Tuition and Fees

The Credit Unit at Sofia University is defined based on the Credit Hour Policy documented by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Effective in Fall 2017 for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Sofia University is converting all of its degree programs from block tuition to a simple per-unit tuition model starting Fall Quarter 2017. In most cases the per-unit rate will result in a lowering of your overall tuition! It will also give you more flexibility.

Existing students have the option to stay on your current block tuition model for the rest of your current degree program or accept switching to the new per-unit tuition in the Fall (or your next enrollment quarter). You will have this option to switch only this once (you either switch now or stay on your existing block tuition plan until you graduate from your current degree program).

SOFIA UNIVERSITY - PER UNIT TUITION RATES FROM Fall 2017

Degree Level Degree Program Per Unit Cost Total Units Average Time to Complete Estimated Annual Cost Estimated Total Cost
             
Bachelor's            
  BA - Completion $350 90 2 years 15,750 31,500
  BA - 4 Year $350 180 4 years 15,750 63,000
             
Master's            
  MACP $650 90 3 years 19,500 58,500
  MATP $650 48 2 years 15,600 31,200
  MATP - B/C $550 54 2 years 14,850 29,700
  MBA $450 48 2 years 10,800 21,600
  META $650 54 2 years 17,550 35,100
  MSCS $450 48 2 years 10,800 21,600
             
Doctoral            
  PHD - 3 Year $950 75 3 years 23,750 71,250
  PHD - 5 yr (1 & 2) $650 45 of 120 2 years 14,625 29,250
  PHD - 5 yr (3,4 &5) $950 75 of 120 3 years 23,750 71,250
  PSYD - 5 yr (1 & 2) $650 45 of 120 2 years 14,625 29,250
  PSYD - 5 yr (3,4 & 5) $950 75 of 120 3 years 23,750 71,250

 

SOFIA UNIVERSITY - FEES TABLE 2017-2018

QUARTERLY          
  Technology Fee All Students - Applied Each Enrolled Quarter $100
             
ONE - TIME          
  Application Fee All Students     $59
  I-20 International Only - Processing Fee for I-20 $355
  Acceptance Fee* Domestic Student - Applied to 1st Quarter Tuition $400
  * Non-Refundable International Student - Applied to 1st Quarter Tuition $1,000
             
  Graduation All Bachelor Students Who Complete Degree Requirements $100
    All Master Students Who Complete Degree Requirments $150
    All Doctoral Students Who Complete Degree Requirements $225
  Commencement Bachelor Students Who Plan to Attend Ceremony $75
    Master Students Who Plan to Attend Ceremony $75
    Doctoral Students Who Plan to Attend Ceremony $100
             
MISC            
  Additional Diploma Replacement cost or for additional copies of Diploma. $50
  Transfer Major Administration fee changing a student's major or program. $47
  Deferment Administration fee for processing a deferment. $155
  Absence Administration fee for record processing and maintenance. $300
  Bounced Check Administration fee for a returned check. $50
  Late Registration Additional Administrative Charge for Registering Late $100
  CC Service Fee Additional Merchant Charge for Paying With Credit Card 3%

General Notes for All Programs

Block Tuition

Block Tuition means that the cost of the program is distributed evenly over the entire period of enrollment. The actual number of units taken in any given quarter will vary and will not impact the cost of tuition for full-time students.

Part-Time Enrollment and Per-unit Tuition Charges

Students enrolled in a part-time status as defined by their program are billed on a per-unit basis at the rate for the program in which they are matriculating. Per-unit charges are always based upon the program in which the student is matriculating.

Excess Units

Each program has a defined maximum enrollment for a quarter. Students who wish to enroll for more units than allowed under the maximum enrollment must pay for any Excess Units at the per-unit rate for their program at the time they enroll in the Excess Units.

Audit Tuition Rate

Students may elect to receive a grade of Audit in a course. This must be done before the end of the quarterly add/drop period. These units are included as part of Block Tuition. Any part-time students or full-time students who have incurred Excess Unit charges will be billed for Audit units. Audited classes do not carry credit towards graduation.

Technology Fee

All students are charged a technology fee every enrolled quarter. (Non-Refundable)

Block Tuition Rates

For students enrolled in the University before Fall 2017 or who chose to remain on the Block Tuition plan, please use the tuition and unit information in the tabs below.

BA Completion

BA Completion*

BA Completion*

The Bachelor’s Completion is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 12.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year. Students who enter with advanced standing may complete in less than two years.

Students enrolled for less than 12.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time. BAC students must take at least 6.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$5,340

4

$21,360.00

4-12.0

BAC Per-unit Rate: $475.00

BAC students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for less than 4- 12.0 units in a quarter.

  2. Enroll for more than 12.0 units in a quarter.

The BAC program requires periodic on-campus visits for mandatory classes. The cost of the courses associated with the on-campus intensives is included in the tuition, but the expenses associated with travel, room, and board are not.

