Undergraduate Program Resources

Five Reasons to Make PAU Your Transfer Choice:

  1. Affordable & Accredited — Flexible & Fast

  2. 80% Graduation Rate (Compared to 60% National Average)

  3. Transfer Pathways: Community College

  4. 45-year Legacy of Psychology Education and 15-year Legacy of Online Education

  5. Psychology Major with 21st Century Relevance

As a versatile degree that incorporates many different fields of study, a bachelor's in psychology can serve as a valuable foundation for a wide variety of career paths.

Graduates may go on to work in roles related to psychology, or they may pursue careers in other areas, including business, law, or education. 

Program Resources

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PAU Tuition and Fees for Incoming Students

Palo Alto University (PAU) offers competitive tuition and resources for incoming students. In addition to world-renowned faculty and research centers, PAU offers several competitive advantages to students:

Tuition Stabilization Plan guarantees that students will pay the same tuition and fees each year they are enrolled at PAU. That means no tuition hikes.
Guaranteed Classes allows students to graduate on time and begin earning salaries in competitive career sectors such as business psychology, mental health services, psychology, and academic research.
Financial Aid Resources and personalized support for each student's needs and goals.
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Palo Alto University’s Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of financial resources designed to help you with education-related expenses involved in obtaining your educational goal(s). Our financial assistance programs consist of grants, scholarships, loans, and work assistance. While independent professional schools have no state support or extensive endowments, some type of federal and/or alternative student loan funding is available to almost all students.

Helpful Resources:

  • FAFSA CODE: 021383
  • Time to apply for financial aid: new and continuing students, don't forget to complete a new Financial Aid Application after October 1 of every year! The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now available. Apply online at: www.fafsa.gov. 
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Palo Alto University prides itself on providing a welcome environment to students from all over the world. International students will feel welcome in the diverse San Francisco Bay Area culture. International Student Services provides assistance in the areas of housingliving in the United States, as well as F-1 immigration regulations and F-1 employment.

Contact us for more information:

Lisa Harris, Associate Director of Student Services

Los Altos Campus, 5150 El Camino Real, Suite C-10 #5

Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Phone: 650-433-3851

Email: lharris@paloaltou.edu

Fax: 650-433-3888

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Palo Alto University offers a Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Social Action. This program is uniquely designed for students transferring from a California Community College or those who have completed approximately two years of college and now wish to major in psychology. Accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC), the Psychology and Social Action program is offered in online and day formats, adapting to the different educational needs of our students.

The PAU Bachelo'sr degree program balances structure with flexibility, allowing students to graduate in two years and begin their careers or graduate study as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. International students may obtain more information about application requirements here.

Learn More

Please take the time to learn more about PAU bachelor's degree completion program and contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office with any questions or to schedule an individual advising session with an admissions counselor.

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