What Does it Cost to Attend LBC?

Traditional Undergrad Tuition Costs

The Estimated Cost to Attend LBC as Traditional Undergraduate Student

At LBC | Capital, we are committed to keeping our costs down and to assist students to find options for financing their education. You should know that LBC is a great value compared to many other accredited Christian and secular independent colleges. LBC’s tuition costs, below the national average, while delivering a purposeful, Bible-centered education. Above all, have faith. You can afford it!

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Direct Costs to Attend Lancaster Bible College

(for 2024-2025 academic year)

These costs are based on a traditional undergraduate student carrying 12-18 credits per academic year. Actual individual costs will vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of room, meal plan selected* or miscellaneous course fees. The costs below are paid directly to Lancaster Bible College and are eligible for financial aid assistance.

View specifics on course fees  |  View meal plan options

Part-Time (1-11 credits) costs $995 per credit; summer course cost is $665 per credit

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Basic Tuition (12-18 credits)

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Campus Food & Housing

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No tuition rate increase

for 2024-25

Indirect Costs You Might Have When Attending College

In addition to the costs listed above charged by LBC, there are also indirect expenses associated with pursuing an education that are not charged by the college. These include textbooks and supplies, transportation, personal or food and housing if living off-campus. These are not expenses owed to the college but are indirect costs you may have and for which you are eligible to receive financial assistance. Each student will find that they spend different amounts in these categories.

Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for 2024-2025

The cost of attendance is an estimate of the expenses you may incur during the academic year. It combines the direct expenses like tuition/fees and the indirect costs mentioned above to best estimate what it will cost you to attend LBC | Capital for the 2024-2025 academic year (typically includes fall and spring terms). This COA chart provides an average of estimated expenses a fulltime student (carrying between 12-18 credits) could incur during an academic year. Your academic year is determined by your program of study, number of credits taken and housing selection. The federal government has provided guidelines on how colleges, like LBC, calculate their COA, click here to read the COA details.

NOTE: Green =direct costs paid to LBC | Capital, Black = indirect costs that may incur.

Costs Per Academic Yr On Campus w/Parent Off Campus
Tuition $29,990 $29,990 $29,990
Food $6,070* $6,070  $6,070
Housing $6,151* $450 $7,020
Books & Supplies $970 $970 $970
Transportation $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Personal $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Bank Fees (Federal Student Loan Borrowers) $88 $88 $88
Total $45,699  $40,318  $46,888

*Food & housing costs may vary depending on the residential meal plan and dorm selected.

Some program- or course-specific fees (applied music lessons, instrument or supply rental, laboratory, etc.) may be required and are not included in the direct or indirect costs listed above. View catalog for details.


99% of all undergrads
receive financial aid,

making LBC even more affordable.

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Yellow Ribbon Program.
Use your military benefits

Participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program, learn more.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Arranging Payment for Your Degree

As a student, you will have online access to a personalized dashboard that makes it easy to track and manage your account. Payment on your bill can be done online, by mail and in-person on the Lancaster campus. You can also make payments online using foreign currency.

If you wish to spread your payments over several months, a payment plan is available each semester. For a $25 set-up fee, the amount owed will be equally divided into automatic monthly payments for the length of the semester.

A Student Financial Story:

Tenia Ralfi Brown.

Tenia Brown (’22).  “The Financial Aid Department at LBC was so helpful in making my educational dreams a reality since I was raised by a single mom who passed away when I was in high school. The idea of college and how to pay for it ... Read More

College Cost FAQs

Our Financial Aid staff hopes these FAQs may assist in answering your questions about college costs at LBC | Capital.

Does the percentage of aid that you receive decrease after freshman year?

There are often small incentive scholarships from the Admissions Department that do not continue beyond your first year at LBC. However, there are many LBC Endowment Scholarships you can apply for in your second year and beyond that could potentially more than make up for the incentives. In addition, as you progress in grade level your eligibility for federal student loans will most likely increase as well.

Does LBC dispense merit awards?

Yes! Please see scholarships listed here.

What is the student loan default rate at your school?

LBC’s student default rate is 0%.

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