We know how important it is to be able to afford your college education — it’s an investment unlike any other.

That’s why we rely on financial support from alumni, donors, churches, corporations, and foundations to keep PLNU accessible and affordable for our students.

Tuition (2023-24)                              

Semester Cost                     
12 – 17 units$21,300*
Less than 12 units$1,775/unit
Units in excess of 17 units$1,420/unit

Summer units**


*These figures do not include the cost of books, supplies, special fees, transportation, or personal expenses.
**Summer 2023

Tuition and fees noted above are for the stated academic year and are subject to change annually. For more information on tuition and fees, please refer to the undergraduate catalog or contact us.

View the Cost of Attendance budget with the indirect costs used to calculate financial aid.

Tuition Installment Plan

PLNU provides an interest-free monthly payment option for a minimal fee. 

Room and Board

Room and Board

At PLNU, your room and board experience is more than great food and a nice view. It is a community experience, where students encounter the challenging and rewarding aspects of living in a Christian community, whether that may be at dinner or in your residential hall. Below you will find room and board options that will satisfy the most finicky diners and those who eat throughout the day.

2023-24 Room Costs

Semester CostAnnual Cost
Room only (including Colony)$3,625$7,250

Dorm Fund (residence hall activities + laundry machines)


2023-24 Board (Dining Options) Costs

Semester CostSemester Cost including HousingAnnual CostAnnual Cost including Housing
320 Meals/semester + $100 Dining Dollars$3,100$6,725$6,200$13,450

240 Meals/Semester + $100 Dining Dollars

180 Meals/Semester + $200 Dining Dollars$2,525$6,150$5,050$12,300
140 Meals/Semester + $200 Dining Dollars$2,175$5,800$4,350$11,600
Add-On Block – 30 meals/semester$310/add on block  


Add-on Block – 10 meals/semester$110/add on block   

Dining Dollars

Included in your meal plan are Dining Dollars that can be used at the Nicholson Commons Dining Room (the Caf) or other on-campus dining options: Point Break Cafe, Bobby B's Coffee Company, and Breaker's Convenience Store.

Some of the Rules

  • Meal plans are required for all students living on campus.
  • Residential students who do not formally choose a meal plan are assigned to the 240 Meals/Semester + $100 Dining Dollars semester plan
  • Incoming freshmen will be defaulted to the 240 Meals/Semester + $100 Dining Dollars semester plan and can ONLY choose to increase to the Unlimited plan.
  • Residential students can change meal plans in the first two weeks of the semester through Workday, but unused meals or Dining Dollars won't be credited back.

    Here is how you can do that - Update Meal Plans

Commuter Students

If you don’t live on campus, you have the option to purchase commuter meal plans through your student portal. Commuter students may add additional meals at any time but will not receive credit for unused meals.

Commuter Meal PlansSemester Cost
10 meals/semester + $150 Dining Dollars$320
15 meals/semester + $100 Dining Dollars$320
25 meals/semester + $25 Dining Dollars$320
50 meals/semester + $100 Dining Dollars$665
60 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars$665
75 meals


Summer Housing and Meals

2023 Summer Room & Board*Rate
On-Campus Housing$225/week
30 Meals$305
40 Meals$340
50 Meals$400
60 Meals$470
80 Meals$600
15 Meals (May Intensive 3-Week Session Only)$170
Add-On: 5 Meals**$35

*Meal plans are required for all students living on campus; all plans are the total number of meals for the summer.

**Applies only to 80 meal plan

For more information about our dining facilities, visit Loma Dining.

For more information on costs for on-campus students, see PLNU Cost of Attendance.



For more information about fees, please see the catalog:
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog | Financing a PLNU Education

Fees (2023-24)

Semester CostYear Cost
General Fee$475$950
Dorm Fund$37$74
New Student Fee$450 one-time 

Degree Processing Fee*

Tuition Refund Insurance PremiumTBDTBD
Registration Fee (only for summer semester)$35/session 
Nursing Program Fee



Student Athlete Fee$231$462
Independent Study Fee$250/unit 

*New students only, charged with the first semester of enrollment
**This is a one-time fee administered in the semester the student graduates.

Course and Lab Fees may be attached to individual courses. Click here to view the Current Course Fee List.

Tuition Insurance

Tuition 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. Therefore, we are pleased to make available the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan.

Tuition refund insurance can help refund your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason such as an illness, accident, or mental health issue (two-day hospital stay required for mental health-related issues). This insurance program complements and enhances our school's refund policy and we believe families benefit from this added protection. 

Read more about tuition refund insurance.