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- International Education Management (IEM)
- International Environmental Policy (IEP)
- International Policy and Development (IPD); MPA
- International Trade and Economic Diplomacy (ITED)
- Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS)
- TESOL; Teaching Foreign Language (TFL)
- Translation and Localization Management (TLM)
- Translation (T); Translation and Interpretation (TI); Conference Interpretation (CI)
- Joint MPA/IEM
- Joint MPA/ITED
- Joint IPD/ITED
- Joint BA/MA programs
2019-20 Academic Year
|Estimated Living Expenses||Per Year||Per Semester|
|Books and Supplies||$900||$450|
|Housing and Food||$15,930||$7,965|
|$5,202 (incl. summer)||$2,601|
|$5,132 (incl. summer)||$2,566|
*Students are not required to enroll in the Institute health insurance plan but are required to have health insurance. Visit our health insurance guide for more health insurance options with a wide range of costs.
Full-Time vs. Part-Time
The per credit rate is $1,941 for the 2018-19 academic year and $1,980 for the 2019-20 academic year. Students who pay the full-time comprehensive fee of $20,797 are entitled to take between 11 and 16 credits each semester.
Students who take 10 or fewer credits per semester will be charged at the per credit rate. Students taking 11 or more credits will be charged the comprehensive fee.
Student Activity Fee
If you’re taking five or more credits each semester, you will be charged an $85 student activity fee. This fee helps to fund Student Council as well as activities and resources to enhance your student life experience.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund
California law requires that, upon your enrollment, a fee be assessed relative to the cost of tuition (Education Code Section 94342). These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), established by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. Institutional participation is mandatory.
This student budget does not include all of the expenses you may have, such as credit card or other consumer debt and living expenses for a spouse and/or dependents. The category of personal expenses includes clothing, laundry, household supplies, and entertainment. You should prepare a personal budget to anticipate your total financial needs.