Tuition & Fees

Christians often pay dearly for secular and compromising educational institutions to shape and influence their students away from the faith. That’s why we strive to offer a Christ-centered education within the financial reach of all. We endeavor to keep costs as low as possible, and consequently, our tuition is among the most economical for a private university.

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  • 98% of on-campus students receive financial assistance (2018-19)
  • $7.2 million in institutional aid awarded annually
  • The Master’s University is a leading university for affordability and graduation rates.

Students and families who choose TMU are not just wanting to pay for a degree but to invest in true education. TMU’s accredited and top-ranked curriculums are designed to build on the foundations that faithful parents, family, pastors, and friends have laid in a student’s life. Our committed faculty and staff further shepherd students to cement their own convictions rooted in Scripture, develop Godly wisdom, and prepare for a life of eternal influence. We equip students with the academic achievement and professional excellence to become Christ-like leaders in their careers, their callings, their churches, and communities.

Affordable Tuition at TMU is more affordable by about 30.5% than the average tuition cost at 15 other private Christian universities in California. Our average total cost is more affordable by about 22.7%. (October 2018). In 2019, 67% of students graduated with less than $20,000 in loan debt when the national average was $29,800. Many students are also able to graduate with zero debt.

Achievable Our 61.2% student graduation rate leads compared to average Christian colleges (52.9%) and almost doubles the rate of students at public institutions (32.8%) ( 2019).

Applicable TMU graduates are in very high demand. Business students regularly enter top-4 accounting and finance companies before graduating. Teaching credential students enjoy a nearly 100% job placement rate. Over 1500 biblical studies graduates are in high demand by NGOs, education, and ministry organizations. Computer Science graduates are in high demand by rapidly-growing and top tech companies. Kinesiology and health majors get their first choice of graduate programs in physical and occupational therapy or medicine. Alumni pursuing law careers have been accepted into 7 of the top 10 top US law schools.

Director of Financial Aid, Kenneth Piester, shares 10 short helpful videos on common financial aid topics:

Annual Expense (2020-2021)

Tuition ( 12-18 Units )$27,950
Board ( 14 Meal Plan )$5,000
Tuition/Room/Board Total$39,450

Example Outcomes

These are three fictional examples of financial aid packages. Scholarships, grants and aid will be unique to each individual. Examples may vary based on the presented need and merit qualifications.

Example 1
Low income California resident, parent is full-time Pastor or Missionary
TMU Academic$5,500
Pastor/Missionary Dependent (PMD) Grant$1,000
Subsidized Loan$3,500
Unsubsidized Loan$2,000

Total Aid Received$28,279
Total Cost Of Tuition + Room & Board$39,450

Annual Tuition Due-
Annual Room & Board Due$11,171
Your Monthly Cost (10 month plan)$1,117

Recommendation: ask about on-campus or work study positions to earn up to $1,000/month or more to cover your monthly expenses.

Example 2
Mid-income California resident living off-campus
TMU Academic$5,500
Subsidized Loan$3,500
Unsubsidized Loan$2,000

Total Aid Received$20,084
Total Cost Of Tuition$27,950

Annual Tuition Due$7,866
Annual Room & Board Due-
Your Monthly Cost (10 month plan)$787

Attention: the cost of living off-campus in California can be substantially higher than living on-campus. Be sure to calculate this into your expenses.

Example 3
Out Of State Resident with a high GPA
President's Scholarship$14,000
Alumni Scholarship$1,000
Subsidized Loan$3,500
Unsubsidized Loan$2,000

Total Aid Received$27,695
Total Cost Of Tuition + Room & Board$39,450

Annual Tuition Due$255
Annual Room & Board Due$11,755
Your Monthly Cost (10 month plan)$1,201

Recommendation: ask about on-campus or work study positions, and inquire about additional department or major specific scholarships.

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