Expenses and Financial Aid

Financial Information

Chapman eBill is Chapman University's official method for sending student account statements and Chapman ePay is the official online payment site and can be accessed through the Chapman Web site at http://www.chapman.edu/SBS/payOpt/ePay.asp. You may also register your parents/guardians to receive eBill at this site. All costs listed in this section are subject to change without notice.

Tuition

(per credit, unless otherwise noted)

 

Accounting M.S.

$1,200

Executive MBA (two–year program cost)

94,570

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

1,410

Computational and Data Science M.S.

1,335

Computational and Data Science Ph.D.

1,335

Economic Systems Design M.S.

1,410

Athletic Training M.S.

805

Education M.A., Leadership Development

805

Education M.A., School Counseling

805

Education M.A., Teaching and Credential

805

Education M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders

805

Education Ed.S., School Psychology

805

Education Ph.D.

1,190

English M.A. and M.F.A.

815

Food Science M.S.

870

Health and Strategic Communication M.S.

935

International Studies M.A.

1,195

Marriage and Family Therapy M.A.

980

Pharmaceutical Sciences M.S.

45,000

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT, per year)

36,390

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

425

Physician's Assistant M.M.S. (spring 2015)

45,000

Film Production M.F.A. (per year)

34,960

Film Production M.F.A. lab fee (charged first and second year)

1,700

Film Studies M.A.

1,130

Film and Television Producing M.F.A. (per year)

37,090

Film and Television Producing M.F.A. lab fee (charged first and second year)

750

Production Design M.F.A. (two–year program)

37,090

Production Design M.F.A. lab fee (charged both years)

750

Screenwriting M.F.A. (per year)

37,090

Screenwriting M.F.A. lab fee (charged first and second year)

750

Joint J.D./M.F.A. in Film and Television Producing (per year)

42,840

Joint J.D./M.F.A. lab fee (only in semester enrolled in M.F.A.)

750

Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science

1,220

Joint MBA/M.F.A. in Film and Television Producing (per year)

44,710

Joint MBA/M.F.A. lab fee (charged second and third year only)

750

Summer Session 2014

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$1,355

Computational and Data Science M.S.

1,280

Computational and Data Science Ph.D.

1,280

Economic Systems Design M.S.

1,355

Athletic Training M.S.

750

Education M.A., Leadership Development

750

Education M.A., School Counseling

750

Education M.A., Teaching and Credential

750

Education M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders

780

Education Ed.S., School Psychology

750

Education Ph.D.

1,140

English M.A.

780

Film and Television Producing M.F.A.

1,085

Food Science M.S.

835

Food Science/MBA

1,160

Health and Strategic Communication M.S.

895

International Studies M.A.

1,145

Marriage and Family Therapy M.A.

940

Note: Some courses may have additional fees. Please see current class schedule.

Fees

Application fee (non–refundable)

$60

Auditing–per credit (if space available)

100

Comprehensive examination fee

55

Reapplication fee

35

Continuous enrollment fee

1 credit of program tuition

Graduation fee

40

Late filing fee

40

Certificate fee

15

Health Center fee (per year)

244

Sickness plans (per year) (required of international students and health science students, optional for others)

1,462

 

Lab and material fees

75 and up

Film Studies M.A.

75 and up

Film Production M.F.A. (per semester)

850

Screenwriting M.F.A. (per semester)

375

Producing M.F.A. (per semester)

375

MBA associated student fee (per semester)

25

Parking permit, full–time (per year)

350

Parking permit, part–time (per year)

175

Petition (filing charge per form)

20

Thesis binding fee

 

Library and program copies

N/C

Personal copy

15

Transcript

10

Transcript (special handling)

25

General Policies

Tuition Billing Information

Payment for the fall semester is due no later than July 31 each year or the day you register for classes, whichever is later. Payment for the spring semester is due no later than December 31 each year or the day you register for classes, whichever is later. Late registration does not change the payment due dates.

Monthly billing statements are available online only through Chapman eBill.

