Concerned about affording a private college? It's time to take a look at the value and opportunities available at East Texas Baptist University.

ETBU awards over 16 million dollars in financial aid. With the financial assistance ETBU can provide, your out-of-pocket expense can be surprisingly affordable. 

2015-16 Academic Year


 Per Year 

Tuition (14 hours per semester)



Centennial Hall



14 Meal Plan 










$775 per semester hour
$484 General Student Fee (per semester)
$1711 Meal Plan (per semester, 14 meals per week)
$2288 Centenial Hall Housing


Financial Aid Budget (or Cost of Attendance) that also includes indirect expenses - Estimated Cost

Please remember that over 99% of our students receive aid which makes your out of pocket expenses very affordable. 


Students may choose to participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Option (GTO) which locks in an hourly tuition rate for eight semesters.  Students must be continually enrolled with full-time status to maintain the guarantee.  Initially, students will pay a higher rate, but the tuition will stay the same for eight semesters.  You may opt out of the GTO at any time and pay the current hourly tuition rate.  However, once you opt out, you may not return to your initial guaranteed amount.  The rate for the Fall 2014 semester is $791 per semester hour, you can select the GTO at time of registration. 


ETBU awarded over $9 million in scholarships and grants this year and over 99% of our students receive financial aid. This makes your out of pocket expense much lower than the above amount. ETBU strives to provide an affordable, quality education.


ETBU offers a payment plan that allows the semester charges to be divided into five payments. Please click here to read about our payment plan.