Tuition and Aid

Delivering high quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes a complete network of student services and access to a community of faculty and staff who partner with you in your pursuit of your TESOL master’s degree.

Cost Estimate Breakdown

On Campus and Online M.A. in TESOL

See the table below for the tuition charges and fees that comprise your estimated total program cost for the on campus or online TESOL master’s degree. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Tuition and Fees
Cost
Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students$45
Graduate Application Fee for International Students$45
Tuition (on campus or online) ($559/unit) $18,447
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $1,200
Intent to Commence and/or Graduate Fee$100

Field-Based M.A. in TESOL

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

Application
Cost
Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students$45
Graduate Application Fee for International Students$45
Enrollment Term 1 – APU: 9 units/3 courses
Cost
Tuition ($401/unit) $3,609
Housing (13 days1) $351
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $300
Enrollment Term 2 – Thailand: 9 units/3 courses
Cost
Tuition ($401/unit) $3,609
Housing (13 days1) $130
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $300
Enrollment Term 3 – APU: 9 units/3 courses
Cost
Tuition ($401/unit) $3,609
Housing (13 days1) $351
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $300
Enrollment Term 4 – Thailand: 9 units/2 courses
Cost
Tuition ($401/unit) $2,406
Housing (13 days1) $130
Textbooks (approximately $100/course) $300
Graduation
Cost
Intent to Commence and/or Graduate Fee$100

Field-based students must procure a check to pay for tuition, housing, and miscellaneous fees the first day of class each term, and pay for housing in Thailand on their own. Students purchase textbooks in advance (July) for the entire academic year (two terms) at the University Bookstore.

View a complete list of university fees for graduate programs.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. 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 and Professional 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 and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Field-Based Tuition Discount

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.

Tsern Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Scholarship

The Tsern TEFL Scholarship is open to new graduate students who have been accepted to APU’s field-based TESOL program and who are committed to teaching English in China during the two years of their academic program. This award recognizes Christian scholars who will perpetuate the mission of Azusa Pacific University during their academic studies and later as language educators. A two-year, renewable grant of $3,000 (totaling $6,000) will be awarded to up to five different recipients pending funding renewal.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time and should be in good standing with the program and university (not on academic probation or conditionally admitted). Recipients will be distinguished by the rigor and dedication they apply to their graduate studies, the skill and effort they apply to their craft of teaching, and the integrity and Christ-like compassion they demonstrate to their students and colleagues. Apply by April 1, for priority consideration for one of five available scholarships. The final deadline is May 1. Download the Tsern TEFL Scholarship Application (PDF) for more information.

Boyd Clarke International TESOL Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to new and current students in APU’s on-campus, online, and field-based TESOL programs. Each year, up to $1,000 is awarded to two different recipients. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and should be in good standing with the program and university (not on academic probation or conditionally admitted). Scholarship applications are due November 30 and June 30 and include a 500-word essay. Download the Boyd Clarke International TESOL Student Scholarship Application (PDF) for more information.

Charles and Shirley Stapleton Graduate Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to new and current students in APU’s on-campus, online, and field-based TESOL programs. Each year, up to $500 is awarded to two different recipients. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and should be in good standing with the program and university (not on academic probation or conditionally admitted). Scholarship applications are due November 30 and June 30 and include a 500-word essay. Download the Charles and Shirley Stapleton Graduate Endowed Scholarship Application (PDF) for more information.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Tuition Discounts

APU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) offers an alumni tuition discount for APU alumni starting in the following graduate programs:

Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each term. APU will pay $500 per term (up to $2,000 over the course of the program). This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.

Note: Award and eligibility are applicable for the 2020-21 academic year and apply to students admitted beginning fall 2020. The discount is subject to change.

TeachBeyond Employee Tuition Discount

APU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a 15 percent tuition discount (savings of over $2,700) to employees of TeachBeyond for the following online or on-campus programs:

Students fill out the MOU Discount Form and provide proof of employment every year of enrollment. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.

Additionally, the field-based TESOL programs are also available to TeachBeyond employees at an already-discounted tuition rate.

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

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

Footnotes

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