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Cost & Financial Aid

We know affordability is key for students, and we work hard to make MBU one of the most affordable college educations in the country. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked us the No. 7 Best Value School in the South and one of the top 35 in the nation for boosting social mobility.

You can afford a Mary Baldwin University degree  

How do we do it? We help you get your degree more quickly by maximizing transfer credits from previous coursework and translating relevant work and life experiences into course credits. Members of the U.S. Armed Services also have options through VA education benefits and the G.I. Bill.

Talk to an MBU advisor to see what options are available to you.

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What MBU Costs

Your total cost depends primarily on two factors: the number and type of learning experiences needed to complete the degree and how much financial aid you are eligible for. Talk to an MBU advisor to figure out exactly how much your education will cost.

Interested in how financial aid works? We can help. Take a look at the types of financial aid available and how to apply for aid.

Tuition And Fees

Undergraduate Tuition

  • Coursework per semester hour: $460
  • Internships per semester hour: $227.50

Graduate Tuition

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Education (MEd) Master of Science in Higher Education (MS): $495 per credit hour
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Tuition: $650 per credit hour
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), MSN/MBA, MSN/MHA Tuition: $650 per credit hour

Other Fees

  • Registration Fee (one-time charge, prior to enrollment): $50
  • Prior Learning Portfolio Evaluation Fee, per portfolio: $460
  • Extended Time Fee, per credit hour: $65
  • Technology and Credentialing fee: $75 per semester

Indirect Costs

You should also anticipate additional indirect costs such as books, supplies, travel, living expenses and personal items.

Indirect costs are not billed by MBU but are considered when determining financial aid awards, and families should anticipate an increase in expenses from year to year.

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

  • Books and Supplies: $450
  • Transportation: $565
  • Personal Expenses: $865
  • Living Expenses: $5,737
  • Loan Fees (if federal loans are borrowed): $135
  • Total Estimated Indirect Costs Per Semester: $7,752
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Ready to apply?

Questions? Mary Baldwin’s admissions team is ready and available right now.

Eager to launch the next phase of your education? Simply fill out our application form. An admissions counselor will be in touch with a decision within a week!