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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.

Planning Your Funds

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
Tuition $40,448
Room (Average) $5,900
Board (15 meal plan) $4,830
Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance $51,218


Payment Plans

Looking for a flexible way to pay for your Biola education? Take a look at our payment plans for more information.

Learn About Payment Plans

Net Price Calculator

Find out how much financial aid you may qualify for at Biola with our net price calculator.

Estimate Your Net Price

Scholarships, Grants, Loans and More

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.

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Scholarships

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

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

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.

Scholarships for International Students

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 Scholarships

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.

Documents And Deadlines

Applying for Aid

Important Dates

Biola’s financial aid process begins with some important steps. Pay close attention to the dates and steps below to start the process.

October 1


November 15

  • Apply to Biola (Priority Application Deadline)
  • Apply for outside scholarships in your area, online and through your high school guidance office

January 15

  • Receive Admissions Notification (for November 15 applicants)
  • Apply for merit-based scholarships

March

  • 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
  • Return requested forms (View financial aid forms)

May 1


June

  • Apply for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan and/or any other alternative loans if needed

August

Financial Aid Forms

Find all the forms you need to make your financial aid process as smooth as possible.

View Financial Aid Forms

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.

During the summer, the Financial Aid Office closes at noon on Fridays.

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.