2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Accounts


Ms. Heidi Pendleton
Director of Student Accounts
Phone 951.343.4371
FAX 951.343.4515

The cost of an education at California Baptist University is among the lowest to be found in accredited, private senior institutions. This is made possible with support from the Cooperative Program of the California Southern Baptist Convention and other gifts and grants.

The University reserves the right, with or without notice, to change fees and charges when necessary.

Student Charges in U.S. Dollars


Doctorate Program Tuition (per unit)

  Business Program $897
  Clinical Psychology Program 950
  Nursing Practice Program 950
  Public Administration Program 897

Masters Program Tuition (per unit)

  Accounting $662
  Applied Mathematics 605
  Architecture 870
  Athletic Training 665
  Business Administration 662
  Civil Engineering 858
  Communication 580
  Counseling Ministry 580
  Counseling Ministry and Counseling Psychology (Dual Program) 662
  Counseling Psychology 701
  Data Science and Knowledge Engineering 933
  Education 634
  Educational Leadership 634
  Electrical and Computer Engineering 833
  English 607
  Forensic Psychology 715
  Higher Education Leadership and Student Development 607
  Industrial Organizational Psychology 650
  Information Technology Management 605
  Kinesiology 580
  Leadership and Adult Learning 607
  Leadership and Community Development 607
  Leadership and Organizational Studies 607
  Mechanical Engineering 858
  Music 635
  Nursing 791
  Organizational Leadership 607
  Physician Assistant (block tuition per semester) 14,400
  Public Administration 607
  Public Health 853
  Public Relations 580
  School Counseling 634
  School Psychology 634
  Social Work 660
  Software Engineering 961
  Speech Language Pathology 762
  Sport and Performance Psychology 630
  Worship Arts 600

Other Course Tuition (per unit)

  Audit (per unit) $161

Intensive English Program (IEP) Student Tuition

  IEP Tuition Per Semester (12 units) $5,250
  IEP Tuition Per Unit 437.50

Non-refundable Fees

(applies to all programs; unless otherwise specified)

Required Student Fees

  General Fee - Masters Program (per semester)
    Graduate Students with 5 or more units $355
    Graduate Students with 4 or less units 175
  General Fee - Intensive English Program (per semester)
    IEP Students with 6 or more units $665
    IEP Students with 5 or less units 175
  Student Services Fee - Intensive English Program (fall/spring)
    On-campus Students (with 6 units or more) $240
    Off-campus Students (with 6 units or more) 220
    International Student Fee (in addition to student services fee; fall/spring) 300
  Student Health Insurance (per semester)
    International Student Health Insurance $956
    Student Health Insurance (Athletic Training, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Speech Language Pathology) 956
  New Student Fee (Intensive English Program Students only)
    Fall $310
    Spring 160

Traditional Single Student Housing (per semester)

  Housing Reservation Fee $100
  Shared Occupancy 2,930
  Private Occupancy 4,390

Board (Semester Meal Plans)

  The following plans are available only to commuters:  
    Plan A (45 meals; 50 dining dollars) $500
    Plan B (70 meals; 50 dining dollars) 800
    Plan C (90 meals; 100 dining dollars) 1065
  On Campus Residents must select one of the following:  
    Plan D (135 meals; 150 dining dollars) $1,600
    Plan E (155 meals; 200 dining dollars) 1,845
    Plan F (180 meals; 200 dining dollars) 2,075
    Plan G (200 meals; 250 dining dollars) 2,300
    Plan H (225 meals; 250 dining dollars) 2,505
    Plan I (250 meals; 250 dining dollars) 2,720
    Plan J (275 meals; 250 dining dollars) 2,930
    Plan K (300 meals; 250 dining dollars) 3,150

