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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 $35 million dollars in total financial aid, including federal and state aid. With the financial assistance ETBU can provide, your out-of-pocket expense can be very affordable. 99% of our students receive aid!

2024-2025 Estimated Costs
Plan Cost Notes
Undergraduate cost per semester (full time students) $14,625 per semester for full time students
Undergraduate (if enrolled in less than 12 hours) $975 per hour if enrolled in less than 12 hours
Undergraduate General Student fee $715 per semester
Additional Tuition Hour $543 per hour for any hours over 18 hours
Graduate cost per semester hour $415 per hour
Graduate Student Fee $255 per semester
Dual Enrollment (MISD students) $50 per hour
Dual Enrollment (All other high school students) $100 per hour
Adult Ed Programs $650 per hour

*Students living in Carlile, Fry, and Linebery halls are required to have at least a 14-meal plan.

Block tuition also covers the cost of tuition for courses offered in August, December, January, Spring-Break ministers, and May term courses. Students will be responsible for paying the Mini-Term Course Fee of $50 per hour.

Please note that the costs listed above are BEFORE any scholarships or other aid are applied.

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


ETBU awarded over $21.2 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. 

2024-2025 Estimated Costs
2023-2024 Academic Year Semester Year
Tuition (Block) $14,625 $29,250
Carlile Hall* $2,550 $5,100
University Apartments $2,500 $5,000
Mabee & Ornelas Halls $2,500 $5,000
Fry & Linebery Halls* $2,300 $4,600
University Park Row Houses (6 person unit) $3,500 $7,000
University Park Row Houses ( 2 person unit) $3,500 $7,000
Oaks on Grove Townhouses (6 person unit) $3,500 $7,000
Foote Hall at Tiger Yard $3,600 $7,200
Unlimited Meal Plan ($350 Flex)* $2,705 $5,410
14 Meal Plan ($350 Flex)* $2,482 $4,964
9 Meal Plan ($400 Flex) $1,890 $3,780
Flex Dollars Plan $250 $500
Fees (General & Laundry) $790 $1,580