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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees*

Although the College of Biblical Studies is one of the most reasonably priced Christian colleges in the nation, income from tuition may not fully cover the cost of instruction. The difference between what students pay and the total cost of their education is met by the generous donations of individuals, churches, and organizations. We ask our students to join us in prayer and praise for these donors.


The following tables list the charges a student at CBS could incur during their time at CBS. 
The College of Biblical Studies reserves the right to change the tuition, fees, and other charges without notice. 
All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.


*Valid July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025


General Tuition* (per credit hour) : $375
Tuition* (Indiana) (per credit hour) : $375
General Services Fee** (per semester, all students) : $350
Dual Credit** (per course; first two courses tuition free) : $250
Course Audit** (per course; no academic credit) : $250
CDC Credits (per credit hour) : $33

Miscellaneous Fees:

International Student Deposit: $500
Application Fee : $40 (waived for Fall ’24, Spring ’24, Fall ’25, Spring ’25)
Independent Study Fee (per course; in addition to tuition charges) : $150
Credit by Demonstrated Competency (CDC) Fee : $100
Graduation Fee : $100
Returned Check Fee (each occurrence) : $30
Check Reissue Fee (each occurrence): $30
Official CBS Transcripts : $10 – Electronic, $15 – Paper Transcripts, $30 – Transcripts Retrieval Services
Replacement Bible Certificate : $10
Replacement Diploma Fee : $30
Emerging Leaders Book Fee (per semester) : $100
Housing fee (per semester) : $4,000 (Off campus Housing is based on availability and subject to change.)
Late Payment Fee – Missed/Late payment plan payments: $25
*Refundable proportionately, in accordance with the Refund Policy as outlined in the catalog.
**Refundable prior to the first date of class.


Explanation of Fees

• General Service Fee: Required fee billed each semester to cover costs associated with a student enrolling, such as technology services and administration.
• Application Fee: Required of all individuals who are applying for admission/readmission. Non-refundable.
• Independent Study Fee: Helps off-set additional costs of individual instruction.
• Credit by Demonstrated Competency (CDC) Fee: The college assesses a processing fee each time a student presents courses for CDC credit.
• Graduation Fee: Required of all graduating students completing a degree or certificate. This fee is required of all students, even those who choose not to participate in commencement exercises, and covers general costs associated with graduation.
• Returned Check Fee: Required of all students for a check returned from their bank because of non-sufficient funds (NSF). Personal checks will not be accepted from students with two NSF checks written to CBS.
• Official Transcript Fee: Students may request an official transcript by submitting an Official Transcript Request Form to the Registrar along with the $10 fee, payable by cash, check or money order.
• Emerging Leaders: Students receiving the Emerging Leaders scholarship pay a fee each semester to help offset the cost of their books.
• Audit-to-Credit Charge: Auditing students receive no academic credit. A student may change from Audit to Credit by payment for additional credit hours.

Registration is not completed for any course until the full amount is paid or a payment plan is executed. Students are responsible for knowing the status of their accounts at all times. Information is available online at (MyCBS), MyRecords, or through Student Accounts.


Annual Cost
General Tuition (Full Time)*              $9,000
Fees (Full Time)*                                      $700
Total                                                    $9,700


**This annual rate is for a traditional bachelor’s degree student enrolling in 12 credit hours each term (fall and spring). Fees includes the General Services Fee. Additional fees may be assessed for special circumstances where appropriate. Students living in Indiana would pay $9,000 for tuition for 24 credit hours; Indiana state aid is available for students who qualify, in addition to federal aid.
All students who add, drop, or withdraw from a class, change class sections, or change status between credit and audit must give official written notice. Forms for such changes are available by emailing


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