2013-2014 Cost of Attendance

Flat-rate tuition (12-18 units per semester) $44,650
Room & Board (double occupancy half-room, meal plan) $12,890
SGA Fee (student government activity fund) $252
Books and Supplies $1,500
Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $900
Loan Fees $1,000
TOTAL $62,192

Direct Costs

Direct educational costs include tuition, room and board, and a student government (SGA) fee. For the 2013-14 academic year, typical direct costs are as follows:

Direct Costs for 2013-2014 Academic Year

Flat-rate tuition (12-18 units per semester) $44,650 / year
Room & Board (double occupancy hall room, meal plan) $12,890 / year
SGA Fee (student government activity fund) $ 252 / year
TOTAL $57,792 / year *

*An additional charge of approximately $1,450.00 for health insurance may be incurred if a student is not already covered by family or group health coverage. Additional miscellaneous charges/fees may be added to the student account as they are incurred by a student, for example - registration adjustment fees, private voice/music instruction, parking tickets, etc.

Important Note: The budgets listed above are the normal charges incurred by most students. However, individual charges may vary based on the student’s choice of housing arrangement, meal plan, and total number of units enrolled. All students should come prepared with cash or credit card to purchase their books. Books cannot be charged to your student account or purchased with your student ID card. Listed below are the costs for each individual item. Please contact your Financial Assistance Advisor to increase your Room and Board or Tuition cost, if applicable. Please see the Housing and Residence Life web site for additional information.


UnitsTuition Cost
1-11 $1,395 per unit per semester
12-18 $22,325 flat-rate per semester
19+ $22,325 flat-rate, plus $1,395 per unit over 18 units per semester

Room and Board per SemesterCost
Residence Hall (double occupancy)
(With basic point meal plan)

Indirect Costs

In addition to the University's direct costs, each student will incur indirect costs while attending the University. Listed below are the estimated costs for the academic year.

Estimated Indirect Costs** for 2013-2014 Academic Year

Books and Supplies $1,500
Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $900
Loan Fees $1000
Total $4,400

**Indirect costs include books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. These items will not be charged directly to the student account. Although individual expenses for indirect costs vary per student, the financial assistance budget includes the following amounts in determining the financial assistance award.

Cost of Attendance (Direct Costs + Indirect Costs) = $62,192


Calculate your estimated cost

It is important that you clearly understand how your financial assistance will be credited to your student account so that you can accurately budget the amount you will need to cover your account balance as well as pay your indirect costs such as your books. Confirmed and verified grant and scholarship funds may credit to your account in the amount listed on your Financial Assistance Award, if applicable. Most loans have guarantee fees which will be deducted prior to disbursement of the loan. This means that the loan proceeds that are credited to your student account may be less than the amount listed on your award. Federal Work Study and the Pepperdine Work Program should also be a consideration. The amount for the work offer cannot be used up front for payment on your student account and will not be subtracted from your account balance as a financial assistance resource. The student is required to find employment and he/she will receive a paycheck bi-weekly based on total hours worked.

Payment Plans

For information and questions about student charges, refunds and account balances, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (310) 506-7999.