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Tuition & Fees For All Full-Time, Part-Time, And Transfer Students:

Westcliff University enrolls students on a year-by-year basis for each year required to complete the program.

Degree Program Tuition
     Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
  • Bachelor Programs
$450.00 per credit hour
  • Master Programs
$625.00 per credit hour
  • Doctor Programs
$675.00 per credit hour
     Students Enrolled in Online Programs
  • Bachelor Programs
$315.00 per credit hour
  • Master Programs
$575.00 per credit hour
  • Doctor Programs
$625.00 per credit hour
     F1 International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
  • Bachelor Programs
$490.00 per credit hour
  • Master Programs
$650.00 per credit hour
  • Doctor Programs
$700.00 per credit hour
 

 

Certificate Program Tuition
  • TESOL Certificate – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$2600.00
  • TESOL Certificate – International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$3400.00
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$2835.00
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$2835.00
  • Graduate TESOL Certificate – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$4725.00
  • Graduate TESOL Certificate – International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$5175.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$4725.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$5175.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Marketing – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$6300.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Marketing – International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$6900.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$4725.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership – International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$5175.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Management – Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$6300.00
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Management – International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs
$6900.00

* A student will not be officially registered for their Certificate program until tuition and fees are paid in full.


Application Fee (non-refundable) $30.00 one time
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $25.00 per semester
Deferred Payment Plan Fee Up to $75.00
Degree Diploma Gold Embossed $100.00
Degree Diploma Frame $150.00
Degree Diploma Replacement $125.00
Certified Official Transcript $10.00
Transcripts Expedited Fee $25.00
Returned Check Fee $35.00
Late Tuition Fee- New Students $50.00 weekly
Late Tuition Fee- Continuing Students $35.00
Student ID Card $10.00
Student ID Card Replacement $15.00
Program Change Fee $250.00

F1 International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs

I-20 Processing $100.00
I-20 Deferral Fee $100.00
Foreign Transcript Evaluation fee $100.00
Foreign Transcript Translation fee $65.00 per page
Course by course evaluation (detailed) $185.00
CPE Exam (if needed) $50.00

Changes In Fee Schedule:

Tuition and fee charges are subject to change at the school’s discretion.

If there are any tuition or fee increases, the changes will become effective the next semester.

The student will be notified prior to any tuition changes.

 

Notice of Additional Fees for Late Payment of Tuition

Students are required to submit full payment of tuition and fees owed for their first semester by the registration deadline (5 weeks prior to the start) to avoid additional charges. Students who maintain a balance with the university after this deadline are assessed a $50.00 fee every week until the balance is paid in full. Financial counseling is available for all students through the Westcliff Financial Aid Department.

Tuition and fees for each semester after the first one must be paid in full 30 days prior to the 1st start date of classes. Students who maintain a balance after this deadline in subsequent semesters are assessed a one-time $35.00 fee, unless you have received approval from the Billing Department to pay using one of Westcliff University’s payment plan options.


Methods Of Payments: 
Payments may be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), cash, money order, cashier’s check, or certified check. All payments can be paid in person on campus or online. Payments can also be mailed to the University at the address: 16715 Von Karman Avenue, #100, Irvine, California, 92606.

 

*Payment Plan Options and Policy Students Enrolled in Campus Programs:

Westcliff University offers three payment plans to assist students with their financial needs. As a student at Westcliff University, you are free to choose from any one of these options: Payment in Full: Tuition is due by the start date of the 1st course of the semester. Two Installments Deferred Payment Plan: This Westcliff University Deferred Payment Plan is available where deferrable charges, such as tuition and certain fees, are paid in two installments. The total fees for the semester are divided into two equal payments. The 1st payment is due prior to the 1st start date of the class, and the 2nd installment is due by midnight Saturday of the 8th week of the semester. There is a $50.00 fee for the two installment deferment plan. Three Installments Deferred Payment Plan: This Westcliff University Deferred Payment Plan is available where deferrable charges, such as tuition and certain fees, are paid in three installments. For three installments, the total fees for the semester are divided into three equal payments. The 1st payment is due prior to the 1st start date of the class, the 2nd installment is due by midnight Saturday of the 5th week of the semester, and the 3rd installment is due by midnight Saturday of the 10th week of the semester. There is a $75.00 fee for the three installment deferment plan. To request a deferment plan, please reach out to the Billing Department. The request must be submitted to the Billing department prior to the start date of the 1st class for approval.

 

*Payment Plan Options and Policy International Students Enrolled in Campus Programs:

Full Program Payment Option (1 payment prior to program start)

Students may elect to make a full payment for the entire program.  Payment is due one week prior to the start of the program.   

Per Semester Payment Plan (1 payment prior to each semester start)

Students may pay the semester tuition in full, along with applicable fees, four weeks prior to the beginning of a semester. Tuition is assessed in accordance with the student’s enrollment agreement.

 

Student Cancel, Drop, and Withdraw Policy:

Buyer’s Right To Cancel:You have the right to cancel your agreement for a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time; and you have the right to receive a pro rate refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled hours in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. A written notice must be submitted to the Registrar. Cancellation must be requested and approved. The student will receive a 100% full refund – (minus) the application, and registration fees.

 

Student Course Cancel Policy:

  1. A student can cancel a course and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
  2. The course is completely taken off the student’s transcript, with no record of ever registered for the course.
  3. Student refund rights are described in the Refund Policy below. Students will receive up to a 100% refund – (minus) the application and registration fees.
  4. To cancel course(s), students must e-mail, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice to Cancel form, which includes a written statement requesting to cancel to the University.


