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.


Annual Expenses Overview (2018-19)

Tuition $40,448
Room (average) $5,900
Board (15 meal plan) $4,830
Total $51,218


Cost Details (2018-19)

Tuition

Credit Amount Semester Annual
Flat fee for 12-18 credits $20,224 $40,448

Each credit above 18 or below 12 is $1,687 per credit. The fee to audit a class is $60 per credit.

Summer Session

Cost for summer 2019 courses is $675 per credit.

Meal Plan — These are estimated costs for 2018-19

Meal Plan Semester Annual
20 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,556 $5,112
15 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,415 $4,830
12 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $2,060 $4,120
10 Flex Meal Plan ($150 flex) $1,904 $3,808
Block Plan 175 (175 anytime meals with $150 Flex) $2,236 $4,472
10 Meal Plan $1,770 $3,540
5 Flex Meal Plan ($50 flex)* $800 $1,600
Block Plan 40 (40 anytime meals with $50 flex)* $567 $1,134

* Commuters and Biola apartment residents only.

Miscellaneous

Expense Semester
Late Registration* $200
Parking Permit* $120
Biola Health Insurance** $1097
Class Fees $60
Books $200 - $500
Personal Varies

* If applicable.

** Health insurance is required of all students enrolled in seven or more credits and/or living in Biola designating housing. Eligible students who are unable to provide proof of coverage at the time of registration will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance program provided through United Healthcare and charged the applicable fees. Please visit the Student Health Center's website for more information.

Housing — These are estimated costs for 2018-19

Residence Hall or Apartment Semester Annual
Alpha $2,810 $5,620
Hart $2,810 $5,620
Hope $3,000 $6,000
Horton $3,100 $6,200
Horton - 1 person room $3,340 $6,680
Blackstone - standard room $2,535 $5,070
Blackstone - larger room $2,940 $5,880
Sigma $2,810 $5,620
Stewart Quad $2,810 $5,620
Stewart Suite $2,810 $5,620
Thompson $2,810 $5,620
Beachcomber Apt. - 1 BR / 2 people $3,350 $6,700
Beachcomber Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,845 $5,690
Beachcomber Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,885 $5,770
La Mirada Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,885 $5,770
La Mirada Apt. - 2 BR / 5 people $2,885 $5,770
Li Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $3,100 $6,200
Lido Apt. - 1 BR / 2 people $3,350 $6,700
Lido Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,845 $5,690
Lido Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,885 $5,770
Tradewinds Apt. - 1 BR / 2 people $3,350 $6,700
Tradewinds Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,845 $5,690
Tradewinds Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,885 $5,770
Tropicana Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,885 $5,770
Welch Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,885 $5,770

Single occupancy in traditional housing is 130% of the regular rate