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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fee Information

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Payment Information

The first tuition payment is due upon receipt of the orientation reservation or other intent to enroll document. Subsequent payments must be received by the due date; see the Tuition Delinquency  policy for details.

Tuition is billed at least one month prior to the due date or during registration for the term, and is considered delinquent if not received by the due date. Delinquent accounts are subject to penalty fees and finance charges.

Tuition due dates for academic year 2019-2020 are as follows:

Fall 2019 - Due 08/27/2019
Spring 2020 - Due 01/02/2020
Summer 2020 - Due 04/28/2020

Students expecting a student loan or tuition reimbursement assistance need to have reserve funds available to cover tuition costs between the time tuition is due and the time of receipt of the loan disbursement or reimbursement. Students are responsible for tuition payments upon enrollment, whether or not a loan or reimbursement is pending.

Payments must be issued in US dollars. Payment can be made online via WebAdvisor in the myFielding portal. WebAdvisor will accept electronic check payments, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Payments may also be mailed to the address noted below:

Fielding Graduate University
2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3538
Attn: Student Accounts

Attendance and Participation While Awaiting VA Tuition and Fee Payments

Effective August 1, 2019, any student using CH31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits) or CH33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®) is protected from any penalties imposed by the University while waiting for the VA to make tuition and fee payments. Under this policy, the University:

  • Cannot deny a student access to classrooms, libraries, or other institutional facilities
  • Cannot make the student borrow money to cover costs while waiting for payment
  • Cannot charge a student a late fee or penalty

The coverage period ends when VA makes payment or 90 days after the date the University certifies tuition and fees.

Protection begins when the student provides the school with a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) or a Statement of Benefits. The University can require the student to submit:

  • the CoE or Statement of Benefits no later than the first day of the program
  • a written request to use the benefits or other necessary certifications

For more information regarding this policy, contact your School Certifying Official.

Policy Revised 10/01/2019


Cost of Attendance for Financial Aid

The cost of attendance (COA) budget is used to calculate need eligibility for certain scholarship funds, and it provides a cap for maximum allowable aid. These costs are not paid directly to Fielding and are estimates for an average student. The actual COA is calculated and shown on the Award Letter when a student requests financial aid.

Significant cost increases due to individual circumstances, such as disabilities, dependent care, or computer purchase may be appealed on an individual basis. Contact the Financial Aid Office for the COA appeal request form.

Other Expenses Amount Per
Books: Doctoral and Respecialization Certificate $500 term
Books: Master’s and Certificate $25 credit
Transportation: Clinical Doctoral and Respecialization Certificate $3,600 year
Transportation: All Other Doctoral $2,400 year
Transportation: MA in ODL $1,050 year
Transportation: Evidence Based Coaching Certificates $2,400 program
Transportation: Neuropsychology Certificate $70 month
Room/Board/Personal/Miscellaneous $1,880 month


Doctoral Tuition Rates by Program as of September 1, 2019

Program Tuition Additional Information

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Change

$8,870/term $26,610/annually
Infant and Early Childhood Development (PhD) $8,870/term*


*ICDL teach-out students who entered Fall 2014 through Summer 2015 and have remained on that catalog will instead be charged $970 per credit

Human Development (PhD)

Human & Organizational Systems (PhD)

Organizational Development & Change (PhD)

$9,700/term $29,100/annually
Clinical Psychology (PhD) $9,700/term $29,100/annually
Media Psychology (PhD) $9,700/term $29,100/annually


Master’s Tuition Rates by Program as of September 1, 2019

Program Tuition Additional Information
Infant and Early Childhood Development $720/credit $2,880/course - 10 courses
Media Psychology $610/credit $2,440/course - 10 courses
Organizational Development & Leadership $720/credit $28,800 total - 40 credits


Graduate Certificate Tuition and Fee Rates by Program as of September 1, 2019

Program Tuition Associated Fees Additional Information
Clinical Psychology (postbaccalaureate) $720/credit   $20,160 program total - 28 credits
Comprehensive Evidence Based Coaching


$750/per skills training course

  $3,630/term - 3 terms
Evidence Based Coaching for Organization Leadership


$750/per skills training course

  $3,630/term - 2 terms
Forensic Psychology $720/credit   $2,880/course - 3 courses
Forensic Psychology for Mental Health Practitioners $720/credit   $2,880/course - 5 courses
Forensic Psychology for Clinicians $720/credit   $2,880/course - 6 courses
Media Psychology $610/credit   $2,440/course - 3 courses
Organizational Consulting $720/credit   $2,880/course - 3 courses
Organizational Development and Leadership $720/credit   $2,880/course - 4 courses
Neuropsychology (postdoctoral) $4,320/term $1,850/term $6,170/term - 6 terms
Students needing to continue into year three of the program pay reduced tuition .
Respecialization Clinical Psychology (postdoctoral) $929/credit with a maximum amount of $9,290/term* $929 fee for practicum/internship per term *RCP students who entered prior to Fall 2018 are charged $9,290/term with discounts at advanced stages in the program as outlined in the Tuition Reduction During Clinical Internships policy.  


Professional Development Tuition Rates by Program as of September 1, 2019

Program Tuition
12 week course $720/credit
Open Enrollment Doctoral Courses $929/credit
PSY-505 $250/course
World Cafe course $800/course; $50 materials fee/course


General Fees

General Fees
Application Fee $75 non-refundable
Deferred Enrollment Deposit $200 non-refundable
Late Registration Fee (tuition per credit/courses only) $150
Re-enrollment application fee $100 non-refundable
Replacement ID card $10 non-refundable
Student Governance Fee (Clinical and Media only) $20/annually (due Spring term)


Doctoral Session Attendance Fees

Category Standard Registration Fee Additional Late Fee Total w/ Late Fee
Student $295 $100 $395
Student attending for Dissertation Committee meeting only $125 $100 $225
Student attending for Final Oral Review or Graduation Ceremony only No Charge $100 $100
Student Spouse/Significant Other $295 $100 $395
Alumni or Alumni Spouse Significant Other $150 $150 $300


Finance Fees

Finance Fees
Convenience/Service Fee: Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express 2% per transaction
Finance Charge (1st of month) .83% charged when payment is not received by due date
Late Payment penalty fee $100 assessed on past due balance
Monthly Payment Plan $50 setup fee
$25 second time card decline
$25 change account fee (the first six changes/year are free)
Returned checks $25 charged when payment is not honored by the bank
Wire Transfer Fee (international students only) $25 (FGU does not wire funds to domestic banks)


Transcript Fees

Transcript Fees
Electronic PDF delivery $7 per email address
Paper transcript, pick-up at Fielding (no delivery) $5.25 per copy
Paper transcript, regular postal mail $10 per destination/address
Paper transcript, rush/expedited delivery $45 per destination/address



Graduation Fees

Graduation Fees
Cap and gown $55
Fee for guests Varies
Proofreader’s fee for dissertation First $300 covered by Fielding; any additional charge to be covered by student
Diploma/Certificate replacement/Duplicate diploma $50