Undergraduate Online Cost and Aid

Let’s look at the cost of an MBU education, and some of the ways we work with you to make MBU affordable for you and your family.

Academic Year 2023–24

Tuition: $460 per credit hour

Technology and Credentialing Fee: $75 per semester


We understand paying for college can be intimidating. But very few MBU students pay full tuition. The average annual cost paid by MBU students is $22,173. And MBU works with students to ensure that relevant coursework, as well as work and life experiences, count toward your degree, further minimizing tuition costs. That’s why US News & World Reports ranked MBU the No. 7 best value school in the south, and one of the top in the U.S. for boosting social mobility. 

Indirect Costs

Students should also anticipate additional indirect costs such as books, supplies, travel, recreation, and personal items. These expenses are not billed by MBU but are considered when determining financial aid awards. 

Estimates for these expenses are included below but vary from student to student:

Books and Supplies:$900
Transportation: $400
Personal Expenses:$1,730
Loan Fees (if federal loans are borrowed):$270
Living off Campus$8,000 (fall and spring),
$5,840 (summer, if enrolled)
Total Estimated Indirect Costs:$17,140