Cost of Attendance 2011-2012

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/nonresidential 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 2009 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.

Direct Costs –

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. Click here to view a quarterly breakdown of tuition and fees. Tuition and fee rates are expected to increase each year; new rates are effective September 1 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. Counseling and Clinical programs are in session seven days/six nights during the summer quarter. The Depth Psychology and the Community/Liberation/Eco Psychology programs are not in residency during the summer (community fieldwork). The Mythological Studies, Psychotherapy, and the Somatics programs are in session five days/four nights in the summer quarter. Humanities & Creative Life program is in residence four days/three nights once each quarter. The Jungian Studies program is in residence four days/three nights once each 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/thesis fees When the student enters the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. programs, the two-year dissertation fee will equal the tuition of the year the student entered the program. For example, students entering the Ph.D. program Fall 2011, the dissertation fee will be $25,965. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details. Students who enter the thesis phase of the program are assessed a flat fee to be determined each academic year. For students entering the Master’s program in the Fall 2011, the thesis fee will be $1,800.

For more information regarding financial aid eligibility during the dissertation phase of the program and for a breakdown of dissertation fees, download the Dissertation Fact Sheet.

Indirect Costs - 

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.

 Total Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2011-2012

 

    Residential    
Category
 MA Counseling
MA Humanities & Creative Life
MA/PhD Depth Psych
Community/
Liberation/Eco Psych
MA/PhD Jungian Studies
MA/PhD Somatics
PhD Psychotherapy
 MA/PhD Mythological Studies
PhD Clinical Psychology
Tuition  $21,550  $18,164  $25,965  $25,965  $25,965   $25,965  $25,965
Residential Fee
 $5,431  $2,624  $4,206  $2,624  $5,052  $5,052  $7,131
Living Expenses*
 $19,958  $17,830  $19,958  $17,830  $19,958  $19,958  $19,958
Travel/Misc. Expenses*
$3,350
 $0  $3,350  $0  $3,350  $3,350  $3,350
Loan Fees*
 $103  $103  $103 $103 $103 $103 $103
Books*  $1,200 $1,200 $1,200  $1,200  $1,200  $1,200  $1,600
Total  $51,592 $39,921
$54,782
$47,722
 $55,628 $55,628
$58,107


    Non-Residential    
Category
 MA Counseling
MA Humanities & Creative Life
MA/PhD Depth Psych
Community/
Liberation/Eco Psych
MA/PhD Jungian Studies
MA/PhD Somatics
PhD Psychotherapy
 MA/PhD Mythological Studies
PhD Clinical Psychology
Tuition $21,550 $18,164 $25,965 $25,965 $25,965  $25,965 $25,965
Non-
Residential Fee
 $3,026 $1,424 $2,403 $1,424 $2,848 $2,848 $3,827
Living Expenses*
 $19,958 $17,830 $19,958 $17,830 $19,958 $19,958 $19,958
Travel/Misc. Expenses*
$3,350
 $0 $3,350 $0 $3,350 $3,350 $3,350
Loan Fees*
 $103 $103 $103$103$103$103$103
Books* $1,200$1,200$1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,600
Total $49,187$38,721
$52,979
$46,522
 $53,424$53,424
$54,803

 

          * Estimated Average