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Graduate School Tuition & Fees

The Graduate School of Soka University is not accepting new applicants at this time.

Information on this page refers only to students currently enrolled in the Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language MA concentration program.

Office of Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts manages and accepts payments for the student financial accounts, including tuition payment plans, and all other fees due to the university. THe entire staff strives to provide efficient, timely and personalized service for students and/or parents to comfortably manage their financial matters.


Payment of fees/charges may be paid in the Office of Student Accounts. Online credit card payment option is now available online through the PeopleSoft Student System. Charges include tuition, Fees & Fines, and miscellaneous charges.

Students are responsible for full payment of tuition, fees, and all other debts due to the University. The Office of Student Accounts makes every possible attempt to provide students with a statement of charges due, however it is the student's responsibility to pay amounts owed no later than the payment deadline. The student account will include information of charges and payments to SUA. The student’s account balance information is available online through the PeopleSoft Student System.

Billing information and other student account correspondence will only be e-mailed to the student’s SUA e-mail account and/or mailed to his or her mailing/home address. In order for billing and other student related information to reach students it is important that the University have the most current address information. Address changes may be made at the Office of the Registrar or by accessing the PeopleSoft Student System online.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, billing information will only be discussed with or mailed to the student. Students who would like to provide account information to the third party must complete a form at the Registrar’s Office with the release authorization. This will also allow us to discuss the student's financial account information with the person named on the form. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at (949) 480-4132 or e-mail registrar@soka.edu for further information.


The tuition rate for part-time, graduate credit is $300 per credit.

Tuition Payment

Graduate School tition for part-time enrollment must be paid in full within ten days of the beginning of class.
For information on
 making credit card payments, please click here

Health Insurance and Waiver

All SUA, AV students are required to be covered by a health insurance plan. All international students are required to purchase SUA health insurance. Students from the United States may elect to provide their own insurance, in which case they must fill out a waiver and show Student Affairs proof of comparable insurance coverage by a given date. Any students without a waiver must purchase the SUA, AV health insurance plan. Health insurance fees will be charged on a session basis, 1st in Fall Session and 2nd in Spring Session, at 50% of the annual cost per session.

For detailed questions regarding the health insurance plan, please contact Student Affairs at (949) 480-4130.

Fees & Fines

All Telephone/ Cable bills are charged against the student account, and must be paid upon receipt. Students will receive their telephone bill information from the Information Technology Department via e-mail. Students are responsible for paying for any other fees and fines at the time of the service or assessment.

Fees & Fines
Late Payment Fee............................... $20 per month
Returned Check Fee............................ $20 per check
Replacement Check............................ $20 per check
LostID Card....................................... $15 per card
Late Registration Fee.......................... $60 per session
Duplicate Diploma............................... $30 per diploma
Official Transcipt  $5 per copy
Additional Transcript Processing Fees:
Rush Service Fee......................... $10 per request
Express Mail (domestic)................ $20 per destination
Express Mail (international)........... $30 per destination

Tax Liabilities

A 14% Federal Income Tax, based on any scholarship or grant award over $25,606, will be deducted from the spring disbursement for international students.  This deduction is made by the student account’s office before a disbursement is made.  For further information regarding tax liabilities, please contact the Controller’s Office at (949) 480-4338.

Nonpayment Withdrawal

Nonpayment of tuition may result in student's involuntary withdrawal from the university and/or dropped from all courses. All session charges must be paid in full prior to the end of the academic session. The Office of Student Accounts will review any accounts with unpaid tuition for consideration of nonpayment withdrawal and enrollment cancellation.

In the event of withdrawal for nonpayment of tuition, a student will be dropped from all courses, from campus housing, and from food services. A hold will be placed on a student’s account until the financial obligation is met.

Student Account Hold Policy

A hold will be placed on a student's account for any charges past due including tuition, miscellaneous fees, or student loan.  A hold will prevent the student from registering and receiving various services from SUA including transcript requests. Account balance and hold information is available through the PeopleSoft Student System and/or through loan servicer.  Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for resolution of past due balances and the removal of all financial holds.  Contact the indicated office for release of non-financial holds.

Withdrawal Refund Schedule

When a student withdraws from the university, full or partial refunds will be made on tuition and room & board fees according to this refund schedule for each session.

1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 5th week 6th week 7th week 8th week
100% 90% 85% 80% 75% 70% 50% 0%

Returned Check Policy

In the event a check is returned to SUA for any reason, a returned check fee of $20.00 will be charged.The fee will be assessed to the student account if a check is returned to us unpaid by the bank due to insufficient funds, stop payment, closed account, etc. A hold will be placed on the student account until the amount of the returned check and fee is paid.

Payment must be made using CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, MONEY ORDER, or CASHIER'S CHECK to cover the check and the administrative fee.

If SUA receives three (3) or more returned checks on any one account, another personal check will not be accepted for a minimum of two (2) years.

Replacement Check Policy

In the event a check is issued by SUA needs to be reissued for any reason, a replacement check fee of $20.00 will be charged.
For information on making tuition, room & board, and health fee payment, please see 
Tuition, Fees, and Payments.


Graduate School Office
Maryanne Lucas
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 480-4065

Office of Student Accounts
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Fax: (949) 480-4151

Eiko Vogtman

Manager of Student Accounts
(949) 480-4129

Yumiko Dittmar
Student Accounts Assistant/Cashier
(949) 480-4043