Undergraduate Costs of Attendance

Paying for college can be a daunting task, and JPCatholic is committed to making a quality Catholic education affordable for students and their families. Below you will find the listed cost for tuition and housing before any scholarships or financial aid is applied.

JPCatholic’s personalized scholarship process evaluates both Need and Merit, and a representative can also create a customized budgeting spreadsheet and counsel you on additional financial aid opportunities.

Whether you are just exploring JPCatholic for the first time, or you’ve already been accepted, we invite you to schedule a Financial Planning Consultation with one of our representatives.

  • Explore what financial aid opportunities are available to you
  • Receive more clarity on JPCatholic’s financial aid process
  • Discuss your questions or concerns
Schedule a Financial Planning Consultation See Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please Note:

  • All our degree programs operate year round. Students finish their undergraduate degree program in 3 calendar years rather than the traditional 4 years. Each academic year at JPCatholic lasts for 3 quarters (9 months), and a student finishes in 12 quarters. See how it works.
  • Students are billed quarterly, and the quarterly fees are one-third of the 9-month academic year total.
  • Payments are due on the Friday before the first day of class for the quarter.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Incoming: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023

Tuition Guarantee: Your tuition will not increase for 12 consecutive quarters if you remain enrolled full-time. Housing costs and parking fees are subject to change. Minimum Payment Frequency is Quarterly.

  Each Quarter Academic Year
(3 quarters)
(4 quarters)
Total Refundable
Undergraduate tuition $9,000 $27,000 $36,000 $108,000 Yes
Triple Room $2,500 $7,500 $10,000 $30,000 No
Double Room $2,650 $7,950 $10,600 $31,800 No
Single Room * $3,800 $11,400 $15,200 $45,600 No
Resident Parking $200 $600 $800 $2,400 No
Commuter Parking $35 $105 $140 $420 No
Room Choice - - $55 $165 No

One Time Fees
  Fee Notes
Enrollment $200 Non-refundable.
Housing Fee
(Resident students)
$500 Non-refundable. Not applied toward the 1st quarter of housing costs.
Apartment Fob Deposit
(Resident students)
$50 Refundable upon return.
Garage Opener Deposit
(Resident students with car)
$100 Refundable upon return.
Graduation $300 Paid at end of program.

Additional Expenses


$600–$2,600 (estimates; student must purchase from independent vendors)


Microsoft Office Home & Student for PC or Mac (2011 or newer): $125–$140

Annual Books & Supplies:

$600 (estimates; student must purchase from independent vendors)

Estimated Software Costs by Concentration

(student must purchase from independent vendors):
Animation + Game Art & Design emphases


  • Laptop $2,500
  • 3-button mouse $10--$20


  • Unreal Engine 4: $0
  • Autodesk Maya: $0


  • Adobe Creative Cloud: $19 monthly subscription
  • Digital Tutors: $29 monthly subscription
Screenwriting emphasis

Final Draft: $130

JPCatholic does not offer a meal plan; students cook for themselves and/or in community, using their fully furnished apartment kitchens.

All living expenses are variable and not payable to the University. For estimates, please evaluate your current cost of living and cost of living indexes. You may also consult the student expense budgets compiled by the California Student Aid Commission expense budgets (based upon averages from the 2018-2019 SEARS survey and adjusted for inflation or deflation; please see note at the bottom of the expense PDF).


  1. Undergraduate tuition fees cover 12 or 15 units per quarter. 15 units per quarter are required to graduate in:
    3 calendar years ( = 4 academic years = 12 academic quarters)
  2. For students entering July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 and taking less than 12 units or more than 15 units of credit per quarter, the cost of tuition per 3 units of credit (typically 3 units=1 class) is $2,175. Tuition includes all costs associated with the course, but excludes textbooks.
  3. In addition to tuition & fees, students are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable $200 enrollment fee. This fee is to be paid before the student is enrolled in any class.
  4. Housing Fee: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required of all residential students. This fee must be paid prior to moving into the student apartments. This fee is collected in order to secure an apartment for the student in the upcoming quarter as well as pay for any damages and cleaning needed. The fee will not be applied towards the room expense.
  5. Undergraduate students taking less than 12 units or more than 15 units of credit per quarter will receive a pro-rated bill. The pro-rated amount will be based on the original full course load amount. Their originally granted institutional financial aid will also be pro-rated. The student will receive the proportional amount of scholarship per class they received when taking a 'full' (12-15 unit) class load.
  6. Minimum Payment Frequency is Quarterly
  7. Late Payment Penalty: All tuition and fee payments are due by 5:00 PM on the Friday before the first day of class. Failure to pay by the required deadline will result in late payment charge of 4%. These penalties will be assessed on the total unpaid balance each quarter on the Friday following the start of classes, one week after the due date. The 4% penalty assessment on delinquent account balances takes place quarterly, on an ongoing basis until the entire outstanding balance is paid in full. If current or past account balances are delinquent, the University reserves the right to un-enroll current students from their classes. Please be aware that students with past-due account balances are not entitled to receive final grades, transcripts, a diploma or certificate, and/or other possible University-provided verifications until the balance is paid in full.
  8. A parking permit issued by the Student Life Office is required for all students with a car; the cost will depend on whether the student is commuting or living on-campus. For detailed parking policy, please click herefor detailed parking policy.
  9. Single undergraduate students who are under 25 years of age are required to live on campus, unless they live with their parents or in a religious community, within daily commuting distance. Incoming students who are under 18 and do not turn 18 during the academic year will be required to meet with the Student Life Staff and receive approval before being placed in the resident apartments. Single students between 25 and 28 years of age may live on or off-campus. Undergraduate students who are over 28 years of age when entering the program must live off-campus. All married students must live off campus.
    Exceptions to the above housing policies are rarely granted, but may be petitioned to the Dean of Students.

* Selection of the Single bedroom option (having a bedroom to yourself) is subject to availability.