Tuition & Fees

Financial Information

414163Students receive a considerable discount in their expenses because of generous educational grants given to the university by various donors. Many churches and individuals who have great concern for the students as future leaders have already contributed to support the students’ education.

The information provided in this section reflects Shepherd University’s education prices for the 2014~2015 academic year. These rates are subject to change without notice through the actions of the Board of Directors. The university reserves the right to assess new charges in relation to rising costs.

Tuition information

Program Degree Tuition
Unit Term (minimum)
General Education N/A $593 per unit (On Campus) N/A
$335 per unit (E-Learning)
Music Undergraduate $593 per unit (Full-time) $9,488per term
(12~16 units)
$743 per unit (Part-time)
Graduate $793 per unit (Full-time) $9,516per term
(9~12 units)
$943 per unit (Part-time)
Digital Arts Undergraduate $593 per unit (Full-time) $8,895per term
(12~15 units)
$743 per unit (Part-time)
Graduate $793 per unit (Full-time) $9,516per term
(9~12 units)
$943 per unit (Part-time)
Nursing LVN $335 per LVN Core unit $5,360 per term/16 units
$1,597.50 per RN Core unit $19,968.75 (Semester 1/12.5 units)
$15,975 (Semester 2/10 units)
$11,981.25 (Semester 3/7.5 units)
$15,975 (Semester 4/10 units)
B.S.N. $593 per unit $5,930 (Spring Term/10 units)
$5,337 (Summer Term/9 units)
$5,337 (Fall Term/9 units)
Theology B.A.B.S. $593 per unit (On Campus)
$150 per unit
for Qualified Students*
$1800* (12 Units)
$335 per unit (E-Learning)
$150 per unit
for Qualified Students*
M. Div. $400 per unit
$200 per unit
for Qualified Students*
$1800 (9 Units)*
D. Min. $420 per unit
$250 per unit
for Qualified Students*
$2,250 (9 Units)*
ESL N/A $900 per month $2,700 per term (3 months)

* School of Theology Scholarships: To educate the competent future pastoral leaders, Shepherd University provides special scholarships for qualified theology students. For your qualification, call School of Theology at 323-550-8888 (Ext. 8230).

Qualification Criteria: Financial hardship, Ministry involvement, Good Academic standing, Merit based leadership and Work Study.

General Fees

General Fees
Application Fee $120 ($60 for ESL)
Registration Fee $20 ($10 for ESL)
Late Registration Fee $100
Late Tuition Fee 10% of Tuition (15% after a month)
5% of Tuition for RN Program
Student Activity Fee $50
Student Association Fee $15
Student Service Fee $215
Graduation Service Fee Associate $200
Undergraduate $300
Graduate $350
Official Transcript Fee $10 per copy
Unofficial Transcript Fee $5 per copy
Returned Check Fee $35 per check
Auditing Fee
Undergraduate & Graduate 30% of a unit price/ each program
Music Individual Instruction (additional)
Undergraduate & Graduate $1,250 per semester
Music Program Facility Fee (per semester)
Undergraduate & Graduate $195
Thesis Fee
Undergraduate $150
Graduate $200
Doctoral $750
Misc. Fee
Lab ID $10 each
Science Lab Fee $1,000/once
Nursing Lab Fee (RN Only) $1,000/once
Class Make-Up Fee (Nursing Program only) $35/h (LVN)
$75/h (RN)
Clinical Lab Fee LVN $190/sem
ADN $290/sem
BSN $600/once
MSN $850/once
HESI Package Resource Fee $219
Kaplan Nursing Resource Fee $540/once
OT Pre-requisite Fee (M.Div Program only) $150/once
NT Pre-requisite Fee (M.Div Program only) $150/once
Continuation Fee 1 Unit Tuition
ESL Activity Fee $15
ESL Technology Fee $10
TEAS-V Exam Fee $55
Lab/Materials/Supplies Fees (Information Technology Program only) Undergraduate $580
Graduate $600