Financial Planning - Fees

Additional Fees (as applicable ) and Student Accounts Information

For the 2017-2018 school year students may incur additional fees, depending on major and residential status. A detailed compilation of additional fees can be viewed on our web site.

Graduation Application Fee    $35

Each graduating student is required to pay this fee, without regard to commencement participation. The fee will appear on the student's account at the time the application for graduation has been submitted. In addition, students who participate in commencement will be required to purchase regalia through the bookstore.

Official Transcripts                     $5

The first official transcript is issued without charge. The fee is charged for all subsequently issued official transcripts.

Auto Registration                      $25

Motorcycle Registration            $15

Any automobile that will be parked on campus must have a JBU parking sticker. This sticker is valid for one academic year, fall semester through summer terms.

Orientation: U.S. Residents    $125

Orientation: Internationals     $225

All incoming full-time students are required to participate in orientation activities at the beginning of their first term. The fee is charged to the student's account. 

Student Accounts

Students have two payment options. The first option is to pay in full (net of pending financial aid) five days prior to the start of the term. The second option is to self-enroll in a payment plan before the term begins. Plan payments are due on the 5th of each month to pay in full by the last month in your term. A $5 enrollment fee applies. If a student sets up automatic payments, the enrollment fee is waived. Payment plan balances will accrue interest at 5% annual percentage rate. The university reserves the right to change the fee structure as needed to fund the payment plan program. Certain non-traditional terms are not eligible for payment plans.

Paper check, E-check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Students who fail to comply with their current payment schedule are subject to finance charges and termination of enrollment. Official transcripts of academic credits are not released while any balance is owed JBU. The university engages professional collection agencies when collecting delinquent accounts.

Adjustment of Accounts

Students in traditional programs withdrawing from the university near the beginning of a traditional fall or traditional spring semester are entitled to a partial refund of tuition, course fees, and music lesson fees, adjusted according to the following schedule:

100% refund during the first week of the term.

80% refund during the second week of the term.

60% refund during the third week of the term.

40% refund during the fourth week of the term.

20% refund during the fifth week of the term.

        No refund after the fifth week of the term.

Room and board will be pro-rated weekly over 16 weeks per semester.

Non-course fees will not be refunded after classes have begun.

In the event of medical withdrawal prescribed by a physician, special consideration will be given to tuition adjustment.

Summer courses are presented in different formats and are not subject to the above refund schedule. Students in traditional summer courses withdrawing from a course are entitled to receive a tuition refund according to the following schedule:

100% before the second class meeting.

90% before the third class meeting.

80% before the fourth class meeting.

60% before the fifth class meeting.

40% before the sixth class meeting.

20% before the seventh class meeting.

No refund after the seventh class meeting.

Courses that are presented in different term formats, such as international study trips or short terms, are not subject to the above refund schedule.

Music Fees

Per Semester

Practice Room Fee                                  $   25

Recital/Presentation Fee                         $   30

One-Time Fees

Women's Chorus Wardrobe Fee             $   35

Cathedral Choir Women                          $   65

Cathedral Choir Men                                $  110

In addition to private lesson fees, students enrolled in applied music for credit are charged tuition according to their course load. Part-time students are charged the regular tuition fee for each semester hour of credit in music lessons as well as the private lesson fees. Students whose private lessons put them at more than a full-time load (19+ hours) will be charged overload tuition and the private lesson fees for each credit hour over 18 hours.

A student whose JBU enrollment involves only applied music may register as a student-at-large. Regular lesson fees will be paid, but no tuition will be required. The student will receive no college credit.

Course Fees

Certain courses require a course fee.  See the course schedule for fee information.

Pre-Health Professions Fee

A one-time fee of $40 will be charged to a student's account upon acceptance into the Pre-Health Professions Program.

ASPIRE Program Fee

A one-time fee of $500 will be charged to a student's account upon acceptance into the ASPIRE Program.

Honors Scholars Program Fee

A one-time fee of $75 will be charged to a student's account upon acceptance into the Honors Scholars Program.

Study Abroad Administrative Fee    $130

Semester Abroad Administrative Fee    $200



The university does not assume any responsibility for lost or stolen property, nor does it carry fire, theft, or damage insurance on the personal property of students. Upon arrival, students may engage one of the banks in Siloam Springs to handle financial matters and to provide safety deposit box services. Students are required to remove all personal property from dormitories over the summer months since the residence halls are often used by visitors.