Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is more than just a calculation of out-of-pocket expenses. Rather, it is a figure that takes into account the total estimated costs of attending a college or university for one academic year, including everything from tuition and books to room & board, transportation, and personal expenses.



Costs by Semester – 2019-20

Tuition and Fees

  • Undergraduate: $5,315
  • Graduate: $4,430

 Other Costs

  • Room & Board:
    • $3,355 (On-campus)
    • $4,581 (Off-campus)
    • $1,445 (Commuter)
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $2,085




Tuition and Fees

The average cost of tuition and fees based on 12 hours per semester enrollment for undergraduate students and nine hours for graduate students. Actual costs will vary depending on the student’s degree.

Room & Board

The average cost per semester to live in Criswell student housing (on-campus), apartments in the vicinity of the college (off-campus), or at home (commuter). Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Books and Supplies

  • The average cost of books and supplies per semester. Actual costs may vary by enrollment.

Personal Expenses

  • The miscellaneous allowance for personal expenses each semester, from clothing and entertainment to laundry and eating out. Actual expenses will vary.


  • The allowance provided each semester to assist students who require transportation to and from campus.