Estimated Total Program Costs*

B.A. Completion Degree       (45 units)                                               $9,675

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

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

*Approximate costs; does not include textbooks and other fees.

Additional Fees (non-refundable)

Admission Application In-Residence and online program  

International admission application (nonrefundable)   

Transcript Evaluation - Foreign (per institution)   

Transfer Credit Approval Fee (per course)    

Enrollment Fee (one time)                                            

Student ID card                                                                 

Program Change Fee                                                        

Late Registration Fee (per student)                                    

Deferred Tuition Plan (per unit)                                        

Laboratory Fees (for lab courses only)                            

Library and Information Resource (LIRN) fee per quarter               

Withdrawal fee from Course (per course)                        

Incomplete Course Extension Fee (per course, per quarter)     

Challenge Examination (per 4 unit course)                     

Audit Transcript Conversion flat fee per unit                    

Leave of Absence Fee for 2 or more consecutive quarters, per quarter   

Reinstatement after 12 months Leave of Absence      

Doctoral Comprehensive Written Exam Fee                  

Dissertation Extension Fee* (per quarter)                     

Dissertation Topic Change Fee                                        

Official Transcript /ea                                                           

Rush Transcript/ea                                                               

Official Document Producing Fee                                   

Returned Check Charge/Credit Card Declined  

Practicum/Clinical Training Fee (per quarter)         

Dissertation/Thesis/ Project Binding Fee (each x2)      

Graduation Processing Fee                                             

$ 65





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Estimated Books & Supplies *         $150 – $200 per course


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 Deferred Tuition plan, there is an additional charge of $8  per unit.

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

Student Loans

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  federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.


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