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Arlington Baptist University Tuition Information

In 2018, tuition for full-time students at Arlington Baptist University was $13,100 a year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Arlington Baptist University

Arlington Baptist University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Texas as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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Arlington Baptist University International Student Tuition

Arlington Baptist University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

Arlington Baptist University Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Arlington Baptist University

Room and board at Arlington Baptist University is $6,400 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $1,500.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Arlington Baptist University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Arlington Baptist University, you can expect to pay about $900 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Arlington Baptist University pay $990 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Arlington Baptist University campus is in a urban setting in Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Arlington Baptist University students, $1,100 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $1,300 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of Arlington Baptist University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $13,100
Room and Board $6,400
Board Only $1,300
Books and Supplies $900
Yearly Fees $990
Transportation $1,100
Other expenses $900
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $22,290
Off-Campus $17,190

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Arlington Baptist University’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at Arlington Baptist University

The majority of Arlington Baptist University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 118 of the 164 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,280 a year. Around 53 percent of Arlington Baptist University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Arlington Baptist University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $4,838 of student loan debt.

Most Common Loans for Arlington Baptist University Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Arlington Baptist University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Arlington Baptist University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, a total of $357,991 was awarded in need-based scholarships.

Arlington Baptist University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Arlington Baptist University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Arlington Baptist University was $5,280 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Arlington Baptist University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $17,010
Off-Campus $11,910

What will attending Arlington Baptist University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Arlington Baptist University's net cost calculator on their website.

Arlington Baptist University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Arlington Baptist University does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Arlington Baptist University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Arlington Baptist University offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Arlington Baptist University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Arlington Baptist University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,390

In State

$21,390

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$13,100
$13,100
Fees
$990
$990
Housing
$6,400
$6,400
Books
$900
$900

Arlington Baptist University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Average Financial Aid Package

$6,847

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

179

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,090

Out-of-State

$14,090

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