We’re thrilled to be able announce that CIIS has made the decision to keep tuition costs at the same level for a second year

This decision reflects our continued commitment to support students and their important educational and vocational goals, particularly in these extraordinary times. As with the scholarships, emergency aid, and other support services that we have been able to offer students this past year, the Board of Trustees and CIIS leadership recognize that, as we enter 2021, it is especially important for CIIS students and graduates to be able to continue their impactful work for rebuilding, revisioning, and addressing the many inequalities that 2020 has laid bare.

Some programs include required courses that have less than 1 credit (commonly referred to as “0.1 courses”). These less than 1 credit courses have a range of tuition costs associated with them.

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 (SUS)

Per Unit

$855

Package Price (12–18 units)

$10,250 (Package price does not include units taken in audit status.)

Master’s Division Students (SPPH and SCT)

Per Unit

$1,206

MCP 7603: Pre/Post Practicum

$65

Thesis Proposal Writing or Completion

$2,762

Dissertation Seminar/Research   

$2, 762

Doctoral Division Students (SPPH and SCT)

Per Unit

$1,393

Clinical Psychology Dissertation Continuance

$3,784

Clinical Psychology Full-Time Internship

$888

Clinical Psychology Half-Time Internship

$455

Clinical Psychology Practicum

$455

Comprehensive Examination

$3,784

Dissertation Proposal Writing or Completion

$3,784

Dissertation Seminar

$3,784

Transformative Inquiry Dissertation Completion Support

$340

Transformative Inquiry Learning Community

$340

Transformative Inquiry Proposal Support

$340

Special Students (nonmatriculated)

Per Unit

Based on division rates

Auditors (SUS, SPPH, and SCT)

Students (per unit)

$340

Special Students (per unit)

$340

Special Students Who Are Alumni (per unit)

$172

Public Program Classes

For Academic Credit

Based on division rates

Not for Academic Credit

Rate advertised to public

Tuition and fees are subject to change each semester.

Fees—All Fees Are Nonrefundable

Admissions Fees

Application Fee

$65

Graduate Enrollment Deposit (applied to tuition charges)

$300

Undergraduate Enrollment Deposit (applied to tuition charges)

$75

Graduation Application Fees

Graduation Application Fee

$115

Thesis/Dissertation Publication Fee—Traditional

$200

Thesis/Dissertation Publication Fee—Open Access

$300

Certificate Completion

$35

Payment Fees

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan

$50

Late Deferred Payment Installment Fee

$50

Late Tuition Payment Fee

$120

Registration Fees

Registration Fee

$85

Late Registration Fee

$150

Technology Fee

$100

Student Wellness Fee

$55

Registration Maintenance:

Undergraduate

Master’s or Doctoral (except ACTCM)

$150

$450

Course Fees or Retreat Accommodations Fees (subject to change)

EWP 6046: Jung, Nonduality, and Ecopsychology

EWP 6112: Wilderness Rites of Passage

$440

$510

Integral Counseling Psychology Weekend Program Retreat (Double Occupancy)

Single occupancy available for a $250 supplement.

Day use only available for a $413 credit.

$1,087

MCPI 5604: Group Dynamics (Double Occupancy)

Single occupancy available for a $94 supplement.

$504

SOM Retreat (online event)

SOM Retreat 2 (online event)

$0

$0

PARP 6748: Nature and Eros

$485

PDT 7700: Integrative Seminar (varies per student; contact program for information.)

$150–$360

IHL Intensive

Exception of Intro to Academic Research and Writing (6992-01)

TBD

ITP/ITPS Residential Intensive 7001–7006 (double occupancy)

Single occupancy available for a $350 supplement.

$1,650


ACTCM at CIIS Tuition

MSTCM/DACM/DACMt/DACMCP Tuition

$515 per unit

DAOM Tuition

$4,950 per term

ACTCM Student Audit

$160 per unit

ACTCM Alumni Audit

$130 per unit

ACTCM Herbal Sample Fee

$210 (onetime fee)

ACTCM Malpractice Insurance Fee

$70

ACTCM Capstone Completion Fee (DAOM program only)

$675

ACTCM Clinical Externship Completion Fee (DAOM only)

$465

DAOM Capstone Printing

$30

Payment Policies

Obligation for Payment

Enrollment constitutes a financial contract between the student and the CIIS. Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fee charges associated with their enrollment in a given term at the time they register but no later than the published payment deadline. Students’ rights to CIIS services and benefits are contingent upon their making all payments as agreed upon. If payments of amounts owed are not made when they are due, CIIS has the right to cancel a student’s registration and/or administratively withdraw the student from the current term without grades, diplomas, scholastic certificates, and degrees; and impound final exams. Failure to maintain good financial standing with the CIIS will cause students to become ineligible for deferred payment plans and/or some forms of financial aid. In addition, balances due the University will be reported to credit agencies, which may impact students’ credit ratings.

