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Undergraduate Tuition and Costs

College is a big investment. But it can be more affordable than you think — dramatically lower than the “sticker price” in most cases. Below, you’ll find the pre-aid costs of a Biola education, including tuition, housing, meals and other expenses. But remember: Our expert financial aid team has experience making Biola work for families from all backgrounds, with help from our generous scholarship and aid options.

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Annual Expenses Overview (2022-23)

Tuition $44,382
Room (average) $6,247
Board (15 meal plan) $5,268
Estimated Total $55,897

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Cost Details (2022-23)

Tuition

Program Type Semester Tuition
(12-18 credits)
Annual Tuition
(12-18 credits)
Cost Per Credit
(1-11, 19+ credits)
Cost Per Credit
(Summer 2023)
Traditional Undergraduate$22,191 $44,382$1,849$740
English Language Program N/A N/A$565 $565
Pathways Programs Smart Start N/A N/A $449 $449
Special Student Tuition
(Non-Degree Seeking)
$22,191 $44,382$1,849 $740

Note: The fee to audit a class is $60 per credit.

Meal Plan

These are estimated costs for 2022–23. Meal plans are optional for commuter students. All students under 20 years old, not living at home, are required to live in on-campus housing and have a meal plan.

Meal Plan Semester Annual
20 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,789 $5,578
15 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,634 $5,268
12 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,246 $4,492
10 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,076 $4,152
Block Plan 175 (175 anytime meals with $150 Flex) $2,439 $4,878
10 Meal Plan $1,935 $3,870
5 Flex Meal Plan ($50 flex);
Commuters or Biola apartment residents only
$873 $1,746
Block Plan 20 (20 anytime meals with $350 flex);
Commuters or Biola apartment residents only
$612 $1,224

Miscellaneous

Expense Semester
Biola Health Insurance (if applicable) $1,105
Class Fees Varies
Books $200–$500
Personal Varies
Parking Permit (if applicable) $140
Late Registration (if applicable) $200

Housing

These are estimated costs for 2022–23. Please note that single occupancy in traditional housing is available at a higher cost (limited). All students under 20 years old, not living at home, are required to live in on-campus housing and have a meal plan.

Residence Hall or Apartment Semester Annual
Alpha $2,980 $5,960
Hart $2,980 $5,960
Hope North $3,264 $6,528
Horton $3,264 $6,528
Blackstone — Standard room $2,698 $5,396
Blackstone — Larger room $3,264 $6,528
Sigma $2,980 $5,960
Stewart Quad $2,980 $5,960
Stewart Suite $2,980 $5,960
Thompson $2,980 $5,960
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,560 $7,120
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,019 $6,038
Beachcomber Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,060 $6,120
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,060 $6,120
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 5 people $3,060 $6,120
Li Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,290 $6,580
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,560 $7,120
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,019 $6,038
Lido Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,060 $6,120
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,560 $7,120
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,019 $6,038
Tradewinds Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,060 $6,120
Tropicana Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,060 $6,120
Welch Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,060 $6,120