Undergraduate Tuition, Budget, and Cost

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is provided as a guide when estimating the costs of specified programs at Pepperdine University, Seaver College. The COA is based on normal charges incurred by most students; however individual charges may vary based on the students choice of housing, meal plan, program of study, total units enrolled, and other miscellaneous items.

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2018-2019 Cost of Attendance

Flat-rate tuition (12-18 units per semester) $53,680
Room & Board (double occupancy half-room, meal plan) $15,320
Campus Life Fee (student government activity fund) $252
Books and Supplies $1,250
Loan Fees $38
Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,500
TOTAL $73,040

Direct Costs

Direct educational costs include tuition, room and board, and a student government (SGA) fee. For the 2018-19 academic year, typical direct costs are as follows:

Direct Costs for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Flat-rate tuition (12-18 units per semester) $53,680 / year
Room & Board (double occupancy hall room, meal plan) $15,320 / year
Campus Life Fee (student government activity fund) $ 252 / year
TOTAL $69,252 / year *

*An additional charge of approximately $2,584 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 website for additional information.

UnitsTuition Cost
1-11 $1,685 per unit per semester
12-18 $26,840 flat-rate per semester
19+ $26,840 flat-rate, plus $1,685 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 2018-2019 Academic Year

Books and Supplies $1,250
Loan Fees $38
Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,500
TOTAL $3,788

**Indirect costs include books, supplies, loan fees, 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) = $73,040

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) 506-8000.