La Sierra University
Riverside, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$24,370
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,133
$30k - $48k
$21,599
$48k - $75k
$24,824
$75k - $110k
$27,690
$110k+
$30,912
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,778
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,778
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,415
Books and Supplies
$1,917
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sfs@lasierra.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,566
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,308
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,193
Students receiving state aid
42%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,598
Students receiving federal aid
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,308
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,187
$30k - $48k
$21,721
$48k - $75k
$18,496
$75k - $110k
$15,630
$110k+
$12,408
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$13,540,922

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,688
Students receiving federal loans
70%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,407
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,136
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$322

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
It is worth its weight in gold. But it is way to expensive when we have a family of 7 and I have a loan of over $15k from one semester :(
Nikki from Perris, CA
This being a private school, the prices are high, but I believe their program is worth the money you will be spending for this school. You will get so much out of this school, so the expenses are worth the education you are getting.
SARA from Riverside, CA
Very religious environment, very positive for a student
Kelian from Colton, CA
Let's be honest, La Sierra is a tad expensive, and depending on your intended major you can decide if this university is for you. Many science majors attend La Sierra because going to Loma Linda med school (or pharmacy school, nursing school, etc.) is much easier. Business majors also enjoy La Sierra thanks to its brand new $14 million building and it's nationally renowned SIFE/ Enactus team.
Jarrel from Prospect, TN
The money that you are investing to come to this school will be well spent. Aside from the beautiful campus, they provide great educational tools that as a La Sierra University student you will be privileged to use. You will be paying for a great education I promise. They have great professors here and they do their best to offer you a great education. You will really like it here.
Cynthia from Fontana, CA