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 (ext. 1769).

A prospective student is encouraged to read the school's catalog. The Student Handbook and the Christian Service Manual provide additional information concerning requirements and responsibilities. Information from all three sources can be found here on the website.

Cost of Attendance Effective Fall 2017
Tuition per semester (12-16 credit hours)$6550.00
Per Hour Tuition Rate if below 12 hours or over 16 hours405.00
Matriculation Fee (non refundable) (Due at the time of registration)$250.00
Fees for below 12 hours405.00
Room & Board (per semester)$3250.00
Dorm Security Deposit


Athletic fee


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 817-461-8741 or

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

Click Here for International Students Requirements Checklist

Step 1: Submit Application along with $25 Application fee

Apply online or download application

Mail application to:

Arlington Baptist University

Kim Marvin

3001 W. Division St.

Arlington, TX 76012


A returning ABU student who has been out for more than 3 semesters must complete a new application and the application fee of $25. Click Here for the application.


Step 2: Submit Pastoral Reference

Each student applying to ABU must provide a reference from your pastor, youth pastor, or youth leader. Reference must be someone from the church that you are currently attending and must not be a relative.

Click Here for Pastoral Reference Form


Step 3: Submit Personal Essay

Each applicant must submit a personal essay to

Click Here for Personal Essay questions.

Step 4: Submit Official Transcripts

New Freshman Student - Submit Official High School Transcript & Official College Transcripts for any Dual Credit.

Transfer Student - Submit Official High School Transcript & 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. A TEA approved test is required for education majors only. For transfer students, ACT or SAT scores will be required if they transfer less than 30 hours of college credit. ACT or SAT requirements will be waived for applicants age 25+.

Step 6: ABU Health Form and Immunizations

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

Click Here to Download Medical Form

Step 7: All Financial Aid Steps must be complete


Click Here for Steps to Complete Financial Aid