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 fee $65 after registration week

Per Unit Per


B.A. $215 5 units


M.A. Ph.D.


$280 4 units


Dissertation Units $340 5/6 units


Audit fee for provisional






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.   

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)  $9,675

M.A. Degree (56 units)                              $15,680

Ph.D. Degree (72 units & 22 dissertation units)         $27,640

*these approximate costs do not include textbooks and other fees.


Additional Fees (Non Refundable)

Admission Application (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,)                                                $175

Student ID card                                                                    $10

Program Change Fee                                                           $150

Late Registration Fee (per student)                                    $65

Deferred Tuition Plan (per unit)                                         $8

Laboratory Fees (for lab courses only)                            $120

Library and Information Resource (LIRN) fee               $12

STRF fee                                                                                 $0

Withdrawal fee from Course (per course)                         $65

Incomplete Course Extension Fee

(per course, per quarter)                                                       $65

Challenge Examination (per 4 unit course)                     $450

Audit Transcript Conversion flat fee per unit                   $55

(4 units = $280, 2 units = $140, 5 units-BA=$235)

Leave of Absence Fee for 2 or more consecutive quarters per quarter (no fee for one (1) quarter Leave of Absence)                                                                $75

Reinstatement after 12 months Leave of Absence         $160

Doctoral Comprehensive Written Exam Fee                   $375

Dissertation Extension Fee* (per Quarter)                      $250

Dissertation Topic Change Fee                                         $450

Official Transcript /ea                                                            $7

Rush Transcript/ea                                                                $30

Official Document Producing Fee                                      $45

Returned Check Charge/Credit Card Declined                 $65

Practicum/Clinical Training Fee (per quarter)         $250

Dissertation/Thesis/ Project Binding Fee (each x2)     $190

Student provides CIHS with PDF file and two hard copies, one for the student and one for CIHS’ library. If you want CIHS to print hard copies from provided PDF file, there is a charge for 10 cent per page.

Graduation Processing Fee                                               $250

*see detail about extension fee in the section of “Dissertation Process & Sequence”


Financial Assistance

Student Loan

CIHS does NOT offer student loans from a private financial group. CIHS does NOT participate in federal and state financial aid programs, and does NOT offer consumer information that is required to be disclosed to the student pursuant to the applicable federal and state financial aid programs. The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.


Deferred Tuition Plan

Tuition is due in full prior to each term during registration. An alternate payment plan can be arranged in which 1/3 of the tuition is paid at time of the registration, 1/3 by the beginning of the fourth week of the term, and 1/3 by the beginning of the eighth week. For the alternate plan, there is a $8 charge per unit.

A late fee of $25 will be assessed once during each of the three payment periods if payment is not made by the deadline.

Students who wish to pay tuition with the plan must enter credit card information at the time of the course registration, or mail CIHS posted date checks by no later than 5 days from the registration week. The 2nd and the 3rd payments will be processed by charging the credit card or by cashing the checks. All payments must be made in accordance with this schedule, despite loan arrangements, funding through employer, etc. A student who has not fulfilled financial obligations will not receive grades or transcripts and will not be allowed to continue in the program or register for subsequent terms.


All students must be current in tuition at the end of the quarter to enroll in subsequent quarters.


*If a student defaults on a payment installment, his/her access to classes may be denied during the quarter until it is remedied. Students will not be allowed to register for future classes until the balance is clear. Additionally, if there is a default on a payment, the deferred payment plan will not be an option provided to any further in their program.





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