Graduate Cost of Attendance

Each year, Financial Aid prepares a student expense budget defining estimated standard allowances for education costs for graduate and professional students. The cost of attendance includes University charges such as tuition and fees directly billed to a student on their university student account, as well as estimated expenses a student may incur for housing and food, books and supplies, transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses, and loan fees. The cost of attendance is used to determine a student's financial aid eligibility for scholarships, grants, loans, and work awards. Estimated budgets will differ by the program of study, and actual costs may differ depending on unit enrollment and other program fees. The cost of attendance outlined below is for the Fall and Spring semesters only and does not include the Summer term. 

Some students may have additional personal expenses that are not included in the standard cost of attendance. Examples of such additional expenses include medical expenses not covered by insurance, childcare, or dependent daycare expenses. Students may request an increase to their cost of attendance for the purchase of a computer or technology expenses and other eligible costs by completing the Cost of Attendance Appeal Form. The Cost of Attendance Appeal Form can be found here.

Graduate students enrolled in 6 units or more are required to have acceptable medical insurance coverage and will be charged the LMU Medical Insurance Plan. Students can waive the LMU medical insurance plan if they provide evidence of comparable coverage under their own plan. For questions on how to waive the LMU medical insurance plan, visit the Student Account Website. 

Estimated loan fees (for Federal Direct student loan borrowers only) are fees that a borrower will incur when borrowing Federal Direct loans. More information about federal student loan interest rates and loan fees can be found on the Federal Student Aid website. 

Credential and licensure related expenses will be automatically added to the cost of attendance for eligible students. 

LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering (CSE)

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

Science and Engineering

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,626 per unit $19,512 $19,512 $19,512
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $53,051 $56,353 $43,637

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year. 

Postbac Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Program

Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,260 per unit $30,240 $30,240
Fees $887 $887
Housing & Food $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $132 $132
Estimated Total Cost   $66,698 $53,982

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

Science and Engineering

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,536 per unit $18,432 $18,432 $18,432
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $49,716 $52,570 $39,814

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year. 

Postbac Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Program

Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,260 per unit $30,240 $30,240
Fees $811 $811
Housing & Food $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $132 $132
Estimated Total Cost   $64,026 $51,270

 

LMU School of Film and Television (SFTV)

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. Please see the schedule below for your actual units. 

PROD, WPTV, WSCR

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,626 per unit $39,024 $39,024 $39,024
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance  $114 $114 $114
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $72,677 $75,979 $63,263

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year.

MA Entertainment Leadership and Management

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,704 per unit $40,896 $40,896 $40,896
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance  $114 $114 $114
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $75,549 $77,851 $65,135

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. Please see the schedule below for your actual units.

PROD, WPTV, WSCR

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,536 per unit $36,864 $36,864 $36,864
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance  $100 $100 $100
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $68,248 $71,102 $58,346

 

Unit enrollment by program and year

year one year two year three
MFA Film & TV Production 24 units 18 units 18 units
MFA Writing & Producing for TV 18 units 18 units 15 units
MFA Writing for the Screen 18 units 18 units 15 units

 

LMU College of Business Administration (CBA)

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term.  

CBA Programs

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,704 per unit $20,448 $20,448 $20,448
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
CBA Association Fee $150 $150 $150
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $54,137 $57,439 $44,723

 

 

MA Global Entrepreneurial Mgmt

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
Tuition $45,000 for academic yr (fall/spring/summer) $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Graduate Fees  $200 $200 $200
CBA Association Fee $150 $150 $150
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $82,456 $85,029 $72,484

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit in Fall and 9 units in Spring. 

Doctorate of Business Administration

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $2,500 per unit $52,500 $52,500 $52,500
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
CBA Association Fee $150 $150 $150
Accident Insurance $114 $114 $114
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $86,303 $89,605 $76,889

 

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term.  

