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Graduate and Credential Program 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
2013/2014 Academic School Year


Graduate Tuition Rates (per unit) Rate
Athletic Training* $556
Business Administration $690
Communication  $515 
Counseling Ministry $500
Counseling Psychology $620
Disability Studies $510
Education/Credential $530
English $530
Forensic Psychology $610
Kinesiology $505
Leadership and Adult Learning $530
Leadership and Organizational Studies $530
Music $530
Nursing** $695
Public Administration $535
Public Relations  $515
Science Education $530
Undergraduate Tuition Rates (per unit, courses numbered 0-499)  
Traditional Course Tuition $1,012
Online & Professional Studies Tuition $495
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
Admission Fees (one-time fee)  
Application Fee $45
Tuition Deposit (new athletic training students only) $250

This is not a comprehensive list. Click here for more information related to Tuition and Fees for 2012-2014.

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.