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Tuition and Fees

Per Credit
Per Course
Program Amount
Associate Degree
60 credits
Graduate Degree
36 credits
Graduate Degree
48 credits
Graduate Certificate
18 credits


Patten University currently offers a reduced graduate tuition rate of $200.00 per credit or $600.00 per course to active duty military students who are not eligible for tuition assistance or VA benefit programs.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

After the add/drop period of 7 days from the first day of the term, during which the student may cancel their enrollment agreement or adjust the number of courses for which they are registered, the student may withdraw from the University and receive a pro rata refund if they have completed 60% or less of the term.

For purposes of determining a refund, a student shall be considered to have withdrawn from an educational program when he or she withdraws or is deemed withdrawn in accordance with the withdrawal policy stated in this institution’s catalog. Students who withdraw or are administratively withdrawn will receive a pro rata refund pursuant to section 94919(c) or 94920(d) or 94927 of the California Education Code shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student, calculated in accordance with the following table:

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For example, if an undergraduate student who is registered for 6 units and paid $660 withdraws from the university during the fourth week of the term, the student would receive a refund of $402.60:

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If the school cancels or discontinues a course or education program, the school will make a full refund of all charges.
All refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation or withdrawal.
If an institution has collected money from a student for transmittal on the student’s behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 30 days of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation.
If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. However, Patten does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs.

Cancellation Policy

Students have the right to cancel and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.


If a student cancels their enrollment agreement, they may obtain a refund of 100% of charges paid, if notice of cancellation is made prior to midnight of the seventh day of the term. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice is sent to the institution.


A cancellation may be effectuated by the student's written notice or by the student's conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student's lack of attendance. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment agreement must be made in writing through email, mail, or fax to: Patten University, Attn: Registrar, 548 Market St PMB 98598, San Francisco, CA 94104-5401; Phone: (626) 966-4576, ext. 1003; Fax: (626) 915-1709; E-mail:


After the seventh day of enrollment of the term, a student may withdraw for a partial refund. See Refund Policy.


All refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation.

Course Repeats

Students are permitted to repeat courses in accordance with the Grading Policy, as detailed in the University Catalog.


Repeated courses are subject to tuition as calculated at the per-credit rate for the student’s program, as detailed in the Enrollment Agreement.

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