Houston Baptist University
Houston, 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.
$20,894
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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.
$32,350
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.
$32,350
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.
$9,286
Books and Supplies
$2,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
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.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,395
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.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,869
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,269
Students receiving state aid
52%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,395
Students receiving federal aid
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,869
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,594
$30k - $48k
$22,634
$48k - $75k
$20,999
$75k - $110k
$18,489
$110k+
$16,022
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.
$3,728,808
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,886,714

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.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,705
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,444
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,266
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.
$13,055
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$239

What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
HBU is expensive, I'll admit that. But if you apply for FAFSA early, you're bound to receive some sort of help from the government. If there isn't enough grants to cover your tuition, there's always student loans that they offer to students as well. HBU offers PLENTY of scholarship money based on ranking percentile, SAT and ACT scores in high school if you are an incoming freshman. HBU also offers merit awards to TRANSFER students based on your current college GPA at your current institution along with an additional Phi Theta Kappa scholarship if you are in good standing with them at your current college. Scholarships from other foundations and companies are also available and accepted at HBU. So if you set it up and complete your tasks, you should be good!
Jeannie from Houston, TX
It is very expensive, but HBU has not given me a reason to feel it is not worth the price. It is a lot of money, but God is in control and he led me here with my husband and it has been nothing but good.
Kylee from Houston, TX
The truth is HBU is expensive. However, we have many financial aid opportunities with many scholarships and grants available. (You just have to work for them.) But with all that said HBU is worth every penny!!!
Shelby from Montgomery, TX
It is expensive, but the staff help you find scholarship and loans. It is well-worth paying the money. My father was without a job for a whole year, and I have still managed to make it through.
Giovanni from Porter, TX
HBU is one of the best universities you could choose to further your education and to develop you into a whole and amazing successful person.
Brittany from Katy, TX
It is a bit expensive, but worth it. Try to get as many scholarships and grants as you can, as soon as you can. Don't waste any time!
D'Alyssa from Missouri City, TX
HBU is expensive, but it really is one of the best colleges to go to for your education. The price is a bit much, but i know I am get a wonderful education.
rohana from Houston, TX
No specific opinions here...I know a few people who have been accepted to law schools and medical schools from HBU during the last year but I also hear stories about employers discounting HBU degrees.
HBUStudent from TX
Yes this school is a bit pricey, but you are getting your money's worth. If you think you can not afford it, do not worry, this school gives out great scholarships. They do it based on your rank and SAT or ACT scores, so just study hard and you without a doubt recieve a well amount.
Tania from Simonton, TX

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