SUA has been supported by generous individuals all over the world, including Asia, Oceania, Europe, North and South America, and Africa. Currently, more than 90% of Soka students, both domestic and international, receive financial aid totaling more than $14 million.

Investing in Education

$14.1 million
in total grants & scholarships awarded to undergraduate students
$13.2 million
in institutional (Soka) aid awarded to undergraduate students
of students received need-based aid, an average of $23,016 per student in 2017-18

The mission of Soka University is to “foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.”

Nearly 40% of current students are from 40-plus other countries, and all students will participate in a Study Abroad/International Internship during their third year.

Your generous support enables students from all over the world to receive a humanistic education designed for global citizens.


  • Give Online
    Giving online is easy process, safe, and secure. It allows you to give immediately with your credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or JCB) in a short and simple process.

  • Wire Transfer
    A local bank or other financial institution can transfer the funds. Please contact us by email at for the bank information.

  • Mail Check
    A cashier’s check or money order can be sent directly to the office of International Development. The denomination should be in $USD.
    Please make it payable to “Soka University of America” and mail to the following address.
    Attn: Toshiko Sato / INTL Development Office
    Soka University of America, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA

Contact Us

International Donors (other than US/Canada) 
Phone: (949) 480-4021 

Giving Clubs

To honor your generosity in contributing to Soka University, we will install a plate on campus bearing your name or the name of someone you wish to honor when the following levels are achieved. 

Giving Clubs 

Cumulative Donation 

Plate Location 


$5,000 - $9,999 

The Ikeda Library Corridor Wall 

Silver Benefactor 

$10,000 - $19,999 

The Ikeda Library Corridor Wall 

Gold Benefactor 

$20,000 - $99,999 

Founders Hall (3rd Floor) Lobby Wall 

Founders Circle 

$100,000 or more 

Peace Lake Travertine Wall 

Platinum Benefactor 

$250,000 or more 

Performing Arts Center Glass Panel 

Diamond Benefactor 

$500,000 or more 

Performing Arts Center Glass Panel 

Pillar of Soka Education 

$1,000,000 or more 

Performing Arts Center Pillar