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Offered Online

Guests are always welcome. 

If you love to learn but are not currently seeking a degree, being a guest student is the right path for you. Whether you are a student at another college, working on professional development, or simply wanting to learn something new, you can take single courses as a guest student at MBU. Explore our upcoming course offerings. 

Learn online outside of the classroom.

At Maranatha, we can help you get the education you want without ever having to step into a classroom. Our programs at MBU are biblical, flexible, and engaging—they are built to work around your busy life and work schedule. Open the doors to future opportunities for your life today with MBU online undergraduate programs. We have many options available.

Explore our undergraduate programsmilitarygraduatehigh school, and Bridge to Campus pages for more information about each.


Academic Year2023-2024
Application FeeFree
Tuition (per credit)$430
Comprehensive Fee (per course)$15 per credit hour
Add/Drop Fee$25 after course start
  • Senior discount. Students ages 55+ receive a 50% tuition discount!
  • Financial aid. Guest students are not eligible for financial aid. Please apply to a degree program if you intend to use financial aid in your studies here.

Students are responsible for ordering and paying for their own textbooks/materials. However, the cost varies based on which vendor you choose, whether you purchase new or used books, whether you keep or re-sell them, etc.

Payment and refund policies are as follows:

  • Tuition and fees are due in full at least seven days prior to the beginning of each course.
  • The comprehensive fee is non-refundable.
  • Students who withdraw from a course will have tuition 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.
Maryland Refund Schedule
  • 8-week Course (A or B Sessions)
    • Days 1–6: 90% refund
    • Days 7–11: 80% refund
    • Days 12–16: 60% refund
    • Days 17–22: 40% refund
    • Days 23–33: 20% refund
    • Day 34+: 0% refund
  • 12-week Course (C Session)
    • Days 1–9: 90% refund
    • Days 10–17: 80% refund
    • Days 18–25: 60% refund
    • Days 26–33: 40% refund
    • Days 34–49: 20% refund
    • Day 50+: 0% refund
  • 16-week Course (D Session)
    • Days 1–11: 90% refund
      Days 12–22: 80% refund
      Days 23–33: 60% refund
      Days 34–44: 40% refund
      Days 45–66: 20% refund
      Day 67+: 0% refund
Oregon Refund Schedule
  • 8-week Course (A or B Sessions)
    • Week 1: 75%
    • Week 2: 50%
    • Week 3: 25%
    • Week 4: 5%
  • 12-week Course (C Session)
    • Days 1–11: 75%
    • Days 12–21: 50%
    • Days 22–32: 25%
    • Days 33–41: 5%
  • 16-week Course (D Session)
    • Weeks 1–2: 75%
    • Weeks 3–4: 50%
    • Weeks 5–6: 25%
    • Weeks 7–8: 5%


Maranatha is accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). AQIP emphasizes quality planning and process evaluation as keys to a successful, strong educational institution.

Accredited public, private, and Christian colleges and universities accept credits and degrees earned at Maranatha. Maranatha is listed in the Higher Education Directory printed for the United States Department of Education.

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