In an effort to allow our students to concentrate on their studies and their service to Christ, Moody Distance Learning and Moody Bible Institute makes every effort to keep our tuition rate and fees affordable.

Undergraduate Credit $320 per credit hour*
Graduate Credit $410 per credit hour*
Undergraduate Credit 
(Shipping and handling not included)  
$300 per credit hour*


Student Fee (per semester, required)*    
General Term Fee (per semester)       $40
Other Fees as Applicable*    
Certificate or Degree extension fee   $50
Credit by examination fee   $100
Graduation fee   $125
Independent Studies extension fee   $100
Late payment fee   $25
Returned ACH/Check fee   $25
Shipping/handling fee for independent study course 
(For international shipping additional charges may apply)
Validation examination fee       $100

*All  prices quoted are subject to change without notice


Textbooks and supplies:

Costs for textbooks will vary depending on course and where books are purchased.

Payment Policies

In order to receive access to a course, students must pay the balance in full according to the following policies. Students with past due balances will not be allowed to enroll in future terms, receive official transcripts, grades, certificates of scholastic standing, or their degrees. Students must check their E-mail address and student portal regularly to receive pertinent account information.



  1. Balances are due in full one week before online, extension, or self-paced courses begin, unless other payment arrangements have been made (i.e. payment plan, employment vouchers, etc.). Payments for Independent Study courses are due at the time of registration.
  2. A semester payment plan is available for eligible students, fees may apply. Information on this plan is available online at, or by calling 800-609-8056. You may sign up for the plan by logging in to your student portal and looking under the "MDL Students" tab. 

If students are expecting financial aid to help cover their balance and it is not awarded by the Institute’s due date, they are still responsible to make payments on time.

Outside Aid and Your Payments

Students must communicate Moody's payment deadlines to any scholarship or sponsoring organization so that payment can be made in full according to the above policies. To ensure that the amount is applied to the fall and spring semester bills by the due date, please send the check prior to August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer semester. If the scholarship funds are not received by Moody's due date, students must make payment in full at that time. Adjustments to your bill will be made when the actual check is received. Exceptions to this can only be made if the scholarship organization requires certification after courses begin and they provide an award letter on their letterhead stating the amount of the scholarship award. Outside scholarships do not replace your regularly scheduled payments. They can, however, lower your overall monthly payment amount. 

 Methods of Payment
  1. Students may make payments online through the student portal by debit/credit card. (Visa or MasterCard only)
            Others* making payments towards a student's bill may make payments online by debit/credit card at Non-student payment. (Visa or MasterCard only)
            *Outside scholarship payments may not be made online. 
    2.     Payments by check or money order** may be sent payable to:
             Moody Bible Institute
             Department #1018
             P.O. Box 6500
             Chicago, IL 60680-6500
             **Please include student name and ID# on all checks and money orders.  


Refund Policy

Dropping courses may have financial penalties and academic penalties (see Academic Policies). If it is necessary to withdraw from school prior to the end of a semester, a student must notify the Office of Academic Records immediately. If a student drops courses before they begin, all payments (if applicable) made against tuition and fees will be credited to the student’s account.

Students who drop a course after it begins will receive refunds according to the percentage of the course completed. Courses vary in length and follow different refund schedules accordingly. Please contact for specific dates and information regarding Refund Policies.



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Detailed Fees Quickguide - Undergraduate (pdf)

Detailed Fees Quickguide - Graduate (pdf)

Payment Plan
MDL has a semester payment plan available—learn more about this plan, including payment methods, costs and enrollment steps.

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"Being in the military does not give me much time to keep pace academically with my civilian peers. By God’s grace, I found Moody's online courses. At one point, I was finishing up a discussion board conversation on my laptop in the middle of a German forest, connected to Moody by satellite. Now my goal is accomplished—a [degree] to put to use in European missions."
— Kyle, Merrillville, Ind.
B.S. in Biblical Studies

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