In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Dallas Baptist University was $33,810 a year.
Tuition increased 4.93% in 2022–from $32,220 the prior year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the displayed 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 owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Dallas Baptist University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Texas as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Texas residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Dallas 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 should research private or Dallas Baptist University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Dallas Baptist University.
Housing and campus dining at Dallas Baptist University costs $9,351 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Dallas Baptist University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,352.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Dallas Baptist University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city is usually expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Dallas Baptist University campus is located in a suburban setting in Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to factor in 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 idea of the actual cost of attending Dallas Baptist University.
What will the cost of attending Dallas Baptist University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,351|
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.
Dallas Baptist University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 1,537 of the 3,093 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Dallas Baptist University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,443 a year. Around 86% of Dallas Baptist University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Dallas Baptist University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,244 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Dallas 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 Dallas Baptist 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, Dallas Baptist University awarded 898 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $36.02 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 Dallas 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 Dallas Baptist University was $25,443 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Dallas Baptist University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Dallas 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Dallas Baptist 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.
Dallas Baptist University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Dallas 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.
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