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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$36,520 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,770 tuition
$8,650 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,520 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,770 tuition
$8,650 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,657 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,422 avg)
34% get state aid ($3,512 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($8,657 avg)
63% get loans ($12,056 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 9.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 9.71% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,856 96%
Federal Grant Aid $4,422 25%
Pell Grants $3,637 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,060 21%
Institution Grant Aid $8,657 94%
State Grant Aid $3,512 34%
Student Loans $12,056 63%
Federal Loans $8,332 61%
Other Loans $9,817 26%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 R
$1,000 R
$7,500 - $30,000 Y N N N
$10,000 - $40,000 Y N N N
- R
$500 R
$2,500 - $26,000 Y N N N
$2,000 R
$5,000 R
$2,000 R R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Abilene Christian University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79699
(325) 674-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $892
Out of State $892


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Ana Maria from Aubrey, TX
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    ACU is very expensive but the quality of the teacher you have and how helpful they are makes it worth it. The atmosphere and the community of together as one is unbelievable astonishing. The opportunities they provide while you are in school are great but the even help you after you graduate in finding a job or continuing your education.

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  • 1
  • Kathryn from Waco, TX
  • Dec-01-2013 I am a current student here

    If you could somehow spread the word on how we need new places to eat, new things to do, that would be great!

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  • 3
  • Molly from Millsap, TX
  • Oct-24-2013 I am a current student here

    College is really what you make it. While ACU is crazy expensive, I do believe that the facilities, opportunities, resources, and education that they provide you with is really worth it in the end. You have all sorts of technology at your fingertips, and even people there to teach you how to work the technology. The professors do well at integrating Christ and faith into the teaching as well as life lessons. The people here really do care about students and to me that experience is priceless.

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  • 4
  • Christina from Mckinney, TX
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Though expensive, you truly see where all of your money is going. Advancements are constantly being made and you can see the bettering of the school that will make your time at ACU that much more enjoyable!

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  • 3
  • Taylor from SOUTHLAKE, TX
  • Jul-17-2013 I am a current student here

    The alumni network is world class, the professors are excellent, the environment is safe, and it prepares its students well. That being said, $36,000+ a year is pretty steep; even with scholarships and grants. I absolutely love the school, but those student loans are going to sting for a while.

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