2018-19 Tuition and Fees

For information on financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (415) 575-6122 or at finaid@ciis.edu. Tuition and fees are subject to change each semester.

Undergraduate Division Students
Per Unit $825
Package Price (12–18 units) $9,896
(Package price does not include units taken in audit status.)
Master’s Division Students
Per Unit $1,165
MCP 7603: Pre/Post-Practicum $60
Thesis Proposal Writing or Completion $2,668
Thesis Seminar $2,668
Doctoral Division Students
Per Unit $1,346
Clinical Psychology
Dissertation Continuance $3,656
Full-Time Internship $858
Half-Time Internship $440
Practicum $440
School of Consciousness and Transformation
Comprehensive Examination $3,656
Dissertation Proposal Writing or Completion $3,656
Dissertation Seminar $3,656
Transformative Inquiry Dissertation Completion Support $320
Transformative Inquiry Learning Community $320
Transformative Inquiry Proposal Support $320
MSTCM/DACM, tDACM Tuition $495 per unit
DAOM Tuition $4,782 per term
ACTCM Student Audit $150 per unit
ACTCM Alumni Audit $125 per unit
ACTCM Herbal Sample Fee $199 one time fee
ACTCM Malpractice Insurance Fee $67
ACTCM DAOM Capstone Completion Fee (if applicable, see course description of AOM 9951 for further details) $650
ACTCM DAOM Clinical Externship Completion Fee (if applicable, see course description of AOM 9941 for further details) $450
Special Students (nonmatriculated)
Per Unit Based on division rates
Students (per unit) $326
Special Students (per unit) $326
Special Students Who Are Alumni (per unit) $166
Public Programs Classes
For Academic Credit Based on school/division rates
Not For Academic Credit Rate advertised to public
Fees (All fees are Nonrefundable)
Admissions Fees
Application Fee $65
Enrollment Deposit (applied to tuition charges) $300
Graduation Application Fees
Graduation Application Fee $90
Thesis/Dissertation Publication Fee—Traditional $195
Thesis/Dissertation Publication Fee—Open Access $290
Certificate Completion $30
Payment Fees
Deferred Tuition Payment Plan $50
Late Deferred Payment Installment Fee $25
Late Tuition Payment Fee $110
Registration Fees (per semester)
Registration Fee $85/per semester
Late Registration Fee $150
Technology Fee $75/per semester
Student Wellness Fee $55/per semester
Registration Maintenance
Undergraduate $150
Master's or Doctoral (except ACTCM CIIS) $450
Course Fees or Retreat Accommodations Fees
BIS 1455 Ecopsychology $149
EWP 6000: East-West Psych Community Retreat $342
Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Fall New Student Retreat at IONS
Fall 2018 Single Occupancy (Payable upon approval of PsyD Program Manager $165
Fall 2018 Double Occupancy $110
Integral Counseling Psychology Weekend Program Retreat
Double Occupancy $1,087
Single Occupancy available +$250 (for a total of $1337)
Day Use Only $600
IHL Intensive
All Meals and lodging for Five Nights $750
All Meals (but no lodging) for Five Days $325
Supplemental fee for single room, if available $225
MCPI 5604: Group Dynamics
Double Occupancy $487
Single Occupancy +$135 (for a total of $622)
Somatic Psychology Retreat
Dormitory $184
Camp $136
PARP 6748: Nature and Eros TBD
PDT 7700: Integrative Seminar
(Varies per student; contact program for information.)
TLD 6555 or TSD 6555: Residential Intensive
Double Occupancy $1,818
Single Occupancy Available for a $704 Supplement
Integral Transpersonal Psychology: Residential Seminar
Double Occupancy $1,650
Single Occupancy
Available for a $357 Supplement
WKS 097 Ecology of Awakening (Payable to CIIS Public Programs. Additional accommodations available for an increased fee) $60
Service Fees
Change of Degree Program Fee $100
Returned-Check Fee $30
Diploma or Transcript Apostille Fee $50
ID Card Replacement Fee $10
Transcript Fee (per transcript) 
Electronic Transcript $5
Hard Copy Transcript $10
Hard Copy Rush $20
Hard Copy Bulk Rate—(ten transcripts or more to one destination: not available for Rush Service) $3.50

Payment Policies

Payment Methods

CIIS accepts payments by cash, check, money order (made out to “CIIS”), or credit card (VISA and MasterCard). To make a payment online, log on to MyCIIS at and click the “eBiz” tab.

