What will it Cost?

The information provided below is to help you estimate the cost of attending classes at Dallas International University. These are just estimates and many details will vary depending on your specific situation and lifestyle choices.  For a more detailed estimate of DIU tuition, fees, and financial aid, check out our Net Price Calculator or view our complete list of Tuition and Fees.  If you are not sure if a class is graduate or undergraduate level view our course index for details on each course.

Prices below reflect Tuition and Fees for 2023-2024 (beginning Fall 2023).

These totals are estimates for a typical undergraduate student at Dallas International University. Actual numbers may vary. Try our Net Price Calculator for a more detailed estimate or view our complete tuition and fees list.

Undergraduate Tuition: $377 per Credit Hour

Estimated Cost by Term1

  3-Credit Term 6-Credit Term 9-Credit Term
On-Campus Tuition and Fees  $1405 $2605 $3805
Distance-Ed-Only Tuition and Fees  $1355 $2555 $3755

 Estimated Cost by Program

  Average Term Cost Number of Terms to Complete Full Program
BA in International Service (4 yr.) $6,376 (on campus)

$6,326 (DE)

8 $51,010 (on campus)
$50,610 (DE)
BA in Scripture and Culture (4 yr.) $6,380 (on campus)

$6,330 (DE)

8 $51,040 (on campus)
$50,640 (DE)
  First Term Second Term Full Program
Certificate in Applied Linguistics2 $5,575 (on campus)

$5,525 (DE)

$6,195 (on campus)

$6,145 (DE)

$11,770 (on campus)
$11,670 (DE)

1Totals listed here do not include course-specific fees
2The Certificate in Applied Linguistics includes 6 graduate credits.

These totals are estimates for a typical full-time graduate student at Dallas International University. Actual numbers may vary. Try our Net Price Calculator for a more detailed estimate or view our complete tuition and fees list.

Graduate Tuition: $550 per Credit Hour
PhD Tuition: $590 per Credit Hour

Estimated Cost Per Term1

  3-Credit Term 6-Credit Term 9-Credit Term
On-Campus Tuition and Fees $1900 $3595 $5290
Distance-Ed-Only Tuition and Fees  $1850 $3545 $5240

1Totals listed here do not include course-specific fees

 Estimated Cost by Program

  Average Term Cost Number of Terms to Complete Full Program
MA Applied Linguistics1 $7,240 (on campus)

$7,190 (DE)

3 $21,720 (on campus)
$21,570 (DE)
Other MA Degree1  $6,985 (on campus)

$6,935 (DE)

 3 $20,955 (on campus)
$20,805 (DE)
PhD World Arts2
(including qualifying)
$3,287 (on campus)
$3,237 (DE)
11 $36,155 (on campus)
$35,605 (DE)
PhD World Arts2
(program only)
$2,917 (on campus)
$2,867 (DE)
10 $29,170 (on campus)
$28,670 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in Scripture Engagement $4,725 (on campus)
$4,675 (DE)
2 $9,450 (on campus)
$9,350 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in Tropical Agriculture Development $2,653 (on campus)
$2,603 (DE)
3 $7,960 (on campus)
$7,810 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in World Arts $4,160 (on campus)
$4,110 (DE)
3 $12,480 (on campus)
$12,330 (DE)

1MA degree program numbers are based on a 37-credit degree. These estimates do not include the cost of any undergraduate prerequisites.

2PhD World Arts program length varies depending on the length of time spent on the dissertation phase. Estimates are based on 2 years (4 semesters) for the dissertation.

While we strive to keep tuition rates low for all our students, many of our students also receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and work study. Scholarships amounts are given as funds are available and according to need. Financial Aid applications are processed in April for the award year which runs from May-Extended term through the following Spring semester. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information and eligibility.

Students interested in PhD World Arts scholarships should contact robin_harris@diu.edu for more information.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Work Study (up to 100 hours) $10 per hour
Dallas International University Scholarships Approximately 15%-40% of tuition per term
PhD World Arts Scholarships Up to 90% of tuition
Veterans Benefits (GI Bill) Up to 100% of tuition
Outside Scholarships variable

Dallas International does not provide room and board but housing is available on and near campus.  Visit our Housing and Campus Services page for more details. Housing estimates are based on a single person staying in a shared room in the SIL Guest House.  The estimates below are very general and can vary significantly from person to person.

Housing and Other Expenses (rough estimates)

  Per Month Per Month – higher end Per Term (5 months) Per Term (5 months) – higher end
On-campus Housing (Guest House, shared room) includes weekday lunch meals, utilities, wifi  $550   $2,750  
Off-campus Housing  (varies) 1-4 bdrm home (utilities additional) $780 $1,500 $3,900 $7,500
Additional Meals and Personal Expenses $150 $300 $750 $1,500
Textbooks  $25 $50  $125 $250
Health Insurance variable variable variable  variable

*International students in the US on a DIU-sponsored visa are required to carry health insurance for themselves and their immediate families during their time of study at DIU. Non-international students are strongly encouraged to carry coverage for themselves and their families. Visit our Health Insurance page for more information and some provider information.

Financial Responsibility

Students are expected to pay all tuition and required fees within the first five business days of Spring or Fall terms and within the first four business days of other terms, unless a payment plan has been arranged through the DIU Finance Office. Arrangements for room and board should be made directly with the organization or party providing these services. Students who have not made payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office within the deadlines, may have enrollment dropped due to non-payment.

*NOTE:  Costs are kept to a minimum, but DIU reserves the right to change all costs without notice.