Cost of Attendance

Financial Planning: Tuition and General Fees

Tuition for 2017-2018 Graduate School Programs

Business, Counseling (including School Counseling), and Visual Arts          $560/credit hour

Cybersecurity                                                                                                       $600/credit hour

Teacher Education and Higher Education                                                        $460/credit hour


Application Fee                                                                               $35

Applications for admission to the graduate programs of the university should be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.

Independent Study Fee                                             $125/credit hour

Official Transcript Fee                                                                      $5

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

Late Registration Fee                                                                     $50

Students who register for classes after the designated registration period are subject to a late fee.

Payment Plan Enrollment Fee                                                  $5/unit

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.

Auto Registration                                                                No Charge

Any vehicle that will be parked on campus in Siloam Springs must have a JBU parking sticker. This sticker is valid for one academic year, fall semester through summer term III. Students may register online and the registration fee is waived for graduate students. Those graduate students attending classes on JBU’s Siloam Springs’ campus or visiting there regularly will need parking decals. 

If you do not go to the Siloam Springs’ campus regularly, but need to visit for any reason between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on a weekday, you will need to request a temporary parking permit from the administrative assistant for your program area. They will email you a temporary permit that you will print and display on your dash to avoid citation.

For more information, refer to Campus Safety on the web, email, or call (479) 524-7403.


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.

Student Accounts

Tuition and fees are due prior to the start of each semester. Payment will be the semester's charges less financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, and loans). A payment plan option is available to students in good financial standing. Details are available from Student Account Services. Payment plan information is made available to each student prior to the start of each semester. Certain fees are applicable for students on the payment plan option, and the university reserves the right to change the fee structure as needed to fund the payment plan program.

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 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.

The Student Accounts Representative may be contacted at