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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 16 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!

2023-2024 Estimated Costs
Plan Cost Notes
Undergraduate cost per semester (full time students) $14,250 per semester for full time students
Undergraduate (if enrolled in less than 12 hours) $950 per hour if enrolled in less than 12 hours
Undergraduate General Student fee $700 per semester
Additional Tuition Hour $530 per hour for any hours over 18 hours
Graduate cost per semester hour $400 per hour
Graduate Student Fee $240 per semester
Dual Enrollment (MISD students) $50 per hour
Dual Enrollment (All other high school students) $100 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 course.

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 $10 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. 

2023-2024 Estimated Costs
2023-2024 Academic Year Semester Year
Tuition (Block) $14,250 $28,500
Carlile Hall* $2,500 $5,000
University Apartments $2,500 $5,000
Mabee & Ornelas Halls $2,400 $4,800
Fry & Linebery Halls* $2,200 $4,400
University Park Row Houses (6 person unit) $3,300 $6,600
University Park Row Houses ( 2 person unit) $3,300 $6,600
Oaks on Grove Townhouses (6 person unit) $3,300 $6,600
Foote Hall at Tiger Yard $3,600 $7,200
Unlimited Meal Plan ($350 Flex)* $2,600 $5,200
14 Meal Plan ($350 Flex)* $2,386 $4,772
9 Meal Plan ($400 Flex) $1,820 $3,640
Flex Dollars Plan $250 $500
Fees (General & Laundry) $730 $1,460