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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance, Scholarships & Loans

 Estimated Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is provided as a guide when estimating the costs of specified programs at Pepperdine University, Seaver College. The COA is based on normal charges incurred by most students; however individual charges may vary based on the student's choice of housing, meal plan, program of study, total units enrolled, and other miscellaneous items.

Seaver College2021-2022 Academic Year

(Flat Rate 12-18 units)*

Student Government Association (SGA) Fee $252

Room and Board

(Residence Hall Double Room and Basic Meal Plan)**

Estimated Indirect Costs:  
Books, Fees, Supplies $1,250
Health Insurance $2,744
Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,500
TOTAL $82,896

Per unit tuition cost (below 12 units or over 18 units): $1,865

** Student Health Insurance: For more information please see: community.pepperdine.edu/healthcenter/insurance

*** 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. For access to scholarships, applicants must provide an SAT or ACT score, dated within the last 2 years, at the time of application.

The Regents Scholars' Awards

All admitted students are automatically considered for the Presidential Scholars' Awards. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship. In general, approximately the top 10-12% of all admitted applicants are awarded the scholarship each year. These scholarships are awarded to Fall applicants only.

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.