JBU is preparing for face-to-face education in fall 2020

Learn about JBU's responses to the outbreak of COVID-19 and how they might affect you as a prospective student.

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New livestream campus visits

In response to COVID-19, we're offering a new way to visit – and it's much more than a virtual tour.

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Test Optional Admission

COVID-19 has disrupted standardized testing. Learn more about our test optional admission path.

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Our offices are open

If you have any questions, concerns or fears, we want to know. We will do whatever we can to support you.

Please feel free to text or call us at 479-320-2672, email us at admissions@jbu.edu and finaid@jbu.edu or contact your admissions counselor directly.

Get help paying for JBU

From tuition sticker price to a custom financial plan that works for you

Paying for college is overwhelming. We're here to help.

Here's the plan:

Don't get stuck on the sticker price

94% of undergraduate students don't pay full price to come to JBU. Don't let the sticker price keep you from pursuing the college experience you want.

Reduce costs with scholarships and grants

This is free money from JBU, the government and other groups offered based on your individual achievement or financial need.

Get your custom financial plan

Work with your admissions counselor to explore campus employment programs, payment plans and manageable loans, if necessary.

Applying to JBU is the first step to getting financial aid

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“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.”

Emery Johnson

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Your investment

2020–2021 Costs*


   Tuition + Fees


   Room + Board


   Total Cost


   Average Financial Aid Package


Average Net Price (before federal aid):


*Average aid package based on new incoming students for Fall 2020. Costs based on 12–18 credit hours per semester and 19 meals per week. Review our options for meal plans. Students can expect to incur additional indirect costs for books, travel, insurance and personal expenses. These vary among students. Review JBU’s miscellaneous fees.

We've taken the sticker price and broken it down so you can see the average expense for a JBU student before federal aid is applied.

Financial aid packages depend on a number of factors, so yours may be above or below average depending on your situation, which is why we take a personal approach to financial aid. Get in touch with your counselor to discuss your individual financial aid package.



Reduce your costs with scholarships. Use this calculator to find out how much your hard work has earned you in Academic Scholarships.* Then explore other kinds of scholarships below.

*Note: Test optional students are considered for Merit-based Academic Scholarships based solely on their high school GPA. Learn more. 

Competitive Academic Scholarships Merit-based Academic Scholarships
Need-based Scholarships and Grants Arkansas Scholarships and Grants
Federal Scholarships and Grants Athletic Scholarships
Music & Theatre Scholarships Art Scholarships
JBU Legacy Scholarship ROTC Scholarships
Transfer Scholarships International Scholarships
Outside Scholarships Other Scholarships

Your custom financial plan

Your financial situation is unique, and you deserve a custom plan to pay for college. Your admissions counselor will help you and your family understand your options and develop a plan that works for you.

Want to get the process started? Your first step is to apply to JBU.

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Applying for Financial Aid

We've narrowed down the financial aid process into three easy steps. Your situation may require additional information, but here's how to get started:

  1. Apply for admission
  2. File the FAFSA after October 1 using JBU's school code 001100
  3. Receive your financial aid offer as early as October

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Net Price Calculator

Use our net price calculator to estimate your costs after financial aid is applied. This calculator supplies an estimate based on your personal finances, but it is not a substitute for filing the FAFSA.

Calculate your net price


In the early years of JBU, every student worked as a part of his or her education. Today, we employ over 700 students. These students schedule work around their classes and can earn up to $2,000 per year.

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Loans can 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.

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Applying to JBU is the first step to getting financial aid

Apply Now

Request a financial aid brochure