Prior Balances

Prior to registering for a new term, students must pay any outstanding balances owed from any preceding terms. Students who do not pay their outstanding balances or make payment arrangements satisfactory to the CIIS will not be permitted to register. 

Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA)

Beginning with the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year, in order to register for classes, you will be required to complete a Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) to acknowledge your responsibility to pay for tuition, fees, and other charges related to your education at CIIS. This is required even if you are expecting financial aid, the Veterans Administration (VA), your employer or other third party to pay for your tuition and fees. (See FAQs). The FRA is to help ensure that you understand the financial responsibilities of enrolling in classes at CIIS. It outlines expectations for payments, placement of holds on your account, and the possible use of third-party agents to collect past due amounts. By reading and signing the FRA, you acknowledge that you have considered the cost of your education and understand your responsibility for paying that cost. When you log on to register, you will be prompted to read and sign the FRA in order to proceed to register for classes. 

Payment Options

CIIS accepts payments by cash, check, money order, debit card, or credit card (VISA, American Express, Discovery, and MasterCard).

To make a payment online, log on to CIIS Self-Service  https://ciis-ss.colleague.elluciancloud.com/  and click on Student Finance, proceed to click on “Account Summary”  to view the outstanding balance owed on your student account. After viewing the balance, click the “Make a Payment” to proceed with making a payment. Note: If you have been awarded Student Financial Aid and the aid amount does not yet appear on your account, please contact the Financial Aid Office to resolve the matter. If a third-party (for example, Veterans Affairs, Department of Rehab) has guaranteed payment of your tuition and fees and credits are not showing on your account, please provide the Office of Student Accounts with the guarantor’s letter of guarantee. If you are veteran, please make sure you discuss benefits with the Financial Aid Office. 

Payment Deadlines

Tuition and fees are charged when you register for class. Charges vary depending on the current academic semester. All students should refer to the Academic Calendar for tuition payment deadlines for all semesters at https://www.ciis.edu/academics/academic-calendar.

If you have been awarded Student Financial Aid and it covers only a portion of the total charges, you must pay the balance at the time you register, but no later than the late registration date.to avoid having your classes canceled.

Payment of tuition and fees is due at the time you register. Payment can be made directly by you, covered by student financial aid, or guaranteed by a third-party (Veteran’s Admin, Dept of Rehab, Employer, or other organization). When you register for a class, you are submitting to the Registrar’s Office your intention to complete a course or courses. You will be enrolled in the class(es) when you pay in full any balance not covered by financial aid, sign up for a payment plan, or present a signed third-party guarantee of payment. You are not enrolled in a class until payment is made.

If you owe a balance greater than $200 and have not secured credit from the University by the published Late Registration Deadline, the classes you have reserved will be canceled. Courses added after the Late Registration Deadline that have not been paid for by the last date to drop classes will be canceled the day after the end of the Drop period.

Veterans Administration Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection €, the CIIS adopts the following provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (ch.33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch.31) benefits, while payment to CIIS is pending from the VA.  CIIS will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment.
  • Assess a late payment penalty fee.
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding.
  • Deny student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other CIIS facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills.

To qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Submit the Certificate of Eligibility on or before the first day of class.
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment and ascertain eligibility for Post 9/11 or Chapter 31 benefits.

Tuition and Fees Payment Final Payment Deadline to avoid having your classes canceled.

School of Professional Psychology and Health and School of Consciousness and Transformation

Semester

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Tuition Payment Deadline

Aug. 3, 2021

Dec. 14, 2021

May 10, 2021

 School of Undergraduate Studies and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Semester

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Tuition Payment Deadline

Aug. 3, 2021

Dec. 6, 2021

April 4, 2022

CIIS expects all students to regularly monitor their tuition and fee charges and pay them by tuition payment deadline before the start of each term.

