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Tuition, Fees, and Costs

Tuition charges (per academic year) plus the living expense budget constitute a student's Cost of Attendance. Tuition rates are based on a per-unit pricing structure, varying with your specific program. All tuition rates are subject to an annual increase of 2-5% as determined by Pepperdine University's Board of Regents. A student's total financial aid awarded may not exceed a student's Cost of Attendance. 

Tuition Charges and Program Fees

 2021-2022

ProgramPer Unit Rate
Education
MS in Leadership in Higher Education $1,365
MS in Learning Design and Technology $1,365
MS in Leadership in Pre K to 12 Education $1,365
MS in Organizational Leadership and Learning $1,365
MA in Teaching $1,365
TESOL $1,365
MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change $1,365
EdD in Learning Technologies $1,720
EdD in Organizational Leadership $1,720
EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy $1,720

PhD in Global Leadership and Change

EdD Units
PhD Units

 

$1,720
$2,040

Psychology
MA in Psychology $1,365
MA in Clinical Psychology (Daytime Format) $1,700
MA in Clinical Psychology (Evening Format) $1,365
MA in Clinical Psychology (Latinas/os Format) $1,365
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis $1,365
PsyD in Clinical Psychology

$1,720

Online Psychology  
MA in Psychology (Online Format) $1,700
MA in Clinical Psychology (Online Format) $1,700
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Format) $1,700

Course-Related Travel

Students enrolled in some of the education programs will incur additional costs associated with course-related travel. Travel costs vary depending on location and travel arrangements. Travel costs are in addition to the tuition costs above.

To see estimated tuition costs, visit our Tuition Calculator

2021-2022 Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance includes tuition and fee costs and an estimated budget for living expenses, books and supply costs, and transportation. The Cost of Attendance is set for all students each year, and actual costs may vary, depending on the student's lifestyle.

A student's total financial aid awards cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance (estimated costs for the academic year). For example, a student with annual tuition and fees of $10,000 and a living expense budget of $38,034 will have a total Cost of Attendance of $48,034. In this example, the student's total financial aid awards, including Stafford Loans, and other financial aid (such as grants), cannot exceed the total of $48,034.

For On-ground or hybrid face-to-face programs:

  Three Terms
(11 Months)
Two Terms
(7 Months)
One Term
(4 Months)
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,200 $600
Room & Board $28,800 $19,200 $9,600
Transportation $2,199 $1,466 $733
Personal Expenses $4,401 $2,934

$1,467

Loan Fees $834 $556 $278
TOTAL $38,034 $25,356 $12,678

For 100% online programs:

  Four Terms
(11 months)
Three Terms
(8 months)
Two Terms
(6 months) 
One Term
(3 months)
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,350 $900 $450
Room & Board $28,800 $21,600 $14,400 $7,200
Transportation $2,200 $1,650 $1,100 $550
Personal Expenses $4,400 $3,300 $2,200 $1,100
Loan Fees $832 $624 $416 $208
TOTAL $38,032 $28,524 $19,016 $9,508

If you believe you have a special circumstance that the current Cost of Attendance (COA) does not meet, the GSEP Financial Aid Office can consider increasing your COA on a case-by-case basis for reasonable expenses that are not common to all students. Cost of Attendance increases are subject to Federal and Pepperdine University policy. Additional financial aid in the form of institutional grants or scholarships will not be provided to meet approved additional expenses. An increase in your Cost of Attendance may increase your eligibility to borrow additional Federal Direct or private loans. Please contact our office via e-mail at gsepfaid@pepperdine.edu for additional information.