Tuition (per unit) $369
Units 18
Base Program Cost $6,642

Estimated Cost Breakdown

See the table below for the tuition charges and fees that comprise your estimated total program cost (excluding food and travel). Prices are subject to change without notice.

Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students$45
Graduate Application Fee for International Students$45
Term 1 – APU: 3 units/1 course
Tuition ($369/unit) $1,107
Housing (6 days*) $162
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $100
Term 2 – Thailand: 9 units/3 courses
Tuition ($369/unit) $3,321
Housing (13 days*) $130
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $300
TESOL: ELIC Fee (paid to "ELI T2")$100
Term 3 – APU: 6 units/2 courses
Tuition ($369/unit) $2,214
Housing (13 days*) $351
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $200
Graduate: Intent to Graduate$80
Total Estimated Cost (All Terms) $7,624–$7,644

*The following rates apply in calculating housing costs: $27/night (single) or $23/night (double) at APU, or $10/night in Thailand.

View a complete list of university fees for graduate programs.

Financial Aid

In lieu of traditional financial aid, students enrolled in the field-based program receive a tuition discount, reflected in the costs above, and pay a percentage of the regular graduate TESOL tuition, which increases $10 or more each year. In 2009, students pay 55 percent of the regular graduate TESOL tuition, 60 percent in 2010, 65 percent in 2011, and 70 percent in 2012.


Students must procure a check to pay for tuition, housing, and miscellaneous fees the first day of class each term. (ELIC teachers may simply indicate to bill ELIC for these expenses.)

Students purchase textbooks in advance (July) for the entire academic year (two terms) at the University Bookstore (credit cards accepted). Non-ELIC teachers pay a $100 fee to ELIC in Term 2 to cover costs of hosting classes in Thailand (cash or check only).

All stated financial information is subject to change. Please consult with the Office of Graduate Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for most current and controlling information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students who are U.S. citizens. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University, Military Friendly School, and Best for Vets College, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

For more information, please email Mary Shepard Wong, Ph.D., director, at, or contact Department of Global Studies and Sociology.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.