Tuition, Fees and Payment Plans

Tuition, room & board and health fees at Soka University of America will be charged on a session basis. The total costs of attendance for the academic years are as follows:

Full-time

2018-2019

2019-2020

Tuition $15,655 per session Tuition $16,125 per session
Room and Board $6,265 per session Room and Board $6,516 per session
Health Insurance $918 per session Health Insurance $918* per session

*The premium is subject to change - the amount shown is based on previous year's premium.

Part-time (upon approval)

2018-2019

2019-2020

Tuition $1,305 per session Undergraduate Tuition $1,344 per unit
Graduate Tuition $1,740 per unit Graduate Tuition $1,792 per unit
Room and Board $6,265 per session Room and Board $6,516 per session
Health Insurance $918 per session Health Insurance $918* per session

*The premium is subject to change - the amount shown is based on previous year's premium.

Tuition Due Date

When paying your tuition payment in full , payment must be remitted to SUA in fall and again in spring.

Payment Due Dates:

  • Fall Session: October 10

Payment Method:

  • Cash (accepted on the 2nd Floor, Founder's Hall)
  • Personal Check

Make checks Payable to: Soka University of America

Mail checks to:
Soka University of America
ATTN: Student Accounts
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Soka QuickPay
  • Credit Card - Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB
  • ACH (Electronic Bank Transfer) - US bank accounts only
  • International Wire Transfer 

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Extended Payment Plan

To help meet your educational expenses, SUA provides you with an extended monthly payment option should you need additional time beyond payment due date.

Sign-up Period:

Sign up or change in the plan must be made within the sign up period (no exceptions):

    • Fall Session: October 1~ October 10

Signing up on a Payment Plan:

The cost to sign up is $75.00 per session (subject to change – please refer to Payment Plan instructions email at a later date) . Please make sure to sign up to the plan in fall and in spring sessions. Initial sign up request must be made during the sign  up period. Sign-up instructions: will be emailed to all students Late September.

Payment Method:

    • Personal Check
    • Money Order, or Bank Certificate
    • Online Payment
      • Credit Card - Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB
      • ACH (Electronic Bank Transfer) - US bank accounts only
      • International Wire Transfer 

Make checks Payable to: Soka University of America

Mail checks to:
Soka University of America
ATTN: Student Accounts
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


Payment Plan Payment Dates:

After signing up to the payment plan, you are responsible in submitting payments on the 10th of each month, as follows:

Fall Session
October 10
November 10
December 10

Returned Check/Payment:

In the event a payment is rejected by credit card processor, or a check is returned unpaid to SUA for any reason, a returned check fee of $20.00 will be charged. The fee will assess to each item return and will be posted to the student account.

A hold will be placed on the student account until the amount of the returned check and fee is paid, and late fees will apply accordingly. In the event a returned check is received, repayment must be made to SUA using cash, certified check, money order or cashier's check to cover the check and any applicable 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.


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How to Contact Us

For additional information regarding student accounts or payments, direct all requests and inquiries to:

Soka University of America
Office of Student Accounts
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Office:  (949) 480-4043, (949) 480-4129
Fax:     (949) 480-4151
studentaccounts@soka.edu