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Tuition and Fees

Online and Professional Studies Tuition and Fees

As tuition has steadily increased at many colleges and universities around the country, California Baptist University has chosen to hold the line as much as possible. As a result, our costs remain lower than a significant number of private schools. At CBU, we believe a college education should be affordable, and by keeping tuition costs as low as possible while enabling Degree Completion students to secure generous financial aid, we've remained within reach of many public institutions of higher education. Today, more and more students are able to enjoy the quality education provided at California Baptist University. That’s a legacy we’re proud of.

Online and Professional Studies
Cost Estimates and Payment Options
2014/2015 Academic School Year

Admissions Application Fee $45 per application
OPS Undergraduate Courses   
  Degree Completion Courses $511 per unit
  RN to BSN Courses $550 per unit
  CJLA (Emergency Services Personnel) Courses $395 per unit
OPS Graduate Courses  
  Business Adminstration $726 per unit
  Communications $531 per unit
  Counseling Psychology $640 per unit
  Disability Studies $526 per unit

$575 per unit 

  Public Administration

$552 per unit

  Public Relations $531 per unit
General Fee

$355 for students with 6 units or more
$175 for students with 5 units or fewer

Directed/Independent Study Fee $275 per unit in addition to tuition
Course and Lab Fees $110 to $420
Estimated Books and Supplies  


Main Campus Cost Estimates Per Semester

Full Time (12 units) Part Time (6 units)
Tuition $6132 Tuition $3066
General Fee $355 General Fee $355
Estimated Total * $6487 Estimated Total $3421

*Estimated Totals do not include books or course and lab fees.

Cost Estimates Per Year

Full Time (12 units) Part Time (6 units)
$19,461 (fall, spring, summer) $10,263 (fall, spring, summer

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Tuition and Fees for 2014-2015

Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016

Student charges are due and payable at time of registration. Students must complete one or more of the following approved payment options prior to the Student Accounts Financial Clearance Deadline. International, Special Admit and Professional Development Students MUST pay in full.

Approved Payment Options

Cash: Payments are accepted in the Student Accounts Office, Yeager Center B123.

Check: Mailed check payments should be addressed as follows:

California Baptist University
Attention: Student Accounts Office
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

Please include your student ID# on the check.

Online Payment: Credit Card and Bank Payments are accepted online through CASHNet under the Student Accounts Tab on InsideCBU. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted online.

CBU has partnered with CASHNet to offer an automatic monthly payment plan that enables you to pay all or part of your semester charges in monthly installments without interest. A $35 per semester enrollment fee will apply. Login in to InsideCBU, go to the Student Accounts Tab and click on the "Go to CASHNet" link to enroll.

Financial aid is administered in accordance with federal, state and institutional policies. Students who have submitted a current FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)—the federal government’s instrument for calculating family contribution—to the Department of Education may be eligible for financial aid. The amount and type of financial aid awarded is based upon the results of the FAFSA. For more details, call the Financial Aid Office at (877) 228-8855.

If you need assistance determining which options work best for your financial situation, please contact the Student Accounts Office at StudentAccounts@calbaptist.edu for assistance.


Students eligible for this option must submit a letter from their company to the Student Accounts Office each semester, stating exactly what is covered (example: tuition, books, fees, etc.) and the billing procedure. Students may need to complete one of the payment options above if their company will not pay in advance.

Students eligible for veteran's benefits must contact California Baptist University's VA certifying official at (951) 343-4461. Students should contact the VA certifying official prior to registration.

Financial Clearance Deadlines

Students receive financial clearance when 1) they have completed payment arrangements through an approved payment option to cover all tuition and fee charges for the semester AND 2) they have signed and submitted their Tuition & Fee Agreement to the Student Accounts Office.

ALL returning students are encouraged to register and complete payment arrangements by the close of business day on the Financial Clearance Deadline to avoid a financial clearance fee.

The Financial Clearance Deadlines are as follows:
• Fall 2014- August 13
• Spring 2015- January 5
• Summer 2015 - May 4

Student Accounts Contact Information

Phone: (951) 343-4371
Fax: (951) 343-4515
Email: StudentAccounts@calbaptist.edu
Address: 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
Location: The Student Accounts Office is located on the first floor of the Eugene and Billie Yeager Center in room B123.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Firday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm