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Salem Cost and Financial Aid

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Salem Campus Tuition and Fees, 2021-22

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): RN-Bridge courses $495
RN-Bridge Estimated Tuition and Fees
Tuition (per credit hour): Other courses $195
Technology fee per semester:
  • 12 or more credit hours
  • 6-11 credit hours
  • 1-5 credit hours
Assessment fee:
  • Full-time students
  • Part-time students

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.

View complete cost details, including part-time and per-credit-hour rates, in the University Catalog.

Financial Aid Opportunities

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. SBU's recommended deadline for submitting the FAFSA is February 1 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.

Submit Your FAFSA


SBU-Salem offers a number of private scholarships, including:

  • Dobbs Family Scholarships
  • Everett and Olive Land Memorial Scholarships
  • Jim and Duetta Edwards Scholarships
  • Richard Wilber Scholarships
  • Salem First Baptist Church Scholarships

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.)

Federal and State Aid

Eligibility for federal and state financial aid is determined by your FAFSA results. Examples include:

  • Federal PELL Grant
  • Access Missouri State Program
  • Student Loans

Military Benefits

SBU has been recognized as a military-friendly school and participates in tuition assistance opportunities for veterans and active-duty military members, and their dependents. A designated staff member is available to answer questions and help students utilize their educational benefits.

Learn More About Military Benefits at SBU

Other Financial Aid

Examples of third-party government financial aid programs:

  • Veterans' Benefits
  • Vocational Rehab
  • Work Connections

Submit Your FAFSA

SBU Financial Aid Office

The Southwest Baptist University Office of Financial Aid offers a comprehensive financial assistance program designed to recognize student financial needs and to meet those needs with a combination of university, federal, state and private assistance sources.

Payment Information

Refund Policy


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 Campus Store.


If you have checked Self-Service on the MySBU portal and still need more information, please contact one of the following people:

  • Account Balances and Payment Plans: Contact an SBU Cashier at (417) 328-1523 or email Rebecca Harrill at
  • Financial Aid: Contact the Office of Financial Aid at (417) 328-1822 or


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