Tuition Costs & Application Process

Information about the University, as well as admission forms, is available by calling the school. Forms are also available online. As an applicant, all forms, correspondence, and phone calls should be directed to the Recruiting & Admissions Office at

A prospective ABU student is encouraged to read the ABU catalog and the Student Handbook which provides additional information concerning requirements and responsibilities. 

To see the ABU Cost of Attendance per semester based on dorm/non-dorm, athlete/non-athlete, please check the Quick Fact Sheet.

Cost of Attendance for 2023-2024 Cohort  (For New ABU students attending Fall 2023 and Returning students after an absence of 1 or more semesters.)
Tuition per semester (12-16 credit hours) 7725.00
Per Hour Tuition Rate if below 12 hours or over 16 hours515.00
Registration Fees (Full-time & Part-time) 970.00
Dorm Hold Deposit Fee (non-refundable)50.00
Room & Board (per semester)4155.00
Dorm Security Deposit


Athletic fee (applied the first semester you attend for each academic year)


**This is not an exhaustive list of fees. Please see ABU Catalog for complete list of fees**

ABU Tuition Refund Schedule

Students who officially withdraw through the Registrar's Office will receive refunds of their tuition charges from the day of registration according to the following schedule (all fees are non-refundable):


    Within one week (Add/Drop Period)                 100%

     Second through third week                               50%

     Fourth week                                                         25%

     After four weeks                                                 No Refund

SUMMER TERM  TUITION               

     Within First Week                                             50%

     After First Week                                                No Refund

Steps to Apply

Take a few minutes and review each of the steps below to apply for admission to Arlington Baptist University.  Applying is simple, but obtaining each of the necessary documents can take some time.  If you have any questions throughout the application process, contact the admissions office at 817-987-1773 or

Click Here for Admissions Requirements Checklist for New Freshman, Transfer students, Homeschool students.

Step 1: Submit Application along with $50 Application fee


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Step 2: Submit Reference

Each student applying to ABU must provide a recommendation using the ABU Recommendation  Form. Recommendation can be a pastor, youth pastor, coach, personal mentor. Recommendation cannot be a relative of the applicant. Recommendation form can be emailed to

Click Here to complete the Recommendation Form

Step 3: Submit Admissions Questionnaire & Essay

Each applicant must submit the Personal Questionnaire & Essay to

Click Here to complete Admissions Questionnaire & Essay

Step 4: Submit Official Transcripts

New Freshman Student - Submit final Official High School Transcript.  If applicable, official College Transcripts for  Dual Credit completed during high school.

Transfer Student - Submit Official College Transcripts from each college you have attended.

(Note: If you haven’t graduated from high school, you will need to submit a Final Official Transcript after you graduate.) 

Step 5: Official SAT or ACT scores 

The American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is required for admission to Arlington Baptist University.  For transfer students, ACT or SAT scores will be required if they have completed less than 30 hours of college credit. ACT or SAT requirements will be waived for applicants age 25+. Information regarding your SAT scores can be found at and for the ACT at

Step 6: ABU Health Form and Immunizations

In order to attend ABU, each student must provide a current basic physical, student health information form, and proof of meningitis shot (not required if 22 or older).  Click here for information regarding meningitis shot. You can mail, fax, email, or hand deliver these items to ABU. Form can be emailed to

Click Here to Complete the Student Health Information Form

Click Here to download a copy of the Physical Form

Step 7: All Financial Aid Steps must be complete


Click Here for ABU FAFSA Guide