Jun 15, 2024  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 Archived Catalog

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid

2020-2021 Traditional Undergraduate Tuition

    Per Semester Annual Total
Full-time Tuition (12-18 credit hours) & Fees $14,144 $28,288
Room & Board $4,777 $9,554
Total $18,921 $37,842

Other Tuition Rates:

  Part-time Tuition, per credit hour $902
  Part-time General Fee (9-11 credit hours) $310
  Tuition per credit hour over 18 hours $451
  Independent Study, per credit hour (in addition to regular tuition) $135
  Summer 2021 Tuition, per credit hour $451

Reduced Tuition:

Certain students receive tuition discounts when enrolling for traditional full-semester undergraduate classes, as follows:

  • Students 55 or over - one-half of regular rate with no course or cumulative hour restrictions.
  • Students 30 to 54 - one-half of regular rate, enrollment in two courses and six credit hours maximum per semester.
  • Dual Enrollment - area high school students may enroll at reduced cost. Participation in the program is limited.


Additional Financial Information

Applications for admission to the university should be accompanied by a $25 non-refundable application fee.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Housing Costs

General Fees

Other Costs

Student Accounts

Student Account Services

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Assistance


Scholarship Opportunities

Work Study

Federal Work Study Program

Veterans Administration Benefits

Available VA Benefits

Course Fees

Certain courses require a course fee. See the course schedule for fee information.

Honors Scholars Program Fee

A one-time fee of $75 will be charged to a student’s account upon acceptance into the Honors Scholars Program.

Music Miscellaneous Fees

Additional fees may be associated with specific music courses.

In addition to private lesson fees, students enrolled in applied music for credit are charged tuition according to their course load. Part-time students are charged the regular tuition fee for each semester hour of credit in music lessons as well as the private lesson fees. Students whose private lessons put them at more than a full-time load (19+ hours) will be charged overload tuition and the private lesson fees for each credit hour over 18 hours.

A student whose JBU enrollment involves only applied music may register as a student-at-large. Regular lesson fees will be paid, but no tuition will be required. The student will receive no college credit.

Pre-Health Professions Fee

A one-time fee of $40 will be charged to a student’s account upon acceptance into the Pre-Health Professions Program.

ASPIRE Program Fee

A one-time fee of $500 will be charged to a student’s account upon acceptance into the ASPIRE Program.

Study Abroad Administrative Fee 

International Administrative fee for Study Abroad $130

Semester Abroad Fee 

International Administrative fee for Semester Abroad $200