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Tuition and Fees


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
Audit 471
Alumni Audit 333
Doctoral Per Unit, Per Quarter
PsyD Courses $835
PsyD Internship Fee 211
PsyD Audit 478
Alumni Audit 338
Law Per Unit, Per Semester
JD Courses $960
JD Audit 629
JD Alumni Audit 452



Application Fees  
Bachelor's/Master's Degree Programs No Fees
Doctoral/JD Programs No Fees
Non-Degree/Certificate No Fees
Linked Programs No Fees
Program-Specific 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
Registration Fees  
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
General Fees  
Diploma Replacement $50
Transcript, per copy - Regular 10
                                       Rush 15
                                       PsyD 40
Petition to Graduate  
Certificate/Credential Program Completion $50
Degree, Bachelor's 130
Degree, Master's 160
Degree, Doctoral/JD 175
Student Activites Fees  
Per quarter $12
Per semester 15
Per cohort 10
Technology Fees  
Per quarter $75
Per semester 100
Per cohort 60
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
Accounting Fees  
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.

Financial Aid
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

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.