CBA Programs

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,610 per unit $19,320 $19,320 $19,320
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
CBA Association Fee $150 $150 $150
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $50,754 $53,608 $40,852

  

EXECUTIVE MBA

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
Tuition $60,000 for academic yr (fall/spring/summer) $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $130
CBA Association Fee $150 $150 $150
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $452 $452 $452
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $90,948 $93,802 $81,046

  

MA Global Entrepreneurial Mgmt

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
Tuition $45,000 for academic yr (fall/spring/summer) $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Graduate Fees  $200 $200 $200
CBA Association Fee $150 $150 $150
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $80,327 $82,524 $69,921

 

LMU School of Education (SOE)

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

SOE

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,632 per unit $19,584 $19,584 $19,584
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
*Credential & Licensure Fees (see schedule below) varies varies varies
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $53,123 $56,425 $43,709

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

Non-Degree Credential

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,632 per unit $19,584 $19,584 $19,584
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
*Credential & Licensure Fees (see schedule below) varies varies varies
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $132 $132 $132
Estimated Total Cost   $52,053 $55,355 $42,639

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

Doctoral Program

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $2,034 per unit $24,408 $24,408 $24,408
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $57,947 $61,249 $48,533

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term.  

SOE

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,542 per unit $18,504 $18,504 $18,504
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
*Credential & Licensure Fees (see schedule below) varies varies varies
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $49,788 $52,642 $39,886

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

Doctoral Program

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,922 per unit $23,064 $23,064 $23,064
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $54,348 $57,202 $44,446

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

Non-Degree Credential

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,542 per unit $18,504 $18,504 $18,504
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
*Credential & Licensure Fees (see schedule below) varies varies varies
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $132 $132 $132
Estimated Total Cost   $48,825 $51,679 $38,923

 

*Credential and licensure related expenses are automatically added to the cost of attendance for students in the programs listed below.

Field of Study Credential/Licensure Fees Amount 
Administrative Srv Preliminary   CalAPA, CTC App Fee $505
Child Welfare and Attnd Auth  CTC App Fee $103
Elementary Teaching Credential  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062
Elementary Education  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062
Special Ed - Mild/Mod Tch Cred  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1062
Pupil Personnel Counseling  BSR, COC, CTC App fee  $245
Secondary Education  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062
Tansformative Ed Single Subj Cred  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062
Tansformative Ed Single Subj Cred  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062
Urban Ed Multiple Subject Cred  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062
Urban Ed Single Subject Cred  BSR CBEST, SMCR CSET, COC, LiveScan, edTPA, CPR, US Cont. Exam, CTC App Fee   $1,062

 

LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA)

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 9 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 18 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

Performance Pedagogy

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,626 per unit $29,268 $29,268 $29,268
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance $114 $114 $114
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $62,291 $66,223 $53,507

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year. 

Marital and Family Therapy

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,626 per unit $39,024 $39,024 $39,024
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance $114 $114 $114
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Psychotherapy Expenses (required by program) $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $75,677 $78,979 $66,263

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 9 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 18 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

Performance Pedagogy

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,536 per unit $27,648 $27,648 $27,648
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance $100 $100 $100
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $59,032 $61,886 $49,130  

 

The cost of attendance below is based on 12 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 24 units total for the academic year. 

Marital and Family Therapy

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,536 per unit $36,864 $36,864 $36,864
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Accident Insurance $100 $100 $100
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Psychotherapy Expenses (required by program) $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $71,248 $74,102 $61,346

 

LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA)

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

Liberal Arts Programs

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,543 per unit $18,516 $18,516 $18,516
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $26,629 $27,447 $15,811
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,213 $4,968 $4,059
Parking & Transportation $1,233 $1,962 $1,791
Federal Loan Fees  $1,202 $1,202 $1,202
Estimated Total Cost   $52,055 $55,357 $42,641

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance 

The cost of attendance below is based on 6 unit enrollment per term (fall/spring), 12 units total for the academic year.

*Your actual tuition cost will depend on the number of units you enroll in per term. 

Liberal Arts Programs

On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents or Relatives
*Tuition $1,458 per unit $17,496 $17,496 $17,496
Graduate Fees $200 $200 $200
Housing & Food $25,073 $25,713 $13,929
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $938 $938 $938
Personal & Miscellaneous $2,871 $4,428 $3,609
Parking & Transportation $1,107 $1,764 $1,611
Federal Loan Fees  $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
Estimated Total Cost   $48,780 $51,634 $38,878