Tuition and Costs

Our Commitment

  • We believe a student's financial resources should not be a barrier to enrollment. Our goal is to provide every admitted student the opportunity to attend. 

  • We do not consider a student's ability to pay when making an admission decision.

  • Once admitted, DRBU pledges to meet 100% of a student’s financial need by providing aid for the cost not covered by family contribution.
 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

2017-2018 Undergraduate Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition$21,000
Room and Board and Fees$7,000
Total Direct Cost$28,000

Estimated Cost for Instruction

ProgramPer YearTotal for Program
Undergraduate$21,000$84,000

All undergraduate students are required to live on campus unless otherwise approved by the Dean of Students. Payment of room and board fees entitles the student to the use of double room and 21 meals per week for the duration of the semester.

Tuition and room and board fees are refundable. Please refer to the refund policy for details.

Estimated Other Expenses

In addition to tuition and room and board fees, there are other expenses that a student and his or her family will need to plan for:

  • Books and supplies
  • Personal incidental expenses
  • Transportation
  • Health insurance
  • Miscellaneous
Books and Supplies

The average cost for books and supplies is approximately $600-$700 per year.

Personal Incidental Expenses

This category covers routine expenses that will be incurred during the school year for things such as laundry, personal items, and entertainment. We estimate $500 to be a reasonable amount for these expenses during the school year.

Transportation

Students may travel home during the school year. The expense of traveling will vary according to the location of the student’s home and the mode of transportation. It is reasonable to assume travel expenses of $500 for students from within California and $1,000 for students from other states.

Miscellaneous Expenses

This category includes other expenditures such as clothing, personal computer, phone, etc. We estimate students’ miscellaneous expenses to be $1,500–$2,000 per year. However, it is possible to spend far less than this amount for students with conservative spending habits.

Other Fees and Charges

In addition to tuition and room and board fees, there are other expenses that a student and his or her family will need to plan for:

  • Auditing fees: $200 per unit
  • Cap and gown: cost
  • Damage to University property: cost
  • ID card replacement: $10 per card
  • Library overdue fines [per item]: $1 per day, maximum $50
  • Library lost item replacement fees, $100 per item
  • Key replacement, $25–$50 per key
  • Room & board during summer months, $500 per month
  • Student tuition recovery fund [STRF] fees, $0.50 per $1,000 institutional charges
  • Transcript fees, $6 per copy