Tuition and fees are charged as outlined under 'Related Downloads' and are subject to change without notice. All tuition charges are per unit unless otherwise indicated.
For undergraduate students, the University offers a tuition calculator to assist in determining the costs associated with degree completion. Click here to access the calculator. Individuals interested in the costs for the graduate certificates and degrees — i.e. master's and doctoral programs — should contact the Office of Admissions.
Tuition is payable by check, MasterCard, and Visa and is due in full at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to John F. Kennedy University. A $35 fee is assessed for checks returned because of insufficient funds.
Tuition is refundable on a percentage basis according to the dates published by the registrar's office. Generally, fees—including course materials fees—are non-refundable. Students expecting to drop courses or to seek a refund of tuition or fees should consult with the appropriate offices beforehand.
The tuition and fees listed are charged as indicated and are subject to change without prior notice. The Board of Trustees reviews rates of tuition and fees annually. As a matter of policy, absent countervailing factors, tuition and fees will be increased periodically at a rate no less than the rate of inflation.
Note: Tuition and fees are charged as indicated and are subject to change without notice. All tuition charges are per unit unless otherwise indicated.
Tuition and Fees 2017-2018
|Undergraduate Degrees/Certificates||Per Unit, Per Quarter|
|Bachelor Completion and Certificate Courses||$485|
|Paralegal Certificate and Legal Studies Common Courses||300|
|Block Tuition Rate (for 12-18 Undergraduate Units)||5,820|
|Graduate Degrees/Certificates||Per Unit, Per Quarter|
|Master's and Graduate Certificate Courses||$665|
|Academic Certificate in Trauma Studies & Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching||500|
|Field Placement, Pleasant Hill||665|
|Doctoral||Per Unit, Per Quarter|
|PsyD Internship Fee||211|
|Law||Per Unit, Per Semester |
|JD Alumni Audit||452|
|Bachelor's/Master's Degree Programs||No Fees|
|Doctoral/JD Programs||No Fees|
|Linked Programs||No Fees|
|Background Check, internships||$40|
|Competency Exams, per exam||25|
|Credit by Assessment, per assessment area||750|
|Law Academic Support Fee, per semester unit||35|
|Law Exam Fee, annual||60|
|Law Exam Rescheduling Fee, per exam||125|
|PsyD - Taylor Study Method Fee, course specific||100|
|PsyD Comprehensive Exam||100|
|PsyD Dissertation Fee||75|
|Change in registration: add/drop per transaction||$25|
|Late Registration Fee||110|
|Adding course after 2nd class meeting||75|
|Adding course after term has ended||200|
|Transcript, per copy - Regular||10|
|Petition to Graduate|
|Certificate/Credential Program Completion||$50|
|Student Activites Fees|
|Library Use Fees (non-student individual or company)|
|All Individual - Daily Use||$5|
|Individual - 3 months use||45|
|Law Individual - Bar prep use between exams||25|
|Individual - 1 year, unlimited||150|
|Deferred payment agreement, per term||$50|
|Charge for late or missed payment||30|
|Returned Check Charge||35|
Payment and Refund Policies
Tuition is payable by check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Checks should be made payable to John F. Kennedy University. A $35 fee is assessed for checks returned because of insufficient funds.
JFK Univeristy welcomes students of all income levels. A brochure describing the Univeristy's major financial aid programs and applciation procedures is available from the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid may not be available to students in certficate programs. It is not availabe to non-degree students. Admissions decisions are made independent of need for financial aid. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office by calling (925) 969-3385 or emailing email@example.com.
Projected Graduation/Completion Rates for John F. Kennedy University
In 1991, the US Congress amended the Higher Education Act of 1965. This Act requires colleges and universities disbursing financial aid to provide students and potential students with information about the graduation/completion rates of their undergraduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs. The criteria for calculating graduation rates established by this Act does not match the student profile at John F. Kennedy University. JFK University does not offer a four-year baccalaureate degree. The typical undergraduate student at the University is a re-entry student with a desire to complete a previously started degree here, at another institution of higher education, and/or one who wishes to attend school on a part-time basis.