Tuition & Fees

The Administrative Committee gives all decisions on school tuition and fees. The Administration makes changes to the school tuition and/or fees whenever those are deemed necessary.

Tuition Costs

Program Registration Week Late Registration ($30/unit added)
Per Unit Per
B.A. $175 5 units $875 5 units $930
M.A. Ph.D. Certificate $225 4 units $900 4 units $955
Dissertation Units $275 5/6 units $1375/1650 $1430/1705
Audit fee for provisional Student $170 2 units

4 units

Books and Supplies $130 – $185

The late registration fee does not apply to dissertation courses, which do not have a stipulated registration date, or to new students enrolling for the first time.

Estimated Total Program Costs
B.A. Completion Degree (45 units approximate cost) $7,875
M.A. Degree (52 units) $11,700
M.A. in MFT (90 units) $20,250
Ph.D. Degree   (90 units) $21,350
Additional Fees
Admission Application (nonrefundable, pro-rated for V.A benefits)
In-Residence and online program applicants $65
International admission application (nonrefundable) $250
Transcript Evaluation – Foreign (per institution) $150
Transfer Credit Approval Fee (per course) $280
Enrollment Fee (One time, non-refundable) $175
Student ID card $10
Program Change Fee $150
Late Registration Fee (per course) $55
Online Fee (per quarter) $35
Deferred Tuition Plan (per unit) $8
Laboratory Fees (for lab courses only) $120
Deferred Tuition Plan (per unit) $7
Withdraw fee from Course (per course) $65
Deferred Tuition Plan (per unit) $7
Incomplete Course Extension Fee (per course, per quarter) $65
Challenge Examination (per 4 unit course) $450
Audit Transcript Conversion flat fee per course $220
Leave of Absence Admin Fee $75
Reinstatement after 12 months $160
Comprehensive Written Examination Fee $375
Dissertation Extension fee (per quarter) $250
Dissertation Topic Change fee $450
Transcript Request $7
Rush Transcript $30
Official Document Producing fee $45
Returned Check Charge $25
Practicum/Clinical Training fee (per quarter) $250
Dissertation or M.A./Thesis/ Project Binding Fee (each x 2) $190
Graduation Processing Fee $250

Financial Aid

Deferred Tuition Plan

Tuition and fees should be paid in full on registration week. An alternative form of payment is the “Deferred Tuition Plan”: The tuition balance can be paid in three (3) installments. An additional fee of $8 per unit will apply.

1. The first payment is scheduled for the first day of the quarter;
2. The second payment is scheduled for the beginning of the fourth week of the quarter;
3. The third payment is scheduled for the beginning of the eighth week of the quarter.

A late fee of $25 will be added if a student enrolled in the Deferred Tuition Plan fails to meet deadlines. If a student fails to fulfill his/her financial obligations with CIHS, he or she may not have access to grades and transcripts; the student may not be allowed to register for classes in subsequent quarters.

Veteran’s Administration (V.A.) Benefits

CIHS adheres to the Guidelines for Institutions Enrolling Veterans and Eligible Persons in accordance with Veterans Administration (V.A.) Regulation 14253 revised DVB Circular 20-75-84 dated August 14, 1975 (VA Regulations and Circular). CIHS administration assists eligible students in applying for and receiving reimbursements from the Veterans Administration.

Refunds and Reimbursements

The Institute refunds students who officially withdraw from a course.
The student has a right to a full refund, but a course withdrawal fee of $65.00 will be charged per course. This rule applies to on-campus and Distance Learning students. For additional information on course withdrawal policies and procedures, please click here.

State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) is a fund created by the State of California intended for reimbursing students when their state-approved schools close untimely. When students enroll in a program, a fee is assessed in relation to the cost of tuition. When school closure occurs, students may file a claim for reimbursement from STRF for prepaid but unused tuition. The file claim must be filed within sixty days from the school closure. Students should keep a copy of their enrollment agreements, tuition receipts or other financial documents that can be used to support a claim for reimbursement in case their school closes untimely.

For additional information, please contact:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education
1625 North Market Blvd., Ste S202
Sacramento, CA 95834
For reimbursement claims, please contact:
State of California
Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite S-308
California, CA 95834
(916) 574-8200


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