Tuition & Fees

Tuition for Bachelor’s and 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.

Undergraduate Tuition $ 325 per credit hour
Graduate Tuition $ 425 per credit hour
(Master’s degree program students enrolling in undergraduate preparatory courses which do not count toward the graduate program) $ 325 per credit hour
(Master’s degree program students enrolling in 400 level courses which count toward the graduate program) $ 425 per credit hour

Laboratory Course Fee

Undergraduate Program $ 325 per credit hour
Graduate Program $ 425 per credit hour

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

Professional Development Courses

Undergraduate Auditing Fee $ 325 per credit hour
Graduate Auditing Fee $ 425 per credit hour

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.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language $ 2,520 per trimester
English as a Second Language $ 420 per class

General Fees

Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) $ 250 per trimester
Learning Resource Fee $ 75 per trimester

Other Fees and Expenses

Application fee $ 75
Late Payment fee $ 100
English Placement Examination Fee $ 50
Late Registration $ 75
Institutional TOEFL Exam Fee $ 50
Regular Document Processing Fee $ 10-25
Urgent Request Fee $ 25
Changing Major 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 $ 50
Graduation Fee $ 275
Student ID Card Replacement $ 25
Returned Check Fee $ 50
Remittance in/out $ 50
Deferred Admission $ 50  or more

Accepted Payments

Cash, Cashier Check, Money Order, Demand Draft, VISA, Master Card, and Debit Card are accepted. (NO PERSONAL CHECKS)
*There is a 2.75% fee for credit/debit card transactions.

 

Cancellation And Refund Policies

For detailed cancellation and refund policies, please refer to the student enrollment agreement. The following statement summarizes the policies:

 

Buyer’s Right to Cancel

You have the right to cancel your agreement for a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time, and you have the right to receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60% or less of the instruction.

Withdrawal and Refund Schedule

You may withdraw from the school at any time after the cancellation period (described above) and receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled hours in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. The refund will be less a registration fee, and less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition. If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition is considered earned and the student will receive no refund.

For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:

  • The student notifies the institution of the student’s withdrawal or as of the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.
  •   The institution terminates the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress; failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution; absences in excess of three (3) weeks; and/or failure to meet financial obligations to the School.
  •   The student fails to return from a leave of absence.

For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of hours in the program), multiplied by the number of hours scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal. For the purpose of determining when the refund must be paid, the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn at the end of three (3) consecutive weeks.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (888)370-7589, (916) 431-6959
Fax: (916)263-1897
Web site: http://www.bppe.ca.gov
E-mail: bppe@dca.ca.gov