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Cost of Attendance

Obtaining a degree is a significant investment in your future, and for many families, the cost is the determining factor in deciding on where to attend. Earning a college degree at a private institution may be more affordable than you think. At a private institution like ours, you are 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 also eligible for assistance from federal aid sources. Please visit our Tuition and Aid page for the average tuition costs,  review our cost of attendance and financial aid information below, and contact us if you have additional questions.

Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Residential Undergraduate

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 Calculator to calculate your own estimated cost of attendance and an estimate of financial aid which you may be eligible to receive.

Academic Year 2022-2023
Living on Campus
Living off Campus
Living at Home
Tuition & FeesDirect costs charged by the university for student enrollment.
Living on Campus:  $36,820
Living off Campus:  $36,820
Living at Home:  $36,820
Living ExpensesDirect costs charged by the university for on-campus housing and meal plan if living on campus. If living off-campus, these are your estimated living and dining expenses.
Living on Campus:  $9,130
Living off Campus:  $9,800
Living at Home:  $4,900
Books, Supplies, EquipmentRequired materials for classes that students purchase on their own either from the HBU Bookstore or elsewhere.
Living on Campus:  $1,000
Living off Campus:  $1,000
Living at Home:  $1,000
Personal ExpensesPersonal expenses for entertainment, clothing, and/or other wants/necessities, etc.
Living on Campus:  $2,802
Living off Campus:  $2,802
Living at Home:  $2,802
TransportationThe cost of car registration, maintenance, and fuel for a student’s vehicle or the cost of utilizing public transportation. This estimate is higher for commuter students.
Living on Campus:  $1,960
Living off Campus:  $3,168
Living at Home:  $3,168
Living on Campus:  $51,712
Living off Campus:  $53,590
Living at Home: $48,690

Net Price Calculator

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

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate 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 and students are encouraged to take the maximum hours each semester in order to complete their degrees on time. Students who are enrolled in less than 12 undergraduate credit hours are charged on a per credit hour basis and those who are enrolled in more than 18 hours are charged a rate for the additional credit hours as well.