Tuition in Lausanne 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 Lausanne program does have additional charges for the City Bed Tax, Visa Clearance Charge, Canton Residence, Biometric Card, and Swiss Health Insurance.
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 City Bed Tax, Visa Clearance Charge, Canton Residence, Biometric Card and Swiss Health insurance may apply for the summer as well.
Estimated Lausanne Extra Costs
City Bed Tax: 210 CHF for Academic Year students, 105 CHF for Semester only students.
Visa Clearance Charge: 95 CHF (for both Academic Year and Semester only students).
Canton Residence: 147 CHF (for both Academic Year and Semester only students).
Biometric Card: 20 CHF (for both Academic Year and Semester only students).
Swiss Health Insurance: 720 CHF for Academic Year students, 360 CHF for Semester only students.
There may be a PE/course fee, ranging approximately between $200.00 - $500.00 depending on the course.
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.