Student Business Services

Tuition is due and payable on or before the first class session. Tuition not remitted when due may be subject to a late fee. All payments should be in United States dollars. 

The following is a list of tuition and fees:

Course Level Cost per
Quarter Unit
4.5 Quarter
Unit Course
100, 200, 300 & 400 $362 $1,629
500 (Undergraduate) $416 $1,872
500 (Graduate) $416 $1,872
600 & 700 $416 $1,872

Current rates effective July 1, 2015.

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.

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

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.

* 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.

Military Community
National University has eight convenient locations for the military community in San Diego County, and one in San Bernardino County. Centers are located at Naval Base San Diego, Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. National University also has admissions offices at Naval Hospital and Naval Submarine Base in San Diego, at Naval Base Bremerton, Washington and at the online information center in Quantico, Virginia. National University offers reduced tuition for classes on base for qualified students, including: active duty members, their spouses and dependents, Department of Defense employees, military retirees and selective military reserve members. The University accepts DANTES tests offered through the military voluntary education program. National University is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC).