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Value, Tuition & Aid

Investing in a Vanguard education includes everything from tuition to other student services expenses—about 97% of Vanguard students receive financial aid. Financial Aid is offered through the FAFSA application and select students may qualify for an affiliate partner discount. Please contact our admissions team to learn more.

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Bachelor of Arts in Business: Concentration in Organizational Management

Cost Per Unit: $510 x 54-57 Total Units

Total Cost: $27,540 - $29,070

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change.

Early Childhood Education: Bachelor's Degree

Cost Per Unit: $510 x 55 Total Units

Total Cost: $28,050

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change.
**If you work in Early Childhood Education, you can apply for the $60/unit coursework discount.

Early Childhood Education: Associate's Degree

Cost Per Unit: $355 x 33 Total Units

Total Cost: $11,715

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change. **If you work in ECE, you can apply for the $60/unit coursework discount.

Early Childhood Education: Certificate

Cost Per Unit: $355 x 27 Total Units

Total Cost: $9,585

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change. **If you work in ECE, you can apply for the $60/unit coursework discount.

Early Childhood Education: Individual Courses

Cost Per Unit For Lower Division: $355 | 3units: $1,065/class
Cost Per Unit For Upper Division: $510 | 3 units: $1,530/class

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change. **If you work in ECE you can apply for the $60/unit coursework discount.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Concentration in Human Development

Cost Per Unit Major Courses: $510 x 51 Total Units

Total Cost: $26,010

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change.

Bachelor of Arts In Religion: Concentration in Ministry and Leadership

Cost Per Unit: $510 x 51 Total Units

Total Cost: $26,010

*Based on 2017/18 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change.

Cost versus Price

Net educational expense is what the University spends to educate a student – everything from buildings and utilities, from salaries to classroom technology. It is the total expenditures for the entire Vanguard University experience.

Net tuition is what students are charged for that education – the amount of tuition and fees minus institutional aid. However, it is important to realize that students do not pay the full cost of their education. For public universities, this gap is usually covered by government funding (tax dollars). For private universities such as Vanguard, the cost is subsidized by philanthropy, endowment income and grants.

Tuition at Vanguard University covers only about 84 percent of what it costs to educate a student.

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