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Tuition and Fees

Online and Professional Studies 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 Degree Completion 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.

Online and Professional Studies
Cost Estimates and Payment Options
2015/2016 Academic School Year

Admissions Application Fee $45 per application
OPS Undergraduate Courses   
  Degree Completion Courses $529 per unit
  RN to BSN Courses $550 per unit
OPS Masters Courses  
  Accounting $621 per unit
  Business Administration $621 per unit
  Communications $544 per unit
  Counseling Psychology $657 per unit
  Disability Studies $544 per unit
  Education $594 per unit
  Organizational Leadership $569 per unit
  Public Administration $569 per unit
  Public Health $800 per unit
  Public Relations $544 per unit
OPS Doctoral Courses  
  Public Administration $875 per unit 
General Fee $355 for students with 6 units or more
$175 for students with 5 units or fewer
Directed/Independent Study Fee $275 per unit in addition to tuition
Course and Lab Fees $110 to $420
Estimated Books and Supplies  


Main Campus Cost Estimates Per Semester

Full Time (12 units) Part Time (6 units)
Tuition $6348 Tuition $3174
General Fee $355 General Fee $355
Estimated Total * $6703 Estimated Total $3529

*Estimated Totals do not include books or course and lab fees.

Cost Estimates Per Year

Full Time (12 units) Part Time (6 units)
$20,109 (fall, spring, summer) $10,587 (fall, spring, summer

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Approved Payment Options


Students eligible for this option must submit a letter from their company to the Student Accounts Office each semester, stating exactly what is covered (example: tuition, books, fees, etc.) and the billing procedure. Students may need to complete one of the payment options above if their company will not pay in advance.

Students eligible for veteran's benefits must contact California Baptist University's VA certifying official at (951) 343-4566. Students should contact the VA certifying official prior to registration.

Financial Clearance Deadlines

Students receive financial clearance when 1) they have completed payment arrangements through an approved payment option to cover all tuition and fee charges for the semester AND 2) they have signed and submitted their Tuition & Fee Agreement to the Student Accounts Office.

ALL returning students are encouraged to register and complete payment arrangements by the close of business day on the Financial Clearance Deadline to avoid a financial clearance fee.

The Financial Clearance Deadlines are as follows:
• Fall 2015- August 12 
• Spring 2016- January 5
• Summer 2016 - May 2 

Student Accounts Contact Information

Phone: (951) 343-4371
Fax: (951) 343-4515
Email: StudentAccounts@calbaptist.edu
Address: 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
Location: The Student Accounts Office is located in Lancer Arms #42
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Firday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm