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

$218

 In addition to our military tuition discount, you may qualify to apply for veteran’s benefits under existing veteran’s programs. National University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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.

For more information, contact our Veteran's Affair Office at (858) 541-7970 or 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
The fee is $60 for students entering any degree program. This fee is charged to all but international students and waived for active-duty servicemembers and dependents.

Non-Degree Application Fee 
The fee is $60 for students entering any non-degree program.

Application Fee for Continuing Education Unit Certificates
The fee is $25.

International Student Application Fee 
The fee is $65. See the International Student Prepayment and Refund policy.

International Student Activity Fee 
The fee is $50. See also International Student Prepayment and Refund policy.

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

Graduation Processing Fee 
The $100 fee is charged to all students before graduation.

Transcript Fee
The fee is $5 per copy for each transcript.

Returned Check Charge 
The fee is $20.

Reinstatement Fee
The $100 fee is charged only to those students with unpaid delinquent financial obligations.

Late Payment Fee
The $25 fee is charged when tuition payment has not been received by the first night of class.

Credit by Examination Fee
The fee is $100 per examination, per course.

Challenge Examinations Fee
The fee is $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 more information, 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
The $305 fee is the total cost for initial submission of all four TPA Tasks. See the Credentials section under School of Education for further information on TPA Tasks and Task Stream.

*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.