Financial Information

Financial arrangements for payment plans can be made through the Financial Office. Most students are required to pay a $50.00 application fee.  The remaining balance will be payable in low, interest-free monthly payments based on the number of hours and degree level for your program.

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.)                   $159

Graduate Tuition per credit hour (Masters)                               $169

Post-graduate Tuition per credit hour (Doctorate)                   $189



Enrollment                                            $495.00 (one-time fee)

Graduation Fee                                     $280

Advanced Placement Tests                  $100 each

Advanced Credit                                   $80 (per credit hour)

Transcripts request fee                        $10 each

Change of degree program                  $100

Re-instatement fee                               $100

Degree Program extension fee            $150

Return Payment Fee                             $10

Late Registration Fee                           $25 (per course)

Non-Credit Registration Fee                $150 (per course)

Certificate Fee                                       $2400 (entire program)

You will find our tuition and fees to be competitive and affordable when compared to other online based universities.



- When a program is dropped or withdrawn the following refund policy will apply: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