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.
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
2020-2021 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 tuition and fees of $10,000 and a living expense budget of $31,134 will have a total Cost of Attendance of $41,134. In this example, the student's total financial aid awards, including Stafford Loans, and other financial aid (such as grants), cannot exceed the total $41,134.
For On-ground or hybrid face-to-face programs:
|Books & Supplies||$1,800||$1,200||$600|
|Room & Board||$27,900||$18,600||$9,300|
For 100% online programs:
|Books & Supplies||$1,800||$1,350||$900||$450|
|Room & Board||$27,900||$20,925||$13,950||$6,975|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.