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 students who thought larger, taxpayer-subsidized public schools were their only option. 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

Master's 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 Education Leadership and Student Development $589
Kinesiology $563
Mechanical Engineering $833
Music $589
Nursing* $768
Physician Assistant (block tuition per semester)
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)   
Master of Athletic Training  $500 
Master of Nursing Program Fee   
Pre-Licensure  $1,500  
Post-Licensure $1,150
Master of Physician Assistant Studies $645 
Doctoral of Nursing Practice Program Fee  $1,033 
Admission Fees (one-time fee)   
Application Fee  $45 
Tuition Deposit (new athletic training students only)  $250 

This is not a comprehensive list. See below for more information: 

Tuition and Fees for 20162017 
Tuition and Fees for 2015–2016

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 due dates check out the Student Accounts tab on InsideCBU.