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 (2017-18)

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


Cost Details (2017-18)

Tuition

Unit Amount Semester Annual
Flat fee for 12-18 units $19,224 $38,448

Each unit above 18 or below 12 is $1,602 per unit. The fee to audit a class is $60 per unit.

Summer Session

Cost for summer 2016 courses is $663 per unit.

Meal Plan - These are estimated costs for 2017-18

Meal Plan Semester Annual
20 Flex Meal Plan ($125 flex) $2,486 $4,972
15 Flex Meal Plan ($125 flex) $2,349 $4,698
12 Flex Meal Plan ($125 flex) $2,004 $4,008
10 Flex Meal Plan ($125 flex) $1,853 $3,706
Block Plan 175 (175 anytime meals with $125 Flex) $2,175 $4,350
10 Meal Plan $1,735 $3,470
5 Flex Meal Plan ($50 flex)* $768 $1,536
Block Plan 40 (40 anytime meals with $50 flex)* $552 $1,104

* 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 for all students enrolled in 7 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 website for more information.

Housing - These are estimated costs for 2017-18

Residence Hall or Apartment Semester Annual
Alpha $2,725 $5,450
Hart $2,725 $5,450
Hope $3,000 $6,000
Horton $3,000 $6,000
Horton - 1 person room $3,250 $6,500
Blackstone - standard room $2,475 $4,950
Blackstone - larger room $2,800 $5,600
Sigma $2,760 $5,520
Stewart Quad $2,725 $5,450
Stewart Suite $2,725 $5,450
Thompson $2,765 $5,530
Beachcomber Apt. - 1 BR / 2 people $3,250 $6,500
Beachcomber Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,760 $5,520
Beachcomber Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,800 $5,600
La Mirada Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,800 $5,600
Li Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $3,000 $6,000
Lido Apt. - 1 BR / 2 people $3,250 $6,500
Lido Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,760 $5,520
Lido Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,800 $5,600
Tradewinds Apt. - 1 BR / 2 people $3,250 $6,500
Tradewinds Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,760 $5,520
Tradewinds Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,800 $5,600
Tropicana Apt. - 2 BR / 4 people $2,800 $5,600
Welch Apt. - 1 BR / 3 people $2,800 $5,600

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