Cost of Attendance

Financial Planning: Tuition and General Fees

Tuition Rates for 2016-2017 Graduate School Programs

Business, Counseling, and Visual Arts                       $548/credit hour

Education                                                                       $450/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                                                 $121/credit hour

Official Transcript Fee                                                                          $5

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

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. The registration fee is waived for graduate students. For more information, refer to Campus Safety on the web, email, or call (479) 524-7403.

Graduate students attending classes on JBU’s Siloam Springs’ campus or visiting there regularly need parking decals. Students may register online and the decal is valid for the full academic year.

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.


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 pending financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, and loans). A payment plan option is available to students in good financial standing. A payment plan enrollment fee is $5 per payment plan and interest will accrue on the account balance. Payment policy and plan details are available on the Student Account Services web page. 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. A processing fee is charged for card transactions.

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.

For additional information and resources regarding student accounts, see the Student Account Services web page on EagleNet. The Student Accounts Representative may be contacted at

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