Academic Fees

  Comprehensive Exam Fee (EDU 594 , ENG 594 , KIN 594 , MPA 594 , NUR 597 ) $355
  Comprehensive Exam Fee (FPY 598 ) 100
  Directed/Independent Study Fee (per unit, in addition to tuition) 275
  Education Lab Fee (PPS 513 , PPS 535 , PPS 544 , PPS 563 , PPS 564 PPS 565 SPE 553 ) 240
  Induction Portfolio Fee (OPS GRS 510 , 511 , 515 , 516 , 520 , 521 , SPE 510 511 ) 250
  Laptop Program  
    School of Music Laptop $2,950
    School of Music Laptop: *Finance Option 3,600
    *A $900 laptop fee will be assessed for four (4) consecutive semesters.  
  Music Private Instruction (per semester)  
    1 lesson per week (1/2 hour) $340
    2 lessons per week (1 hour) 680
  Nursing Equipment Fee (NUR 501 ) 80
  Practice Seminar I Fee (PSY 501S ) 50
  Program Fees (per semester unless otherwise specified)
    Athletic Training $525
    Architecture (fall/spring semester) 1,250
    Clinical Psychology (PSY 720 , 740 , 760 , 780 , 791 ) 250
    Nursing (NUR 502 , 522 , 536 , 546 ) 1,575
    Nursing (NUR 571 , 573 , 575 , 577 ) 1,210
    Nursing - Doctorate 1,033
    Physician Assistant 675
    Traditional MBA (per unit) 100
  School of Education - Student Teaching/Internship  
    Internship Practicum Fee (EDU 582 , SPE 582 ) $220
    Continuance Fee (EDU 583 , SPE 583 ) 220
    Extended Service Area Fee 200
  Speech Language Pathology Clinical Practicum Fee (CDS 542 552 562 572 ) 1,500
  Sport Psychology Practicum Fee (SPP 540 560 580 ) 1,000
  Subject Matter Competency Fees:
    CBU Student $110
    Non-CBU Student 220
  Testing Fee (PSY 555 , Traditional Graduate) 125
  Testing Fee (SWK 590 , Traditional Graduate) 100
  Thesis/Project Reading Fee (per unit, in addition to tuition, ENG 597 598 EDU 597 , 598 FPY 597 , KIN 598 , MUS 598 , NUR 598 ) 540
  Uniform Fees (annual)  
    University Choir and Orchestra Uniform Fee (MUS 560 ) $500
    Male Chorale Uniform Fee (MUS 562 ) 500
    Women’s Choir Uniform Fee (MUS 561 ) 500
    New Song Uniform Fee (MUS 564 ) 500
    Wind Ensemble Uniform Fee (MUS 567 ) 250
  Worship Arts Residency Fee (MUS 507 517 ) 218
  Worship Arts Residency Fee (MUS 508 577 ) 109
  Worship Arts Residency Fee (MUS 527 558 ) 272

Student Accounts

  Semester Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
    Bank Payment or Credit Card (per semester) $35
  Study Abroad Processing Fee (Non-CBU programs) 280
  Late Payment Fee 200
  Dishonored Check (per check) 30
  Wire Transfer Fee 30

Student Services

  Lost Key 65


  Incomplete Fee (per course) $45
  Graduation Application Fee - Doctorate Degree 750
  Graduation Application Fee - Masters Degree 250
  Late Graduation Application Fee 50
  Re-application for Graduation Fee 50
  Duplicate Diploma Fee 50
  Transcript Fee (per transcript) 10
  Transcript Processing Fees  
    Rush (same day, per transcript) 35
    Next Business Day (per transcript) 15
    Faxed Unofficial Transcript (per fax) 15
  Transcript Delivery / Mailing Fees  
    Electronic Delivery (per transcript) No Charge
    Standard U.S. Mail (per transcript) 2
    Standard International Mail (per transcript) 2.10
    Express Mailing - Two Day U.S. (per transcript) 25
    Express Mailing - Next Day U.S. (per transcript) 30
    Express Mailing - International (per transcript) 60
    Letter/Enrollment Verification Fee 3


  Graduate $45
  Re-admission 25

Policy for Student Accounts

All student account charges are due and payable by the Payment Due Date. To maintain enrollment, students must complete payment and agree to the terms and conditions of the Tuition and Fee Agreement, in addition to meeting all academic and standard of conduct requirements. The university expects students to cover all charges for the current semester before advancing to a future semester.

California Baptist University offers three payment options to assist students in covering tuition and fee charges. Students may choose to make a payment, set-up an automatic monthly payment plan, and/or use financial aid to cover their balance. International, Special Admit, and Professional Development Students are required to pay their balance in full each semester by the payment due date.

Students who remain enrolled past the last day to drop with refund are obligated to cover all charges incurred in accordance with the Policy for Refund of Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board Charges. If a balance exists, a hold will be placed on the student account preventing release of diploma, transcripts, and future registration until the balance is paid in full with verified funds.

Payment Due Dates

All students should pay their balance by close of business day on the Payment Due Date to avoid a Late Payment Fee and possible enrollment cancellation.

