Cost of Attendance 2017-2018
Cost of Attendance is a budget determined by the institution to estimate the cost of education for the academic year. This includes direct costs, such as tuition and residential/non-residential fees, plus estimates of indirect costs, including living expenses (outside of Pacifica), books, travel, personal, and miscellaneous expenses. The estimated figures of the indirect costs listed are provided by The College Board and are based on nine-month 2016 California regional and metropolitan budgets developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are only estimates. Individual student costs may vary based on standard of living and where the student lives.
Includes tuition and residential/non-residential fees as well as additional lodging. These are the cost of items that you pay directly to the school.
Tuition: See chart below for tuition costs. View a quarterly breakdown of tuition and fees. Tuition and fee rates are expected to increase each year; new rates are effective September 1st each year.
Residential/Non-residential Fees: See chart below for detailed fee costs. The Residential Fee covers basic overnight accommodations each session during the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters at the Best Western or the Ladera Campus, meals, shuttle service and miscellaneous day use fees. M.A. Counseling and Ph.D. Clinical Programs are in session seven days/six nights during the summer quarter. The Psy.D. Clinical Program is not in session during the summer quarter. The M.A./Ph.D. Community/Liberation/Ecopsychology Program is not in residency during the summer (community fieldwork). The M.A./Ph.D. Mythological Studies and Ph.D. Psychotherapy Programs are in session five days/four nights in the summer quarter. First and second year students in the M.A./Ph.D. Somatic Program are not in session during the summer quarter, but third year students in the M.A./Ph.D. Somatic Program are in session five days/four nights in the summer quarter. M.A. Humanities & Creative Life Program is in residence four days/three nights once each quarter. The M.A./Ph.D. Depth Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program is in residence four days/three nights once each quarter. First year Ph.D. Depth Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices students are not in residence during the summer quarter. The Non-Residential/Commuter Fee includes meals, shuttle service, and miscellaneous day use fees for those living in the Santa Barbara/Ventura County area.
Dissertation Fees: When the student enters the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. programs, the nine-quarter dissertation fee will equal the tuition of the year the student entered the program. For example, students entering a Ph.D. program in Fall 2017, the dissertation fee will be $28,900. For students entering into the Ph.D. Depth Therapy program in Fall 2017 the 9-quarter dissertation fee will be $27,300. Contact the Financial Aid Office for complete details. For more information regarding financial aid eligibility during the dissertation phase of the program and for a breakdown of dissertation fees, download the Dissertation Financial Aid Fact Sheet.
Indirect costs such as books, travel, and reasonable living expenses are based on a statewide average from a survey conducted by The College Board. Personal expenses may vary based on individual standards of living and residence location. Students who find that these estimates do not adequately reflect their cost may petition the Financial Aid Office for an adjustment to their Cost of Attendance.