Please review the following details about tuition and fees at the Monterey Institute.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Full-time Students: 2014 to 2015 Academic Year

Tuition $36,020 $18,010 per semester
Student Activity Fee $106 $53 per semester
Books and Supplies $900 $450 per semester
Housing and Food $12,754 $6,377 per semester
Local Transportation $900 $450 per semester
Personal Expenses $1,800 $900 per semester

Health Insurance

(Fee subject to change, updated every April)

$2706

(Annual fee includes summer)

$1353

Total Yearly Expenses $55,186 $27,593 per semester

Estimated Cost of Attendance for MBA Advanced Entry: Summer 2014

Tuition $17,150
Books and Supplies $300
Housing and Food $4,251
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $600
Total Summer Expenses $22,601

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Advanced Entry: 2014 to 2015 Academic Year

Please note that advanced entry tuition rates apply to students who are enrolled for only two semesters (36 credits total) in the following programs: International Environmental Policy, Master of Public Administration, International Policy Studies and Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.

Tuition $38,420 $19,210 per semester
Student Activity Fee $106 $53 per semester
Books and Supplies $900 $450 per semester
Housing and Food $12,754 $6,377 per semester
Local Transportation $900 $450 per semester
Personal Expenses $1,800 $900 per semester

Health Insurance

(Fee subject to change, updated every April)

$2706
(Annual fee includes summer)

$1353

Total Yearly Expenses $57,586 $28,793 per semester

Tuition Details: Full-time vs. Part-time

Full-time Tuition

The per credit rate is $1,715. Students who pay full-time tuition are entitled to take between eleven (11) and sixteen (16) credits in a given semester. Students who wish to take more credits may either:

  1. Pay for the additional credit at the current per credit rate, or
  2. Defer the overload credits to a subsequent semester in which they pay full-time tuition and take fewer than sixteen (16) credits.

Part-time Tuition

Students who take 11 or fewer credits per semester will be charged at the per credit rate. (Students taking 12 or more credits will be charged the comprehensive fee.

Student Fees

Student Activity Fee

If you're taking 5 or more credits each semester, you will be be charged a $53 student activity fee. This fee helps to fund Student Council as well as activities and resources to enhance your student life experience.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

California law requires that upon enrollment a fee be assessed relative to the cost of tuition (Education Code Section 94342).  These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), a special fund establised by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure.  STRF fees are $.50 per $1,000 of tuition. Institutional participation is mandatory. Learn more >>

Late Fees

If your tuition and fees are not paid in full by the 4th week of school, you will be assessed a $250 late fee. This late free does not apply to students who are fully-funded by a third party as long as the Bursar is aware of the situation.

Personal Expenses

This student budget does not include all of the expenses you may have, such as credit card or other consumer debt and living expenses for a spouse and/or dependents. The category of personal expenses includes clothing, laundry, household supplies and entertainment. You should prepare a personal budget to anticipate your total financial needs.