Financial Information

Financial arrangements for payment plans can be made through the Financial Office. Most students are required to pay a minimum $200.00 down payment with a balance payable in low, interest-free monthly payments based on the number of  hours and degree level for your program. The average student can expect to pay between $100-$150 per month.  All students are required to set up automatic draft payments for their monthly payments.


Note that textbooks and graduation fees are not included in the tuition costs. A prepay discount of 10% is given to those who remit their tuition in full at the time of enrollment. Any accounts over 30 days delinquent are subject to a 10% fee.


After completing all academic and other requirements for your degree, including a thesis or dissertation, a degree candidate must have fully paid all tuition, fees and all other charges due to LBU before participating in the commencement exercises, receiving a diploma, or receiving a transcript from the institution.

tuition and fees


Undergraduate Tuition per credit hour (A.A., B.A.)                   $145

Graduate Tuition per credit hour (Masters)                               $155

Post-graduate Tuition per credit hour (Doctorate)                   $175



Enrollment                                            $125.00 (one-time fee)

Course Delivery fee                              $150 (one-time fee per degree program)

Technology fee                                     $225 (one-time fee per degree program)

Graduation Fee                                     $275

Advanced Placement Tests                  $100 each

Transcripts request fee                        $10 each

Change of degree program                  $50

Re-instatement fee                               $100

Degree Program extension fee             $150


TUITION                                                                                         LBU                 Other Leading University

Full-time Undergraduate tuition (per credit hour)                                   $145                                   $390

Part-time Undergraduate                                                                           $145                                   $455

Full-time Master’s tuition                                                                           $155                                    $395 - $605

Part-time Master’s tuition                                                                          $155                                    $395 - $615

Doctorate tuition                                                                                         $175                                    $395 - $650



Application fee                                                                                                $0                                     $50 (non-refundable)

Down Payment                                                                                                $200                                 $500 - $1500

Payment plan participation fee                                                                      $0                                     $50 per semester

Prior learning portfolio assessment                                                              $0                                      $100

Technology Fee                                                                                               $225 (per degree)           $199 (per semester)

Course Materials Fees                                                                                    $0                                      $10 – 450 (per course)


- When a program is dropped or withdrawn the following refund policy will apply:


- No refund will be made of the enrollment fee or postage fee.


- Refund of tuition is as follows:

     - From 21-30 days from enrollment, 80%

     - From 31-60 days from enrollment, 60%

     - From 61-90 days from enrollment, 40%

     - After 91 days from enrollment, 0%


A student must notify the University in writing of the intention to withdraw. The withdrawal date will be the date the notification is received by Louisiana Baptist University, and this date will be used in calculating the amount of tuition refunded. For refunds please call (318) 686-2360 to speak with CFO Terri Graham or email