Cost of Attendance

Financial Planning: Tuition and General Fees

Charges for 2017-2018

Traditional Undergraduate

Per Semester

Annual Total

Full-time Tuition (12-18 credit hours)



General Fee



Room and Board (Residence Halls)






Other housing options available on a limited basis to upper-division students.


Part-time Tuition, per credit hour                                                                        $833

Part-time General Fee (9-11 credit hours)                                                            $286

Tuition per credit hour over 18 hours                                                                  $418

Independent Study, per credit hour (in addition to regular tuition)                    $125

Summer 2018 Tuition, per credit hour                                                                 $418

Application Fee

Applications for admission to the university should be accompanied by a $25 non-refundable application fee.

Reduced Tuition

Certain students receive tuition discounts when enrolling for traditional full-semester undergraduate classes, as follows:

>  Students 55 or over - one-half of regular rate with no course or cumulative hour restrictions.

>  Students 30 to 54 - one-half of regular rate, enrollment in two courses and six credit hours maximum per semester.

> Dual Enrollment - area high school students may enroll at reduced cost. Participation in the program is limited.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit of $300 is required of all new applicants who have tentative or final acceptance status. This deposit is fully refundable before May 1, prior to fall semester enrollment and December 15, prior to spring semester enrollment. For students applying or attaining an accepted admission status after the refund date, the enrollment deposit will not be refundable. The deposit is designed to secure the student's enrollment at John Brown University and will be applied as a credit directly to the student's account.

Off-Campus Housing

Students who have lived in JBU housing for at least six semesters are eligible to apply to the Student Development Office for approval to live off-campus. Married students, students living with parents, and students living with full-time faculty or staff are permitted to enter as day students. Students who are 22 years of age or older are permitted to live off campus.

Room Damage Deposit

Each student who wishes to live in university housing is required to submit $100 before a room assignment can be made. The deposit is fully refundable until May 1 for the fall semester and December 15 for spring semester.

1.  This deposit may be submitted after the student receives notification of acceptance to the university. A room assignment is made after the deposit is received.

2.  The deposit will be held as a deposit on the student account until the student graduates or no longer resides in university housing.

3.  Room damage charges may be assessed as they occur or when the student officially checks out of university housing. Charges are posted by Residence Life, on the student's account, to be paid in 10 days. The balance of the deposit will be credited to the student's account following the end of the last semester in which the student lives in university housing. If charges exceed the amount of deposit, official transcripts or diploma may be withheld until the account is cleared. Should a student fail to follow the official check-out procedures, the room deposit will be forfeited.

Meal Plans

All residence hall students are required to participate in the JBU meal plan. They may choose either a 12- 16- or a 21-meal-per-week option. The cost is the same; the difference is that the 12- and 16-meal options give the student a larger spending account in the California Café.

Non-resident students are offered two commuter options:

1.  $555 which provides 50 meals in the cafeteria and $175 in bonus points for use in the California Café or

2.  $300 which provides 25 meals in the cafeteria and $105 for use in the California Café.

A detailed compilation of costs can be viewed on our web site.