Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does it cost to attend OBU?
First there's the larger number - for tuition. OBU is impressively one of the lower cost Christian universities. Our tuition for 2013-14 is $19,830. The next calculation is where you'll live and eat. For a freshman, it's $3,180 for fall and spring housing and meals. Lastly, there are fees for things like the free concert series, other campus life events, and some materials including the yearbook. That number comes to $2,012 for a grand total of $28,202. It's not cheap, but our financial aid office is ready to help you shave some of that figure down.
What are my meal options?
You can choose from several meal-plan options through ARAMARK Dining Services, more commonly refered to by students as the "A - R - A."
- 20 meals per week and $25 for lattes, smoothies, or items from the three restaurants downstairs from the cafeteria. (You can recharge your card anytime.)
- 14 meals and $100
- 10 meals and $150
- 75 meals per semester (for commuters only)
What are the dorms like?
Great! At least that's the report. We have one dormitory and three apartment complexes for men. There are two dormitories, two suite complexes, and two apartment complexes for women. When you visit we'll give you a complete tour.
Do I have to live in the dorms?
If you're under 21, yes. Why? We really want your college experience to be one of community.
What are the student fees for?
The Student Service Fee partially funds the operations of departments related to student services and life. Here's a long list: library listening center and media center, health service, counseling (career planning and placement, testing, and special services), student computer labs, events and concerts on campus throughout the school year, class cabinets, and SGA Senate.