Oct 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Expenses and Financial Aid



Financial Information

Chapman eBill is Chapman University’s official method for sending student account statements and Chapman ePay is the official online payment site and can be accessed through the Chapman website at www.chapman.edu/payments. Students may also register Panther Partner authorized users to receive eBill at this site. All costs listed in this section are subject to change without notice.

Tuition and Lab Fees

Argyros School of Business and Economics

Accounting M.S. $1,565 per credit
Behavioral and Computational Economics M.S. $1,845 per credit
Executive MBA $118,205 two-year program
Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing $58,200 per year
Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing (lab fee) $750 charged second and third year
Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science $1,590  per credit
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $1,845 per credit
Real Estate M.S. $1,565 per credit

Attallah College of Educational Studies

Curriculum and Instruction M.A. $1,065 per credit
Education Ed.S., School Psychology $1,065 per credit
Education M.A., Leadership Development $1,065 per credit
Education M.A., School Counseling $1,065 per credit
Education M.A., Teaching and Credential $1,065 per credit
Education Ph.D. $1,555 per credit
Education LEAD/ Ph.D. $1,555 per credit
Education Ph.D. SNU $1,555 per credit

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. $36,420 per year
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) $50,316 per year
Physician Assistant Studies M.M.S. (Fall 2021)  $60,135 per year
Physician Assistant Studies M.M.S. (Spring 2022) $61,938 per year
Marriage and Family Therapy M.A. $1,275 per credit

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Documentary Film MFA $48,336 per year
Documentary Film MFA (lab fee) $750 per year
Film Production MFA $45,568 per year
Film Production MFA (lab fee) $1,770 per year, first and second year
Film Studies M.A. $1,480 per credit
Film and Television Producing MFA $48,336 per year
Film and Television Producing MFA (lab fee) $750 per year
Joint JD/MFA in Film and Television Producing $54,408 per year
Joint JD/MFA in Film and Television Producing (lab fee) $750 per year, semester enrolled in MFA only
Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing $58,520 per year
Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing (lab fee) $750 per year, second and third year only
Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing MBA Associated Fee (MBA courses) $40 per semester
Production Design MFA $48,336 two-year program
Production Design MFA (lab fee) $750 per year
Screenwriting MFA $48,336 per year
Screenwriting MFA (lab fee) $750 per year
TV Writing and Producing $48,336 per year
TV Writing and Producing (lab fee) $750 per year

Fowler School of Law

Joint JD/MFA in Film and Television Producing $57,770 per year
Joint JD/MFA in Film and Television Producing (lab fee) $750 charged per year enrolled in MFA

Schmid College of Science and Technology

Computational and Data Science M.S. $1,745 per credit
Computational and Data Science Ph.D. $1,745 per credit
Food Science M.S. $1,130 per credit
Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science $1,590 per credit
MBA Associated Fee $40 per semester

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Creative Writing, M.F.A. $1,070 per credit
English M.A. $1,070 per credit
International Studies M.A. $1,370 per credit
War and Society M.A. $1,070 per credit

School of Communication

Health and Strategic Communication M.S. $1,220 per credit
Communication Ph.D. $1,220 per credit

College of Performing Arts

Keyboard and Collaborative Arts M.M. $1,010 per credit

School of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy $28,020 per trimester
Pharmaceutical Sciences M.S. $2,210 per credit, per semester
Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. $2,210 per credit, per semester
Patient Safety, M.S. $2,210 per credit, per semester
Regulatory Affairs, M.S. $2,210 per credit, per semester

Summer Session 2022

Behavioral and Computational Economics M.S.  $1,845 per credit
Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. $36,420 per year
Computational and Data Science M.S. $1,745 per credit
Computational and Data Science Ph.D. $1,745 per credit
Education Ed.S., School Psychology $1,065 per credit
Education M.A., Leadership Development $1,065 per credit
Education M.A., School Counseling $1,065 per credit
Education M.A., Teaching and Credential $1,065 per credit
Education Ph.D. $1,555 per credit
English M.A. $1,070 per credit
Food Science M.S. $1,130 per credit
Health and Strategic Communication M.S. $1,220 per credit
International Studies M.A. $1,370 per credit
Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science $1,590 per credit
Marriage and Family Therapy M.A. $1,275 per credit
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $1,845 per credit

Note: Some courses may have additional fees. Please see current class schedule.

Fees

Application fee $60 and up non-refundable
Auditing (if space available) $100 per credit
Health Center fee $244 per year
  Student Health Insurance (required of all graduate students) $2,040 per year
MBA associated student fee $40 per semester
Parking permit, required $0 per year
Petition filing charge $20 per form
Transcript $10  
Transcript (special handling) $25  

General Policies

Tuition Billing Information

Monthly billing statements are available online only through Chapman eBill using my.chapman.edu.

Billing, payment and general information is also available at www.chapman.edu/sbs.

A student with an unpaid balance owed to the University or a University sponsor agency will not be given a diploma and will not be allowed to enroll in further classes.

Tuition Payment Options (Semester)

Option 1: Tuition payment in full by term due dates (July 20 for fall, December 20 for interterm/spring and May 20 for summer).

Option 2: Payment plan enrollment per term with a $50 set up fee.

Interterm is not eligible for payment plan. For further information regarding payment options, visit www.chapman.edu/sbs.

