the maximum hours each semester in order to complete their degree on time in order to avoid additional expenses. Students in undergraduate degree programs who are enrolled in less than 12 credit hours are charged on a per credit hour basis and those that are enrolled in more than 18 hours are charged a rate for the additional credit hours as well. For specific information regarding tuition and fees review the links that are provided below. 


2015-2016 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

2015-2016 Graduate Tuition and Fees

2016-2017 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (coming soon)

2016-2017 Graduate (coming soon)



Full-Time Undergraduate Cost of Attendance - Estimated

The cost of attendance budgets below are used to determine your financial aid eligibility. It includes an estimated average for the federally allowed cost of attendance budget expenses for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board and other living expenses for an academic year (fall and spring semester). Your actual expenses may be different due to lifestyle choices and level of enrollment. Please use our Net Price Calculators to calculate your own estimated cost of attendance and an estimate of financial aid which you may be eligible to receive.

Academic Year 2016-17
Expenses Living on Campus Living off Campus Living at Home
Tuition & Fees $30,800 $30,800 $30,800
Room & Board $7,858 $8,973 $3,693
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Personal/Miscellaneous $2,542 $2,542 $2,542
Transportation $1,632 $2,992 $2,992
TOTAL $43,832 $46,307 $41,027


Net Price Calculator

Are you concerned about the cost of attending HBU? Use our Net Price Calculator  – a cost calculator that will show you how affordable HBU can be for you! (What is the Net Price Calculator?)

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Revised 01/28/16