California Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are effective as of the Summer I (June 11, 2018) and thereafter.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Undergraduate Programs1 Dental Hygiene Nursing

30-Unit Option
Degree Earned Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science Non-Degree
Semester Credits6
(including transfer credits)
124 120 1203 30
Number of Semesters
 7  8 7 2
Full-Time Status
(12 to 18 credits)
$18,158 $17,030 $17,030 N/A
3/4-Time Status
(9 to 11 credits)
$15,167 $14,196 $14,196 N/A
1/2-Time Status
(6 to 8 credits)
$11,783 $11,021 $11,021 N/A
Less than 1/2-Time Status
(per credit if under 6 credits)
$1,995 $1,890 $1,890 $1,890
Total Tuition Costs
(Full-Time - not including additional fees).
$127,106 $136,240  $119,210  $56,700 
Registration Fee
$75 $75 $75 $75
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated Total Book Costs5 $5,798 $4,389 $4,352 $1,346
Estimated Total Book Shipping Cost5 $580 $439 $435 $135
Estimate for Uniforms4 $250 $130 $130 $130
Estimate for Supplies &
Licensure Prep.5
$5,700 $1,945 $1,945 $1,295 
First Year Seminar Course Fee
(FYS 001
$500 $500  $500  N/A
Overload Status2 (if applicable) N/A  $1,417  $1,417  N/A 
Supplemental, Learning Resource Fee7 $200 $200 $200 N/A
Estimated Total Program Costs $140,209 $143,918

Please Note: Students who wish to take Challenge Exams will be subject to a fee of $100 for each Challenge exam. Please see the campus Bursar Office for a full price listing.

1 West Coast University also offers certain online courses to students enrolled in on-ground programs. If a student enrolled in an on-ground program chooses to take a course or courses offered online, he/she will be subject to a Technology fee of $50 per credit hour for each course in addition to the tuition charges listed above. The Technology fees do not apply to blended courses in the Dental Hygiene program. 

2Course Audits – If a course(s) is being audited, credits for these courses will be included for the students schedule status for billing, based on the schedule statuses and amounts shown above.  Students in the Dental Hygiene program should refer to the Grading Requirements and Reentry Following Dismissal Policy for their program for course audits.  Pre-licensure Nursing students should refer to the program's Dismissal Policy for information surrounding course auditing.   

Includes 9 transfer credits for LPN license.  

4 You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:  1) You are a student, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and 2) Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.  You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies: 1)You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or 2) Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).  You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:  1) The school closed before the course of instruction was completed; 2) The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school; 3)The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost; 4) There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau; 5) An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

4 The Uniform costs are based on the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price as of January 2017 and are subject to change. 

5 The Estimate for Book, Uniform, and Supplies costs reflect the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price totals compiled in January 2017 and are subject to change.  Uniforms and supplies (Dental Hygiene supply kit, ATI Licensure Prep Titanium Package, and Nursing supply kits) must be purchased in their entirety from WCU.  Supplies become student purchases once issued to student.  Students who drop or have been dismissed after supplies have been issued will assume ownership for these items and will not be eligible for refunds.  For details on all the supplies, contact the Bursar Office.  

Supplies and Licensure Preparation costs are issued to students upon entering core courses:
-Dental Hygiene supplies are issued in DHYG 302 Introduction to Dental Hygiene Practice with Lab.
-Undergraduate Nursing students will be issued supplies in the following core courses:
BSN | Supplies issued in NURS 101L Fundamentals of Nursing Skills Lab:  Additional supplies issued in NURS 493 Integration of Nursing Concepts 
LVN to BSN | Supplies issued in NURS 210L RN Skills Laboratory:  Additional supplies issued in NURS 493 Integration of Nursing Concepts 

6 Overload Status - All credits taken in a single semester which exceed 18 credits will be charged at the costs by program as mentioned above. (Please Note: Not Applicable to students in the Dental Hygiene or LVN to RN 30-Unit Option programs) 

7  All BSN and BSDH students attending beginning in the Summer term and forward will be assessed a $200 Supplemental Learning Resource Fee.  The Supplemental Learning Resource Fee is charged to cover the cost of ATI Smart Prep materials.  Please see the Fee Schedules found in the enrollment packet for additional information.  

Please Note: Undergraduate tuition, fees, and supply costs may change from year to year as stated on the Enrollment Agreement.