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WBU has always been committed to supporting our students through affordable tuition and generous financial aid programs. We especially want to support our military students who sacrifice in order to serve our country. That's why WBU Online continues to provide outstanding educational opportunities that students like you can afford so you aren't forced to put your dream of a college degree on hold.

We're not the only ones who say WBU Online keeps tuition affordable. recognizes WBU Online as one of the country's most affordable online universities.

Active Duty Military undergraduate online tuition (per semester hour) $250
Undergraduate online tuition (per semester hour) $426
Graduate online tuition (per semester hour) $499
Undergraduate Nursing tuition (per semester hour) $483
Graduate Nursing tuition (per semester hour) $574
(Rates Effective for Fall 2019 - Summer 2020)
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $50
Graduation Fee $50 - 100
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Financial Aid
We know it's not easy paying for school.

College will be hard—it's supposed to be—but paying for it doesn't have to be. So in addition to keeping our tuition affordable, WBU Online has specialists who focus on financial aid. They understand programs for civilians, military and veterans. They can help you assess opportunities for scholarships and grants (which you don't have to pay back) as well as for loans (which you must usually repay).

Talk with a WBU Online financial aid counselor. Together you can work through the dollars and cents of paying for your education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to WBU Online
Degree Programs
Taking Classes
Transfer Credits
Tuition and Financial Aid

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Ever have a question but you're not sure what to ask?

One of our goals is to help you get the answers you need as easily as possible. Our list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) probably has what you’re looking for. We’ve organized them in categories, so either select an option on the tabs above or click the link below to begin viewing all the FAQs in order.

If you still have questions, no worries. Shoot us an email or give us a call 1-800-588-1928.

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Applying to WBU Online

How do I apply?

It's easy! Start here:

What documents do I need?

Official transcripts from every college and/or university you have attended
Official military transcripts (AARTS, SMARTS, CCAF, etc.) if you have served
Official high school transcript if you have less than 24 hours of prior college coursework

What makes a transcript "official"?

In a word, security. Ask your previous institution to send your official transcript directly to WBU as either a sealed printed document or a secure electronic document (PDF).

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Degree Programs Available Online

What are my WBU Online degree program options?

Associate Degree

  • Associate of Applied Science

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Christian Ministry
  • Bachelor of Science in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Management
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Divinity / MBA
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Doctorate Degrees

  • Doctor of Management

The following programs are available at various WBU locations and are offered in a combination of online and classroom courses. Not all programs are available at all locations.

  • Certificate of Christian Ministry
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Christian Ministry
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Management
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science

Is WBU Online accredited?

Yes. Wayland Baptist University is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 in order to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. The university is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The university is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency for teacher certification and for veterans training, the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, and the Texas Board of Nursing.

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Taking Classes At WBU Online

How many terms are offered online?

Five 8-week terms per year:
Spring (mid-February to mid-May)
Summer (late May to early August)
Fall (mid-August to late October)
Winter (early November to mid-February)

Where can I find course descriptions, class schedules and class syllabi?


What if I'm not located near a WBU campus?

No problem! We designed WBU Online specifically for people who aren't located near a campus or who work during traditional class hours.

What if I am located near a WBU campus but only want to take classes online?

Then take all of your courses online! Every WBU student is associated with a campus, so you may want to choose the one nearest you in case you want to meet your advisor in person, but you don't need to come to campus to take classes.

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Transfer Credits

Which of my previous classes will transfer to WBU?

We accept courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities and many nationally accredited institutions. We also use the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) for courses taken at Texas institutions. Courses not listed and other forms of credit must be evaluated by your advisor for eligibility.

Can I receive credit for work experience?

Yes! You may be granted up to 12 semester credit hours for certain civilian or military work experience. The job must be a full-time, supervised, paid position with formal training to receive full credit. Your WBU Online admission counselor can advise you on required documentation.

Can I receive credit for licenses or certificates I have earned?

With appropriate documentation, it's possible to receive credit for certain licenses and certificates. Contact your advisor to learn more.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

How much is tuition?

WBU Online is affordable. Tuition is $426 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $499 per hour for graduate courses. Active Duty Military students are able to take undergraduate courses at the highly discounted rate of $250 per credit hour!

Are books included in the tuition cost?

No, you are responsible for securing the necessary books and materials. Many books and class materials are available here: Some books are available in electronic format.

What types of Financial Aid are available?

Veterans' Assistance (VA) • G.I. Bill • Tuition Assistance (TA) • Scholarships • Grants • Loans
As WBU is a private university, we cannot accept forms of aid designated specifically for public universities (e.g., the Hazelwood Act).

How many hours must I take to get financial aid?

You must be actively seeking a degree to qualify for financial aid. You need at least 9 hours to be considered full time and 6 hours to be considered part time. To learn more, contact the financial aid office at 806-291-3520.

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