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Your college education is an important investment in yourself and your future that pays dividends for a lifetime.

Graduate in four years from Bethel College – in fact we guarantee it  – and you’ll be ready to realize academic, professional and personal success.

Be prepared through hands on-learning to connect your skills and passions to your purpose in life – whether it’s in your first job or a future career.

Experience the support of a community that wants to see you thrive.

You and your family can see just how Bethel can be affordable investment as we guide your through our transparent financial aid process. Let us show you how by applying today.

  • $26,141 saved through Bethel’s 4-Year Graduation Guarantee, over going to a state school for 5 years
  • Only 50% of tuition, room and board price paid, on average, by full-time students
  • 19% less – Bethel costs compared to the national average for private-college tuition, fees, room and board

Domestic Student Tuition

Tuition and room and board costs are for one full year. Commuters are charged a $750 campus life fee.

Base costs for 2018–19 academic year
Tuition $28,300
Room and board* $8,850
Deposit $200
Student Activity Fee $240
Total $37,590
Variable costs (estimated)
Books $1000
Health insurance** $1700
Athletic insurance fees*** $600

**All students are required to have health insurance coverage. If the student is covered under a family plan, additional Bethel health insurance is not required. The full health insurance premium is due in the fall at the start of school.

 

***All athletes are required to have additional athletic insurance. This is a secondary policy that starts to pay after any primary policy has paid its portion.

*Room and board options

Voth Hall

$9,400

Warkentin Court

$9,400


International Student Tuition

Bethel College values the cultural diversity that international students bring to the classroom and the Bethel campus community. International students who live on campus will receive up to 50 percent tuition discount while those who choose not to live on campus receive up to 35 percent tuition discount.

Tuition and room and board costs are for one full year. Commuters are charged a $780 campus life fee. All amounts are in U.S. funds.

Base costs for 2018–19 academic year
Tuition: $28,300
Deposit: $200
Room and board:* $8,850
Personal expenses:** $1,200
Summer living expenses:** $1,600
Travel escrow: $1,500
Health insurance:†† $1,700
Athletic insurance fees:††† $600
Books: ** $1000
Total: $44,950
* Room and board options
Haury Hall $8,850 (required for first time freshmen)
Voth Hall $9,400
Warkentin Court $9,400

**Estimated cost

†Travel escrow: The travel escrow is a one-time expense and is held in your account in the event you need to return home in an emergency. If unused, the travel escrow will be returned to you when you leave Bethel.

††Health Insurance: All students are required to have health insurance coverage. If the student is covered under a family plan, additional health insurance is not required. The full health insurance premium is due in the fall at the start of school.

†††Athletic Insurance Fees: All athletes are required to have additional athletic insurance. This is a secondary policy that starts to pay after any primary policy has paid its portion.

Ready to invest in your future?

  • Complete your application to start the scholarship awarding process.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This federal form determines your eligibility for state and federal funds by analyzing income and asset data. Bethel College’s FAFSA code is 001905.
  • Contact Clark Oswald, director of financial aid, with any questions, or for a free financial aid counseling session.
  • Review the net price calculator to get an idea of your available aid.

 

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.