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Soka University of America Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$44,446 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,372 tuition
$11,812 on campus room & board
$1,592 books and supplies
$1,670 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$44,446 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,372 tuition
$11,812 on campus room & board
$1,592 books and supplies
$1,670 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$29,977 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($5,672 avg)
13% get state aid ($4,906 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($29,977 avg)
79% get loans ($7,720 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.13% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.13% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $32,114 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,672 27%
Pell Grants $5,084 27%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 16%
Institution Grant Aid $29,977 100%
State Grant Aid $4,906 13%
Student Loans $7,720 79%
Federal Loans $4,681 33%
Other Loans $9,752 46%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$44,800 Y
$3,000 - $15,000 Y
$45,800 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Soka University of America offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081
(949) 480-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State -


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • DJ Gamz
  • I am a current student here

    Because Soka offers the Soka Opportunity Scholarship (which covers tuition) for households that make under $60,000 a year, this is truly a place to go to have an amazing experience without worrying about how to pay for tuition. Everyone here gets financial aid.

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  • 4
  • Devan from Ventura, CA
  • I am a current student here

    It is really expensive but the financial aid is great. Anyone who's family makes under $60,000 a year gets free tuition and many other perks too.

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  • 5
  • Taylor from Newark, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Soka is pricey but they have merit awards and they try to help you. The school tries to cover a lot of expense for students. They believe in affordable education for all students so they readily to assist

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  • 5
  • Anon from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Tuition is very expensive, but Soka is very generous with scholarships and financial aid. The Soka Opportunity Scholarship pays full tuition for students whose parents' income is $60k or less. Academic scholarships are awarded as well, and can be combined with the opportunity scholarship. Five full scholarships (Tuition, Room+Board, Incidentals, 4-yr) are awarded every year to incoming freshmen.

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  • 3
  • Penelope from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • I am a past student here

    it's a really expensive school and it's not well known. people who get into good careers or programs after attending soka are the ones who really go out of their way to make use of every opportunity. there aren't impressive internships here, so make sure to have some lined up for the summer.

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