California Baptist University
Riverside, CA, 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.
$31,231
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,412
$30k - $48k
$21,624
$48k - $75k
$21,967
$75k - $110k
$26,702
$110k+
$30,283
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.
$33,478
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.
$33,478
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.
$9,060
Books and Supplies
$1,916
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
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.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,641
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.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,874
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,793
Students receiving state aid
39%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,892
Students receiving federal aid
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,874
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,530
$30k - $48k
$15,045
$48k - $75k
$11,835
$75k - $110k
$9,908
$110k+
$8,409
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.
$6,515,794
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,617,505

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.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,867
Students receiving federal loans
70%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,637
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,048
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.
$20,821
Loan Default Rate
4%
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

4.28 Average Rating
CBU is one of the less expensive Private Christian Universities in California. Also it is cheaper than UC's. CBU tries their hardest not to raise tuition when under pressure by budget cuts.
Alison from Redlands, CA

CBU is very expensive but do not let that deter you from the campus. There is plenty of financial aid available from the school. I encourage you to apply for scholarships and trust in God to provide for you. I feel that I get what I pay for at CBU. The campus is beautiful, the cafeteria food is amazing (I actually want to eat in the cafeteria), the professors are helpful, and the academics are great.
Rebecca from Riverside, CA
I will admit that CBU is very expensive, but so is every other private university. The christian environment, caring professors, and lifelong friendships you'll make guarantee that the high cost of enrolling at CBU is truly worth every penny!
Alyssa from Corona, CA
CBU is expensive, no doubt. But what you get for the price is worth it. Smaller class sizes, a close knit, community-oriented campus, and well-renowned majors make CBU a desirable college to attend. And guys, did I mention that the girl to guy ratio is 5:1?!
Brittney from Riverside, CA
What i know,it is expensive,but the Counselors are truly committed to help you and with Financial aid. There's many Scholarships to apply to.
Eimy from Fontana, CA
If you are looking into nursing, this school is a fantastic opportunity. The nursing students are dedicated and hardworking, and will likely find jobs immediately after graduation. I would recommend knowing exactly what you want to do with your education here before you become a student. If you have a plan for your college career, then I firmly believe that CBU can help you succeed. Look into getting as many scholarships you can!
Brittany from Trabuco Canyon, CA
This is a very expensive school though not the most expensive. In order to attend you have to already have a lot of money or a lot of financial aid. Don't get in debt, but don't count yourself out. Apply and see how the Lord provides. It's worth it.
Michael from Moreno Valley, CA
Location, location, location - I love SoCal! The students I have met at CBU will be friends for life. CBU offers large university amenities with a smaller intimate college feeling - you will meet so many amazing people and have a great college experience at CBU.
TS of Northern CA
I sometimes wish that I was witnessing certain changes for the better along with my money, but the raises lately haven't been completely justified.
Jeremy from Las Vegas, NV