JD Program Tuition and Fees

2021-2022 Tuition Summary

Day Division 2021-2022 ($1,902 per unit) Fall Spring Total
Block Rate (12 to 17 units) 1 $27,979 $27,979 $55,958
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance2 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee3 $165 $165 $330
Academic Year Totals — Day Division $29,919 $29,919 $59,838

1 Day students will only be allowed to enroll in less than 12 units during their final semester, and can be charged at a per unit rate of $1,902 subject to approval from the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
2 Health Insurance Rates may be subject to change.

3 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking nine 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55.  

Evening Division 2021-2022 ($1,902 per unit) Fall Spring Total
Block Rate Unit (8 to 10 units) 4 $18,582 $18,582 $37,164
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance6 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee7 $165 $165 $330
Summer School 5 varies varies $3,804 to $9,510
Totals — Evening Division $20,522 $20,522 $44,848 to $50,554

4 Evening students will only be allowed to enroll in less than 8 units during their final semester, and can be charged at the per unit rate of $1,856 subject to approval from the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Any units in excess of 10 units will be charged at the per unit rate of $1,902.
5 The traditional four-year evening program requires you to enroll in 2 to 5 units each summer at an additional per-unit cost.
6 Health Insurance Rates may be subject to change.

7 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking nine 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55.  

Health Insurance is a Mandatory Fee for all students enrolled in 6 or more units. Students may opt out of the University-provided health insurance by completing an online waiver, and providing acceptable proof of comparable health coverage by the announced deadline.

LLM & JSD Program Tuition and Fees

LLM Tuition & Costs — 2021-2022 Academic Year ($1,411 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
LLM Program8 $16,932 $16,932 $33,864
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance9 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee10 $165 $165 $330
Academic Year Totals $18,872 $18,872 $37,744

8 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester.
9 Health Insurance Rates may be subject to change.
10 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units.

Online LLM Tuition & Costs — 2021-2022 Academic Year ($1,411 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
LLM Program11 $8,466 $8,466 $16,932
Academic Year Totals $8,466 $8,466 $16,932

11 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester.

 

JSD Residency Tuition & Costs — 2021-2022 Academic Year ($1,411 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
JSD Residency12 $8,466 $8,466 $16,932
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance13 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee14 $90 $90 $180
Academic Year Totals $10,331 $10,331 $20,662

12 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester.
13 Health Insurance Rates may be subject to change.
14 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55.

 

JSD Candidacy Tuition — 2021-2022 Academic Year ($1,411 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
JSD Candidacy $2,822 $2,822 $5,644
Wellness Center Fee15 $90 $90 $180
Academic Year Total  $2,912   $2,912 $5,824

15 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55. Wellness Center Fee will be waived for students not residing on campus.

Deposit

To hold a place in the class, accepted LLM and JSD applicants are required to pay a $250 deposit. A place in the program is only guaranteed once the deposit is made. Deposits can be paid by credit card online using our Seat Deposit form. The $250 deposit will be credited toward the first semester tuition.

Please note that we cannot start working on your visa paperwork until the deposit has been made.

Tuition is subject to change/approval by the Board of Regents. Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester; A two-year program usually involves 6 to 9 units per semester.

MSL Tuition & Costs

2021-2022 Academic Year ($1,421 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
MSL Program 16 $8,526 $8,526 $17,052
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance 13 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee 17 $90 $90 $180
Academic Year Totals $10,391 $10,391 $20,782

16 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester; A two-year program usually involves 6 to 9 units/semester.
17 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55.  

Online MSL Tuition & Costs — 2021-2022 Academic Year ($1,421 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
MSL Program 19 $8,526 $8,526 $17,052
Academic Year Totals $8,526 $8,526 $17,052

19 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester; A two-year program usually involves 6 units/semester and 2 units during the summer.

Financial Aid

MSL students may be eligible for financial aid. For more information, contact our financial aid office at 916.739.7158.

MPA & MPP Program Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

All applicants to the MPA and MPP degree programs are considered for scholarships during the admissions process. In addition, students may be eligible for financial aid, with more information available at 916.739.7158. Frequently asked questions about MPA and MPP Cost and Aid.

Annual Tuition and Costs 2021-2022

Below are the tuition and costs for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. Tuition is based on a fee structure of $1,386 per credit unit.

Master of Public Policy 2021-2022 ($1,421 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
MPP Program20 $17,052 $17,052 $34,104
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance21 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee22 $165 $165 $330
Academic Year Totals $18,992 $18,992 $37,984
Estimated Additional Expenses (actual cost will vary by student):
Books & Supplies $800 $800 $1,600
Personal $9,788 $9,787 $19,575
Transportation $1,260 $1,260 $2,520

20 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester; A two-year program averages 12 units/semester.
21 Health Insurance Rates may be subject to change.

22 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55.  

 

Master of Public Administration 2021-2022 ($1,421 per unit)

Item Fall Spring Total
MPA Program23 $8,526 $8,526 $17,052
Student Government Fee $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance24 $1,725 $1,725 $3,450
Wellness Center Fee25 $165 $165 $330
Academic Year Totals $10,466 $10,466 $20,932
Estimated Additional Expenses (actual cost will vary by student):
Books & Supplies $800 $800 $1,600
Personal $9,788 $9,787 $19,575
Transportation $1,260 $1,260 $2,520

23 Tuition is contingent upon units taken each semester; A two-year program averages 6 to 9 units/semester.
24 Health Insurance Rates may be subject to change

25 Wellness Center Fee is $165/semester for students taking 9+ units and $90/semester for students taking less than 8.5 units. A reduced Wellness Center Fee for Summer also applies however those rates are not available at this time but can range from $34 to $55.  

Tuition Payment Policy

For additional information, such as important dates, housing charges, deadlines, late fees and more, please review our Tuition Payment Policy.