Tuition & Costs
We know the cost of college (especially a private, Christ-centered college) can be overwhelming. It's an unfamiliar process and a lot of money. But while the college financial process is challenging, know that you're not alone. At JBU, there's a team of real people dedicated to helping students like you afford our highly-ranked education.
So if you're interested in pursuing a Christ-centered education at JBU, don't let the numbers on this page keep you from taking your next step. Start the process by applying and see where things go. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised.
We've helped families from all kinds of economic backgrounds afford our Christ-centered and highly-ranked education. Stick with the process, and we'll put together a customized financial plan that will work for you and your family.
*Based on fall 2020 on-campus undergraduates who filed the FAFSA.
*Cost for the term is the same as JBU tuition, room and board plus about $1,600 to cover book rental, flights and administrative expenses. 100% of your JBU aid and outside aid like the Pell Grant will apply.
2023–2024 typical annual expenses
|Full-time tuition and general fee||$30,832|
|Room (residence hall)||$4,784|
|Board (19 scans/week)*||$5,405|
|Average gift aid package**||$19,212|
|Average net cost||$21,808|
Students can expect to incur additional indirect costs for books, travel, insurance and personal expenses. These vary among students.
*Exact board costs determined by selected flexible dining options.
**Average gift aid per incoming student for fall 2022 as of September 16, 2022.
Hang with us. This number is just an average, meaning roughly half of students pay less. To receive your personalized financial aid offer, apply for admission and send your FAFSA results to JBU.
In the meantime, use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial aid package.
JBU might seem more expensive than public universities but they really work with you to help with financial aid. Because of the financial aid I received, I was able to attend JBU and it was even cheaper than some state schools.
Class of 2021
|Student status||Cost per semester||Cost per year||Cost per credit hour|
|Full-time (12–18 hours)||$14,744||$29,488||N/A|
|Part-time (less than 12 hours)||N/A||N/A||$984|
|Overload (more than 18 hours)||N/A||N/A||$492|
Tuition for the summer term is $492 per credit hour.
|Degree program||Total credit hours||Cost per credit hour (full-time status)|
|BSE Social Studies||121||$940|
Slingshot automatically fulfills and delivers all of your required course materials directly to you before classes start. Slingshot is a service of the JBU Campus Bookstore.
All new JBU students are opted into a Slingshot plan by default. Learn more.
|Slingshot subscription||Cost per credit hour|
|Slingshot Print Upgrade (add-on to a Premium or Premium+ plan)||$9.99|
View meal plan options and pricing.
|Location||Cost per semester||Cost per year|
|Residence hall (single in a double room)||$3,092||$6,184|
|Tuition status||Cost per semester||Cost per year|
|General fee (full-time status)||$672||$1,344|
|General fee (part-time status)||$336||$672|
|Cathedral Choir – Men's (MUS 3800)||$110||one-time|
|Cathedral Choir – Women's (MUS 3800)||$65||one-time|
|Practice room fee||$25||per semester|
|Women's Chorus wardrobe fee (MUS 1830/1)||$35||one-time|
|Course equivalency fee||$186||per credit hour|
|Diploma fee (replacement)||$10||per copy|
|Graduation application fee||$35||per application|
|Honors Scholars Program fee||$75||one-time|
|Independent study fee||$145||per credit hour|
|Orientation fee (domestic students)||$125||one-time|
|Orientation fee (international students)||$275||one-time|
|Parking permit (car)||$25||per year|
|Parking permit (motorcycle)||$15||per year|
|Pre-Heath Professions Program fee||$40||one-time|
|Study abroad Ireland Semester book fee||$200||per semester|
|Study abroad administrative fee (semester)||$200||per semester|
|Study abroad administrative fee (summer)||$130||per semester|
|TB Test fee (for incoming international students)||$70||one-time|
|Transcript fee||$5||per copy|