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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!

2021-2022 Estimated Costs
Plan Cost Notes
Undergraduate cost per semester (full time students) $13,350 per semester for full time students
Undergraduate (if enrolled in less than 12 hours) $890 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 $377 per hour
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $377 per hour
Master of Arts in Religion $377 per hour
Master of Business Administration $377 per hour
Master of Education $377 per hour
Master of Science $377 per hour
Undergraduate General Student fee $640 per semester for full-time undergraduate students (12 or more hours enrolled)
Undergraduate General Student fee (less than 12 hours) $46 per hour for students taking less than 12 hours
Graduate Student Fee $225 per semester for graduate students enrolled in 6 or more hours
Graduate Student Fee (less than 6 hours) $77 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 tuitions 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 $25 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. 

2021-2022 Estimated Costs
2021-2022 Academic Year Semester Year
Tuition (Block) $13,350 $26,700
Centennial Hall* $2,300 $4,600
University Apartments $2,405 $4,810
Mabee & Ornelas Halls $2,300 $4,600
Fry & Linebery Halls* $2,090 $4,180
University Park Row Houses (6 person unit) $2,550 $5,100
Summer (June & July) $510/mo.
University Park Row Houses ( 2 person unit) $2,600 $5,200
Summer (June & July) $520/mo.
Oaks on Grove Townhouses (6 person unit) $2,550 $5,100
Summer (June & July) $510/mo.
Unlimited Meal Plan* $2,445 + tax with $300 flex dollars $4,890
14 Meal Plan* $2,245 + tax with $300 flex dollars $4,490
7 Meal Plan $1,730 + tax with $350 flex dollars $3,460
Flex Dollars Plan $200 in flex dollars (UP & Oaks only) $400
Fees (General & Laundry) $715 $1,430