Financial Information for the MOL
Biola University seeks to provide quality education for all its students at the most reasonable cost possible. As a private, non-profit institution, Biola University receives no support from taxes or other public funds. Consequently, every student who attends Biola University already receives a substantial subsidy, made possible by the gifts of alumni, individual friends, interested churches, businesses and corporations. Tuition is the student's contribution to the total cost. (Find out more at the Biola University Financial Aid Office webpage)
Overview of Costs
Graduate tuition is $550 per unit (for the 2009-10 academic year). The MOL is a 36-unit program, making the total tuition for the program between $19,000 and $20,000.
*Note: The university reserves the right to change all student charges, modify its services or change its programs should economic conditions, curriculum revisions or national emergency make it necessary to do so.
In addition to tuition, the following fees are applicable:
· Application fee (non-refundable) $45.00
· Enrollment deposit (returned upon submission of departure card at graduation) $50.00
· Modular program residency fees (if student chooses to stay on campus)
· Special course fees may apply
The cost of textbooks varies by class, but most students report spending an average of $50 - $100 per class for books. This nets out to approximately $1,500 - $2,000 total for the program.
Financial Aid Options
Many MOL students utilize student loans, namely the federal Stafford loan, to finance their education. This is the most widely used and most readily available form of financial aid for MOL students.
Due to the generosity of private donors, there are limited funds available to MOL students to cover partial tuition. These funds are distributed based on a variety of factors, including financial need and academic excellence. Scholarships awarded vary from funds to apply to an indivudual course to a renewable annual scholarship. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact Sarah Ailes in the MOL.
A number of MOL students are able to utilize assistance from their employers to help cover the cost of tuition. We encourage you to seek information from your employer about this option.