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Degree Completion Tuition & Financial Aid

Interested in our degree completion programs? Learn more about tuition costs and financial aid opportunities.

Tuition & Costs

Biola’s degree completion program tuition and costs include an application fee, tuition, enrollment deposit and more. See the table below for more information.

Type Cost
Application Fee (one time fee) $45
Enrollment Deposit (one time fee) $100
Books/Coursepacks (per term, approximately) $355
Tuition (per unit for major and biblical studies courses) $547

Note: Books/Coursepacks fee does not apply to the B.S. in Business Management program.

Payment Plans

Take a look at Biola’s different payment options and find a plan that works best for you and your family.

View Payment Plans

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Process

At Biola, we strive to do everything we can to make paying for your education a little easier. There are many different sources of financial aid available to Biola students. As one resource alone is not enough to cover the costs of your education, it is important to view financial aid as a package comprised of multiple resources.

  1. Complete FAFSA
    This is the starting point for determining eligibility for state and federal financial aid. Beginning with the 17/18 financial aid cycle, the FAFSA will be available for completion and submission as early as Oct. 1 for the coming year. The 17/18 FAFSA opened on Oct. 1, 2016. Completing the FAFSA does not obligate you to take out a loan.

    Note: It is advised that you fill out your FAFSA form (fafsa.ed.gov) early in the admission process. Be sure to include Biola University's number (001122) on the form. Once that is received our Office of Financial Aid can begin the process of helping you find the aid you need.
  2. Check your mail and watch myaccount.biola.edu
    Look for requests for any additional information from the Office of Financial Aid.
  3. Receive your award letter
    The Office of Financial Aid will send you an award notification once all requested information has been submitted. Notification can take up to six weeks from the time of file completion, but is typically much sooner.
  4. Complete loan paperwork
    Complete any required loan paperwork if you plan to take a federal loan.

Note: Federally mandated criteria to be considered a “full-time” student for financial aid purposes is 12 credits per trimester (four total courses, two courses in session A and two courses in session B). A student is considered “half-time” at six credits per trimester (two total courses in both sessions combined — two in one session or one in each session). Students must be at least half-time to access most types of state and federal aid including federal loans. Some private lenders will provide loans to students who are less than half-time. Students in post-traditional programs at Biola University are not eligible for most types of institutional financial aid.

Learn About Our Process

Looking for more information about our financial aid process, or have questions about our tuition? Contact the Office of Post-Traditional Admissions by phone or email.

1-800-OK-BIOLA
online.admissions@biola.edu

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

Contact Info

Phone:
(562) 903-4742

Fax:
(562) 906-4541

Email:
finaid@biola.edu

Website:
offices.biola.edu/finaid

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Wednesday
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Financial Aid Office is closed at noon on Fridays during the summer.

Counseling Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wednesday
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m.–4 p.m.