Cost of Attendance

These are the current rates for tuition, dorms, apartments, and meal plans which are charged on a per-semester basis to your student account.

Undergraduate Credit Hour 

  • Spring 2021: $1,023.00
  • Summer 2021: $1,074.00
  • Fall 2021: $1,074.00
  • Spring 2022: $1,074.00

*Tuition is charged per credit hour each semester. Students are subject to a $40.00 fee each time a course is dropped. There is no charge to add a course.

Graduate Credit Hour

  • Spring 2021: $1,053.000
  • Summer 2021: $1,104.00
  • Fall 2021: $1,104.00
  • Spring 2022: $1,104.00

*Tuition is charged per credit hour each semester. Students are subject to a $40.00 fee each time a course is dropped. There is no charge to add a course.

Doctoral Credit Hour

  • Spring 2021: $1,083.000
  • Summer 2021: $1,134.00
  • Fall 2021: $1,134.00
  • Spring 2022: $1,134.00

*Tuition is charged per credit hour each semester. Students are subject to a $40.00 fee each time a course is dropped. There is no charge to add a course.

We understand the investment of time, energy, and resources that go into providing ministry training, and at DBU, we want to help you achieve your goal to serve the Kingdom in the local church. While our basic graduate tuition rate for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 is $1,053 per credit hour, we have developed partnerships to help support your education through several scholarship programs as described below. If you have any questions or would like to walk through these options, please don’t hesitate to contact us at ministry@dbu.edu.

Sample of Tuition with Fees Baptist* Non-Baptist
Estimated Cost/Credit Hour with Maximum Scholarships $369.67 $736.33
Estimated Semester Cost (6 hours) with Maximum Scholarships $2,218.02 $4,417.98
Typical Fees/Textbooks $625.00 $625.00
Total Semester Cost $2,843.02 $5,042.98

Sample Cost Breakdown

Rates Baptist* Non-Baptist
Rates per Hour
DBU Graduate Tuition Rate $1,053.00 $1,053.00
DBU Ministerial Scholarship ($100.00) $0.00
BGCT Ministerial Financial Aid ($100.00) $0.00
Tuition Rate with Scholarships $853.00 $1,053.00
Rates per Semester
6 hours of classes with Scholarships $5,118.00 $6,318.00
Maximum Church Match** ($1,400.00) ($1,400.00)
BGCT Baptist Heritage Scholarship
($1,000 per semester for 9 semesters)
($1,000.00) $0.00
DBU Piper Scholarship*** ($500.00) ($500.00)
Estimated Semester Cost (6 hours) $2,218.00 $4,418.00
Estimated Cost/Credit Hour with Maximum Scholarships $369.67 $736.33

*Baptist: members of a BGCT affiliated church; find out if your church is BGCT affiliated.
**Church Matching Gift Program: Dallas Baptist University will match up to $3500 per year given on a student’s behalf from his/her local church (DBU + Church Match Gift = $7,000 Max per Year; $1,400 Spring Semester + $1,400 Fall Semester + $700 Summer Semester). Certain restrictions apply. Refer to the Church Matching Gift Guidelines in the Financial Aid Forms page for more information.
***The DBU Piper Scholarship is based upon merit and need, and is awarded by GSOM Program Directors.

Residence Halls 2020-2021 Summer 2021 2021-2022
2-Person Room $1,700.00 N/A $1,750.00
3-Person Room $1,400.00 N/A $1,450.00
Long Summer N/A $1,200.00 N/A
Summer 1 or 2 N/A $600.00 N/A
Stone and Jewel House Living and Learning Communities**
Double $1,700.00 + $350.00 N/A $1,750.00 + $350.00
Triple $1,400.00 + $350.00 N/A $1,450.00 + $350.00

*A meal plan is required for all students living in the residence halls during the Fall and Spring semesters.
**Living and Learning Communities have an additional $350 charge per semester for further programming, materials, and apparel.

Apartments 2020-2021 Agreement Term* 2021-2022 Agreement Term*
Colonial Village Apartments
4-Person Apartment  $500.00*  $500.00*
5-Person Apartment  $450.00*  $450.00*
Mabee Village Townhomes
6-Person Townhome $480.00*  $480.00*
7-Person Townhome $430.00* $430.00*
Mabee Village Brownstones
6-Person Brownstone $520.00* $520.00*
7-Person Brownstone $470.00* $470.00*
Ford Village Residential College
8-Person Rate $540.00* $540.00*
Programming Fee $350.00*** $350.00***

*A 12-month housing agreement is required of all students living in the Colonial Village Apartments, Brownstone Apartments or Williamsburg Townhomes.
***The Ford Village Residential College has an additional $350 charge per person per semester for further programming.

