Helping You Pay for JBU

See how JBU can help you lower your costs and maximize your financial aid.

Gain an affordable education.

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience so you can make accurate decisions about your college education. We'll help you keep your tuition costs as low as possible while maximizing your financial aid potential.

How it works

Maximize financial aid

Apply for federal aid, state aid, grants and scholarships. Ask your admissions counselor about the different types of aid specifically for transfer and non-traditional students. We don't charge any hidden fees, so you can accurately estimate how much you'll be investing in your education from the start.

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Employer assistance

Check with your HR department to see if your employer offers tuition reimbursement. JBU also has community partnerships with several employers in the area, offering eligible employees a 10% tuition discount.

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Multiple credit options

You might have more credit than you think. JBU offers credit for exams, military training, and professional experiences.

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The investment

No matter which university you choose, earning your bachelor’s degree is an investment in time and resources. But it’s an investment that can pay big dividends. According to the U.S. Census, bachelor’s degree graduates typically earn about twice as much as high school graduates and about 50% more than associate degree graduates.

Tuition rate for 2024-2025

$325 per credit hour with no added fees*
Rate applies to both major courses and electives. 

Estimated cost per semester 

Below is the tuition cost per semester based on a 12-credit-hour load.

Tuition Rate x Credit Hours
= Total Semester Cost
$325 x 12 = $3,900

*Online undergraduate students who take a graduate class as part of the Accelerated Master's Program, or online cybersecurity students who take graduate courses as part of their required coursework will have additional fees. 

Do you have previously earned credit?

You no longer need a minimum number of credit hours to enroll. You can earn a full bachelor's degree completely online!

If you have previously earned credit, see if those credits will transfer by requesting a free transcript review of your unofficial transcripts by a JBU admissions counselor. You need 120 credit hours to graduate. 

Financial aid options

Non-traditional credit options

In addition to taking elective courses, there are several ways students can earn credit toward a JBU Online Undergraduate bachelor's degree. This means you may be able to earn your degree sooner, reducing your overall cost of tuition. Some of JBU's non-traditional credit options include:

  • CLEP Exams
  • DSST Exams
  • Military Training
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Police Training
  • Professional training

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Federal & state aid

After completing your FAFSA, you may find that you're eligible for federal and/or state grants, subsidized loans, or scholarships to help you pay for your tuition.

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Community partnership scholarship

Do you or a family member work for one of these organizations? You could be eligible to receive up to 10% per year toward your online undergraduate tuition*

Community partnerships

Outside scholarships

Various scholarships from outside organizations are available for online undergraduate students. Some of these scholarships are need-based, and some are based on merit.

Scholarship resources

Alternative student loans

"Loans" is almost a bad word at this point, but they can actually be a really helpful resource for achieving your goals. Our Loan Specialist put together all the info you need to determine if loans are right for you and your family. 

Student loans info

Military/veterans benefits

If you served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces, you maybe be eligible for tuition assistance.

Military/veterans support

Employer assistance

Some companies offer partial- to full-tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. Check with your employer's HR department to see if you qualify.

More financial aid information

Questions about financial aid?

We can help!

Click to request information or call us at 800-528-4723, and we'll assign you an admissions counselor who can answer your financial aid questions.

For specific questions about your financial aid package, contact Student Financial Services at or 479-524-7398.

Note: you must have submitted your Online Undergraduate application before your financial aid can be processed.

The future you starts at JBU.

Equip yourself for a successful career and a life of purpose.