How Do I Pay My Bill?

The full tuition and room and board can be paid in full upon enrollment. Students who wish to make installment payments must pay 20% of their semester charges on registration day. This will be the first of five equal payments that must be paid over the semester. Additional fees will be paid throughout the semester, according to the student handbook.

A two-week grace period is provided for any student who is struggling with his bill. A student will be withdrawn from classes after this if his bill is not paid. There will be a late fee of $20 to your account after 7 days and an additional late fee of $20 if your account is not current after 14 days. A student who is behind in his bill will be permitted to stay on campus for seven days after he is withdrawn from classes if he is working to pay the balance on his bill.

Returned Check Fee

Students will be charged $25.00 for a returned check. This applies to any ministry or organization of the college (e.g., Campus Corner, Business Office, college cafeteria, etc.). If a Registration Day payment check is returned, the fee increases to $75.00. A second returned check will result in a $30.00 charge.

No checks will be accepted as payment after two checks have been returned by the bank. Payments will then need to be paid in cash or by money order.

Holiday Fee

The Christmas holiday is not included in the regular room and board fees. Thus, for each day a student is on campus during the Christmas break, a per-day charge will be assessed.


Students will also be responsible for purchasing books for their classes. The number and price of these books will vary according to the courses taken.

Auditing of Classes

Approved students may audit classes at a rate of $110.00 per credit hour.

Financial Obligations for Withdrawal

Any student who is expelled or who withdraws, for any reason, must pay the full amount of the tuition, fees, and room and board which was due on or before the date the student withdrew or was expelled.

If upon withdrawal, a student has already paid more than the above-prescribed amounts, a refund of tuition, fees, and room and board will be provided to him for the amount of overpayment. There are no other provisions for refunds for students who withdraw or are expelled.

Summary of Fees


Application Fee $40.00
This fee must accompany every application.
Registration Fee $300.00
The registration fee should be sent to the Finance Office when you receive your written notice of acceptance to Golden State Baptist College. This fee should be paid as soon as possible to ensure placement in the college. This fee will be reduced to $150 if it is paid prior to the end of the current semester for returning students. New students will be given a discount until July 31 for the fall semester and December 31 for the spring semester. Please contact the college office for the discount schedule. Once this fee has been paid, new and returning students may then register for classes on a first-come, first-served basis. This fee will be reduced by 50% per semester if the student is taking 8 or fewer credits.
Late Arrival Fee $175.00
There is a $175.00 charge for students arriving after registration day at the beginning of each semester.
Tuition $2,800.00
Students will be charged this tuition fee each semester for a course load of 9-17 hours. Students taking more than 17 hours in a semester will be charged an additional fee of $140.00 for each hour in excess of 17 hours.
Student Program Fee $135.00
This fee, due each semester, will be used for programs provided by the college for the students. This fee will be $70.00 per semester if the student is taking 8 or fewer credits.
Automobile Fee $45.00
This fee, due each semester, provides the student with a parking permit for his vehicle. Proof of insurance and vehicle registration must accompany the application for a parking permit.
Room and Board $2,200.00
This charge, due each semester, includes a dormitory room and all meals for students living on campus.
Graduation Fee $170.00
Every graduating senior will be charged this fee at the beginning of the spring semester of the year of his graduation.
Private Music Lessons $175.00
This fee will be charged every semester for students taking private music lessons.
Computer Course Fee $75.00
This fee will be charged every semester for each course taken that uses the computer lab.
Computer Lab Fee $60.00
This fee is charged for use of the computer lab. Students must pay this fee to use any computers in the computer lab.
Music Lab Fee
Students enrolled in select music classes will use computers in the piano lab and will be charged a semester fee.
Science/Physics Lab Fee
Students enrolling in a science course and/or physics course will be charged a semester fee.
Yearbook Fee
Every student (full-time and part-time) pays this annual fee.
Transcript Requests Fee
Students needing to send a transcript to a school or person pay this fee.
International Student Fee $125.00
This fee will be charged to every international student during their application process.
Note: All fees are non-refundable.

Summary of Expenses

Dormitory Students Yearly Semester
Program Fee $270.00 $135.00
Registration Fee $600.00 $300.00
Tuition $5,600.00 $2,800.00
Room and Board $4,400.00 $2,200.00
Total $10,870.00 $5,435.00
Note: Graduation fees, automobile fees, etc., are assessed only to those to whom they apply.
Off-Campus Students Yearly Semester
Program Fee $270.00 $135.00
Registration Fee $600.00 $300.00
Tuition $5,600.00 $2,800.00
Total $6,470.00 $3,235.00
All fees, as well as tuition and room and board, are subject to change if necessary.
Finance Department
Sandie Slye
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