Cost


Concerned about affording a private college? It's time to take a look at the value and opportunities available at East Texas Baptist University.

ETBU awards over 16 million dollars in scholarships and grants. With the financial assistance ETBU can provide, your out-of-pocket expense can be surprisingly affordable. 


*This amount is estimated and subject to Board of Trustee approval in January 2015. Check the website at that time for official costs.

2015-16 Academic Year

 Semester 

 Per Year 

Tuition (14 hours per semester)

$10,850

$21,700

Centennial Hall

$2,288

$4,576

14 Meal Plan 

 $1,852

$3,704 

Fees

$484

$968

Total

$15,474

$30,948

Breakdown

$745 per semester hour
$465 General Student Fee (per semester)
$1674 Meal Plan (per semester, 15 meals per week)
$2200 Centenial Hall Housing

A student taking 14 hours per semester would have a cost of $14,769 per semester and $29,538 per year.   

Financial Aid Budget (or Cost of Attendance) that also includes indirect expenses - Estimated Cost


Please remember that over 90% of our students receive aid which makes your out of pocket expenses very affordable. 

GUARANTEED TUITION OPTION (GTO)

Students may choose to participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Option (GTO) which locks in an hourly tuition rate for eight semesters.  Students must be continually enrolled with full-time status to maintain the guarantee.  Initially, students will pay a higher rate, but the tuition will stay the same for eight semesters.  You may opt out of the GTO at any time and pay the current hourly tuition rate.  However, once you opt out, you may not return to your initial guaranteed amount.  The rate for the Fall 2014 semester is $791 per semester hour, you can select the GTO at time of registration. 

FINANCIAL AID 

ETBU awarded over $9 million in financial aid this year and over 90% of our students receive financial aid. This makes your out of pocket expense much lower than the above amount. ETBU strives to provide an affordable, quality education.

PAYMENT PLAN 

ETBU offers a payment plan that allows the semester charges to be divided into five payments. Please click here to read about our payment plan.