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Tuition and Fees

As tuition has steadily increased at many colleges and universities around the country, California Baptist University has chosen to hold the line as much as possible. As a result, our costs remain lower than a significant number of private schools. At CBU, we believe a college education should be affordable, and by keeping tuition costs as low as possible while enabling graduate students to secure generous financial aid, we've remained within reach of many public institutions of higher education. Today, more and more students are able to enjoy the quality education provided at California Baptist University. That's a legacy we're proud of.


Graduate and Credential
Costs and Financial Information
2016/2017 Academic School Year


Masters Tuition Rates (per unit) Rate
Applied Mathematics $563
Athletic Training* $615
Business Administration $643
Civil Engineering $833
Communication Disorders $740
Counseling Ministry $563
Counseling Psychology $680
Education/Credential $615
Educational Leadership $589
English $589
Forensic Psychology $680
Higher Educ. Leadership and Student Development $589
Kinesiology $563
Mechanical Engineering $833
Music $589
Nursing** $768
Physician Assistant $723
Public Health $828
Software Engineering $933
Doctoral Tuition Rates (per unit)  
Nursing Practice*** $1,200
Undergraduate Tuition Rates (per unit, courses numbered 0-499)  
Traditional Course Tuition $1,137
Online & Professional Studies Tuition $547
General Fee (per semester)  
General Fee (w/5 or more units) $355
General Fee (w/4 or fewer units) $175
Program Fees (per semester)  
Athletic Training* $500
Masters Nursing Program Fee**  
Pre-Licensure $1,500
Post-Licensure $1,150
Doctoral Nursing Practice Program Fee*** $1,033
Admission Fees (one-time fee)  
Application Fee $45
Tuition Deposit (new athletic training students only) $250

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Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016

Tuition and Fees for 2016-2017

Approved Payment Options

1. Payment in full

2. Automatic Monthly Payment Plan

3. Financial aid (scholarships and loans)

The university reserves the right, with or without notice, to change tuition and fees when necessary.

For more information related to Student Accounts and Payment Deadlines check out the Student Accounts tab on InsideCBU.