2012-13 Undergraduate Tuition & Costs Per Semester

12-18 Units (Package) $14,250
Per Credit: 1-11 units $1,188
Per Credit: each unit above 18 $594
Room & Board
Huntington & Laguna Hall $2,150
Newport/Balboa/Catalina Halls (by permission only) $2,350
19 meals per week Meal Plan $2,200
15 meals per week Meal Plan $2,135
10 meals per week Meal Plan $1,800
Application $45
New student orientation (charged 1st semester only) $125
Cleaning deposit/security deposit for on-campus students $150
Health insurance $774

The direct cost for a full-time, on-campus student (shown above in bold) is $18,600 per semester. These charges may change depending on meal plan selected, or if you need health insurance (all international students are required to take the university’s health insurance plan, there are no exceptions). All new students are charged the orientation fee their first semester only, and all on-campus students are charged the cleaning deposit; this can be completely or partially refunded upon moving out and after an inspection of your room.

2012-2013 Sample Annual Cost of Attendance Used In Determining Financial Aid For A Traditional Undergraduate Student

The cost of attendance below is used in determining financial aid eligibility. It includes both directs costs (costs that will be charged by the school on a student’s bill) and indirect costs (other expenses incurred by attending school). The costs shown are for a student who lives on campus and attends VU full time. The cost of attendance for part-time students and students who live at home or off campus will vary from this.


Room and board $8,700
Subtotal $37,200
Other costs to consider*
Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,665
Transportation (estimated) $891
Personal expenses (estimated) $2,277
Loan Fees $0
Total Cost of Attendance $42,033

*These are averages, your costs may vary.

If you are a current student and have questions regarding your charges, please contact Business Services by either emailing cashier@vanguard.edu or by calling (714) 556-3610 X 4326.

If you will be a new student or are inquiring to the University and have questions regarding costs or payment options, please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office by filling out the online Request for Information, e-mailing the Office of Admissions at admissions@vanguard.edu or calling us at 1.800.722.6279.