Southwest Baptist University's campus in Salem, Mo., provides quality higher education close to home for residents of Dent County and surrounding areas. Classes are taught in the afternoon and evening, making a degree at SBU-Salem attainable for people who are in the workforce but pursuing higher education to open new employment opportunities.
To apply for admission to the SBU-Salem campus, please complete the online application. You must also submit the following:
Applicants considered for conditional admittance will be required to furnish additional documentation. Please see advisor for details.
Tuition and lab fees are due before the first day of the semester unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance.
|Tuition (per credit hour)||$180|
|Admission fee for first-time students||$30|
|Technical fee per semester:
|Late enrollment fee||$25|
|Drop a class fee||$75|
|HSC Student Association Fee||$15|
Other fees may apply to specific courses (such as science labs, computer lab, etc.)
A finance charge of 9% per year is assessed on all balances due past 30 days.
To receive a customized financial aid package and receive any financial aid for which you may qualify, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov. SBU's recommended deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 15 for the following academic year. Be sure to include the SBU school code (002502) to have your FAFSA sent to SBU.
Once you are admitted to SBU, you will receive an SBU email address and access to the MySBU Admitted Student Portal. You need to check your SBU email address often for important information, especially related to the online process for approving and finalizing your financial aid award.
SBU-Salem offers a number of private scholarships, including:
Deadline for application of scholarships is March 31 of each year for the following academic year. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required. Scholarship recipients will be determined by the SBU-Salem Campus Scholarship Committee.
SBU also encourages you to apply for outside scholarships to enhance your financial aid package. These funds are awarded directly to you from sources outside of SBU (i.e. community foundations, workplace, private agencies, etc.)
Eligibility for federal and state financial aid is determined by your FAFSA results. Examples include:
Examples of third-party government financial aid programs:
You may purchase textbooks for your courses beginning two weeks before the start of the term. Textbooks must be paid for when placing order and can be purchased online through the SBU Bookstore.