Helping You Afford 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, finishing 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 July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

$425 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

 $425 x 12

= $5,100

Calculating Your Total Tuition Cost

Your total tuition cost depends on how many credit hours you need to finish your degree. You will need a minimum of 45 credit hours to start & at least 120 credit hours to graduate. 

Not sure how many credits you need to finish your degree? Request a free review of your unofficial transcripts by a JBU admissions counselor.

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 finish 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 $2,500 per year toward your online undergraduate tuition. 

Community Partnerships 

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 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.



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

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