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Soka University of America Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$41,060 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$27,950 tuition
$10,916 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,194 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$41,060 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$27,950 tuition
$10,916 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,194 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$25,295 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($3,754 avg)
17% get state aid ($8,362 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($25,295 avg)
46% get loans ($6,385 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.61% 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 $27,777 100%
Federal Grant Aid $3,754 27%
Pell Grants $3,800 26%
Other Federal Grants $2,500 1%
Institution Grant Aid $25,295 100%
State Grant Aid $8,362 17%
Student Loans $6,385 46%
Federal Loans $5,017 32%
Other Loans $9,610 14%

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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • DJ Gamz
  • Feb-07-2013 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
  • Jan-03-2013 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
  • Nov-27-2012 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
  • Aug-14-2012 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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  • 1
  • Tate from mission viejo, CA
  • Jun-02-2012 I am a past student here

    I cannot believe I am paying so much money for this kind of an education. If any of you are concerned about money, DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. What is there to gain? A degree with no connections to the real world? A degree that gets you into grad school? Well you can get into grad school with a degree from a state school that is MUCH cheaper. I'm telling you, this school is all glammed up for nothing. The beautiful architecture is what captures students and locks them into a fake little bubble of delight.

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