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As tuition has steadily increased at many colleges and universities around the country, California Baptist University has chosen to hold the line as much as possible. As a result, our costs remain lower than a significant number of private schools. At CBU, we believe a college education should be affordable, and by keeping tuition costs as low as possible while enabling graduate students to secure generous financial aid, we’ve remained within reach of many public institutions of higher education. Today, more and more students are able to enjoy the quality education provided at California Baptist University. That’s a legacy we’re proud of.

Tuition by Program

2015-16

2016-17

Traditional Undergraduate (per semester, 13-18 units)

14,287

14,781

Per Unit (below 13 units or above 18 units):

 

 

   Fall and Spring Semesters

1,099

1,137

   Summer Semester

529

547

   Online & Professional Studies (per unit, by course type)

529

547

   RN to BSN Program (per unit, by course type)

550

569

Masters Courses (per unit):

 

 

   Accounting

621

643

   Applied Mathematics

544

563

   Athletic Training

594

615

   Business Administration

621

643

   Civil Engineering

833

833

   Communication

544

563

   Counseling Ministry

544

563

   Counseling Psychology

657

680

   Disability Studies

544

615

   Education

594

615

   Educational Leadership

569

589

   English

569

589

   Forensic Psychology

657

680

   Higher Education Leadership & Student Development

569

589

   Kinesiology

544

563

   Mechanical Engineering

n/a

833

   Music

569

589

   Nursing

742

768

   Organizational Leadership

569

589

   Physician Assistant (block tuition per semester)

n/a

13,333

   Public Administration

569

589

   Public Health

800

828

   Public Relations

544

563

   Software Engineering

933

933

   Speech Language Pathology

n/a

740

Doctorate Courses (per unit):

 

 

   Business

n/a

875

   Nursing Practice

1,200

1,200

   Public Administration

875

875

Housing

Single Student Housing rates (including Simmons Hall, Smith Hall, The Village @ CBU, Tower Hall, University Place, Lancer Arms, The Colony, The Cottages and The Point) will increase from $2,555 to $2,630 per semester for a shared occupancy room. Housing Reservation Fees will be $100 per person.

Board

Block meal plan rates per semester will remain the same at:

Plan A - 45 meals, $50 dining dollars             $495 (for commuters only)

Plan B - 70 meals, $50 dining dollars             $740 (for commuters only)

Plan C - 90 meals, $100 dining dollars           $985 (for commuters only)

Plan D - 135 meals, $150 dining dollars         $1,475

Plan E - 155 meals, $200 dining dollars         $1,680

Plan F  - 180 meals, $200 dining dollars         $1,870

Plan G - 200 meals, $250 dining dollars         $2,050

Plan H - 225 meals, $250 dining dollars         $2,215

Plan I   - 250 meals, $250 dining dollars         $2,380

Plan J  - 275 meals, $250 dining dollars         $2,545

Plan K - 300 meals, $250 dining dollars         $2,710

 

Click here for a complete list of fees for the 2016-2017 academic year.