Costs & Financial Aid

Working Together to Pay for Your Education

UWest is committed to providing high-quality education at an affordable price.

Low Tuition and Scholarships Keep Your Debt in Check

We believe that financial aid is about more than just grants and loans. It’s about working together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private, accredited university in the nation, 1/3 of the tuition cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.

We extend financial aid through merit and need-based scholarships, federal and state grants, federal work-study, and student loans80% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

Estimated Undergraduate Costs Per Year (24 units)

Cost Living on Campus Living off Campus
Tuition $12,528 $12,528
Mandatory Fees $1,076 $1,076
Room & Board $7,822 $9,082*
Total direct Costs $21,426 $22,686

*Students who live off-campus are not charged for room and board. This amount is an estimated room and board budget used in financial aid packaging for students living off-campus.