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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!

2018 - 2019 Estimated Costs
Plan Cost Notes
Undergraduate cost per semester (full time students) $12,645 per semester for full time students
Undergraduate (if enrolled in less than 12 hours) $843.00 per hour if enrolled in less than 12 hours
Dual Enrollment (MISD students) $50 per hour
Dual Enrollment (All other high school students $100 per hour
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry $710 per hour
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $710 per hour
Master of Arts in Religion $710 per hour
Master of Business Administration $710 per hour
Master of Education $710 per hour
Master of Science $710 per hour
Undergraduate General Student fee $540 per semester for full-time undergraduate students (12 or more hours enrolled)
Undergraduate General Student fee (less than 12 hours) $45 per hour for students taking less than 12 hours
Graduate Student Fee $150 per semester for graduate students enrolled in 6 or more hours
Graduate Student Fee (less than 6 hours) $75 per semester hour for graduate students enrolled in less than 6 hours

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

Block tuition also covers the cost of courses offered in the August, December, January, and Spring Break mini-mesters while May term courses and the new undergraduate summer/summer online terms are offered at 50% of tuition 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 $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. 

2018-2019 Estimated Costs
2018-2019 Academic Year Semester Year
Tuition (Block) $12,645 $25,290
Centennial Hall* $2,288 $4,576
University Apartments $2,392 $4,784
Mabee & Ornelas Halls $2,288 $4,576
Fry & Linebery Halls* $2,080 $4,160
University Park Row Houses (6 person unit) $2,425 $4,850
Summer (June & July) $485/mo.
University Park Row Houses ( 2 person unit) $2,500 $5,000
Summer (June & July) $500/mo.
Full Meal Plan* $2,080 $4,160
14 Meal Plan* $1,900 $3,800
10 Meal Plan $1,835 $3,670
5 Meal Plan $1,600 $3,200
Fees (General, Laundry & Parking) $715 $1,430