- Academic Information
- Applied Linguistics Major
- BA in Biblical Language
- BA in Biblical Studies
- BA in Music (Music Ministry)
- Bible Secondary Education Major
- Biblical Exposition Major
- BMus in Music and Worship
- Children's Ministry Major
- Elementary Education Major
- Evangelism/Discipleship Major
- Five-Year B.A./M.A. in Pastoral Ministry
- Intercultural Ministries Major
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Jewish Studies Major
- Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation Major
- Ministry to Women Major
- Pastoral Ministry Major
- Pre-Counseling Major
- TESOL Major
- Urban Ministries Major
- Youth Ministry Major
- Spiritual Enrichment
- Student Life
- Tuition and Fees
- Financial Aid
- Campus Info
- Student Services
CHICAGO CAMPUS TUITION AND FEES
The cost of a semester of study at the Chicago campus includes room and board, student activity fee, Ventra U-Pass, facilities fee, technology fee, medical insurance, and fees for some courses and majors (see Course Fees). Students may opt-out of the student health insurance plan if they have other insurance (see Medical Insurance).
Room, board, and student fees, required of all students in residence, total approximately $6,100-$7,300 per semester for students housed in a double-occupancy room. The cost of books and supplies is estimated at $500 per semester, personal expenses may total $500-$700 per semester, depending on the student’s needs and desires. Special fees for music and other course fees are listed in the fees section. Students may estimate their semester expenses by totaling all applicable fees, plus personal items.
A student can combine multiple forms of payment, including Financial Aid*, to pay these costs and fees. These fees are not covered by the Tuition-Paid education.*Please see types of aid for more information about Financial Aid.
If students are expecting institutional scholarships, outside scholarships, stipends, or loans to help cover their balance and they are not awarded by Moody’s due date, students are still responsible to make payments on time for the amount due. Contact email@example.com with any questions regarding the amount due.
Balances are due in full August 1 for the fall semester, January 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer term, unless the student is enrolled in the Campus Payment Plan. A $25 late fee per month will be charged if the account balance is not received by Moody's due date.
Methods of Payment
1. Students may make debit/credit card payments at my.moody.edu by opening the Student Center and clicking on "Finances/Payment Plans/Refunds" (Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted). Students may also use this portal to authorize other parties to pay toward their school bill. Note that third-party payments (from someone other than the student's custodial parent) should be reported as a resource on the student's FAFSA.
2. Payments by check or money order** may be sent payable to:
Moody Bible Institute
Attn: Student Accounts
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610
**Please include student name and ID number on all checks and money orders. Allow 2-3 weeks for mail delivery.
Thanks to the generosity of Moody's partners, full-time undergraduate students at the Chicago campus receive a tuition-paid education, enabling them to graduate and begin ministry quickly without the burden of student loans.
Tuition-Paid Model: How Does it Work?
1. Student is charged tuition, room and board and other costs and fees.
2. Student completes process for receiving Federal Financial Aid.
Aid is applied to tuition. The use of Federal Pell Grants allows Moody to use gifts from donors toward more students.
3. Chicago Undergraduate Tuition Grant covers remaining tuition.
4. Student covers room and board and other costs and fees.
How Does This Differ From Tuition-Free?
A tuition-paid model is often confused with a tuition-free model, in which an institution does not charge tuition. Moody does charge tuition, but this tuition is covered by the process explained above.
In some courses, fees for materials or resources are required. These fees are not covered by the tuition-paid education. Please see the Academic Catalog for more information.
Room and Board
Moody Bible Institute requires that all unmarried Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music undergraduate students live on campus for the duration of their education at Moody unless granted special approval by the Residence Life Office. Moody requires this for a number of reasons, including students’ safety, community life, and campus occupancy. Rates for all students are based on actual costs and are subject to change without notice. No allowance will be granted for meals missed.
The number of single rooms for women is limited. No single rooms are available for men. All rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, desks, closets, and bookcases for the intended number of occupants. Students must supply their own linens, blankets, pillows, and other accessories.
During spring, summer, and winter break periods, single students must make a reservation at an additional cost to stay on-campus. Students planning to stay in campus housing during the winter break must be returning to on-campus for the following semester. This information is not applicable to Jenkins Hall residents; the Residence Life office will provide more information to these residents via email. Students who stay on-campus over spring, summer, or winter break may be eligible to have their room partially paid for by a Moody department that employs them, if approved.