Payment Deadlines

Tuition and fees are charged upon registration and are due at that time. Financial aid recipients whose aid covers only a portion of the total charges must pay the balance at the time of registration. Any balance that will be covered by aid should not be paid in advance. Students seeking exceptions to this deadline should contact the Financial Aid Office at least one week prior to registration.

Deferred Payment Plan

The Deferred Payment Plan allows students to pay their total semester charges in equal installments. A $50 fee is charged for this service. The installment payment due dates are as follows:


Installment Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
First Sep 12 Jan 15 Jun 11
Second Oct 12 Feb 15 Jul 11
Final Nov 12 Mar 15 N/A


Installment Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
First Sep 12 Jan 15 May 14
Second Oct 12 Feb 15 Jun 14
Final Nov 12 Mar 15 Jul 15

A $50 fee is added to the student’s account each time an installment is not paid by its due date. The Deferred Payment Plan is not available to registrants who are not admitted to a CIIS academic program (i.e., Special Students).

Late Payment Fees

The following late payment fees are applied to students who have an outstanding balance on the following dates:


Late payment Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
$110 Sep 12 Jan 30 Jun 11
$50 Oct 12 Mar 1 Jul 11
$50 Nov 12 Apr 1 N/A


Late payment Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
$110 Sep 12 Jan 15 May 14
$50 Oct 12 Feb 15 Jun 14
$50 Nov 12 Mar 15 Jul 15

Refund Deadlines

One hundred percent of a course’s tuition charge is reversed if it is withdrawn from on or before the Add/Drop Deadline. Seventy-five percent is reversed if it is withdrawn from through the third week of the semester. Fifty percent is reversed if it is withdrawn from through the seventh week (the fifth week for summer). No percentage is reversed for courses withdrawn from after the seventh week (the fifth week for summer). Refer to the “Academic Calendar” for the specific deadlines. These deadlines apply regardless of the actual start and end dates of the course.

For students who received any form of federal financial aid, the amount that will be returned to the financial aid programs is determined by federal guidelines and may be different than the amount calculated by CIIS’s refund policy. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about this calculation.

All fees are nonrefundable. This includes the registration fee, which is not be refunded even if all courses are dropped or withdrawn from.

Refunds Granted after Refund Deadlines—Financial Petition Process

Students who believe they have extenuating circumstances warranting a credit, refund, or adjustment of tuition and/or fees may present a petition to the Financial Petition Committee (FPC). The Financial Petition form is available from the Registrar’s Office and on MyCIIS.

The FPC considers a request only if all of the following are in place: 1) The student experienced a serious extenuating circumstance beyond his or her control; and 2) the student includes an explanation of this circumstance along with supporting documentation; this documentation becomes the property of CIIS and will not be returned; and 3) if petitioning to receive a reversal of a tuition charge, the associated course has been dropped or withdrawal from; and 4) the petition is submitted within 90 calendar days of the last day of the semester in which the charge was incurred.

The petition and its attachments will remain confidential and be seen only by members of FPC, which is composed of representatives from the following offices: Academic Affairs, Dean of Student, Registrar, Business and Financial Aid. The FPC may, with the petitioner's permission, consult with any faculty, staff, students, or other parties, who may have relevant information. The FPC may request additional supporting materials from the student, or, if the student consents, from other parties. The student is not present when FPC meets. The FPC issues its decision within 30 calendar days of receiving all documentation, informs the student and any Institute personnel who need to take action to implement the decision, and places documentation of the petition and the decision in the student's file maintained in the Registrar's Office.

The decision of the FPC is final. Reconsideration is granted only if significant information not contained in the original petition becomes available. Students do, however, have the option of seeking further consideration of a petition through the CIIS General Student Complaint Procedure.


Please contact the Business Office for more information at 415.575.6132 or by email at businessoffice@ciis.edu.

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