Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$26,037
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,071
$30k - $48k
$23,643
$48k - $75k
$24,895
$75k - $110k
$26,930
$110k+
$29,707
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$34,850
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,850
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,350
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: wildcatcentral@acu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,599
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,506
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,415
Students receiving state aid
27%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,771
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,506
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,675
$30k - $48k
$22,103
$48k - $75k
$20,851
$75k - $110k
$18,816
$110k+
$16,039
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$4,184,050
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$17,946,646

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,822
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,694
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,303
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$251

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
Albeit the tuition is pretty high, but you will be getting a great education, a place to become your own person and to grow in your faith. You will be provided with so many opportunities to better yourself and your future resumes or applications. The small classrooms will provide you the chance to get to know your professors, so when it comes time for those letters of recommendation, the professors will know you and your work ethic and the letter will shine in its genuineness.
Brittany from Abilene, TX
While ACU is very expensive, and I have struggled financially like many college students, the quality of education that ACU provides can't be beat. All of the faculty are genuinely interested in the well-being of their students as well as the high-education provided to their students. What makes ACU's education most profound to me, is that the classes are taught from a Christian foundation.
McKenzie from Carrollton, TX
ACU comes with a fair sized price tag, but not unreasonable. Scholarships are available though. There are many scholarships to be had, just from ACU. If you are an athlete, ACU offers many athletic scholarships, so look into them. If you are not (like me), you should look into the departmental scholarships or the merit scholarships. The best one I heard about was the presidential scholarship, which offers full and half tuition, depending on ACT scores and an interview.
Sarah from Wiggins, CO
ACU does cost more than some state schools, but it also offers you something that those schools can't--a small Christian environment where the teachers and students are all excited to help you grow in your walk with Christ
Allison from Crawford, TX
Despite the fact that ACU is a bit pricey, the amount of opportunities that it offers to get involved in the community around the University far outways the price.
Kaitlyn from Washington, ME
Tuition at ACU is costly, with average total cost for a student being around thirty thousand dollars a year. However, you get way more than you pay for as a student. When you go into class it isn't just a lecture hall, it is an interactive classroom that allows you to utilize every source available to you. The professors want to be there and want to help you learn and understand what they are teaching. The extracurriculars give you an outlet to just relax and enjoy being around other students. The facilities are excellent and help to increase your learning experience. Then there is the overall experience you get from being at ACU that is priceless.
Katheryn from George West, TX