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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 (2019–2020)

Tuition $41,976
Room (average) $6,000
Board (15 meal plan) $4,926
Total $52,902


Cost Details (2019–2020)

Tuition

Credit Amount Semester Annual
Flat fee for 12–18 credits $20,988 $41,976

Each credit above 18 or below 12 is $1,749 per credit. The fee to audit a class is $60 per credit.

Summer Session

The cost for summer 2019 courses is $675 per credit.
The cost for summer 2020 courses is $700 per credit.

Meal Plan — These are estimated costs for 2019–2020

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)* $816 $1,632
Block Plan 40 (40 anytime meals with $50 flex)* $578 $1,156

* Commuters and Biola apartment residents only.

Miscellaneous

Expense Semester
Late Registration* $200
Parking Permit* $140
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 2019–2020

Residence Hall or Apartment Semester Annual
Alpha $2,865 $5,730
Hart $2,865 $5,730
Hope $3,150 $6,300
Horton $3,150 $6,300
Blackstone — standard room $2,585 $5,170
Blackstone — larger room $3,085 $6,170
Sigma $2,865 $5,730
Stewart Quad $2,865 $5,730
Stewart Suite $2,865 $5,730
Thompson $2,865 $5,730
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,417 $6,834
Beachcomber Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,902 $5,804
Beachcomber Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $2,943 $5,886
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $2,943 $5,886
La Mirada Apt. — 2 BR / 5 people $2,943 $5,886
Li Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $3,162 $6,324
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,417 $6,836
Lido Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,902 $5,804
Lido Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $2,943 $5,886
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 2 people $3,417 $6,834
Tradewinds Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,902 $5,804
Tradewinds Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $2,943 $5,886
Tropicana Apt. — 2 BR / 4 people $2,943 $5,886
Welch Apt. — 1 BR / 3 people $2,943 $5,886

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