Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid
Find all the information you need about tuition costs and financial aid opportunities for undergrads, including the FAFSA, scholarships, grants, loans and more.
Tuition & Costs
A Biola education is a valuable investment in your future. As you consider the cost of tuition, housing and other expenses, keep in mind: most of our students — more than 90 percent — receive one or more forms of financial aid. We'll advise you during the admissions process about how to make your education more affordable. To see now what you may qualify for, estimate your net price.
|Annual Expense (2018–2019)||Cost|
|Board (15 meal plan)||$4,830|
|Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance||$51,218|
Types of Aid
We are committed to making a Biola education affordable for all students through scholarships, as well as grants and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is in addition to student work and other resources that will help ensure your investment here pays off in your future.
At Biola, we seek to make our unique, Christ-centered education more affordable for you and your family. That is why we’ve just significantly expanded our 2018–19 scholarships for both freshmen and transfer students. Academic scholarships now range from $5,000 to $19,000 for freshmen and $6,000 to $12,000 for transfer students.
Grants are financial aid awards that do not need to be repaid. They are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are distributed based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
Loans are financial aid awards that must be repaid with interest. They are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are offered based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
International undergraduates (on the F-1 student visa) can apply for select scholarships though not eligible for federal grants and loans through FAFSA. Scholarship options are limited and highly selective.
Outside of Biola’s Office of Financial Aid are many scholarship opportunities you can apply for. To help your search, this website highlights non-Biola scholarships that may fit you well. Eligibility and requirements vary.
Applying for Aid
Biola’s financial aid process begins with some important steps. Pay close attention to the dates and steps below to start the process.
- Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2
- Submit Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2 (California residents only)
- Apply to Biola (Priority Application Deadline)
- Apply for outside scholarships in your area, online and through your high school guidance office
- Receive Admissions Notification (for November 15 applicants)
- Apply for merit-based scholarships
- Biola’s Office of Financial Aid may mail you an estimated award letter that lists the scholarships, grants and loans you are being offered based on the FAFSA
- Review and submit requested financial aid forms on My Account, your online enrollment profile where you will receive a personalized list of enrollment steps. To access My Account:
- National Deposit Deadline
- Secure your place at Biola:
- Apply for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan and/or any other alternative loans if needed
- Down payment due (View payment plans)
- Students move in
Begin the Process
Get started on the financial aid process by finishing the steps below. You'll receive a financial aid aware letter when you're accepted.
- Complete your FAFSA form at www.fafsa.gov.
- Enter Biola University’s federal code (001122) to send information to Biola.
- Complete and submit all requested documents.
- Confirm and accept your aid amounts and awards in order to proceed and enroll.
Financial Aid Forms
Find all the forms you need to make your financial aid process as smooth as possible.