Tuition

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 (2017–18)                              

Semester Cost                               Year Cost                              
12 – 17 units $17,000* $34,000*
Less than 12 units $1,415/unit  
More than 17 units $1,135/unit  
Summer units $425/unit  

*Meal plans are required for all on-campus students; all plans are the total number of meals for the summer.
*These figures do not include the cost of books, supplies, special fees, transportation, or personal expenses.

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

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.

Room and Board Charges

Semester Cost Annual Cost
Unlimited access + $50 Dining Dollars $5,315 $10,630

180 meals/semester + $200 Dining Dollars + 10 guest meals/semester

OR

15 meals/week + $50 Dining Dollars

$5,075 $10,150
120 Meals/semester + $200 Dining Dollars + 10 guest meals/semester $4,765 $9,530
Add-on block – 30 meals/semester $260 $520

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, Breaker's Convenience Store, and Jamba Juice.

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 15 meals/week + $50 Dining Dollars plan. 
  • Incoming freshmen will be defaulted to the 15 meals/week plan and can ONLY choose to increase to the Unlimited plan.
  • Residential students are permitted to change meal plans through their student portal during the first two weeks of the semester only. Residential students will not receive credit for unused meals or Dining Dollars. 


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 Plans Semester Cost
Go Green – 30 meals/semester + $100 Dining Dollars* $345
15 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $190
25 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $260
35 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $325
45 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $390
55 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $460
65 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $525
75 meals/semester + $50 Dining Dollars $590

*Five percent of purchase price goes to campus sustainability

Summer Room & Board* Rate
On-campus housing $196/week
30 meals + $20 Dining Dollars $250
40 meals + $20 Dining Dollars $280
50 meals + $20 Dining Dollars $330
80 meals + $20 Dining Dollars $520
Add-on block – 5 meals $30

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

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

Fees

Fees (2016-17)

Semester Cost Year Cost
General Fee $300 $600
Dorm Fund $12 $24
Health Insurance** $708 $1,416

Graduation Fee***

  $100
Tuition Refund Insurance $171 $342
Registration Fee (only for summer semester) $20/session  

*Nursing Program fee is $2,250 above the regular tuition rate per semester.
**Read more about PLNU health insurance and how to accept or decline it.

***This is a one-time fee administered in the semester the student graduates.

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.

Health Insurance

All undergraduate students registered for classes on the main campus are required to have valid comprehensive health insurance coverage for illness and injury. To satisfy this requirement, PLNU students must provide proof of active health insurance for each year enrolled, even if they are studying abroad and regardless of number of units.

Read more about the health insurance requirement.