Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Driven by a passion to educate tomorrow’s Christian leaders without requiring them to take on crippling debt, the University offers tuition that is significantly lower than other options: University tuition is over five times less expensive than the national average!4

Undergraduate Tuition Rate

2017-2018 Undergraduate courses: $150 per credit hour
2018-2019 Undergraduate courses: $160 per credit hour

Enrollment status achieved (part-time or full-time) does not affect the amount charged; students who enroll for a more-than-full-time load will still be charged the standard per-credit rate.

Degree Program Total Costs

The following tables provide total program cost for Undergraduate degrees at the 2017-2018 per-credit rate with associated books, supplies, and fees. Federal Financial Aid recipients must refer to the Annual Cost of Attendance figures below.

 

Associate of Arts
Tuition ($150 x 59 credits)
One credit introductory course offered free
$8,850
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$2,000
AA program total cost$10,850
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Pastoral Studies
Tuition ($150 x 119 credits)
One credit introductory course offered free
$17,850
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$4,000
BABP program total cost$21,850
Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Studies
Tuition ($150 x 120 creditss)
One credit introductory course offered free
$18,000
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$4,000
BANT program total cost$22,000

Note that the University reserves the right to increase tuition as needed. The totals above are only estimate based on the current per-credit rate, not a guarantee of fixed tuition for those who begin the program during the stated academic year.

Degree Program Annual Cost of Attendance

The following tables provide the Undergraduate Annual Cost of Attendance for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Academic Years.

Costs include full-time tuition, books, supplies, and fees in addition to housing and meals estimates and other qualifying expenses. Federal Student Aid Cost of Attendance calculations are based on this information.

2017-2018 Undergraduate Annual Cost
for Student Living at Home (with parent or relative)
Tuition ($150 x 30 credits per year)1$4,500
Books and Supplies ($100 per course estimate)*$1,000
Housing and Meals2$2,331
Other Expenses3$2,635
2017-2018 At-Home Student Cost$10,465
2017-2018 Undergraduate Annual Cost
for Independent Student
Tuition ($150 x 30 credits per year)1$4,500
Books and Supplies ($100 per course estimate)*$1,000
Housing and Meals2$11,451
Other Expenses3$3,141
2017-2018 Independent Student Cost$20,092

2018-2019 Undergraduate Annual Cost
for Student Living at Home (with parent or relative)
Tuition ($160 x 30 credits per year)1$4,800
Books and Supplies ($100 per course estimate)*$1,000
Housing and Meals2$2,331
Other Expenses3$2,635
2017-2018 At-Home Student Cost$10,765
2018-2019 Undergraduate Annual Cost
for Independent Student
Tuition ($160 x 30 credits per year)1$4,800
Books and Supplies ($100 per course estimate)*$1,000
Housing and Meals2$11,451
Other Expenses3$3,141
2017-2018 Independent Student Cost$20,392

Certificate Program Total Costs

The following tables provide total program cost for Undergraduate certificates at the 2017-2018 per-credit rate with associated books, supplies, and fees.

Undergraduate Biblical Languages Certificate
Tuition ($150 x 16 credits)$2,400
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$400
Library resource fee ($10 annual)$20
Certificate program total cost$2,820
Undergraduate Business Administration Certificate
Tuition ($150 x 18 credits)$2,700
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$600
Library resource fee ($10 annual)$20
Certificate program total cost$3,320
Undergraduate Christian Studies Certificate
Tuition ($150 x 18 credits)$2,700
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$600
Library resource fee ($10 annual)$20
Certificate program total cost$3,320
Undergraduate Ministry Practice Certificate
Tuition ($150 x 18 credits)$2,700
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$600
Library resource fee ($10 annual)$20
Certificate program total cost$3,320
Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate
Tuition ($150 x 18 credits)$2,700
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$600
Library resource fee ($10 annual)$20
Certificate program total cost$3,320
Undergraduate Worship Ministry Certificate
Tuition ($150 x 18 credits)$2,700
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)*$600
Library resource fee ($10 annual)$20
Certificate program total cost$3,320

Note: Enrollment in University certificate programs does not qualify students to receive Federal Student Aid or active military Tuition Assistance. Enrollment in University certificate programs does qualify students to receive Veteran’s Assistance benefits.

 

* Students may purchase textbooks from the vendor of their choice. Therefore, the cost listed above is only a best estimate. When purchased, students own these materials permanently. See Textbook Information for vendor recommendations.

1. Undergraduate full-time status is 24 credits per year (at least 8 credits per trimester). 30 credit hours per year is used in this table to illustrate the cost if a student intended to complete his or her program within 2 years (AA) or 4 years (BA). See Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more information about enrollment status.

2. This is an estimate of personal living expenses for the 12-month period covered by the academic year. Actual expenses will vary considerably depending on student’s location and spending habits. Any financial aid refund (aid in excess of tuition and fee costs) should be used to pay for books, supplies, and living expenses.

Despite being a 100% online institution, Shiloh University is required to choose a specific location on which it bases housing and meals costs. The University selected the closest urban center to its administrative offices, Iowa City. Independent housing cost (2017-2018: $7,043) is based on a survey of various rental options in the area. Independent meal cost (2017-2018: $4,408) is based on USDA Cost of Food at Home average determined by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

3. Other Expenses is an estimate of miscellaneous personal costs including but not limited to clothing, personal hygiene, entertainment, and laundry. Transportation expenses are not included because transportation is not needed for online course work.

4. Based on a comparison of Shiloh University tuition and fee costs with Undergraduate (private) and Graduate (private and public) averages published by the National Center for Educational Statistics.