Tuition & Fees


Tuition for Master’s Programs

SVU reserves the right to increase or modify any listed fees, and fees are subject to change within one trimester’s notice. All SVU fees are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees.

Tuition   $ 425 per credit hour
Laboratory Course Fee   $ 425 per credit hour

Any lab credits earned from the undergraduate 400 level courses can be counted toward the graduation requirement.

CPT Fee (equivalent to one course tuition): CPT stands for Curricular Practical Training, an optional work experience course for current students. Credits earned from the CPT internship course cannot be counted toward the graduation requirement.

Summer Registration. It is the obligation of students to make sure that they take all the core and pre-requisite courses which are offered only during the summer trimester. Skipping a summer term might cause disruptive delays toward graduation.

Estimated Fees

Room/Board/Personal Living Expenses $ 8,000 or more per year
Textbooks   $ 350 or more per trimester
Health Insurance   $ 235 or more per trimester

Other Fees and Expenses

Registration fee (Non-Refundable) $ 75 per trimester
Learning Resource fee (Non-Refundable) $200 per trimester
Student Association Fee (Non-Refundable) $ 50 per trimester
Application fee   $ 75
Installment Fee (Non-Refundable) $ 50
Late Payment fee   $ 100
Non-Registered Student In-Out Fee   $ 325
Late Registration   $ 75
Regular Document Processing Fee   $ 10-25
Urgent Request Fee   $ 25
Late Add/Drop Course Fee   $ 50
Official Transcript Request
Pick Up/ Domestic Mail
(Each additional copy is $10 extra.)
  $ 10
Priority Mail
(Each additional copy is $10 extra.)
  $ 35
International Mail
(Each additional copy is $10 extra.)
(Mailing costs may be higher depending on destinations.)
  $ 85
Add/Drop Course Fee   $ 25
Graduation Fee   $ 275
Student ID Card Replacement   $ 25
Returned Check Fee(Depending on bank fees)   $ 35 or more
Remittance in/out   $ 50
Deferred Admission   $ 50

Accepted Payments

Cash, Cashier Check, Money Order, Demand Draft, VISA, Master Card, and Debit Card are accepted. Payment through www.paypal.com is also accepted using SVU’s PayPal ID, paypal@svuca.edu.  (NO PERSONAL CHECKS)
*There is a 2.75% fee for credit/debit card transactions.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Buyer’s Right to Cancel

You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund. If the notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction, the institution shall issue a 100% refund less a reasonable deposit. Application fee is NON-REFUNDANDABLE.

Cancellation shall occur when you submit a written notice of cancellation to the university by mail, bank delivery, or telegram. The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with prepaid postage.

Refund Schedule

Week of the Trimester % of Refund
1 100%
2 93%
3 87%
4 80%
5 73%
6 67%
7 60%
8-15 0%
15 0%

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment of the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, reciepts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 400

Sacramento, CA 95833

916-431-6959 or 888-370-7589