Affordable Cost

OBU ranks as one of the most affordable private Christian colleges in the country. Check out some of the information below and find out how affordable an OBU education can be.

OBU’s net price

OBU’s net price is 25% less than the national average. Get an estimate of what your net cost to attend OBU will be by completing the Net Price Calculator.

Estimate your academic scholarship or grant

Every first-year full-time freshman is guaranteed a financial award. Our scholarship estimator gives you a quick idea of how much you can expect to receive in academic scholarships and it takes less than a minute to complete.

Fill Out the FAFSA

Fill out the FAFSA to see if you qualify for more aid. Even if you don’t think you will qualify for federal financial aid, completing the FAFSA and sending the results to OBU lets us put together a package just for you. You might be surprised with the results. OBU's FAFSA code is 003164.

2016–17 Tuition and Fees

Tuition $22,710
Fees $2,600
Housing $3,250
Meals $3,760
Subtotal $32,320

Freshmen will incur an additional $265 or $360 charge for meals during J-term depending on student's choice of plan.

All first-time freshmen are required to attend J-Term. They may select one course from the First Year Experience (FYE) selection that will be paid with an OBU scholarship. (J-Term courses that are not FYE will be charged at the J-term rate ($568/hour). A J-Term housing scholarship will also be applied to cover cost of J-Term housing as long as the student paid housing charges during fall or spring.

When looking at our fee structure, keep in mind that more than 99 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid and/or scholarships—and that our costs are well below the national average for the personalized education OBU offers.

More financial information

Admissions FAQ
Financial Aid FAQ
Financial Information from the Academic Catalog

Payment Plan Information

Online Cost/Payment Calculator
Late Fees