Financial Aid

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2015-2016

Understanding the significance of your decision to pursue graduate education, Pepperdine maintains the highest standards of transparency and truthfulness in our relationships with students and prospective students. We list below a comprehensive set of financial elements related to your time here, ranging from tuition to expected travel costs. As a prospective student comparing different opportunities, Pepperdine encourages you to make sure that the pricing factors for other options are also fully considered.

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an average numeric amount used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for an academic year. The COA consists of standard school expenses (tuition, fees, books) and an estimate of a student's standard living expenses (housing, food, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses).

Each student's financial needs are different, so the estimated COA may be less depending on the student's circumstances.  It is recommended that the student create their own budget to calculate what is needed as long as it does not exceed the COA. Students are surveyed every other year regarding the Cost of Attendance.

Tuition charges may be expected to increase on an annual basis as higher education continues to experience cost increases.  Historically tuition has increased between two to six percent.  Please note, tuition is based on sixteen units per term/semester.

Tuition  One Term/Semester Two Terms/Semesters
Tuition (Based on 16 units) $23,385 $46,770
 Associated Costs One Term/Semester Two Terms/Semesters
Room/Board* $8,475 $16,950
Transportation $1,000 $2,000
Personal Misc.** $3,550 $7,100
Books/Supplies $500 $1,000
Loan Fees*** $280 $560
Total $37,190 $74,380

Note: There is a $275 one-time workshop fee for the first semester of the first year.

*Includes $350 per month for food x 9 months and is based on on campus housing cost of $6,900 per semester x 2 which includes utilities, phone, internet and cable.

**$3,535.20 Required Health Insurance cost included which will be charged to the student account in the fall semester. A student may waive out, if they have their own health insurance coverage.  The student health insurance waiver is due on September 3, 2015. 

To submit the electronic waiver, click here.

***Origination fees for loans.

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