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Cost of Attendance Expenses 2023-2024

Costs of Attendance

Bethel University uses cost of attendance (COA) to calculate your financial aid eligibility. Actual costs may differ from the charts below depending on your program, coursework, and personal spending choices. If you do not receive financial aid, you can still use the charts below to estimate your costs.

The total amount of financial aid offered to a student, including all scholarships and grants, cannot exceed the cost of attendance at Bethel for the aid year. Financial aid offers (e.g., loans, work study, scholarships, or grants) may be reduced for students whose total aid exceeds the cost of attendance. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for complete policy details.

Cost of Attendance (COA) for College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) for 2023-2024

Undergraduate COA figures are based on full-time enrollment (12 or more credits) per semester. Actual costs may differ from the chart below depending on your program, coursework, and personal spending choices.

Expense category Living on Campus Living Off Campus Living with Parent
Tuition/fees (est.) $42,930 $42,930 $42,930
Housing (est.) $6,290 $3,920 $0
Food Allowance (est.) $5,800 $5,350 $5,350
Books/Supplies/Equipment (est., not billable) $1,340 $1,340 $1,340
Misc. Personal Expenses (est., not billable) $2,030 $4,990 $3,918
Transportation (est., not billable) $700 $1,600 $1600
Fed/Loan/Course/Misc Fees (est., not billable) $300 $300 $300
Total (Fall and Spring) $59,390 $60,430 $55,444

Cost of attendance expense categories

Cost of attendance is based on the following expense categories -

Tuition and Fees: Tuition and Student Activity Fees are determined annually.

Books/Supplies/Equipment: This figure is based on how much a typical full-time student would need to spend on books, paper, and other necessary supplies in order to complete an average credit load. We estimate this expense to be approximately $55/credit.

Housing and Food Allowance: The estimated amount for Housing and Food Allowance varies based on living arrangements (living on campus, off campus, or with parent).

We estimate food expense to be approximately $595/month for those living off campus and $645/month for those living in on-campus housing.

Housing expenses are estimated at $435/month for off-campus housing, $700/month for on-campus housing, and $0 for those living with parent.

Transportation: This figure is calculated at $80/month for students and takes into account the cost of on-campus parking or commuter fees.

Misc Personal Expenses: This figure includes expenses the student may have for items like toiletries, laundry, clothing, etc.

Federal Loan Fees: This figure is paid to the federal agency for the processing of each loan you receive. It is a percentage of the loan amount, which will reduce the amount of money you receive to pay for your educational expenses. You are required to repay the full amount of the loan, including the fee.