Students who do not complete the final project on schedule will receive a non-passing grade for the class and be required to retake the course in the next quarter.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree after 2 years: $34,560.00

BA Completion (With concentrations in Business or Computer Science)

BA Completion (With concentrations in Business or Computer Science)

The Bachelor’s Completion is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 12.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year. Students who enter with advanced standing may complete in less than two years.

Students enrolled for less than 12.0 units will bea billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time. BAC students must take at least 6.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$5,340

4

$21,360

4-12.0

 

BAC Per-unit Rate: $475.00

BAC students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for less than 4- 12.0 units in a quarter.

  2. Enroll for more than 12.0 units in a quarter.

The BAC program requires periodic on-campus visits for mandatory classes. The cost of the courses associated with the on-campus intensives is included in the tuition, but the expenses associated with travel, room, and board are not.

Students who do not complete the final project on schedule will receive a non-passing grade for the class and be required to retake the course in the next quarter.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $34,560.00

Master of Arts Programs

Several of the MA programs require periodic on-campus visits for mandatory classes. The cost of the courses associated with the on-campus intensives is included in the tuition, but the expenses associated with travel and room & board are not.

Completion for all MA programs with a Thesis/Capstone project

Master’s degree programs that require the completion of a Thesis or Capstone project (MASG, WSMA, & MATP) require the student to maintain continuous enrollment until the project is successfully completed. Students who do not complete the final project on schedule will be enrolled in completion status at a rate of $2,300.00 per quarter until the requirement is complete. Students will be billed Completion tuition based upon the enrollment schedule of their course work (3 quarters per year except for the online MATP, which is 4 quarters per year).

MA Transpersonal Psychology: On Campus (Research)

MA Transpersonal Psychology: On Campus (Research)

The MATP degree on campus is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 7.0 to 10.0 units per quarter with 3 billed quarters each year. Students enrolled for less than 7.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time. MATP students must take at least 3.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$5,634.00

3

$16,902.00

7.0-10.0

 

MATP per-unit rate: $750.00

MATP students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for less than 7.0 units in a quarter.

  2. Enroll for more than 10.0 units in a quarter.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $33,804.00

MA Transpersonal Psychology with Concentration in Business: On Campus

MA Transpersonal Psychology with Concentration in Business: On Campus

The MATP degree on campus is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 4.0 to 9.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year. Students enrolled for less than 3.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time. MATPB students must take at least 3.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$4,500.00

4

$18,000.00

4.0– 9.0

 

MATP per-unit rate: $750.00

MATP students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for less than 3.0 units in a quarter.

  2. Enroll for more than 9.0 units in a quarter.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $36,000.00

MA Transpersonal Psychology with Concentration in Computer Science: On Campus

MA Transpersonal Psychology with Concentration in Computer Science: On Campus

The MATP degree on campus is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 5.0 to 12.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year. Students enrolled for less than 3.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time. MATPC students must take at least 3.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$4,500.00

4

$18,000.00

5.0-10.0

 

MATP per-unit rate: $750.00

MATP students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for less than 5.0 units in a quarter.

  2. Enroll for more than 10.0 units in a quarter.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $33,804.00

MA Transpersonal Psychology: Online (Practice)

MA Transpersonal Psychology: Online (Practice)

The MATP degree on line is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 4.0 to 9.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year. Students enrolled in this program are part-time for financial aid purposes as defined in the financial aid regulations governing distance learning programs. MATP students must take at least 3.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$4,133.00

4

$16,532.00

4.0-9.0

 

MATP per-unit rate: $750.00

MATP students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll in less than 4.0 units in a quarter.

  2. Enroll in more than 9.0 units in a quarter you pay block tuition plus excess fee.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $33,064.00

MA in Counseling Psychology

MA in Counseling Psychology

The MACP degree is a 90.0 unit degree program which meets the statutory requirements of the State of California to sit for the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor credential.

This program has two distinct delivery modes. A “fast-track” that can be completed in two calendar years with a total of 8 quarters of enrollment on campus, a hybrid program completed primarily at distance with periodic required on-campus classes over three calendar years Students enrolled for less than 5.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time.

 

Delivery Mode

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Minimum years

Annual rate

Units Allowed

“Fast-track” (Day)

$7,088.00

4

2

$28,352.00

8.0 -15.5

Hybrid (Distance)1

$4,725.00

4 (11 Quarters total)

3

$18,900.00

5.0 – 11.0

 

MACP per-unit rate: $750.00

MACP students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for more than 15.5 units (Day) and more than 11.0 units (Hybrid) in a quarter. Students will be charged per units for number of units over their block tuition.