Traditional Plans 2020-2021 2021-2022
14 Meal Plan - 14 all-you-can-eat meals per week with an additional $125 in Flex Dollars. $2,335.00 + tax (per semester) $2,450.00 + tax (per semester)
Unlimited Plan - Unlimited all-you-can-eat meals per week with an additional $100 in Flex Dollars. $2,495.00 + tax (per semester) $2,620.00 + tax (per semester)
Unlimited Plus Plan - Unlimited all-you-can-eat meals per week with an additional $500 in Flex Dollars. $2,895.00 + tax (per semester) $3,020.00 + tax (per semester)
Colonial Plans 2020-2021 2021-2022
25 Meal Block - 25 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall. $210.00 + tax --
60 Meal Block - 60 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall. $470.00 + tax --
50 Meal Block - 50 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall. -- $300.00 + tax
The Patriot Plan - $300 Patriot Dollars as well as 15 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall. $300.00 $350.00
The Colonial Plan - $200 Patriot Dollars as well as 8 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall. $200.00 $250.00
University Housing 2020-2021 2021-2022
Resident Flex Plan $200.00 + tax (per semester) $210.00 + tax (per semester)

The cost of meal plans and dining plans will be added to your DBU student account.

Student

  • Fall 2020: $817.50
  • Spring 2021: $817.50
  • Summer 2021: $346.00

*The cost of Student Health Insurance coverage will be added to your DBU student account.

Student Athlete

  • Fall 2020: $817.50
  • Spring 2021: $817.50
  • Summer 2021: $346.00

*The cost of Student Health Insurance coverage will be added to your DBU student account.

Registration Fees

No registration fee is charged to new students at any time.

  • Advance Registration Fee: No Charge
  • Ongoing Registration Fee: $50.00
  • Regular Registration Fee: $50.00
  • Late Registration Fee: $150.00

*A student who begins the registration process during one period and completes it during another is subject to the registration fee applicable at the time of completion. Refer to the schedule of classes for registration dates.

Application Fees

  • Undergraduate Application Fee: No Charge
  • Graduate Application Fee: No Charge
  • International Application Fee: No Charge
  • Doctoral Application Fee: $50.00

Payment Plan Fees (Per Semester)

  • Deferred Payment Plan Fee: $100.00
  • Late Payment Fee: $50.00

Student Fees (Per Semester)

  • Technology Fee: $125.00
  • Student Services Fee*: $550.00

*DBU does not charge a separate parking fee like most universities. Instead, upkeep of the parking lots has been included in the Student Services Fee. The Student Services Fee is used to pay a portion of the total cost of shuttle services, health services, athletic events, student activities, parking, online library resources, library databases, interlibrary loan services, the Fitness Center, and synchronous learning resources. This fee is charged to both graduate and undergraduate students taking an in-person course on the main campus.

Tuition

  • IEP Tuition: Fall/Spring I English for Academic Studies - $3,850.00
  • IEP Tuition: Fall/Spring II English for Academic Studies - $3,850.00
  • IEP Tuition: Fall/Spring I English for Communication - $3,000.00
  • IEP Tuition: Fall/Spring II English for Communication - $3,000.00

*Please reference the Financial Information listed with the Schedule of Classes for additional fees that may apply.

Fees

  • International Processing Fee: No Charge
  • International Student Fee: $100.00
  • Initial Housing Fee: $100.00

*Please reference the Financial Information listed with the Schedule of Classes for additional fees that may apply.

Residence Halls

  • 2-Person Room: $900.00
  • 3-Person Room: $750.00

*Please reference the Financial Information listed with the Schedule of Classes for additional fees that may apply.

Meal Plans

  • 14 Meals (plus $67 Flex Dollars): $1,168.00 + tax = $1,264.36
  • Unlimited Meals (plus $50 Flex Dollars): $1,248.00 + tax = $1,350.96
  • IEP Supplemental Meal Plan: $175.00

*Please reference the Financial Information listed with the Schedule of Classes for additional fees that may apply.

Financial Disclosure

Estimated tuition, systemwide fees, and housing rates/fees for the 2020-2021 academic year are on DBU’s website. Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year 2020-2021 may be delivered remotely. Tuition, mandatory fees, and housing rates/fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  In the event of a local, state, or national stay at home order, University Housing may remain open for students. In the event University Housing remains open, Campus residents will be responsible for the costs assigned through their Housing Agreement.