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Undergraduate Tuition and Costs

Investing in a Biola education includes tuition, room and board (housing and a meal plan), books and miscellaneous fees or expenses. All students under 20 years old, not living at home, are required to live in on-campus housing and have a meal plan. Explore the costs for the upcoming school year and current school year (2019-20), as well as scholarship and aid options that will help you finance your education.
 

Annual Expenses Overview (2020-21)

Tuition $43,512
Room (average) $6,124
Board (15 meal plan) $4,926
Estimated Total $54,562

View Current Tuition and Costs (2019-20)

Cost Details (2020-21)

Tuition

Program Type Semester Tuition
(12-18 credits)
Annual Tuition
(12-18 credits)
Cost Per Credit
(1-11, 19+ credits)
Cost Per Credit
(Summer 2021)
Traditional Undergraduate$21,756 $43,512$1,813$725
English Language Program N/A N/A$554 $554
Pathways Programs Smart Start N/A N/A $440 $440
Special Student Tuition
(Non-Degree Seeking)
$21,756 $43,512$1,813 $725

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

Meal Plan

These are estimated costs for 2020-21.

Meal Plan Semester Annual
20 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,607 $5,214
15 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,463 $4,926
12 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,100 $4,200
10 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $1,941 $3,882
Block Plan 175 (175 anytime meals with $150 Flex) $2,280 $4,564
10 Meal Plan $1,807 $3,614
5 Flex Meal Plan ($50 flex);
Commuters or Biola apartment residents only
$816 $1,632
Block Plan 40 (40 anytime meals with $50 flex);
Commuters or Biola apartment residents only
$578 $1,156

Miscellaneous

Expense Semester
Biola Health Insurance (if applicable) $1,070
Class Fees Varies
Books $200–$500
Personal Varies
Parking Permit (if applicable) $140
Late Registration (if applicable) $200

Housing

These are estimated costs for 2020-21. Single occupancy in traditional housing is 150% of the regular rate.

Residence Hall or Apartment Semester Annual
Alpha East $2,922 $5,844
Hart $2,922 $5,844
Hope North $3,200 $6,400
Horton $3,200 $6,400
Blackstone — Standard room $2,645 $5,290
Blackstone — Larger room $3,200 $6,400
Sigma $2,922 $5,844
Stewart Quad $2,922 $5,844
Stewart Suite $2,922 $5,844
Thompson $2,922 $5,844
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,490 $6,980
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,960 $5,920
Beachcomber Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,000 $6,000
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,000 $6,000
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 5 people $3,000 $6,000
Li Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,225 $6,450
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,490 $6,980
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,960 $5,920
Lido Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,000 $6,000
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,490 $6,980
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,960 $5,920
Tradewinds Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,000 $6,000
Tropicana Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,000 $6,000
Welch Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $3,000 $6,000