Helping You Pay for JBU

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

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.

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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 2020-2021

$300 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

 $300 x 12

= $3,600

 

 

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. 

Request a Free Transcript Review

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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Financial Aid, Discounts, and Loans

Federal & State Aid

After completing your FAFSA, you may find that you're eligible for federal and/or state grants, subsidized loans or scholarships that will 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 

*not available for the reduced summer rate.

Outside Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships from outside organizations 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!

Request information by filling out the form below (or calling us at 800-528-4723), and we'll assign you an admissions counselor who can answer your financial aid questions. You can also check out our Financial Aid FAQs.

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For specific questions about your financial aid package, contact Gina Pace at GPace@jbu.edu or 479-524-7162.

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