In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Biola University was $44,382 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2022 compare to the year before. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
International students can expect to pay 44,382 per year for tuition at Biola University.
Biola University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of California as it does for students who live in 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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. 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. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
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Tuition at Biola University is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.
International students at Biola University can expect to pay around $44,382 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Biola University:
•Loans from outsideBiola University •Biola University-specific loans •Athletic Awards •Biola University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Biola University.
Room and board at Biola University is $11,515 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area is sometimes expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Biola Universityis located in a suburban setting in California, near Los Angeles.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Biola University.
What will the cost of attending Biola University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,515|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
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.
The majority of Biola University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 2,105 of the 3,596 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Biola University meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $29,069 a year. Around 63% of Biola University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Biola University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $33,845 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Biola University-Specific Loans||$2,598|
|Most Common Loans for Biola 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 Biola University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
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 2022, Biola University awarded 2,093 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $46.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $20.33 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 Biola 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 Biola University was $29,069 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Biola University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Biola 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Biola University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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