An Investment in Your Future

Your education is valuable and your college years are incredible. Both the experience and the degree are an investment in YOU - growing you as a person and preparing you for the future God has planned. 

Here is an overview of the cost of a DBU education - we hope to have made it clear and simple, because nobody likes complicated financial information! Want to dig into all the details? Click through the cost breakdown below or jump over to our Net Price Calculator to get an even more accurate cost estimate specific to you!

And don't let these numbers scare you - head to our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages next! 86% of students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships and there are so many ways to make paying for college possible!

The Big Picture 

Tuition & Fees per Year:

$35,310*

Avg. Financial Aid per Year:

$24,393*

*based on incoming first-year students for Fall 2022 taking 12-18 credit hours per fall and winter/spring semesters; all aid sources, including federally subsidized loans.

The Details

  2022-23
Full-time undergraduate tuition (12-18 hours per semester) $16,905

*For more information on DBU's block tuition program, click here.

Residence Halls

Residence Halls* 2021-2022
2-Person Room $1,750.00
3-Person Room $1,450.00
Long Summer n/a
Summer I or II n/a
Stone and Jewel House**
   Double $1,750.00 + $350.00
   Triple $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.

Residence Hall Meal Plans

Traditional Plans 2021-2022
14 Meal Plan: 14 meals per week, $125 Flex Dollars $2,450.00 + tax (per semester)
Unlimited Plan: unlimited meals per week, $100 Flex Dollars $2,620.00 + tax (per semester)
Unlimited Plus Plan: unlimited meals per week, $500 Flex Dollars $3,020.00 + tax (per semester)

Upperclassman Housing

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

Upperclassman Housing Meal Plans

Colonial Plans 2021-2022
25 Meal Block --
60 Meal Block --
50 Meal Block $300.00 + tax
The Patriot Plan: 15 meals, $300 Patriot Dollars $350.00
The Colonial Plan: 8 meals, $200 Patriot Dollars $250.00

 

Residence Halls Per Semester

Spence Hall* 2022-2023
2-Person Room $2,100
3-Person Room $1,800
Spence Pod $2,350
Long Summer $1,500
Summer I or II $750
Crowley/Lange/Williams* 2022-2023
2-Person Room $1,950
3-Person Room $1,650
Long Summer $1,500
Summer I or II $750
Learning-Living Communities at Ford Village 2022-2023
Jewel House** $3,000 + $350*
Stone House** $3,000 + $350*

*At least a minimum 14-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 and have a minimum Resident Flex Plan 10 meal plan requirement.

Residence Hall Meal Plans Per Semester

Traditional Plans 2022-2023
14 Meal Plan: 14 meals per week, $125 Flex Dollars* $2,625.00 + tax
Unlimited Plan: unlimited meals per week, $100 Flex Dollars $2,775.00 + tax
Unlimited Plus Plan: unlimited meals per week, $500 Flex Dollars $3,175.00 + tax
Resident Flex Plan 10 (10 meals per week, $150 Flex Dollars)** 1,950.00 + tax

*Minimum required plan for Dorm Students.

**Minimum required plan for Stone House and Jewel House Residents at Ford Village

Upperclassman Housing Per Month (12-month contract)

Housing Type 2022-2023 Lease
Colonial Village Apartments
4-Person Apartment $515.00*
5-Person Apartment $465.00*
Mabee Village Townhomes
6-Person Townhome $495.00*
7-Person Townhome $445.00*
Mabee Village Brownstones
6-Person Brownstone $535.00*
7-Person Brownstone $485.00*
Ford Village Residential College
8-Person Rate $555.00*
Programming Fee $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.

Upperclassman Housing Meal Plans Per Semester

Apartment Life Resident Plans 2022-2023
Resident Flex Plan* $250.00 + tax
Resident Flex Plan 3 (w/$200 flex)** $750.00 + tax 
Resident Flex Plan 7 (w/$175 flex) $1,450.00 + tax
Resident Flex Plan 10 (w/$150 flex)*** $1,950.00 + tax

*Minimum required plan for Apartment, Townhome, and Brownstone students.

**Minimum required plan for Upperclassmen Ford Village residents

***Minimum required plan for Stone House and Jewel House Residents at Ford Village

Colonial Plans 2022-2023
50 Meal Block $300.00 + tax
The Colonial Plan: 8 meals, $300 Patriot Dollars $300.00
The Patriot Plan: 15 meals, $350 Patriot Dollars $350.00

Student Fees Per Semester

Student Fees* 2021-22 2022-23
Student Fee** $550 $600
Technology Fee $125 $150

*These fees represent a charge per semester for all DBU students. However, additional fees may apply for application, registration, or other courses of study. These additional fees may be applied as needed. Please visit the DBU Cashier's Office website for information regarding these items.

**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.

We understand that paying for college can sometimes be challenging, which is why we have provided a variety of scholarship and financial opportunities for students to discover through our Office of Financial Aid.

We also have many Payment Plans available through our Cashier's Office so that students can space out their payment over the course of the semester.

Please note, all students must reach Financial Settlement with DBU prior to the start of each semester. After all grants, scholarships, and federal loans have been applied to the student account, the student must pay the remaining balance in full, enroll in a DBU Payment Plan with a payment method on file, or have an approved loan in place to cover the account balance.