Financial Aid at Biola

We work hard to make a Biola education affordable through new and increased scholarship offerings, student employment opportunities, and access to grants, loans and other resources that will help ensure that your investment in your future will pay off.

Annual Expenses (2017-18)

Tuition $38,448
Room (average) $5,540
Board (15 meal plan) $4,698
Total $48,686

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.

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Freshman Academic Scholarship$4,000-$18,000
Calculate your Academic Scholarship

Calculate your Academic Scholarship
Enter your GPA and at least one test score:

Unweighted High School GPA

Math + Critical Reading Only

Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

You qualify for:

Transfer Heritage Academic Scholarship
(based on college GPA for 15+ credits; 2.5 minimum GPA)
Alumni Dependent Scholarship$1,000
Church Matching Scholarshipup to $1,300

View 2016-2017 scholarships

Applying for Aid

Below you'll find an overview of the Financial Aid process at Biola.

Already accepted to Biola? See our What's Next section for detailed steps on completing the Financial Aid 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


  • 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

  • National Deposit Deadline
  • Secure your place at Biola:
    • Enrollment Deposit: $300 (non-refundable after May 1)
    • Housing Deposit: $250 (non-refundable after July 1)
    • Registration Profile:
    • Housing Application or Request to Commute:


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


Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office