Tuition

The board of trustees, upon the recommendation of the president and academic dean, sets the annual academic year tuition per credit for all programs, including academic program and certificate program. Students will be charged with total tuition based on number of credits enrolled approved by the graduate advisor.

Tuition rate change will be publicly announced one trimester prior to the new tuition charged to students. All listed fees and charges are subject to change in accordance with the economic index without prior notice, until the date when instruction for a particular trimester has begun. All SJPU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Students are responsible for the purchase, return or exchange of their textbooks. Once a student has enrolled in a course, he/she will be given a list of textbooks required for the curriculum.

Fee & Estimated Expenses

Master of Science Degree Program tuition per trimester credit (1 credit = 15 contact hours) is $375.
Certificate Program tuition per trimester credit (1 credit = 15 contact hours) is $375
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program per contact hour $6.63
Students should never pay Faculty members directly for any services or goods.

Fees are charged according to the following listed items:

Non-Refundable Application for Admission Fee $ 50
Non-Refundable Readmission Application Fee $ 35
Non-Refundable Change Major/Study Program $ 35
Non-Refundable Registration Fee (Per Trimester) $ 50
Non-Refundable Late Course Add/Drop Fee (Per Course) $ 25
Non-Refundable Late Registration Fee $ 50
Non-Refundable Student Association Fee $ 15
Non-Refundable Returned Check Fee $ 25
Non-Refundable Student ID Replacement Fee $ 10
Information Service Fee (Digital Library, Computer Lab, Wireless Internet, and Licensed Software Tools $ 85
Refundable Document Service Fee $ 10
Refundable Academic Transcript Application Fee $ 5
Comprehensive Examination Fee for Certificate  Program (Per Course) $ 100
English Placement Test / Institutional TOEFL Test Fee $ 50
Tutoring $ 0
Assessment Fee for Transfer of Credits (Per Course) $ 100
Transfer Credit Fee (Per Course) $ 30
Graduation Fee (Including Diploma, Official Transcript and Commencement) $ 200
Non-Refundable Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee

(an assessment of $0 per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of university charges)

$ 0
ESL Learning Materials $ 150
Textbooks (Approximately $360 /trimester or more)
Health Insurance (Approximately $300 /trimester or more)

For the degree program: based on a graduate student needs to take minimum 9 credit units per trimester and the entire educational program requires total 36 credit units, the estimated charges are:

Total charges for the current period of attendance: $3,375

Total charges the student is obligated to pay upon enrollment: $3,425

Estimated total charges for the entire educational program: $16,000

Program Total Cost of Program
Master of Science in Mobile Computing

36 Units/540 Hours

Tuition: $13,500.00

Books: $2,160.00

Tools: $510.00

Application & Registration Fees: $50.00

$ 16,520.00
Master of Science in VLSI Engineering

36 Units/540 Hours

Tuition: $13,500.00

Books: $2,160.00

Tools: $510.00

Application & Registration Fees: $50.00

$ 16,520.00

For the Certificate program: based on a student only taking one course (assume 3 credit units per course) at a time, the estimated charges are:

Total charges for the current period of attendance: $1,125 Total charges the student is obligated to pay

upon enrollment: $1,175

Estimated total charges for the entire educational program: $1,175

Program Total Cost of Program
IC Physical Design Certificate

45 Hours

$ 1,175.00
IC Layout Design Certificate

90 Hours

$ 2,350.00

For the ESL certificate program:

Total charges for the current period of attendance: $1,790

Total charges the student is obligated to pay upon enrollment: $1,790

Estimated total charges for the entire educational program: $7,160

Description Amount
ESL Program - $1590 12 week Beginner (240 hours)+$50 Application Fee + $150

Textbooks & Supplies

$ 1,790.00
ESL Program - $1590 12 week Intermediate (240 hours)+$50 Application Fee + $150

Textbooks & Supplies

$ 1,790.00
ESL Program - $1590 12 week High Intermediate (240 hours)+$50 Application Fee + $150

Textbooks & Supplies

$ 1,790.00
ESL Program - $1590 12 week Advanced (240 hours)+$50 Application Fee + $150

Textbooks & Supplies

$ 1,790.00

Health Insurance

San Jose Polytechnic University requires that students enroll into a health insurance plan with valid proof

from the health insurance carrier. Registration process is not considered complete without valid health

insurance document. Health insurance is voluntary for all domestic students, either US Citizen,

Permanent Residence or H1/H4 visa.

Tuition Refund Policy

The Student has the right to cancel their enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through

attendance on the first day of class, or the seventh (7th) day after enrollment, whichever s later. Cancellation

occurs when the student gives written notice of cancellation to the Director, at the address of the School,

shown on this agreement. The Student can also mail, hand deliver, fax or telegram the cancellation. The

written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail, properly addressed

with prepaid postage.

Cancellation notices are to be addressed to: SJPU 1631 North First Street, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112

WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSE:

The Student has the right to withdraw from School at any time. If the Student withdraws from the course of instruction after the cancellation period, the School will remit a pro-rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition and other refundable charges if the student has completed up to 60% of training or less of the instruction within 30 days. The amount of the refund is determined by deducting the registration fee from the total tuition charge, then dividing the remainder by the number of hours in the course to calculate the hourly charge. The refund is the amount in excess of what the student owes for total hours of instruction completed, excluding the non-refundable $50.00 Registration fee.

The Refund shall be a prorated refund as shown in the refund schedule below:

Total Hours Enrolled Hourly Tuition Charged Total Tuition Paid By Student Total Hours Completed Total Refund Due Student
100 $20 $2,000 50 $1,000

HYPOTHETICAL REFUND EXAMPLE: Students have a right to a full refund of all charges, less the $50 registration fee, if the student cancels the enrollment agreement on the first day of class or on the seventh day after enrollment/signing this agreement. The amount retained by the school will not exceed the $50 (fifty dollars) registration fee.

If a student withdraws from the program after instruction has begun, the student will receive a pro rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition and other refundable charges if the student has completed 60% or less of the instruction. The date of withdrawal is the date of cancellation and is determined as the date the student notifies the school of the decision to cancel, or the last date of attendance if the student fails to notify the school. The student will be charged for all hours attended. For example, if the Student completes 50 hours of a 100-hour course and paid $2,000 for tuition-in-full, the student would receive a refund of $1,000.

The School will refund money collected from a third party on the student’s behalf if the school cancels or discontinues the course in which the student is enrolled, or if the student drops out. If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a third party, the refund will be sent to the lender or agency that guaranteed the funds. Any remaining amount will first be used to repay any student financial aid programs from which the student received benefits, in proportion to the benefits received. Any remaining amount of money will be paid to the student.

If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. 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.

If the student defaults on a federal or state loan, both the following may occur:

(1) The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.

(2) The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government financial assistance at another institution until the loan is repaid. If you the student obtain a loan to pay for your educational program, you will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus any interest, less the amount of the amount of any refund, and that, if you have received federal student financial aid funds, you the student are entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

(a) You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and

(b) Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
  2. our total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party."

“The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. a) The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. b) The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. c) The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. d) There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. e) An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act."

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer

identification number.

Any question regarding STRF can be directed to:

Mailing Address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

P.O. Box 980818

West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400

Sacramento California, 95833

Phone: (916) 431-6959 Toll Free: (888) 370-7589