Admissions & Aid

All applicants to Olivet University should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees for 2016-2017

Tuition for Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program

  Bachelor of Arts $242 per unit
  Master of Arts $278 per unit
  Master of Arts in Information Technology $373 per unit
  Master of Divinity $278 per unit
  Master of Business Administration $500 per unit
  Master of Business Administration(New York City Extension) $960 per unit

Tuition for Certificate Program

  Certificate in ESL $173 per unit

Tuition for Doctoral Program

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program is a single-fee program payable (1) in full at the time of matriculation, (2) in four annual installments at the beginning of each academic year, or (3) by permission in monthly installments for four years. Students who do not complete the program within the eight-year time frame will be charged the Ph.D. Program Continuation Fee per year from the ninth year.

The fee applies to all Ph.D. candidates who complete the program in eight years or less.

Tuition would be reduced proportional to transfer credits allowed toward the degree. The maximum allowable is 20 credits of total 60 units, therefore maximum reduction would be one third of total tuition due.
  Total Tuition $38,200
  Four-Annual Installments Years 1 to 4: $9,550 per year
  Ph.D. Program Continuation Fee Year 9+: $2,500 per year


D.Min. Program

The D.Min. program is a single-fee program payable (1) in full at the time of matriculation, (2) in three annual installments at the beginning of each academic year, or (3) by permission in monthly installments for three years. Students who do not complete the program within the six-year time frame will be charged the D.Min. Program Continuation Fee per year from the seventh year.

The fee applies to all D.Min. candidates who complete the program in six years or less.

  WOA Missionaries  
  Total Tuition $12,000
  Three-Annual Installments Years 1 to 3: $4,000 per year
  D.Min. Program Continuation Fee Year 7+: $2,000 per year


  Non-WOA Missionaries
  Total Tuition $20,250
  Three-Annual Installments Years 1 to 3: $6,750 per year
  D.Min. Program Continuation Fee Year 7+: $2,000 per year
 
  D.Min. Technology Fee $240 per year
  D.Min. International Student Fee $240 per year
  D.Min. Program Fee $500
  Fix cost, non-refundable, paid once at registering Final Paper course" below DMin final paper filing fee
  D.Min. Project Submission Fee $500
  Fixed cost, paid once at submission of an approved project proposal
  D.Min. Final Paper Filing Fee $500
  Fixed cost, non-refundable, paid once at start of program.
  Oral Defense Fee $300
  Advanced Deposit for Leave of Absence $200 per year
  Students who request a one-year leave of absence are required to pay a non-refundable $200 Advanced Deposit for Leave of Absence. The fee will reserve their space for guaranteed enrollment and will be applied directly toward the students' tuition account.
  Continued Leave of Absence Request fee $100 per year
  D.Min. Program Extension Fee $250 per year
  If the student requests and is approved for an extended time limit to complete their program, the student must pay a non-refundable $250 D.Min Program Extension Fee per year, plus an additional Continuation Fee required for the longer program.
  Auditing, doctoral degree program $100 per unit
  Colloquium Registration Fee Charged prior to the event
  Fee is assessed and charged prior to the event. The fee does not cover travel, lodging, and other incidental expenses. Students are responsible for their own personal expenses.

Other Fees (Non-Refundable)

  Admission
  Application for Admission $75
  Enrollment Deposit $200
  Enrollment Deposit: First year students and transfer students are required to pay a non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $200 with their admission acceptance. The Enrollment Deposit is required in order to reserve a space in our class. The admission acceptance and deposit must be received by due deadlines. The deposit will offset a portion of your Tuition Fee for the first year.
  General
  Technology Fee $120 per quarter
  The fee offsets the continuing costs of maintaining and advancing our course design, technology systems, and student support programs. It will be applied to each quarter (each year for D.Min.program)
  International Student Fee $80 per quarter
  Applied Music Fee $250 per course
  Transcript Issuance $15 per quarter
  Enrollment Verification $15 per copy
  Third Party Forms with specialized information $15 per copy
  The Registrar Office will complete and certify third-party forms that require information different from current enrollment verification form.
  Customized Verification Documents $50 per copy
  The Registrar Office will create a customized document other than an official documents
  Diploma Replacement $30 per copy
  Expedite Service Fee (Rush Processing) $25
  Transcript Evaluation Fee $50
  Student ID Card $15
  Advanced Standing Examinations $20 per exam
  Comprehensive Exam $50 per exam
  Auditing, Master's and Bachelor's degree $50 per unit
  Registration
  Late Registration Fee $50
  Course Add/Drop Fee $15 per course
  Advanced Deposit for Leave of Absence $150 per quarter
  Advanced Deposit for Leave of Absence: Students who request a one quarter leave of absence are required to pay a non-refundable $150 Advanced Deposit for Leave of Absence. The fee will reserve their space for guaranteed enrollment and will be applied directly toward the students' tuition account.
  Continued Leave of Absence Request fee $100 per quarter
  Transfer Credit Fee $80
  Payment
  Late Payment Fee $75
  Installment Late Payment Fee $25 per occurrence
  Installment Payment Sign-up Fee (3 months) $25
  Installment Payment Sign-up Fee (4 months or more) $50
  Graduation
  Graduation Fee $100
  Graduation Fee for Doctoral Program $200
  Graduation Fee: A non-refundable Graduation Fee is assessed to all students at the University each time a student applies to graduate. It is used to defray the cost of processing candidates for graduation, printing diplomas, and conducting the commencement ceremonies. The Graduation Fee does not cover the cap and gown fees.

