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 2021-2022 (beginning Fall 2021).

These totals are estimates for a typical full-time 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.

Estimated Cost by Credit Hour

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Per Term
(15 Credits)
Undergraduate Tuition  $350 $1,050 $5,250
Tuition and Fees Total  $420 (on campus)
$470 (DE)
$1,200 (on campus)
$1,250 (DE)
$5,880 (on campus)
$6,130 (DE)

 Estimated Cost by Program

First Term Second Term Full Program
BA in International Studies (4 yr.) $5,880 (on campus)
$6,130 (DE)
$5,880 (on campus)
$6,130 (DE)
$48,390 (on campus)
$50,390 (DE)
Certificate in Applied Linguistics* $5,270 (on campus)
$5,470 (DE)
$5,870 (on campus)
$6,070 (DE)
$11,140 (on campus)
$11,540 (DE)


*
The 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.

Estimated Cost by Credit Hour

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Per Term
(12 Credits)
Graduate Tuition  $510 $1,530 $6,120
Tuition and Fees Total  $580 (on campus)
$630 (DE)
$1,680 (on campus)
$1,730 (DE)
$6,630 (on campus)
$6,830 (DE)

 Estimated Cost by Program

First Term Number of Terms to Complete Full Program
MA Degree*  $6,630 (on campus)
$6,830 (DE)
3 $20,770 (on campus)
$21,420 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Teamwork $3,330 (on campus)
$3,430 (DE)
2 $6,660 (on campus)
$6,860 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies $4,255 (on campus)
$4,380 (DE)
2 $8,510 (on campus)
$8,760 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in Scripture Engagement $4,430 (on campus)
$4,580 (DE)
2 $8,860 (on campus)
$9,160 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in Tropical Agricultural Development $2,414 (on campus)
$2,464 (DE)
3 $7,240 (on campus)
$7,390 (DE)
Graduate Certificate in World Arts $5,140 3 $15,420

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

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.  Financial Aid applications are processed in April for Summer and Fall terms and October for Spring term, so students know their financial aid amount before starting classes at Dallas International.  Visit our Financial Aid page for more information and eligibility.

Financial Aid Opportunities

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

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  $420 $2,100
Off-campus Housing  (varies) 1-4 bdrm home (utilities additional) $750 $1,300 $3,750 $6,500
Additional Meals and Personal Expenses $150 $300 $750 $1,500
Textbooks  $25 $50  $125 $250
Health Insurance*
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*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, course, language assistant, and other fees at registration. Arrangements for room and board should be made directly with the organization or party providing these services. Students should NOT arrive in Dallas without means of paying their school bill. Any student who has not made arrangements for payment of accounts by the end of the third day of classes will not be allowed to continue attending classes.

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