Semester Begins

School of Professional Psychology and Health and School of Consciousness and Transformation

Semester

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Semester Begins

Aug. 26, 2021

Jan. 18, 2022

May 31, 2022

Financial Aid Disbursement Begins

Aug. 26, 2021

Jan. 18, 2022

May 31, 2022

Add and Grade Option Selection Deadline

Sept.2, 2021

Jan. 25, 2022

June 7, 2022

Drop Deadline

Sept. 14, 2021

Feb. 1, 2022

June 14, 2022

Deadline to Withdraw and Receive 75% Refund

Sept. 21, 2021

Feb. 8, 2022

June 21, 2022

Deadline to Withdraw and Receive 50% Refund

Oct. 19, 2021

March 8, 2022

July 5, 2022

 School of Undergraduate Studies and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Semester

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Semester Begins

Aug. 26, 2021

Jan. 10, 2022

May 9, 2022

Financial Aid Disbursement Begins

Aug. 26, 2021

Jan. 10, 2022

May 9, 2022

Add and Grade Option Selection Deadline

Sept. 2, 2021

Jan. 18, 2022

May 16, 2022

Drop Deadline

Sept. 14, 2021

Jan. 25, 2022

May 23, 2022

Deadline to Withdraw and Receive 75% Refund

Sept. 21, 2021

Feb. 1, 2022

May 31, 2022

Deadline to Withdraw and Receive 50% Refund

Oct. 19, 2021

March. 1, 2022

June 28, 2022

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. To sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan, you will need to log on to CIIS Self-Service at https://ciis-ss.colleague.elluciancloud.com/.

  • Click on the “Student Finance” tile
  • Click on “Make a Payment” and press on “Continue to Payment Center” button
  • Under Student Account click on “Enroll in Payment Plan” button

School of Professional Psychology and Health and School of Consciousness and Transformation

Installment

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

First

Aug. 26, 2021

Jan. 18, 2022

May 31, 2022

Second

Sept. 27, 2021

Feb. 18, 2022

June 30, 2022

Final

Oct. 20, 2021

March 18,2022

N/A 

School of Undergraduate Studies and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Installment

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

First

Aug. 26, 2021

Jan. 10, 2022

May 9, 2022

Second

Sept. 27, 2021

Feb. 10, 2022

June 9, 2022

Final

Oct. 20, 2021

March 10, 2022

July 11, 2022

A $25 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:

School of Professional Psychology and Health and School of Consciousness and Transformation

Late Payment

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

$120

Aug. 27, 2021

Jan. 19, 2022

June 1, 2022

$50

Sept. 28, 2021

Feb. 22, 2022

July 1, 2022

$50

Oct. 21, 2021

March 21, 2022

N/A

School of Undergraduate Studies and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Late Payment

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

$120

Aug. 27, 2021

Jan. 11, 2022

May 10, 2022

$50

Sept. 28, 2021

Feb. 11, 2022

June 10, 2022

$50

Oct. 21, 2021

March11, 2022

July 12, 2022

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.

Tuition Refund Policy for Students Residing in Oregon  

Partial refunds are applicable through the middle week of a given term. For a 15-week semester, a student would be eligible to receive a prorated tuition refund through week eight. 

The chart below outlines the percentage of refund that an Oregon student will be eligible for, should they decide to drop a course(s) during this timeframe.   

Percent of Tuition Refunded  

Week of Term 

Refund Required?  

100 

Yes 

75 

Yes 

75 

Yes 

50 

Yes 

50 

Yes 

50 

Yes 

50 

Yes 

50 

8  

Yes 

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. The only exception is when the student has dropped all of their courses by the Drop Deadline, in which case the Technology Fee and the Wellness Fees are discharged. If it is the first semester of the student’s program, the Registration Fee is also discharged.

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 petition form is available from the Registrar’s Office on CIIS Connect.

The FPC considers a request only if all of the following are in place: (1) The student experienced a serious extenuating circumstance beyond their 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 withdrawn 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 the FPC, which is composed of representatives from the following offices: Academic Affairs, Dean of Students, 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 the FPC meets. The FPC issues its decision within 30 calendar days of receiving all documentation, informs the student and any University 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.

Questions

Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information at 415.575.6132 or by email at studentaccounts@ciis.edu.

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