Student Withdraw Policy:

  1. A student can withdraw from the enrolled program and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
  2. When a student withdraws from a course after the first week, the student will receive a “W” on their transcript.
  3. Students refund rights are described in the Refund Policy. Students will receive up to a 60% refund – (minus) the application and registration fees.
  4. To withdraw from course(s),e-mail, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice of Withdrawal form, which includes a written statement requesting cancellation to the University.

Policies on Distance Education Programs:

The University shall transmit the first lesson and any materials to any student within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission. An institution shall transmit all lessons and materials to the student if the student has fully paid for the educational program and, after having received the first lesson and initial materials, requests in writing that all of the material be sent. If the institution transmits the balance of the materials as the student requests, the institution shall remain obligated to provide the other educational services it agreed to provide, such as responses to student inquiries, student and faculty interaction, and evaluation and comment on lessons submitted by the student, but shall not be obligated to pay any refund after all of the lessons and material are transmitted.

The University shall mail its response or evaluation within ten days of its receipt of student lessons, projects, or examinations.


Refund Policy:

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. In addition, the student may cancel or withdraw from a course after instruction has started, and receive a pro-rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition, if the student has completed sixty percent (60%) or less of the instruction in the current term. Students who attend sixty percent (60%) or more in a term will not be eligible for a pro-rata tuition refund.

Westcliff University will perform a tuition refund calculation for students who cease their enrollment, whether voluntary or involuntary, for the term in which the student ceases their enrollment. The following methodology will be used for tuition refund calculations.

The number of days attended in the term, divided by the total number of available days in the term.

For the purposes of a tuition refund calculation, attendance is defined as Substantive Academic Activities performed by the student. Substantive Academic Activities are inclusive of, but not limited to the following actions:

  1. Weekly in-class meetings, whether on-campus or online;
  2. Virtual Class Session (VCS) summary submissions;
  3. Actions performed by Student on the WU Global Academic Portal (GAP) such as initial discussion posts, peer responses, and assignment submissions.

Students utilizing Title IV, federal student aid funds, may be eligible for a pro-rata tuition refund of money not paid from Title IV, federal student aid funds. A separate calculation for determining earned Title IV funds will be performed by the university (R2T4 Calculation)

All refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation or last date of attendance.

Refund Calculation Example: 

Refund Calculation Example for 8 Week Course MBA/MA TESOL TESOL Certificate
Tuition and Registration for Single Course
Cost of tuition paid $1,575.00 $2,600.00
Non-refundable registration fee (w/cap of $200/program) $25.00 $0.00
Students withdrawing from course during: % of Tuition Fees Refunded Refund Amount Refund Amount
Week 1 (Days 1-7) 100% $1,575.00 $2,600.00
Week 2 (Days 8-14) 80% $1,260.00 $2,080.00
Week 3 (Days 15-21) 60% $945.00 $1,560.00
Week 4 (Days 22-28) 40% $630.00 $1,040.00
Week 5 (Days 29-35) 20% $315.00 $520.00
Week 6 or Later (Days 35+) 0% $0.00 $0.00

 

Refund Calculation Example for 8 Week Course MBA Capstone
Course
BBA
Tuition and Registration for Single Course
Cost of tuition paid $1,575.00 $945.00
Non-refundable registration fee (w/cap of $200/program) $25.00 $25.00
Students withdrawing from course during: % of Tuition Fees Refunded Refund Amount Refund Amount
Week 1 (Days 1-7) 100% $1,575.00 $945.00
Week 2 (Days 8-14) 80% $1,260.00 $756.00
Week 3 (Days 15-21) 60% $945.00 $567.00
Week 4 (Days 22-28) 40% $630.00 $378.00
Week 5 (Days 29-35) 20% $315.00 $189.00
Week 6 or Later (Days 35+) 0% $0.00 $0.00

 

 

Refund Calculation Example for 8 Week Course DBA
Course
Tuition and Registration for Single Course
Cost of tuition paid $1,725.00
Non-refundable registration fee (w/cap of $200/program) $25.00
Students withdrawing from course during: % of Tuition Fees Refunded Refund Amount
Week 1 (Days 1-7) 100% $1,725.00
Week 2 (Days 8-14) 80% $1,380.00
Week 3 (Days 15-21) 60% $1,035.00
Week 4 (Days 22-28) 40% $690.00
Week 5 (Days 29-35) 20% $345.00
Week 6 or Later (Days 35+) 0% $0.00

All refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation, drop or withdrawal.

 

If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. Westcliff’s institutional tuition refund policy is separate from federal regulations to return unearned aid.  Receiving a tuition/fee refund from Westcliff University will have no impact on the amount the student must repay to the federal aid programs.

Financial aid recipients “earn” the aid they originally received by remaining in classes.  The amount of federal assistance earned is based on a pro-rated system.  Students who withdraw or do not complete all classes in which they were enrolled may be required to return some of the aid originally awarded.

Westcliff University is required to determine the percentage of the Title IV aid “earned” by the student and return “unearned” portion to the appropriate federal aid programs.  The Univeristy is required to perform this calculation within 30 days of the date the school determines that a student has completely withdrawn.  The University must return the funds within 45 days of the calculation.  The calculation is completed by the Financial Aid Office.

The following explains the formula used to determine the percentage of unearned aid to be returned to the federal government:

  • The percent earned is equal to the number of calendar days completed up to the withdrawl date divided by the total number of calendar days in the payment period.
  • The payment period for most students is the full, 16-week fall and spring semesters or the full, 10-week summer semester. However, for students enrolled in modules (mini-sessions), the payment period only includes those days for the module in which the student is enrolled.
  • The percent unearned is equal to 100 percent less the percent earned.
  • Breaks of 5 days or longer are not included in the count of total days in the payment period.

Institutional scholarship funds are not subject to the Title IV refund policy.