For billing, payment and general information, please refer to the student resources business office link on the Chapman Web site.

A student will not be given credit for course work completed, granted honorable withdrawal, provided a transcript of credit, be allowed to enroll in further classes or be permitted to participate in the comprehensive exams and graduation ceremonies, with any unpaid balance owed to the university or a university sponsored agency.

Interest Charge

Interest is charged monthly at 3.50 percent per annum based on the average daily balance on all outstanding payment plan balances and is subject to change each June 1.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is optional for all graduate students (except international and health science students) and must be purchased no later than the third week of the fall semester (spring semester if you are a spring start).

For international and health science students, the mandatory health insurance may be waived by providing proof of health insurance coverage.

Tuition Refund Plan

A tuition refund plan is available to students and parents to guarantee a refund of all monies paid to the university, in the event that the student suffers a serious illness or accident and must withdraw from the university before the semester is completed, but after the established withdrawal dates for tuition credit referenced in this section.* This elective plan provides coverage for tuition, fees, room and board charges. No exceptions are made to the tuition credit (withdrawal) policy for students/parents who elect not to purchase this coverage. For further information, please refer to the general information page on the student resources business office link on the Chapman Web site.

*Coverage must be purchased prior to the first day of school.

Add/Drop/Withdrawal – Financial Aid

Dropping below full–time or part–time status will affect any financial aid that has been awarded. Please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Specific procedures for adding or dropping a class must be followed as specified in Academic Policies and Procedures.

A petition to withdraw from the university or drop classes after tuition credit deadlines as outlined in Academic Policies and Procedures will in no way affect the student’s financial obligation to the university.

Specific procedures for withdrawal from classes must be followed as specified in Academic Policies and Procedures.

Please note that the dates to withdraw or drop classes for tuition credit differ from those to withdraw or drop classes for academic purposes.

Whether any refund will result from the tuition credit received depends on the payments that have been made.

Failure to attend class or merely giving notice to an instructor will not be regarded as official notice of drop/add or withdrawal.

No Exceptions

Tuition credit granted

Prior to the first session of classes

100%

Within the first week of classes

90%

Within the second week of classes

70%

Within the third week of classes

50%

Within the fourth week of classes

10%

After the fourth week of classes

none

Students who receive federal financial aid are subject to a prorated refund policy.

Financial Aid

Chapman University offers opportunities to graduate students to apply for financial aid through Chapman University and the federal government.

Financial Aid Application Procedure

Students who wish to apply for a Chapman University Graduate Fellowship are urged to contact the Office of Admission or the school into which they have been admitted to learn if a separate application form is needed.

To apply for federal financial aid (loans) students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

When completing the FAFSA, please be sure to list “Chapman University, Orange, California” in step six of the form. The Title IV School Code for Chapman is 001164.

The priority filing date for FAFSA is March 2 of each year for the following academic year. For instance, preference will be given to students who apply by March 2, 2014 for the 2014–2015 academic year, by March 2, 2015 for the 2015–2016 academic year and so forth. Funds will be awarded to students who apply after the March 2 priority deadline; however, funds may be exhausted in some programs. Applications will be accepted until June 30 of each academic year, (for instance June 30, 2015 for the 2015–2016 academic year, June 30, 2016 for the 2016–2017 academic year).

Please contact the financial aid office with questions: (714) 997–6741. A toll–free telephone number also is available: (888) CU–APPLY. In addition to calling the Financial Aid Office, the federal government can be contacted for information about completing the FAFSA: (800) 4 FED AID.

Graduate Fellowship

Graduate fellowships are funded by Chapman University and are awarded by each school to entering students. The application procedures, eligibility requirements, recipients and size of the awards are determined by the school to which the student has been admitted. Inquiries about the program may be addressed to the office of the dean of the appropriate school.

Student Loans

Chapman University participates in the Federal Direct and Federal Perkins loan programs. In addition, there are many private loans available to graduate students.

Employment

(See Career Development Center.)