  Semester Payment Due Date
  Fall 2018 Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  Spring 2019 Thursday, January 3, 2019
  Summer 2019 Monday, May 6, 2019

University Approved Payment Options

Option 1 (Student Account Payment)

California Baptist University accepts the following forms of payment:

Online Payments - Bank payments and credit card payments are accepted online through InsideCBU at no additional charge. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. Foreign Currency Payments processed by Western Union Business Solutions are also accepted online.

Check Payments - Check payments can be made in the Student Accounts Office or mailed to California Baptist University, Attention: Student Accounts, 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504. The student ID number should be listed on the check. All student account payments must be received in the Student Accounts Office by the Payment Due Date.

Option 2 (Automatic Monthly Payment Plan)

The monthly payment plan enables students to pay all or part of their semester charges in four monthly installments without interest. Payments are automatically processed on the 5th or 20th of the month as selected at the time of enrollment. A $35 per semester enrollment fee is required. Re-enrollment by the Payment Due Date is required each semester. A Late Payment Fee will apply if the first monthly payment transaction is not successful for any reason. Please see the InsideCBU Student Accounts tab for more information.

Option 3 (Financial Aid)

Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, federal loans, and alternative loans. Students are encouraged to register and meet all financial aid requirements at their earliest opportunity. Financial Aid must be accepted by close of business day on the Payment Due Date. Please see the financial aid section of this catalog for more information.

Tuition and Fee Agreement

All students are required to submit a Tuition and Fee Agreement electronically through InsideCBU. The agreement outlines the student’s financial responsibility for covering all student account charges. Students are encouraged to read through the agreement and contact the Student Accounts Office with any questions prior to submission.

Delinquent Accounts

All student account charges are due and payable by the payment due date. Failure to make payments of any indebtedness to the University when due, including, but not limited to, tuition, housing or rental charges, student loans, laptop fees, special fees, library or parking fines, is considered sufficient cause, until the debt is settled with verified funds, to bar the student from classes, to record no grades on transcript, to withhold diploma or transcript of records, to dismiss the student, and to hold all records as the University deems necessary. At the completion of each semester, accounts with an outstanding balance are considered delinquent. Interest is charged on all delinquent accounts at a rate of .03% computed daily or 10% per year. In the event an account is turned over to a collection service, the cost of the service and reasonable attorneys’ fees will be added to the account. Returning students will not be permitted to register for classes if a balance appears on their account.

Policy for Refund of Tuition, Fees, Room and Board Charges

The Student Accounts Office will automatically process tuition refunds for all eligible students. Tuition refunds are calculated from the date of official withdrawal. A withdrawal is considered official when a completed Petition to Withdraw Form has been submitted to the Enrollment Services Office and processed by the Office of the University Registrar, Financial Aid and Student Accounts.

Ceasing to attend does not constitute an official withdrawal from a course or from the University. However, a Title IV-unofficial withdraw may be processed, as required per federal regulations, which may necessitate the return of federal financial aid.

Refer to the Financial Aid and Academic Information sections in this catalog for additional information regarding withdrawals.

Tuition, room, and board charges may be refunded or credited per the following schedules:


Withdrawal from a course

  Within add/drop period- A student may drop from a course and receive a full credit of tuition. No mark will appear on the transcript and no charge is incurred.
  Within withdrawal period- A student may withdraw from a course. However, there will be no credit of tuition, and a “W” will appear on the transcript.

Withdrawal from the University (Traditional 16 week courses)

A student withdrawing from the University during the semester may receive a credit on tuition (room and board not included) according to the following schedule:

  Within the first two weeks after semester begins 100%
  Within the third week after semester begins 75%
  Within the fourth week after semester begins 50%
  Within the fifth through eighth week after semester begins 25%
  After the eighth week of the semester No refund

Completion of even one course in a session will make a student ineligible for withdrawal from the University for that semester.

Refer to the University Calendar and course schedule for add/drop and withdrawal dates. Course schedules may be obtained at www.calbaptist.edu/schedules.

Room and Board

These charges may be refunded or credited on a prorated basis upon approval of a written appeal. Appeals must indicate extenuating circumstances and be submitted to the Residence Life Office and/or University Card Services Office.

Repayment of Financial Aid

See “Withdrawal from the University” under Financial Aid for a complete discussion.

Policy for Student Organization Funds

All student organization funds must be deposited with the University. The University disburses funds through the normal requisition process. All requisitions must have the signature of the organization’s advisor and the Vice President for Student Services. Proceeds from the sale of yearbook advertising and school newspaper advertising must be handled through the Student Accounts Office. No organization or club is permitted to solicit advertising or contributions without the written permission of the University administration.

The University reserves the right, with or without notice, to change fees and charges when necessary.