U.S. Marines Tuition and Fees

As of November 1, 2014, military tuition rates are as follows:

  On Base Course Online Course
Undergraduate $747 $747
Graduate $822 $981
Undergraduate (per quarter unit) $166 $166
Graduate (per quarter unit) $182.67


In addition to military tuition assistance, you may qualify to apply for Montgomery GI Bill. Federal and State financial aid is also available to those who qualify.

The Department of Defense's standardized Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of servicemembers' professional and personal self-development goals. The TA policy for the current fiscal year allows active duty servicemembers to receive tuition assistance of $4,500 per year.

Note that some service branches have established specific guidelines or limits for their members that do not mirror the standard policy. Please check with your Education Services Officer to determine the benefits available to you. For more information on Tuition Assistance, visit the DANTES website at www.dantes.doded.mil.

Any further information please contact our Veteran's Affair Office at

(858) 541-7970 or via email at veteransaffairs@nu.edu.

Current general fees include:

General Fees
Fees are non-refundable. All records and services are withheld from students who have any outstanding financial obligations to the University or have defaulted on a Title IV loan at the University. Effective May 1, 2011 National University began reporting student account defaults to credit reporting agencies.

Application Fee
$60, For students entering any degree program. This fee is charged to all but international students, waived for active duty members and dependents.

Non-Degree Application Fee
$60, For students entering any non-degree program.

Application Fee for Continuing Education Unit Certificates

International Student Application Fee
$65, See also International Student Prepayment and Refund policy.

International Student Activity Fee
$50, See also International Student Prepayment and Refund policy.

Re-admission Fee
$60, For students who have been inactive for more than 12 months or who are entering another degree program.

Graduation Processing Fee
$100, Charged to all students before graduation.

Transcript Fee
$5, Per copy fee for each transcript

Returned Check Charge

Reinstatement Fee
$100, Charged only to those students with unpaid delinquent financial obligations.

Late Payment Fee
$25, Charged when tuition payment has not been received by the first night of class.

Credit by Examination Fee
$100, Per examination, per course.

Challenge Examinations Fee
$50, Per course charge, course waiver, no credit.

Nursing Fees
Basic BSN Program Orientation Fee, $2,450
Nursing Clinical Laboratory (NSG) Fee, $675 per course
E-Portfolio, $35 per year
E-Portfolio Renewal Fee, $30 per year

For further information please contact the nursing department at: nursing@nu.edu

MFA Digital Cinema and Professional Screenwriting Fees
MDC 688 Course Fee, $1,200
MDC 689 Course Fee, $550
SCR 675 Course Fee, $750
SCR 670P Course Fee, $250
SCR 690 Course Fee, $350
SCR 691 Course Fee, $350

MS Anesthesia Fees
Application Fee, $60, (In addition to University Application fee)
Unit Fee, $329.70, (In addition to tuition fee)

Teaching Performance Assessment Fees

Total cost for initial submission of all 4 TPA Tasks. See Credentials section under School of Education for further information on TPA tasks and Task Stream.

National University Golf Academy
Player’s Lab Fee

The labs are part of the practical portion of the National University Golf Academy curriculum that incorporate and build upon prior learning in the Player’s Lab series. Students participate in individual and/or group activities that can include instruction, training, play and practice activities.

ORI37 Player’s Lab IA, $160 (per lab session)
ORI 31/ ORI 34 Player’s Lab I, $100
ORI 32/ ORI 35 Player’s Lab II, $225
ORI 19/ ORI 21 Player’s Lab III, $350

Students enrolled in a National University Golf Academy program, Certificate, or approved Professional Golf Management elective, who are in good academic standing, are eligible to enroll in the Player’s Labs I and IA, provided they are enrolled in a course, and Player’s Lab II and III, provided they are enrolled in or have completed a course in the past 45 days.

* Tuition for 500-level courses is charged according to students’ degree programs.

Tuition is due and payable prior to the first class session of each course. Tuition not fully paid when due is subject to a late fee.

If a tuition payment check is returned due to insufficient funds, the University reserves the right to drop all current and future classes for that student. Students will be notified of this action and assessed a return check charge. The University may require students who have written multiple insufficient-fund checks to make all future payments by cashier’s check, cash, or money order.

The University reserves the right to modify tuition at any time. Students whose employers have entered into a contractual agreement with the University may be eligible for reduced tuition.