Tuition and Costs

Earning a college degree can be a substantial investment — both of your time and your finances. Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, international student or online student, remember that it is an investment in your future, and the costs associated with your education are only half the story; scholarships and grants play a significant role in making your education more affordable. Outlined below are the differences between cost of attendance and tuition costs.

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.

Tuition and Fees

  • Undergraduate: $6,675
    • Tuition (per credit hour) $520
  • Graduate: $5,385
    • Tuition (per credit hour) $550

Other Costs

  • Registration Fee:
    • Fall & spring semester (non-refundable) $335
    • Winter & summer semester (non-refundable) $85
  • Room & Board:
    • $3,956 – $4,456  (On-campus)
    • $5,625 (Off-campus)
    • $2,462 (Commuter)
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $2,721

Tuition and Fees

  • Undergraduate: To Be Determined
    • Tuition (per credit hour) To Be Determined
  • Graduate: To Be Determined
    • Tuition (per credit hour) To Be Determined

Other Costs

  • Registration Fee:
    • Fall & spring semester (non-refundable) To Be Determined
    • Winter & summer semester (non-refundable) To Be Determined
  • Room & Board:
    • To Be Determined (On-campus)
    • To Be Determined (Off-campus)
    • To Be Determined (Commuter)
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: To Be Determined

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.

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, circumstances, and board provisions (Criswell does not offer a meal plan).

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.
  • Activity Fee (all students, per semester) $100
  • Application Fee $35
  • Audit Course Fee $185
  • Change of Course Fee (per course added and dropped, after the semester begins) $40
  • Online Distance Learning Course Fee (per course) $150
  • Graduation Fee (Undergraduate) $95
  • Graduation Fee (Graduate) $125
  • Graduation Postponement Fee $75
  • Independent Study Fee $300
  • Lab Fee $100
  • Late Official Registration Fee $110
  • Late Graduation Application Fee $85
  • Official Transcript Fee (no personal checks) $7
  • Residential Room (per year) $5,400 – $6,400
  • Residential Activity Fee (per semester) $100
  • Returned Check Fee $40
  • Student ID Replacement Fee $15
  • Thesis Binding Fee $60

*The college reserves the right to change tuition, fees, and charges without notice. For more information, read our Refund Policy.

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.