The Accounting Office is responsible for the billing and collection of tuition and fees, payment plans, and other University related charges. We are here to provide you with the best possible service and information related to the student’s account.

Tuition Cost Calculator

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 Payment

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.

Tuition Changes

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.

Financial Aid

JFK University welcomes students of all income levels. A brochure describing the University’s major financial aid programs and application procedures is available from the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid may not be available to students in certificate programs. It is not available 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 finaid@jfku.edu.

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.



Per Year Tuition$8500

Doctoral Programs

DoctoralPer Quarter Unit
DoctoralPsyD CoursesPer Quarter Unit$886
DoctoralPsyD Internship FeePer Quarter Unit$211
DoctoralPsyD AuditPer Quarter Unit$478
DoctoralAlumni AuditPer Quarter Unit$338

Law Degrees

LawPer Semester Unit
LawJD CoursesPer Semester Unit$1000
LawJD AuditPer Semester Unit$629
LawJD Alumni AuditPer Semester Unit$452

Graduate Degrees/Certificates

Graduate Degrees/CertificatesPer Quarter Unit
Graduate Degrees/CertificatesMaster's and Graduate Certificate CoursesPer Quarter Unit$700
Graduate Degrees/CertificatesAcademic Certificate in Trauma Studies & Graduate Certificate in Health CoachingPer Quarter Unit$500
Graduate Degrees/CertificatesField Placement, Pleasant HillPer Quarter Unit$680
Graduate Degrees/CertificatesAuditPer Quarter Unit$471

Academic Certificate in Trauma Studies & Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching

Per Quarter Unit
Per Quarter Unit$500

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Degrees/CertificatesPer Quarter Unit
Undergraduate Degrees/CertificatesBachelor Completion and Certificate CoursesPer Quarter Unit$500
Undergraduate Degrees/CertificatesParalegal Certificate and Legal Studies Common CoursesPer Quarter Unit$300
Undergraduate Degrees/Certificates Block Tuition Rate (for 12-18 Undergraduate Units) Per Quarter Unit$6000


Application Fees

Bachelor's/Master's Degree ProgramsNo Fees
Doctoral/JD ProgramsNo Fees
Non-Degree/CertificateNo Fees
Linked ProgramsNo Fees

Doctoral Programs

PsyD Comprehensive Exam$100
PsyD Dissertation Fee$75

Masters Programs

Background Check, internships$40
Competency Exams, per exam$25

Bachelors Programs

Credit by Assessment, per assessment area$750

Law Degrees

Law Academic Support Fee, per semester unit$35
Law Exam Fee, annual$60
Law Exam Rescheduling Fee, per exam$125

Program-Specific Fees

Background Check, internships$40
Competency Exams, per exam$25
Credit by Assessment, per assessment area$750

Registration Fees

Change in registration: add/drop per transactionno fees
Late Registration Feeno fees
Adding course after 2nd class meetingno fees
Adding course after term has endedno fees

General Fees

Diploma Replacement$50
Transcript, per copy - Regular$10

Petition to Graduate

Certificate/Credential Program Completion$50
Degree, Bachelor's$130
Degree, Master's$160
Degree, Doctoral/JD$175

Student Activities Fees

Per quarter$12
Per semester$15

Technology Fees

Per quarter$75
Per semester$100

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

Charge for late or missed payment$30
Returned Check Charge$35

Student Loans

Learn about the different student loan types.


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