Jun 15, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid

2021-2022 On-Campus Undergraduate Tuition

    Per Semester Annual Total
Full-time Tuition (12-18 credit hours) & General Fee $14,462 $28,924
Room & Board $4,777 $9,554
Total $19,239 $38,478

Other Tuition Rates:

  Part-time Tuition, per credit hour $922
  Part-time General Fee (9-11 credit hours) $315.50
  Tuition per credit hour over 18 hours $461
  Independent Study, per credit hour (in addition to regular tuition) $135
  Summer 2022 Tuition, per credit hour $300

2021-2022 Online Undergraduate Tuition

    Per Credit Hour  
Online Distance Learning Tuition $300  


Additional Financial Information

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Housing

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

On Campus Students Military & Veterans 

Online Students Military & Veterans

Veterans Administration Benefits

Course Fees

Certain courses require a course fee. Within the course schedule, select the available section(s) for the desired course. If a fee is required, this icon is visible indicating additional fees apply. Click on the icon for details. Note: on courses with required labs, the additional fee will appear in the corresponding lab section of the course.

If no icon exists, no additional fees apply.

Veterans Administration Benefits

John Brown University is an approved institution for veterans and veterans’ beneficiaries training. Veterans, widows, and children of veterans who lost their lives in service, or veterans who are now disabled as a result of service should contact the nearest Veterans Administration Regional Office as far in advance of enrollment date as possible for assistance in securing VA benefits. Information regarding this program may be obtained from the VA Certifying Official at jmcgarrah@jbu.edu in the Registrar’s Office.

VA Pending Payment Compliance Addendum

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(c), this educational institution adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch.33), (GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.), or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA.

This educational institution will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

Contact Veteran Services at veteranservices@jbu.edu for additional information.

Financial Aid Policies

The board of trustees has adopted the following policy with regard to awards of financial aid:

  1. Financial aid programs funded by the institution itself are intended to supplement the various federal, state, and private donor financial aid programs administered by the institution.
  2. Such institutional aid (to include athletic, academic, and leadership scholarships) will not be used to increase the total of financial aid available to the student from all sources, exclusive of any work study or loan arrangement, beyond a. in the case of a boarding on-campus student, the total cost of room, board, and tuition for the academic year, or b. in the case of an off-campus student, the cost of tuition/fees for the academic year.
  3. Generally, students shall not be awarded financial aid in excess of their determined financial need. Exchange scholarship recipients through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities shall not be eligible for any institutional scholarships beyond their exchange scholarship.
  4. Any commitment of institutional financial aid shall be expressly conditioned upon the determination by the financial aid officer of the student’s prior eligibility for other federal, state, and private donor financial aid, exclusive of any work study or loan arrangement.
  5. Federal regulation requires that a student must be making satisfactory academic progress regardless of whether he or she has previously received Title IV aid. All students enrolled at John Brown University who receive financial aid through JBU or the federal Title IV Assistance Programs must meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements, as defined below, in order to be eligible for further aid:

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory academic progress is deemed to have been made by a student who meets both the quantitative and qualitative requirements indicated below.

Quantitative Requirements

There are two quantitative requirements that the student must meet in order to remain eligible to apply for financial assistance. First, the student must pass, at a minimum, 67% of the credits attempted while attending the university. Also, the student will remain eligible to apply for aid as long as the number of credits attempted is not more than 150% of the number of credits required for the student’s degree.

A transfer student may have earned credits at another school that will count toward his or her degree at JBU. Any transfer credits accepted by the institution will count as part of the 150% maximum.

Qualitative Requirements

In order to pass the qualitative requirements, the student must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 (“C” average) or must have an academic standing consistent with JBU’s requirements for graduation.

Appeal Process

The determination of each student’s meeting the quantitative requirements for satisfactory academic progress will be made annually following the conclusion of the spring term. If a student fails to pass at least 67% of the credits attempted, has attempted more than 150% of the number of credits required for completion of his or her degree, or has fallen below a cumulative GPA of 2.0, then the student must appeal for reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. If the students appeal is approved, the probationary period only lasts one term. The student’s satisfactory academic progress is re-checked upon completion of the probationary period.

If a student does not successfully meet the satisfactory academic progress policy guidelines, the associate director of financial aid will notify the student in writing of their financial aid suspension status. The student may submit a written appeal to the associate director of financial aid. Financial aid eligibility appeals will be reviewed by the Admissions/Financial Aid Committee on a case-by-case basis.

The financial aid eligibility appeal is a separate process from the registrar’s appeal process for academic suspension. A successful appeal to reinstate a student to the university after academic suspension by the Registrar’s Office does not necessarily reinstate a student to the financial aid programs.

Addendum to Satisfactory Academic Progress

Appeal due to mitigating circumstances: This section of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy gives some examples where allowances may be made for mitigating circumstances. These examples are not all-inclusive. The committee may allow other mitigating circumstances on a case-by-case basis depending on the merit of the appeal:

1. Death in the family or death of a close friend.

2. Serious illness of a family member.

3. Medical complications or prolonged illness of the student.

4. Inability to attend classes because of unexpected lack of transportation.

5. Serious financial problems requiring excessive hours of employment.

How do the following affect Satisfactory Academic Progress determinations?

1. Withdrawal: a withdrawal (‘W’) is counted as an attempted class that was not successfully completed.

2. Incomplete: an incomplete (‘I’) is counted as an attempted class that was not successfully completed.

3. Repeated course: a repeated course is counted as attempted and successfully completed if a passing grade was earned.

4. Transfer course: transfer courses are counted as attempted and completed if the course work is accepted by the institution and applicable towards the degree.

5. Non-credit remedial course work is not applicable at JBU.