Married students are not required to live on campus, but may apply to live on campus in Jenkins Hall by contacting Residence Life at 312-329-4189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Availability is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Other resources for locating area housing are also available through the Residence Life Office.
|Room Rates||Per Semester|
|Culbertson Hall, Dryer Hall, Houghton Hall, Smith Hall|
Smith Hall Apartments
Double (per person)
Triple (per person)
|20 meals (per week)
15 meals (per week)
10 meals (per week - Available to Jenkins Hall residents only)
|Campus Network fee (on campus only)||$ 100|
|Facilities fee||$ 280|
|Insurance Handling fee||$ 20|
|Student Activity fee||$ 450|
|Technology fee||$ 210|
|Ventra U-Pass||$ 140|
|Miscellaneous Fees (as Applicable)|
|Commuter locker/Organizational key||$ 25|
|Credit by examination fee||$ 100|
|Delinquent Account fee*||$ 150|
|First Year Experience||$ 150|
|Graduation fee||$ 125|
|Intermission fee, per semester||$ 200|
|Late payment fee||$ 25|
|Late payment plan enrollment fee||$ 10|
|New Student Orientation||$ 100|
|Parking fee (per vehicle, per semester)||$ 175|
|Payment plan enrollment fee, per semester||$ 60|
|Urban Cohort, per semester||$ 750|
|Music Fees: Private Music Lessons
Voice, piano, composition, organ, or other on-campus instruments, per semester (includes practice fee)
|One half-hour lesson||$ 420|
|One hour lesson||$ 840|
*In addition to monthly late fees, this is a fee charged one time per semester to all students who have not paid in full or enrolled in the Campus Payment Plan by the session start date.
A complete listing of fees can be found in the Academic Catalog .
All Chicago campus residential students and international students (including spouses and children) are required to be covered by a health insurance plan that provides for hospitalization and medical-surgical coverage in the event of sickness or accident for the entire time they are enrolled as a student. This includes breaks between semesters.
A student may choose to enroll in the Moody Bible Institute Student Health Insurance Plan or be covered by another insurance plan. If a student chooses another insurance plan, he or she must provide Moody with evidence that insurance coverage is in effect by submitting a completed Waiver of Insurance form and a copy of both sides of the current insurance card once each school year, prior to the fall semester (or the first semester of the school year during which the student is enrolled).
Commuter students are eligible to participate in the MBI Student Health Insurance plan provided that one or more of the following conditions apply:
- Full-time status
- Educational Ministries students completing their student teaching
- Graduating seniors in their final semester
Enrollment and waiver forms can be found on my.moody.edu.
All students are personally responsible for any health care expenses not covered by their insurance, (deductibles, co-payments, excluded items and services, etc). Students are responsible for knowing and following the procedures of their insurance company, including remaining current with any forms to be submitted, and for following the payment policy of the health care provider, office, clinic or hospital from which they receive services; this may mean that payment is required at the time of service.
Listed below are the prices for student health insurance for the 2017–2018 academic year, for those students who do not have their own insurance and choose to enroll in the MBI plan. A separate handling fee of $20 per semester will be assessed to each student (if insurance is required or taken), regardless of the type of coverage.
|Individual Plan(see dependent coverage below)|
|Fall Semester 2017||$838|
|Spring/Summer Semesters 2018||$1,253|
Optional Dependent Coverage
Available to any eligible student's dependent(s).
|Fall 2017||Spring/Summer 2018|
|Student and Spouse*||$1,676||$2,506|
|Student and Family||$2,514||$3,759|
|Student and Child(ren)||$1,676||$2,506|
* If both husband and wife are students, they may each enroll as single students in the Individual Plan.
International Students desiring to waive Moody's insurance plan must be covered by an insurance company based in the United States.
For additional information about the Moody Student Health Insurance Plan, please visit www.cirstudenthealth.com/moody or contact the Student Health Insurance Coordinator at (312) 329-4223 or email@example.com.
Moody Payment Plan
The Moody Payment Plan is an interest-free alternative to a lump sum payment of the student bill. It is administered by the Student Receivables Coordinator in the Student Accounts office in Moody Central. The plan is available to all campus students with the exception of international students (F-1 Visa holders) attending their first semester.
This plan allows the semester total to be split into monthly payments (see table below).
Enrollment and Activation
Students are eligible to enroll in the Moody Payment Plan each semester. Enrollment requires a down payment and a non-refundable $60 enrollment fee.
Spring 2018 Payment Plan is available on November 3, 2017
|Last Day to
|Payments on the 5th|
|Nov 24||10%||5||Dec-April 5th|
|Dec 24||20%||4||Jan-April 5th|
|Jan 25||25%||3||Feb-April 5th|
|Feb 22||40%||2||March & April 5th|
|March 27||60%||1||April 5th only|
|Payments on the 20th|
|Dec 11||10%||5||Dec-April 20th|
|Jan 9||20%||4||Jan-April 20th|
|Feb 8||25%||3||Feb-April 20th|
|March 9||40%||2||March & April 20th|
|April 10||60%||1||April 20th only|
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!
For additional information about the Moody Payment Plan, please log in to your my.moody.edu Student Center and click on "Finances/Payment Plans/Refunds" or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 329-4223.