Your college education is an investment unlike any other. And we're committed to helping you make sure it's affordable as possible.
That’s why we rely on financial support from alumni, donors, churches, corporations, and foundations to keep PLNU accessible and affordable for our students.
Adult Degree Completion Tuition Rates 2021-22
|Programs||Cost Per Unit|
|RN to BSN||$500|
|All other Adult Degree Completion programs||$560|
Graduate and Professional Studies Tuition Rates 2021-22
|Programs||Cost Per Unit|
|Education, M.A. (San Diego)||$660|
|Education Certifications (San Diego)||$660|
Education, M.A. (Bakersfield)
Education Certifications (Bakersfield)
|Special Education, M.A.|
Teaching, M.A. (San Diego)
|Teaching, M.A. (Bakersfield)||$660|
|Masters of Business Administration (MBA)||$890|
|Nursing, M.S. (MSN)||$820|
|Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)||$1,160|
|General Biology, M.S.||$765|
|Clinical Counseling, M.A.||$790|
|Christian Ministry, M.A.||$320|
|Organizational Leadership, M.A. (MAOL)||$600|
|Athletic Training, M.S.||$740|
*Please note: The cost of education listed above does not include additional fees or textbooks.
**The university reserves the right to modify tuition and fees at any time. For more information, please refer to the Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog.
|Audit Fee||All Programs||$150|
|Independent Study Fee||Ministry||$90/unit|
|Research Project Fee||All Education Programs||$60|
|Student Teaching Fee||MAT, Teaching Credentials||$75/unit|
|Teacher Education Assessment Fee||MAT, Teaching Credentials||$350|
|Thesis Project Fee||Biology||$60|
|Thesis Extension Fee||MBA, MSN||$600|
|Thesis Extension Fee||Ministry||$300|
|Thesis Binding Fee||MBA, MSN, Ministry||$35 (one time)|
|ePortfolio Fee||MSN, Ministry||$120 (one time)|
|Graduation Fee||All Programs||$120 (one time)*|
Late Fee **
Kinesiology Program Fee
Kinesiology Course Fee
Kinesiology Test Fee
Student Athlete Fee
Athletic Training Program Fee
$1400 (billed in two $700 charges)
Taskstream and Sibme Accounts
|MTA, Teaching Credentials|
MBA Course Fee
Intern Supervision Support
*A graduation fee will be charged to each student at the completion of a degree program, regardless of participation in commencement. Tuition and fees noted above are for the academic year beginning with the fall 2015 semester and are subject to change annually.
**Late fees will be charged to all unpaid balances at the close of business on the billing due date.
Tuition Refund Insurance
Each year, thousands of college students across the country are unable to complete classes for the semester due to unforeseen medical reasons such as illness, accidents, concussions, or mental health-related issues. Unfortunately, in many cases these families are unable to recoup all their tuition dollars. According to PLNU's refund policy, depending on the timing of the withdrawal, you may not be eligible to receive a refund of some or all of your tuition and fees.
We understand these types of situations can be a financial hardship for many families, and we believe it's important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That's why PLNU has partnered with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance, featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.
This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, we want the best for our students, and Allianz Global Assistance is a world-leader in specialty insurance and assistance — helping over 35 million people protect their tuition payments, travel plans and more each year. Read more about tuition refund insurance.