Tuition Payment Options (Trimester)

Option 1: Tuition payment in full by term due dates (August 20 for fall, December 20 for interterm/spring and April 20 for summer).

Option 2: Payment plan enrollment per term with a $50 set up fee.

Interterm is not eligible for payment plan. For further information regarding payment options, visit www.chapman.edu/sbs.

Late Payment Fee

Late payment may result in a late fee. Please visit www.chapman.edu for further details.

VA Pending Payment Compliance Policy

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

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding (if covered 100% by VA funding)
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students are required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or 1905 by the first day of class.
  • Complete the electronic VA Benefits Certification Form or submit a written request.
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all graduate students. The deadline to enroll into the University health insurance plan is no later than the third week of each term.

Graduate students must possess health insurance in order to enroll in the student health center service fee, which includes access to Student Psychological Counseling Services.

Students can visit the Business Office website at www.chapman.edu/sbs for further information on the University student health insurance and student health center fee.

Proof of Student Health Insurance

  • Students are required to have health insurance. Before coming to campus or moving into Chapman housing, students must submit proof of insurance:
    • Submit proof of insurance as required by university policy.
    • Submit proof of immunizations as required by law or university policy.
  • Student health insurance plan:
    • Students may opt to enroll in a student health insurance plan provided by the university. To qualify for this option, students must be enrolled with a minimum of six credit hours. Any students who do not meet the six-hour standard will need to secure their own health insurance.

Tuition Protection Plan (optional)

The plan can guarantee a refund of monies paid to the University in the event that the student suffers a serious illness or accident and must withdraw from the University before the term is completed, but after the established withdrawal dates for tuition credit referenced in this section. This elective plan provides coverage for tuition, fees and room and board charges*. No exceptions will be made to the tuition credit (withdrawal) policy for students/parents who elect not to purchase this coverage. For further information, please review the Student Business Services Tuition Protection Plan webpage at www.chapman.edu//tuitionprotection.

*This plan must be purchased prior to the first day of the term.

Add/Drop/Withdrawal - Financial Aid

Dropping below full-time or part-time status may affect any financial aid that has been awarded and may result in a balance due to the University. Please refer to the Graduate Financial Aid Office.

Specific procedures for adding or dropping a class must be followed as specified in academic policies and procedures.

A petition to withdraw from the University or drop classes after tuition credit deadlines does not reduce the student’s financial obligation to the University.

Please note that the dates to withdraw or drop classes for tuition credit differ from those to withdraw or drop classes for academic purposes.

Whether any refund will result from the tuition credit received depends on the payments that have been made.

Failure to attend class or merely giving notice to an instructor will not be regarded as official notice of drop/add or withdrawal.

*Students choosing to remain enrolled past the last day to drop with refund are obligated to cover all tuition, fees, room and board charges incurred in accordance with the refund policy for tuition, room and board charges.

Tuition Credit Granted:

Fall and Spring Semester programs

Within the first week of the semester 100%  
Within the second week of the semester 50%  
Within the third week of the semester 20%  
No refund after the third week of the semester none  

Interterm Semester programs

Withdrawal on or prior to the first class meeting 100%  

Summer Semester programs

Withdrawal prior to the first class meeting 100%  
Withdrawal after the first class meeting 85%  
Withdrawal after the second class meeting 75%  
Withdrawal after the third class meeting 50%  
No refund after the fourth class meeting none  

Please consider purchasing the Tuition Protection Plan.

Fall, Spring, and Summer Trimester programs

Within the first week of the trimester 100%  
Within the second week of the trimester 50%  
Within the third week of the trimester 20%  
No refund after the third week of the trimester none  

There are no exceptions to this policy.

Please consider purchasing the Tuition Protection Plan.

Financial Aid

Chapman University offers opportunities to graduate students to apply for financial aid through Chapman University and the federal government.

Financial Aid Application Procedure

Students who wish to apply for a Chapman University Graduate Fellowship are urged to contact the Office of Admission or the school into which they have been admitted to determine if a separate application form is needed.

To apply for Federal financial aid (loans) students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be done online at studentaid.gov.

When completing the FAFSA, please be sure to list “Chapman University, Orange, California” in the school section. The Title IV School Code for Chapman is 001164. The application becomes available October 1 for classes starting the following fall. Example: October 1, 2021 for classes starting fall 2022.

Please contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office with questions: (714) 628-2730. A toll-free telephone number also is available: (888) CU-APPLY. In addition to calling the Graduate Financial Aid Office, the Federal Government can be contacted for information about completing the FAFSA: (800) 4 FED AID.

Graduate Fellowships/ Scholarships

Graduate fellowships are funded by Chapman University and are awarded by each school to entering students. The application procedures, eligibility requirements, recipients and amount of the awards are determined by the school to which the student has been admitted. Inquiries about the program may be addressed to the office of the dean of the appropriate school.

Student Loans

Chapman University participates in the Federal Direct loan programs. In addition, there are private loans available to graduate students. Information on the federal load program can be found online at studentaid.gov.

Employment

For on campus student employment, visit the Human Resources website at www.chapman.edu/hr.

For Graduate Assistantship (GShip) information, visit the vice provost for graduate education website at www.chapman.edu/vpge.

For off campus employment, see Career and Professional Development Center in this catalog and website at www.chapman.edu/career.