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Estimated Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated average and reasonable cost of completing an academic year at Palo Alto University. Your COA includes both direct costs and indirect costs.

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  • Direct costs are what PAU bills you: i.e., tuition and fees.
  • Indirect costs are the associated costs of coming to school; housing, transportation, books, etc.
Remember that the amounts listed may or may not be what you spend, but rather can and should be used to create a personal budget to understand your total costs.

Undergraduate Programs

The FAFSA specifically asks about college living arrangements. It provides a drop down menu where the student selects on-campus, with parent, or off-campus. When the school receives the FAFSA, including the student housing choice, the PAU Financial Aid Office will provide a cost of attendance to account for particular expenses.

Off Campus (Rental Housing)

Off Campus (Rental Housing)
Day Program (quarter)
Day Program (annual)
Tuition & Fees

7,737

23,211

Housing

7,631

22,894

Transportation

2,519

7,557

Books

313

938

Personal & Misc

2,767

8,300

Loan Fees

38

114

Total

21,004

63,013

 


Off-Campus/Rental Housing (Hybrid or Online)

 

 
Hybrid or Online (quarter)
Hybrid or Online (annual)
Tuition & Fees

5,803

23,212

Housing

7,631

28,444

Transportation

2,519

9,389

Books

313

1,251

Personal & Misc.

2,767

10,312

Loan Fees

38

114

Total

19,070

72,721

 


Living with Parents (Day Program)

At Home
Day Program (quarter)
Day Program (annual)
Tuition & Fees

7,737

23,211

Housing

3,094

9,281

Transportation

2,519

7,557

Books

313

938

Personal & Misc

1,111

3,333

Loan Fees

38

114

Total

14,811

44,434

 


Living with Parents (Hybrid/Online)

At Home
Hybrid or Online (quarter)
Hybrid or Online (annual)
Tuition & Fees

5,803

23,212

Housing

3,094

11,531

Transportation

2,519

9,389

Books

313

1,251

Personal & Misc.

1,111

4,141

Loan Fees

38

114

Total

12,877

49,638

 


Master's Programs

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MA in CMHC
Quarter
Annual
(3 quarters)
Summer
Annual
(4 quarters)
Tuition & Fees

5,742

22,968

1,914

24,882

Housing

7,631

22,894

5,550

28,444

Transportation

2,519

7,557

1,832

9,389

Books

313

938

313

1,251

Pesonal & Misc.

2,767

8,300

2,012

10,312

Loan fees

640

1,920

0

1,920

Total

13,869

41,608

 

76,197

 
Per unit is $638- Packaging on full time, 9 units per quarter in traditional 3 quarters; and then 3 units in the summer.  Budget below reflects only traditional 3 quarters.
   

 


MS in Psychology (Online)

MS in Psychology Online
Quarter
Annual
(3 qtrs)
Summer Qtr
Annual
(4 QTRS)
Tuition & Fees

6,888

20,664

2,952

23,616

Housing

7,631

22,894

5,550

28,444

Transportation

2,519

7,557

1,832

9,389

Books

313

938

313

1,251

Personal & Misc

2,767

8,300

2,012

10,312

Loan Fees

640

1,920

0

1,920

Total

20,757

62,272

 

$74,931

*Per unit is $984 - Packaging on full time, 9 units per quarter in traditional 3 quarters; and then 3 units in the summer.  Budget above reflects only traditional 3 quarters.

   

 


Doctoral Programs

PhD in Clinical Psychology

 

 
PhD (quarter)
PhD (annual)
Tuition & Fees
            18,944         56,832
Housing
             7,631          22,894
Transportation
            2,519            7,557
Books
              313               938
Personal & Misc.
           2,767             8,300
Loan Fees
            640             1,920
Total
        32,813            98,440

 


PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

 
PhD (quarter)
PhD (annual)
Tuition & Fees
             9,178          27,534
Housing
              7,631          22,894
Transportation
             2,519            7,557
Books
               313               938
Personal & Misc.
            2,767             8,300
Loan Fees
              640             1,920
Total
         32,813            82,602

PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium

 

 
PsyD (quarter)
PsyD (annual)
Tuition  & Fees
            21,144          63,432
Housing
              7,631          22,894
Transportation
             2,519            7,557
Books
               313               938
Personal & Misc.
            2,767             8,300
Loan Fees
              640             1,920
Total
         35,013          105,040