  2. Enroll for less than the minimum number of units indicated (8.0 units for Day and 5.0 units for Hybrid)

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $56,700.00

MS in Computer Science: On Campus – Online

MS in Computer Science: On Campus – Online

This degree on campus is a two year program based upon an enrollment of 5.0 to 10.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year. Students enrolled for less than 3.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate. Students enrolled in 5.0 units or less are considered part-time.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$4,500.00

4

$18,000.00

5.0 – 10.0

 

MSCS per-unit rate: $750.00

MSCS students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for more than 10.0 units in a quarter.

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $36,000.00

Master of Education in Transformative Art (META): on campus/ online

Master of Education in Transformative Art (META): on campus/ online

This degree on campus is based upon an enrollment of 3.0 to 9.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$4,500.00

4

$18,000.00

3.0 – 9.0

 

META per-unit rate: $750.00

META students will be charged at the per-unit rate if they:

  1. Enroll for more than 9.0 units in a quarter.

*Currently no financial aid is available for the META program.

Doctoral Programs

Continuation status for completion of the Dissertation

All doctoral programs require the successful completion and defense of a dissertation. Students who do not complete the dissertation as scheduled will be required to remain continuously enrolled in Continuation status until the dissertation is complete. For all doctoral level programs, this will be at the quarterly rate of $2,500.00 per quarter.

The residential PHD and PSYD will be billed 3 quarters per year. The Global PHD will be billed 4 quarters per year.

Once students have entered Continuation status, they are permitted one quarter of leave for an emergency, including medical emergencies. After that quarter, they must either maintain their enrollment in Continuation or withdraw in good standing until such time as they are able to return to active work on their dissertation.

Residential PHD (3 Year)

Residential PHD (3 Year)

The residential PHD degree is a 75.0 unit, three year program based upon an enrollment of 6.0 to 10.0 units per quarter2 with 3 billed quarters each year for a total of 9 quarters. Students enrolled for less than 6.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time (except in Year 3). PHD students must take at least 3.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time (except in Year 3).

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$8,778.00

3

$26,334.00

6.0-10.0

 

PHD per-unit rate: $1,150.00

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $79,002.00

Hybrid PHD

Hybrid PHD

The hybrid PHD degree is a five year, 120.0 unit program based upon an enrollment of 4.0 to 10.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year, for a total of 20 quarters. Students possessing a Master’s degree may be admitted into Year 3 with Advanced Standing, which is a three year, 75.0 unit degree program. The Block Tuition rate for the first two years is different from the rest of the program. Advanced standing students will be billed 4 quarters per year for a total of 12 quarters. Students enrolled in this program are part-time for financial aid purposes as defined in the financial aid regulations governing distance learning programs.

 

Enrollment Year

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

Year 1 & Year 2

$5,330.00

4

$21,320.00

4.0-10.0

Year 3, Year 4, and Year 5

$6,584.00

4

$26,336.00

4.0-10.0

 

PHD per-unit rate: $1,150.00

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree (5 years): $121,648.00

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree (3 years): $79,008.00

The cost of the courses associated with the on-campus intensives is included in the tuition, but the expenses associated with travel, room, and board are not.

Doctor of Psychology (PSYD)

Doctor of Psychology (PSYD)

The PSYD is a 120.0 unit, five year program based upon an enrollment of 9.0 to 15.0 units per quarter3 with 3 billed quarters each year for a total of 20 quarters. Students enrolled for less than 9.0 units will be billed at the per-unit rate and be considered part-time (except in Year 4). Students must take at least 3.0 units per quarter to be considered part-time (except in Year 4).

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$9,849.00

3

$29,547.00

9.0-15.0

 

PSYD per-unit rate: $1,150.00

Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $118,188.00

Students in this program are billed Block Tuition for four years. Students who do not complete the dissertation by the end of Year 4 enter Continuation status until the dissertation is complete.

Hybrid Transpersonal Psychology Certificate

Hybrid Transpersonal Psychology Certificate

The CERT is based upon an enrollment of 3.0 to 9.0 units per quarter with 4 billed quarters each year.

 

Quarterly rate

# of quarters per year

Annual rate

Units Allowed

$4,133.00

4

$16,532.00

3.0-9.0

 

Course related to this certificate: per-unit rate: $750.00

Internship

Internship

Once the dissertation is complete, PSYD students must also complete the required Clinical Internship. Internship is a full-time status and carries no associated tuition charge, but there is a quarterly fee associated with enrollment in the Internship class. Students in Internship are considered full-time students whether their internship placement is full-time or part-time.

1 Students in the third year of the PHD engaged in work on their dissertation are, by definition, full-time students regardless of the number of units they are enrolled in.
2 Students in the fourth year of the PSYD engaged in work on their dissertation are, by definition, full-time students regardless of the number of units they are enrolled in.
 

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Please check the Sofia U Withdrawal and Refund Policy