Tuition and Fees at CIIS

Tuition and Fees are approved by the Institute’s Board of Trustees every year. As you plan to enroll in the next semester, please budget accordingly. Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

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

For payment option information, contact the Business Office at (415) 575-6132 or businessoffice@ciis.edu.

For information on registration, contact the Registration Office at (415)575-6126 or registrar@ciis.edu.

Cost of Attendance

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. The actual costs to students may vary based on fees at specific programs and individual needs.

2016-2017 Cost of Attendance
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
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
Technology Fee $150  $150 $150 $150
Total $45,941 $47,011 $50,125 $57,739
2016-2017 Cost of Attendance, con't.
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
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
Technology Fee $150  $150 $150 $150
Total $41,563 $42,515 $37,279 $36,481
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
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
Technology Fee $75  $75 $75 $75
Total  $22,971 $11,874 $12,393 $12,393
Summer 2017 con't.
   MSTCM DACM tDACM*3 DAOM
Tuition (assuming full-time attendance for BAC and half-time for MA and PhD/PsyD) $7,140  $7,616 $5,236 $4,599
Reg Fee  $85 $85 $85 $85
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
Technology Fee $75  $75 $75 $75
Total  $20,782 $21,258 $18,878 $18,241

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

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

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