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:

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  • 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. 
  • Tuition and Fees Payment Policy


Downloadable PDF Tuition and Fee Schedules

2022-23 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2021-22 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2020-21 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2019-20 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2018-19 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2017-18 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2016-17 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2015-16 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2014-15 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2013-14 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2012-13 Tuition and Fee Schedule

2011-12 Tuition and Fee Schedule


Students who drop a course or courses may be entitled to a full or partial refund of tuition charges. In order to be eligible for refund of tuition, the student must formally drop by completing and submitting a “Drop Form” for their program via the PAU Registrar’s portal.The amount of tuition that is refundable depends on the date the student formally drops courses. Students who withdraw from courses after the refund period are fully responsible for payment for the courses.The tuition refund schedule that indicates official drop/withdrawal dates is published in the Academic Calendar.

Estimated Cost of Attendance/ Budget

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what an average student in your program can expect. The COA includes both direct costs (items billed directly by the school: tuition/ fees and/or health insurance) and indirect costs (associated expenses of attending school: books/ supplies, transportation, etc.). The COA is not what you have to pay, but rather is provided so that you can create a personal budget and determine how much financial aid is needed.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost of Attendance - All Programs