Tuition and Payment Plans

AFFORDABLE

Tuition and Interest-Free Payment Plans

We believe that everyone deserves an affordable college education...

We have not raised our tuition rates since 2010. Being an exclusively online school, we can continually streamline our operations to offer the best value to our students.

However, low-cost does not mean low-quality. CCU is accredited and all programs are taught by qualified faculty with approved, traditional textbooks.

Tuition at California Coast University is based on a cost per unit of credit. Associate, bachelor, and master’s courses are typically 3 semester units. Doctoral courses may be 2, 3, 4 or 12 semester units. After evaluation, students will receive an enrollment agreement detailing the total tuition cost of the degree program for which they applied.

All tuition rates are locked-in upon enrollment. Enrolled student tuition rates will not be changed even if tuition rates change in the future.*

*Applies to students in good financial and academic standing while enrolled in the same program.

Tuition cost per unit of credit

150

Associate

150

Bachelor

230

Master

290

Doctoral

10% Tuition Discounts

We offer a 10% tuition discount for the following students:

  • *Status verification may be required. Applies to active-duty service members and veterans enrolling after January 2019. Offer is not retroactive for students already enrolled. Discount and/or prices subject to change and/or cancellation at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount(s).
  • *Employment verification may be required. Applies to law enforcement personnel enrolling after January 2019. Offer is not retroactive for students already enrolled. Discount and/or prices subject to change and/or cancellation at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount(s).
  • *Employment verification may be required. Applies to firefighter personnel enrolling after January 2019. Offer is not retroactive for students already enrolled. Discount and/or prices subject to change and/or cancellation at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount(s).
  • *Employment verification may be required. Applies to government employees enrolling after January 2019. Offer is not retroactive for students already enrolled. Discount and/or prices subject to change and/or cancellation at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount(s).
  • *Offer good for graduates who have previously received a degree from CCU. Certificate graduates do not qualify for discount.
  • Click here to learn how to become a corporate partner. To view a full list of our Corporate Partner Organizations visit the Corporate Partner List Page. *Employment verification may be required. Applies to employees enrolling after the date contract is signed. Offer is not retroactive for students already enrolled. Discount and/or prices subject to change and/or cancellation at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount(s).

Affordable

Interest-Free Payment Plans

100

Plan A

$100 Per Month

  • Make a down payment of $500.00 toward the total tuition for the program in a single payment by the date of acceptance. The remaining balance will be paid at $100.00 per month, beginning one month from the official enrollment date. No interest will be charged on the unpaid balance.

125

Plan B

$125 Per Month

    Make a down payment of $300.00 toward the total tuition for the program in a single payment by the date of acceptance. The remaining balance will be paid at $125.00 per month, beginning one month from the official enrollment date. No interest will be charged on the unpaid balance.

0

Plan C

$0 Per Month When Paid In Full

    Make a payment for the full tuition amount for the degree program in a single payment by the date of acceptance.

No Hidden Fees

Affordable Payment Plans

Fair Tuition Refund Policy

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Veterans Affairs

CCU's degree programs are approved to allow the payment of educational assistance benefits to veterans and other eligible persons under the programs administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Please visit our Veterans Page for more information on using your VA benefits.

Employer Reimbursement

Many CCU students have received employer's reimbursement from their employer for tuition expenses. Contact your employer to see if you are eligible for financial educational assistance.

Tuition Cost Information
  • Tuition at California Coast University is based on a cost per unit of credit.
  • Every course requires one assigned textbook. Textbooks are not included in tuition fees. Printed textbooks are available from the CCU Rental Library at a cost of $35 per rental. CCU book rentals are delivered via the USPS. International addresses are an additional postage cost. There are many resources on the web for renting, purchasing, and selling textbooks. If you would like to purchase your textbooks, or are interested in exploring other delivery methods (digital or pdf versions), we have compiled a handy Textbook Resource Page for students who wish to explore other options.
Additional and Optional Fees

The following fees and charges are costs that students may incur beyond the basic tuition fees for specific programs.