Tuition and Costs

Biola University seeks to provide quality education for all its students at the most reasonable cost possible. As a private, non-profit insitution, Biola University receives no support from taxes or other public funds. Tuition charges paid by the student only cover a portion of the actual costs of this quality education; the full cost is subsidized by the gifts of alumni, individual friends, interested churches and in a few cases, businesses and corporations.

Tuition Fees for 2018–2019
DegreeSemesterSummerAudit Fee
Master's Programs and Specials $633
per credit
per credit
per credit
Doctor of Philosophy $1,168
per credit
per credit
per credit
Doctor of Intercultural Studies $650 per credit $650 per credit $650 per credit

Actual Student Costs

A quality graduate program is an important step toward your future — one that requires a significant investment of both time and money.  However, we never want finances to stand in the way of your education.  Numerous opportunities for financial support — including grants, scholarships, and loans — are available to students.  A great majority of our students reduce their financial burden through a variety of means, including:

  • Working full time while continuing their degree
  • Receiving a graduate grant up to $2,500 per year
  • Receiving a church matching scholarship up to $750 per year
  • Receiving departmental scholarships
  • Reduction in tuition for missionaries
  • Reduction in tuition for extension campuses

For additional information on financial aid for graduate students, please visit the financial aid office page.



Financial Aid

Find information about financial aid on the financial aid website.

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