Tuition and Refunds

Payment in full for a class is always due at least seven days before the class starts. Check refund policies (see below).

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)

The 2016-2017 Tuition and Fee Schedule runs from Fall A 2017 through Summer B 2018.

  • Application fee: $0
  • Assessment fee (online degree students only): $100
  • Cost per credit hour: $404
  • Comprehensive Fee: $35 per course (non-refundable; covers technology, library services, etc.)
  • Add/Drop Fee: There is a $15 fee charged to add or drop classes after they have started.
  • Graduation Fee (online degree students only): $150
  • The pricing of online courses for residential students, during the Fall and Spring semesters, follows the residential pricing calculations with an additional Online Participation Fee of $100/hr plus the Comprehensive Fee assessed.
    • The Watertown Campus fee schedule applies to all coursework for any campus-based student taking online courses concurrently.
  • Audit: 50% of the full online undergraduate cost per credit hour, with faculty permission and as space is available

Military Pricing

  • Effective in Fall 2017, students receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) from the military will receive a tuition discount to match the maximum allowable rate paid by the government under that program. Generally, that means you are able to study tuition free!
  • Maranatha is approved for both military TA and veteran’s benefits.
  • Visit our military page to learn more!

Payment and Refund Policies

  • All online students (non-residential students) need to pay the full amount for the course at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the course.
  • Students who cancel a course will be refunded based on the following schedule:
    • Drop prior to start date: 100%
    • Week 1: 75%
    • Week 2: 50%
    • Week 3: 25%
    • Week 4+: 0%
  • Exceptions to the refund policy are made for distance classes as required by statute for students completing coursework in certain states. For a full list of these exceptions, please visit our state-specific policies page.
  • There is a $15 fee charged to add or drop classes after they have started.
  • Residential students taking a 16-week fall or spring semester online course will follow campus payment plans and refund policies.

Financial Aid

All online students interested in government grants and loans must complete the FAFSA and a degree seeking application (traditional Maranatha Baptist University application or the Maranatha Online Undergraduate Programs application). General FAFSA eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in a degree program
  • Registered with Selective Service (if required)

To learn more, contact our financial aid office at 920.206.2318 (