Tuition & Fees
Making a Private Christian University Education Affordable
Your education at Bethel University is an investment in your future. We are certain that your time at Bethel will help you become the best version of yourself, with the potential for your future to become even more than you can imagine!
Our goal is to partner with you and connect you with the resources you need to help your dreams of a degree from a private Christian university become reality.
Each degree in our undergraduate program has a base cost including:
- Tuition (based on the number of course hours)
- Room and board
- Other expenses (e.g., books, transportation, etc.)
Adult & Graduate Studies
Each degree in our Adult & Graduate Studies programs has a unique cost based on the following criteria:
- Cost per credit hour
- Credit hours required for the program
- Additional fees
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial aid, grants, scholarships, academic and athletic scholarships, loans – it can be overwhelming and confusing. While there are common steps for every institution when it comes to financial aid, there are also some unique requirements. We have answers to your frequently asked questions and are willing to walk through the process with you.
How and when do I apply for financial aid?
- Visit StudentAid.gov.
- You can complete your FAFSA for the upcoming year as early as Oct. 1. The filing deadline to be considered for Indiana state grants is April 15. We recommend that you file as soon after Oct. 1 as possible, as some scholarship and grant funds can be exhausted.
What types of financial aid are offered at Bethel?
- Federal Aid – financial aid from the federal government is available to help you pay for education expenses. Grants (Pell, TEACH, SEOG), loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, PLUS) and work-study are types of federal student aid; you must complete the FAFSA to apply for this aid. More information regarding federal aid can be found on their site.
- State Aid – Indiana residents may be eligible for grants from the state of Indiana to be applied to their direct tuition costs. These grants are need-based and the FAFSA must be completed by April 15 to be considered for any applicable state grants. Read more information regarding Indiana state financial aid.
- Institutional Awards – Bethel University awards many types of institutional scholarships and grants to full-time undergraduate students. Awards may be based on merit or need and may be restricted to tuition costs only. Financial aid awards and policies are subject to change. Review an expanded list of institutional awards and financial aid policies.
- Students can apply for an alternative loan to cover remaining educational expenses, but most will need a credit-worthy cosigner. Learn more about your alternative loan options.
When will my financial aid show on my bill?
All federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships will be posted to your student account at the start of each semester once all requirements have been met. Some grants or scholarships may have minimum enrollment or housing requirements; endowed scholarships often require a thank-you note from the recipient to be sent to the donor. Some federal programs require additional steps to be completed prior to funds being released, such as the direct loan and TEACH grant.