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Cost of Attendance - Seaver College

Undergraduate Students

Seaver College 2024-2025 Academic Year

(Flat Rate 12-18 units)*

Campus Life Fee $252
Wellness Fee $536

Room and Board
(double occupancy room, meal plan F)**

Estimated Indirect Costs:  
Books, Fees, Supplies $1,000
Health Insurance*** $2,798
Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses**** $1,500
TOTAL $97,966

*Per unit tuition cost (below 12 units or over 18 units): $2,170

**Lovernich Apartments Double Room and Standard Meal Plan

*** Student Health Insurance: For more information please see: https://community.pepperdine.edu/healthcenter/healthinsurance/seaver-college.htm

*** Students with dependents should add $500 per dependent per month

NOTE: The total cost of attendance is estimated by the Office of International Student Services for immigration purposes only. Actual tuition and living expenses may be higher or lower depending on a student's course load and living situation.



Pepperdine University offers various scholarships for international students, as well as an American co-signer loan option.

The Regents Scholars Awards

Pepperdine University's Regents Scholars Program is incredibly competitive and based on the holistic review of the application process. Only the top 8%-10% of the admitted class are selected to receive this award. Students are evaluated on their academic merit, as defined by their unweighted recalculated GPA, and transcripts which show course rigor and trends. As admission to Pepperdine is already highly selective, scholarship recipients are exemplary students and have earned the highest combination of GPA and academic excellence in the incoming class. Regents Scholars Program scholarships are renewable for as many as four years or eight semesters total. Regents' scholars and Blanche E. Seaver Scholars must maintain a 3.25 Pepperdine cumulative GPA, full-time status and may not be placed on academic probation while at Pepperdine. There is not an appeals process for these scholarships. 

Blanche E. Seaver International Scholars' Awards

All admitted students are automatically considered for the Blanche E. Seaver International Scholars' Awards. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship. This merit-based scholarship is offered to a limited number of candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The Lydia Hayne Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Citizen of a country in Africa
Range: Full tuition, room, and board
This scholarship, set up by Lydia Hayne for African students, is offered only once every four years. Please contact the OISS office for the next availability date of the scholarship. Upon submission of the application, you must specify that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

Charles Lam Scholarship

Eligibility: Citizen of Mainland China
Range: $8,000-$10,000 per year
This scholarship, established by Mr. Charles Lam for Chinese students who wish to attend Seaver College, is offered each semester. Pepperdine offers this award to two or three incoming freshman or transfer students. Selection of these scholarship recipients who meet the qualifying criteria shall be at the sole discretion of the University.

Church of Christ Scholarship

Students who are members of a congregation traditionally associated with the Churches of Christ can be considered for the Church of Christ scholarships. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a church leader (minister, elder, youth minister, etc.) of the Church of Christ congregation of which they are a member.
The deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall applications—February 15
  • Spring applications—November 1

For more information, please visit the University/Private Scholarship webpage.

Outside Scholarship Resources

We have obtained a list of various websites with loan/scholarship information, which may be useful for you in your academic endeavors. This information is listed below.

Sallie Mae scholarships and loans search



The Financial Assistance Office at Pepperdine has approved a loan program for international students. You may view educational loan options by visiting the Financial Assistance loan webpage.

Various private lending institutions offer private or alternative educational loans to international students. Most lending institutions require that you have a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid social security number in order to qualify. For more information, contact Citibank at 800.745.5473.


Graduate Programs

Program Tuition Estimated Living Costs Estimated Other Costs Total
Nutritional Science Post-baccalaureate Certification Program (NSCP-ISPP) $33,120 $23,320 $8,934 $65,374
Seaver Undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts & Science programs) $65,990 $23,270 $7,050 $96,310
Seaver Graduate Programs        
Master of Arts in American Studies $33,120 $23,320 $8,934 $65,374
Master of Arts in Religion $33,120 $23,320 $8,934 $65,374
Master of Arts in Divinity $33,120 $23,320 $8,934 $65,374
Master of Fine Arts in Screen and Television Writing $33,120 $23,320 $8,934 $65,374
Master of Science in Ministry $33,120 $23,320 $8,934 $65,374