OBU alumnus Marcello Gomes and his daughter, OBU student Bruna Gomes, talk about how scholarships from OBU changed their lives.
Martha Jones, mother of an OBU student, tells how financial aid made OBU affordable for her family.
Average Net Price
OBU ranks as one of the nation's most affordable private Christian universities. The graph below shows how OBU's average net price compares to other universities. Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of all grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the average cost of room and board and other expenses.
With incoming first-time freshmen receiving an annual award of at least $12,000 per year and transfer students receiving an annual award of at least $10,000 per year, OBU makes a private, world-class, Christian university education affordable.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2021-22 data
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2023-24 Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring Combined)
These are costs charged directly by OBU for tuition, fees, housing and food.
|Housing and Food||$8,430†|
†Housing cost is based on standard dorm-style housing
These costs are not charged by OBU, but should be budgeted for by students for various living expenses college students may incur while attending university
|Books and Supplies||$1,400|
Freshmen will incur an additional 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 ($733/hour in 2023, $759/hour in 2024.) A J-Term housing scholarship will also be applied to cover the cost of J-Term housing as long as the student paid housing charges during fall or spring.
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