Financial Information


Academic Year/Fall/Spring

Tuition in Heidelberg is exactly the same as it is on the Malibu campus: one flat fee per semester for 12-18 units. The second charge, the International Programs Charge, includes the group flight to and from LAX, room and board, most meals, special excursions, and the educational field trips with the group. Tuition for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is $24,885 per semester for 12-18 units. The International Programs Charge for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is $11,385 per semester, which combines the Room/Board ($7,740) round-trip airfare to and from the program location and the Educational Field Trip ($3,645). If you attend both semesters, the second semester is discounted by $1,220, because only one round trip airfare is purchased throughout the year. If you qualify and choose to be exempt from the group flight, the semester IP charge will be less the cost of the round-trip flight. The Heidelberg program does have additional charges for the visa and Biometric Photo.

In-depth breakdown of program costs for semester programs here.


Tuition in summer is exactly the same as it is on the Malibu campus: $1,565 per unit. The second charge covers room and board and most meals: $525 per week. Roundtrip airfare for summer programs is paid for by Pepperdine University. If a student withdraws from the program after the flight has been purchased, the student will be responsible for that cost. The same additional costs for the Visa & Biometric card may apply for the summer as well.

In-depth breakdown of program costs for summer programs here. We also recommend that you see the Summer School Estimator on the Financial Assistance website.

Estimated Heidelberg Extra Costs

Visa & Biometric Photo: 110 € (paid once, for both Academic Year students and Semester only).

PE/Course Fees

There may be a PE/course fee, ranging approximately between $200.00 - $500.00 depending on the course.

Financial Aid

Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships only apply to tuition, unless otherwise stated by your financial aid advisor. Financial aid normally disburses the first day of your classes abroad if all necessary steps have been taken and all necessary documents have been submitted. For scholarship information click here (link to 2017-18 scholarship page). For the most accurate financial aid information, go to the Financial Aid website and also talk to your financial aid advisor. For summer program applicants, 6 units are required to use federal aid and there is a summer estimator available on their site to help you calculate your financial aid.

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