Tuition and Fees

The President and the Board of Trustees, based upon recommendations of the University Budget Committee and the Finance Committee of the Board, set tuition and fee rates. Tuition and fees are usually announced in the spring for the following academic year. Students should anticipate annual increases in tuition and fees. All dollar amounts refer to U.S. funds.

Students must sign an Enrollment Agreement before beginning classes at Sofia University. The Enrollment Agreement includes information about tuition and fees, billing, attendance, financial assistance, and other matters of enrollment.

Program Tuition and Estimated Costs
Degree Program Total Units Estimated Tuition Cost Estimated Fees

BA/BS Completion














42 $29,600 $2,200


42 $29,600 $2,200





MBAC**** 36 $24,000 $1,100





MBA/MCSC Pathway





DBA 54 $51,300 $1,533
DBAC**** 54 $51,300 $1,533





PHDC**** 75 $71,450 $3,575





PsyD with BA 120*** $114,000 -

*Students entering with 90 undergraduate transfer units.
**Students entering with 45 graduate transfer units.
***Students entering with bachelor’s degree and no graduate transfer units.
****The MATPC, MBAC, and PHDC programs are offered in Chinese. The MATPK program is offered in Korean. Potential scholarships are available for students enrolled in these programs. For more information, please contact or reach out to your admissions counselor.


Certificate Program Tuition and Costs  
Degree Program   Total Units   Estimated Program Cost
Leadership and Life Coaching  NA  $6,400
Dream 13* $10,000
Cybersecurity 18 $9,360
Artificial Intelligence 18 $9,360
Eco Psychology 13* $10,000


Fees Table

Fee Type

Fee Description


Application Fee* (Domestic and International)

All Student Applicants —*Non-Refundable


Acceptance Fee* Domestic/International Student - *Non-Refundable $200
Digital Badge Fee Fee paid by all new Sofia students *Non-Refundable $50


Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee (*Non-Refundable) $0.00 per $1,000 Tuition. *CA Residents Only.

$0.00 per $1,000

Late Registration

Administrative charge for registering late.


Payment Plan

Administrative charge for creating and maintaining payment plan.


Student Services Fee

All students (Technology and Student Activities—Quarterly).


MACP Intensive Fee - 10 days with lunches

Covers the cost of speakers, lab, and 10 days of lunch.


MACP Intensive Fee - 10 days without lunches Cover the cost of speakers, lab, no lunch included. $600

MATP and PhD Seminar Fee - 5 days with lunches

Covers the cost of speakers, lab, and 5 days of lunch.


MATP and PhD Seminar Fee - 5 days without lunches Covers the cost of speakers and lab, no lunch included. $475


All students who complete their degree requirements and wish to receive a diploma (participation in commencement is included).


0-unit Course

Flat rate for 0-unit course per quarter.


Orientation Fee Fee paid by all new Sofia students. *Non-Refundable $50
I-20 Processing Fee International Students *Non-Refundable. $100
OPT Services Fee Covers cost of OPT for F-1 Students. $100
Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type

Fee Description


Additional Diploma

Replacement cost or for additional copies of Diploma.


International Diploma Shipping Fee Covers International Diploma Shipping Costs. $75

Bounced Check

Administration fee for a returned check.


PLA Fee - Prior Learning Assessment Fee

Opportunity for students to have prior work experience assessed and reviewed through a combination of testing, interview, etc. Students to demonstrate prior knowledge and claim work experience as credit.


Course Challenge Fee

Students can petition to have courses taken at other universities accepted at Sofia. *Non-Refundable


Credit Card Transaction Fee Non-refundable 3% fee for each credit card transaction will be added to the total transaction amount as of November 20th, 2023. 3% of total amount