Tuition and financial aid

International students after commencement

Nothing should ever stand in the way of the person you were meant to become.

We offer a wide range of scholarships based on academic achievement, musical or artistic talent, community involvement and more. 


Additional fees for books and travel, estimated $1,800


  Semester Amount Yearly Amount
Tuition (12-17 hours/semester) $18,281 $36.562
Technology fee 400 800  
Student activity fee 100 200
Room 3,008 6,016
Board (15 meal plan) 3,102 6,204
Becoming a Student fee (new students only)   130
Total $24,891 $49,912
  • Tuition:
    • Charge per semester hour if less than 12 hours: $1,523 per semester hour
    • Charge per semester hour over 20 hours: $1,523 per semester hour
  • Technology fee covers:
    • Access to the campus network
    • High speed Internet connection from the residence hall room and around campus
    • Campus email address
    • Access to online course information and student records
    • Technology center access
    • Access to OhioLINK electronic library resources
    • Regular upgrades to student computing resources


International student grant 
A grant ranging from $1,000-$9,000 recognizes that international students encounter additional costs to travel to Bluffton University. $1,000 is automatically given to all qualified applicants. New students may apply for up to $9,000 based on financial need. This grant is renewable for four years. 

Many additional scholarships and grants are available to international students at Bluffton.
Bluffton scholarships and grants >

In addition, international students can work on campus and earn the following:

Campus work-study (academic year) $2,340
Summer employment $4,960



After you have applied and been accepted as a Bluffton University student, make a deposit of $2,000 to secure your place at Bluffton University. It is not in addition to your Bluffton tuition. It will be deducted from your bill. The deposit is non-refundable after May 1.

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