*Olivet University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Payment Plan

Installment Payment Plan for Bachelor's and Master's Program

Olivet wants to help students budget for the cost of their education cost by offering them an equal and interest-free installment payment option. Payment plans available are a three-month plan (for fall, winter and spring) or two-month plan (for summer). A $25 fee will be charged during sign-up for an installment payment plan. If a student fails to pay the first installment, he or she will be terminated from the installment plan and the remaining balance will be due immediately.

Installment Payment Plan for D.Min. Program

Students may request three-annual installments, three quarterly installments or ten-month installments payment plan. A $25 fee will be charged during sign-up for three quarterly installments payment plan and a $50 fee will be charged for ten month installments payment plan. No sign-up fee will be charged for the three-annual installments payment plan.

Delinquent Accounts

All financial obligations are to be paid on or before the due date and an account is considered delinquent the day after the financial obligation is due. It is the student's responsibility to keep his/her account current. If accounts are delinquent, the following fees or restrictions will be applied:

  • A late payment fee of $75 charged.
  • Restricted from registering for the subsequent quarter.
  • Grade will not be released.
  • Transcript and other official school documents will not be issued
  • Degree will not be awarded
  • Restricted from having mentor assignment or receiving mentoring services (D.Min program)
  • Restricted from attending courses, seminars or colloquia (D.Min program)
  • Restricted from obtaining the Candidacy Approval to exit Phase 2 (D.Min program)
  • Restricted from requesting an Oral Defense for Final Paper (D.Min program)

Student Account Disputes

All disputes concerning student accounts should be directed to the Student Finance Office. Contact staff by email at studentfinance@olivetuniversity.edu

Tuition Refund

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Student's Right to Cancel: A student who cancels the enrollment agreement within seven days (until midnight of the seventh day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after signing the agreement will receive a refund of all monies paid except the non-refundable application fee. A student who cancels after seven days but prior to the student's first lesson and materials are received will receive a refund of all monies paid except for the nonrefundable application fee. All requests for cancellation by the Student must be made in writing and mailed or hand delivered to the Registrar, Olivet University, 36401 Tripp Flats Rd, Anza, CA 92539. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent. A withdrawal may be effectuated by the student's written notice or by the student's conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student's lack of attendance. If the institution sent first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, the institution shall make a refund within 30 days after the student's return of the materials.

Refund Policy: Students officially withdrawing or leaving from Olivet University may receive a partial or full refund of tuition. Regardless, a $15 drop fee will be applied per course drop fee. All other fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be based on the total charge incurred by the student at the time of withdrawal or leave, not the amount the student has actually paid. Students must complete a Student Withdrawal Form or Leave of Absence Form and submit it to the Registrar's office. The effective date is the date that the student files the form. Refunds will be made within 30 calendar days of the notification of an official withdrawal or leave of absence.

Refund schedule for Bachelor's, Master's Program and Certificate Program

Fall, Winter and Spring quarter:

  • 100 percent Refund – Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence before the 1st week
  • Partial Refund* - Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after the 1st week of the quarter and prior to the end of the 5th week or prior to the course completion of 50 percent
  • No Refund - Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after 5th week or the course completion of 50 percent

Summer quarter:

  • 100 percent Refund – Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence before the 1st week
  • Partial Refund* - Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after the 1st week of the quarter and prior to the end of the 3rd week or prior to the course completion of 50 percent
  • No Refund - Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after 3rd week or the course completion of 50 percent

Refund schedule for D.Min. Program

  • Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence before the first week – 100 percent Refund
  • Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence prior to the course completion of 30 percent – Partial Refund
  • Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after the course completion of 30 percent – No Refund

*Partial Refund is based on the tuition billed for the quarter in which the student withdraws, according to the following formula: Tuition billed for the quarter - tuition / total program hours program hours x course completed hours = refund due. For the purpose of this calculation, the total program hours equals the number of hours scheduled for the term.