CIIS welcomes a diverse student body and works with each applicant to create an affordable path towards joining our community. In addition to financial aid, students are eligible for a wide variety of scholarships funded by donors and CIIS that total over $1.5 million a year.


Tuition and Fees are approved by the Institute's Board of Trustees every year and are due at the time of registration. 

The Cost of Attendance is the estimated cost of completing a full year as a full-time student at CIIS. Cost of Attendance includes tuition and fees, an allowance for living expenses, such as room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal costs. 

The following tables show the average Cost of Attendance for 2016-17 academic year (two semesters), for 2017-18 academic year (two semesters), and for summer attendance for both years. Direct costs are marked in dark blue and estimated total costs are marked in light blue in the tables below. The actual costs to students may vary based on fees at specific programs and individual needs.

2016-2017 Cost of Attendance

2016-2017 Cost of Attendance for CIIS Students
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017* (see note 1 regarding tuition)
  BAC MA*5,6 PhD*5,7 PsyD*2
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance) $18,568 $19,728 $22,842 $30,456
Reg Fee $170 $170 $170 $170
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Books and Supplies $1,791 $1,791 $1,791 $1,791
Room and Board $19,236 $19,236 $19,236 $19,236
Transportation $1,104 $1,104 $1,104 $1,104
Personal $4,832 $4,832 $4,832 $4,832
Total $45,941 $47,011 $50,125 $57,739
Summer 2017
   BAC MA PhD PsyD
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance for BAC and half-time for MA and PhD/PsyD) $9,329 $3,288 $3,807 $3,807
Reg Fee  $85 $85 $85 $85
Technology Fee $75 $75 $75 $75
Books and Supplies  $896 $560 $560 $560
Room and Board  $9,618 $6,011 $6,011 $6,011
Transportation  $552 $345 $345 $345
Personal  $2,416 $1,510 $1,510 $1,510
Total  $22,971 $11,874 $12,393 $12,393

2016-2017 Cost of Attendance for ACTCM at CIIS Students
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017* (see note 1 regarding tuition) 
  MSTCM DACM tDACM*3 DAOM
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance) $14,280 $15,232 $9,996 $9,198
Reg Fee $170 $170 $170 $170
Technology Fee $150  $150 $150 $150
Books and Supplies $1,791 $1,791 $1,791 $1,791
Transportation $1,104 $1,104 $1,104 $1,104
Personal $4,832 $4,832 $4,832 $4,832
Total $41,563 $42,515 $37,279 $36,481
Summer 2017
   MSTCM*4 DACM*4 tDACM*3 DAOM*4
Tuition*4 $7,140  $7,616 $5,236 $4,599
Reg Fee $85 $85 $85 $85
Technology Fee $75 $75 $75 $75
Books and Supplies  $896 $896 $896 $896
Room and Board  $9,618 $9,618 $9,618 $9,618
Transportation  $552 $552 $552 $552
Personal  $2,416 $2,416 $2,416 $2,416
Total $20,782 $21,258 $18,878 $18,241

Notes:
*1: Fall & Spring Tuition Assumes 12-18 units flat-rate for BAC, 9 units per term for MA and PD; 15 units for MSTCM, 16 units for DACM; full-time flat-rate for DAOM
*2: PsyD students take 12 units in fall and spring for their first 2 years.
*3: tDACM Assumes 21 units over two terms. Summer term for tDACM assumes 11 units
*4: Summer tuition assumes 3 units (HALF-TIME) for MA and PD and PsyD; 15 units for MSTCM; 16 units for DACM and FULL-TIME Flat Rate for BAC/DAOM
*5: Both the master's and doctoral level TID programs require a fall and spring intensive.  Cost of the intensive for 2016-17 is $1,730 (double occupancy) and is not included above.
*6: The MFA Theater Performance Making program includes an Exchange component that is required to graduate.  The cost of the Exchange is $4,053 and is not included above.
*7: The Integral Transpersonal Psychology PhD requires a fall and spring intensive that is required to graduate. Cost of the intensive for 2016-17 is $1,650 (double occupancy) and is not included in the above


2017-2018 Cost of Attendance

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance for CIIS Students
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018* (see note 1 regarding tuition)
  BAC MA*5,6 PhD*5,7 PsyD*2
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance) $19,404 $20,556 $23,760 $31,680
Reg Fee $170 $170 $170 $170
Technology Fee $150  $150 $150 $150
Books and Supplies $1,854 $1,854 $1,854 $1,854
Room and Board $23,256 $23,256 $23,256 $23,256
Transportation $1,233 $1,233 $1,233 $1,233
Personal $4,960 $4,960 $4,960 $4,960
Total $51,027 $52,179 $55,383 $63,303
Summer 2018
   BAC MA PhD PsyD
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance for BAC and half-time for MA and PhD/PsyD) $9,702 $3,426 $3,960 $3,960
Reg Fee  $85 $85 $85 $85
Technology Fee $75  $75 $75 $75
Books and Supplies  $927 $579 $579 $579
Room and Board  $11,628 $7,268 $7,268 $7,268
Transportation  $617 $493 $493 $493
Personal  $2,480 $1,510 $1,510 $1,510
Total $25,514 $13,476 $14,010 $14,010

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance for ACTCM at CIIS Students
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018* (see note 1 regarding tuition)
  MSTCM DACM tDACM*3 DAOM
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance) $14,850 $15,840 $10,395 $9,566
Reg Fee $170 $170 $170 $170
Technology Fee $150  $150 $150 $150
Books and Supplies $1,791 $1,791 $1,791 $1,791
Transportation $1,223 $1,223 $1,223 $1,223
Personal $4,960 $4,960 $4,960 $4,960
Total $46,473 $47,463 $42,018 $41,189
Summer 2018
   MSTCM*4 DACM*4 tDACM*3 DAOM*4
Tuition*4 $7,425 $7,920 $5,445 $4,783
Reg Fee  $85 $85 $85 >$85
Technology Fee $75  $75 $75 $75
Books and Supplies  $927 $927 $927 $927
Room and Board  $7,268 $7,268 $7,268 $7,268
Transportation  $617 $617 $617 $617
Personal  $2,480 $2,480 $2,480 $2,480
Total  $23,237 $23,732 $23,732 $20,595

Notes
*1: Fall & Spring Tuition Assumes 12-18 units flat-rate for BAC, 9 units per term for MA and PD; 15 units for MSTCM, 16 units for DACM; full-time flat-rate for DAOM
*2: PsyD students take 12 units in fall and spring for their first 2 years.
*3: tDACM Assumes 21 units over two terms. Summer term for tDACM assumes 11 units
*4: Summer tuition assumes 3 units (HALF-TIME) for MA and PD and PsyD; 15 units for MSTCM; 16 units for DACM and FULL-TIME Flat Rate for BAC/DAOM
*5: Both the master's and doctoral level TID programs require a fall and spring intensive. Cost of the intensive for 2017-18 is $1,730 (double occupancy) and is not included above.
*6: The MFA Theater Performance Making program includes an Exchange component that is required to graduate. The cost of the Exchange is $4,053 and is not included above

Click here to see the total cost of attendance for the duration of each degree program. 


For information on financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (415) 575-6122 or finaid@ciis.edu.

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