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Southwest Baptist University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$31,468 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,600 tuition
$7,460 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$908 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,468 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,600 tuition
$7,460 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$908 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,997 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
67% get federal aid ($3,242 avg)
38% get state aid ($2,701 avg)
82% get institn'l aid ($13,997 avg)
71% get loans ($6,994 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.95% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.95% 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 $15,277 96%
Federal Grant Aid $3,242 67%
Pell Grants $4,362 46%
Other Federal Grants $822 21%
Institution Grant Aid $13,997 82%
State Grant Aid $2,701 38%
Student Loans $6,994 71%
Federal Loans $6,815 67%
Other Loans $10,503 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 Y Y Y N
$2,000 Y Y Y N
$1,000 Y Y Y N
award details Y Y Y N
$500 - $5,000 Y Y Y N
$8,500 - $12,000 Y N N N
$6,000 - $9,500 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southwest Baptist University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1600 University Ave
Bolivar, MO 65613-2596
(800) 526-5859
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $840
Out of State $840


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Savanna from Ridgecrest, CA
  • Dec-24-2016 I am a current student here

    The scholarships at SBU are very generous. For me it was cheaper to attend here than it was to attend a state university because of the awesome scholarships I received. There are also scholarships available for you to apply to once you are attending SBU so you can even increase your scholarship through that.

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  • 4
  • Julie from Springfield, MO
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Southwest Baptist is reasonable priced as far as schools go. There are opportunities for tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and grants.

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  • 4
  • Haley from Springfield, MO
  • May-10-2013 I am a current student here

    It is pretty expensive, but you really can't put a price on the quality of community you get. Being surrounded by college-age Christians is truly a blessing, and having professors that pray before class and who are willing to pray for you as a student is priceless.

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