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Cost of Attendance for International Students

Undergraduate Students

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.

  Estimated Cost of Attendance
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 H)**

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): $2,070

**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 Students

The following costs are based on expenses for the first 12 months of your program of study. All expenses are estimated costs for the first full year of your academic program and calculated for the purpose of the issuance of the Form I-20 which is required to obtain your F1 student visa.

  • Tuition is based on the tuition cost per unit rate for the 2023-24 academic year and the estimated total units for the first full year of each academic program.
  • Living costs are estimated expenses that include housing and food calculated for the first full year of your academic program.
  • Other costs are estimated expenses that include books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses, the University wellness fee and health insurance for the first full year of your academic program.

Note: If you have a dependent, please add $1,000 per mont for each dependent ($12,000 for the first full year of study) to the total cost of attendance. All rates are subject to change.  

Because the University does not offer financial aid for international students, nor does it have emergency or other funding available after enrollment, students should ensure they can fund the entirety of their education and living expenses.

  Seaver College 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
  Graziadio Business School
Program Tuition Estimated Living Costs Estimated Other Costs Total
Full-Time MBA 12 Month  $86,040 $33,900 $20,330 $140,270
Full-Time MBA 20 Month  $57,360 $33,900 $20,330 $111,590
MS in Applied Finance $95,325 $33,900 $20,330 $149,555
MS in Business $70,280 $33,900 $20,330 $124,510
MS in Business Analytics $96,690 $33,900 $20,330 $150,920
MS in Global Business $99,510 $33,900 $20,330 $153,740
MS in Real Estate  $70,140 $33,900 $20,330 $124,370
Executive MBA $65,550 $33,900 $20,078 $119,528
Presidents and Key Executives MBA $121,710 $33,900 $20,078 $175,688
MS in Organization Development $46,410 $33,900 $20,078 $100,388
MBA (Evening Format) $37,170 $33,900 $20,078 $91,148
Online MBA (with Short Term Residency) $38,970 $33,900 $20,078 $92,948
Online MS in Management & Leadership (with Short-Term Residency) $38,610 $33,900 $20,078 $92,588
Online MS in Human Resources (with Short Term Residency) $34,470 $33,900 $20,078 $88,448
Online MS in Business Analytics (with Short Term Residency) $38,610 $33,900 $20,078 $92,588
Doctor of Business Administration $90,540 $33,900 $20,078 $144,518
Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) $37,260 $33,900 $20,078 $91,238
MBAJ (Joint BSM + MBA) $37,170 $33,900 $20,078 $91,148
  School of Public Policy
Program Tuition Estimated Living Costs Estimated Other Costs Total
Master of Public Policy $46,140 $25,894 $11,560 $83,594
  Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Education Program Tuition* Estimated Living Costs Estimated Other Costs Total
Master's Programs        
MA in Teaching (with preliminary teaching credential) $42,750 $36,867 $14,688 $94,305
MA in TESOL $45,600 $36,867 $13,849 $96,316
MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change $27,075 $36,867 $13,588 $77,530
MS in Leadership in Pre-K to 12 Education $25,650 $36,867 $13,588 $76,105 
MS in Leadership in Higher Education $25,650 $36,867 $13,588 $76,105
MS in Organizational Leadership and Learning $25,650 $36,867 $13,588 $76,105
MS in Learning Design and Technology $25,650 $36,867 $13,588 $76,105
Doctoral Programs        
EdD in Educational Leadership Pre-K to 12 $46,670 $36,867 $13,588 $97,125 
EdD in Organizational Leadership $46,670 $36,867 $13,588 $97,125 
EdD in Learning Technologies $46,670 $36,867 $13,588 $97,125 
PhD in Global Leadership and Change $46,670 $36,867 $13,588 $97,125
Pscyhology Program        
Master's Programs

MA in Psychology

$25,650 $36,867 $13,411 $76,105

MA in Psychology (Online Format)

$42,480 $35,508 $13,314 $91,302

MA in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (Daytime Format)

$58,410 $36,867 $13,849 $109,126

MA in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (Evening Format)

$31,350 $36,867 $13,588 $76,105

MA in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinx Communities

$31,350 $36,867 $13,588 $81,805

MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (Online Format)

$42,480 $35,508 $13,314 $91,302
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis $38,475 $36,867 $13,588 $88,930
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Format) $37,170 $35,508 $13,314 $85,992
Doctoral Programs        
PsyD in Clinical Psychology $73,595 $36,867 $13,588 $124,050
  Caruso School of Law
Degree Programs Tuition Estimated Living Costs Estimated Other Costs Total
Juris Doctor $67,520 $22,600 $13,259 $103,379
LL.M. in Entnmt Media & Sports $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
LL.M. in U.S. Law & Disp Res $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
LL.M. in U.S. Law $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
LL.M. in Intl Comm Law & Arbit $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
LL.M. in Int Com Law & Dis Res $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
LL.M. in Intl Commercial Arbit $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
LL.M In Dispute Resolution $64,550 $22,600 $12,859 $100,009
Master of Dispute Resolution $79,430 $22,600 $12,859 $114,889
Online LL.M in Dispute Resolution $59,520 $26,100 $12,483 $98,103
Online Master of Dispute Resolution $59,520 $26,100 $12,483 $98,103
Online Master of Legal Studies $59,520 $26,100 $12,483 $98,103
Certificate in Entertainment Media Sports Law $34,720 $11,300 $4,012.50 $50,032.50
Certificate in Dispute Resolut $34,720 $11,300 $4,012.50 $50,032.50