Aristotle University
Aristotle University School of Public Health
6185 Paseo del Norte, Suite #200B
Carlsbad, California 92011
Aristotle University - Public Health - MPH
760-550-7222 / 760-655-4374 (e-Fax)


Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Charges
The following is a summary of the fees, tuition and charges for which students at the Aristotle University School of Public Health are responsible. All tuition and fees are due and payable upon registration, prior to each semester.

  Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Charges      
Application Fee $50.00 Mandatory Non-refundable
Tuition (MPH Programs) $550 / Unit Mandatory Refundable
Student Activity Fee $25.00 / Semester Mandatory Non-refundable
Registration Fee $50.00 / Semester Mandatory Non-refundable
Late Registration Fee $50.00 Optional Non-refundable
Deferred Payment Plan $50.00 Optional Refundable
Payment Late Fee $25.00 Optional Refundable
Make-up Examination Fee $75.00 Optional Non-refundable
Transcript Fee (each) $5.00 Optional Non-refundable
Returned Check Fee $10.00 Optional Non-refundable
Graduation Fee $150.00 Mandatory Non-refundable

Aristotle University reserves the right to change fees and tuition without notice. Tuition and fees for the entire forty-five (45) unit MPH program at the Aristotle University School of Public Health are calculated at approximately twenty-four thousand nine-hundred and seventy-five dollars ($24,975.00).

Payment of Tuition & Fees
Generally, payments for all tuition and fees are expected in full, at the time of registration and can be made by check, credit card or money order. For students who require financial assistance, Aristotle University has numerous payment plans available to them. These plans have as their ultimate objective, the student’s uninterrupted study of law which might otherwise not occur as the result of financial hardship. These payment options, which can be modified and arranged on an individual basis, include deferred payment plans, work-study, etc. All alternative arrangements for the payment of tuition and fees must be approved in advance by the Dean.

Installment Payment Plans
Aristotle University offers an installment payment plan (interest free) for students in need of financial assistance. All such deferred payment plans must be approved by the Dean. Students approved for the installment payment plan may make installment payments over the course of a particular semester or year. Should any student accepted for an installment payment program become delinquent in their installment payments toward a tuition account, they may be prohibited from attending class, precluded from taking examinations, prohibited from enrolling in additional classes, prohibited from receiving transcripts or grades, and/or graduating; etc.

Method of payment is typically by credit card or through an established checking account direct withdrawal and such installment payment shall be based on a Promissory Note. Collateralization of the Promissory Note may be necessary depending upon the applicant’s credit history. Because the installment payment plan is a privilege, and not a right, such privilege may be revoked if a student establishes a pattern of default through consistently late payments or returned checks.

Cost of Books
Books for all courses may be purchased through any commercial vendor. Approximate costs will range between $200 to $300 per semester term. Books and materials are not included in the fee schedule and must be paid for at the time of ordering or purchasing.

Aristotle Scholars
This program affords students at the Aristotle University an additional opportunity to finance their legal education. Aristotle Scholars are those individuals either applying as entering MPH students or those continuing in their study of public health at the Aristotle University, who have been selected for a scholarship grant to finance in whole or in part their education. The factors to be considered when granting a student the esteemed designation of Aristotle Scholar, include but are not limited to the following: the student’s educational financial need, maturity level, ability and potential for success in the study of law and future practice of law, extraordinary prior and current academic achievement, community and extra-curricular experiences and service, and other noteworthy community or scholastic accomplishments. These students are primarily selected based upon evidence of their exemplary commitment to family, community and society, as well as to those individuals exemplifying the promotion of human respect, dignity, a quest for knowledge and the pursuit of truth.

Work-Study Tuition Programs
Certain students who require financial assistance may be eligible for the Aristotle University work-study tuition program. Under this program, a student works a certain number of hours in various capacities for the University and in exchange receives partial / full waiver of tuition. Only a limited number of work-study tuition programs are available at any given time.

Enrollment Agreement
All students of the Aristotle University will have their admission and continued enrollment at the University based upon an Enrollment Agreement. Students may decide to cancel their Agreement on or before the first day of instruction and obtain a full refund or cancel after the first day of instruction. Such cancellation by the student must be in writing and requires that the student complete the Notice of Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement form provided by the Aristotle University.

School Cancellation Refunds
If the Aristotle University cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, the University will make a full refund of all charges. Refund checks will be mailed within 30 days from the date of Notice of Cancellation made by the University.

Buyer's Right To Cancel
Pursuant to California Education Code § 94810, as a student at the Aristotle University, you have the right to cancel and stop your Enrollment Agreement and obtain a refund. If you withdraw, stop or cancel your Enrollment Agreement prior to, or on the first day of the semester (provided no classes have been attended) (known as the “Cancellation Period”) all tuition and fees shall be refunded without penalty or obligation except for the Application fee of $50.00.

Your intent to withdraw, stop or cancel your Enrollment Agreement must be made in writing, preferably using the University’s Notice of Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement, and is effective on the postmarked date of the mailed Notice, or on the date the written Notice is delivered to the Office of the Dean. Any Notice of Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement must be sent or delivered to: Aristotle University College of Law, at 6185 Paseo del Norte, Suite 200, Carlsbad, California 92011.

For online courses, the student shall have the right to cancel until midnight of the eighth (8th) business day after the first lesson was emailed (or electronically dispatched) to the student in digital form. If a student intends to withdraw, stop or cancel their Enrollment Agreement at the Aristotle University College of Law after the Cancellation Period, i.e., after attending classes, then any refund of tuition and fees shall be refunded according to the Tuition Pro-Rata Refund Policy.

State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
California law requires that educational institutions pay a fee each time a student enrolls. This fee supports the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), a special fund established by the California Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution and experiences a financial loss as a result of closure of the institution, the institution’s breach or anticipatory breach of the agreement for the course of instruction, a decline in the quality or value of the course of instruction within the 30 day period before the institution’s closure, or the institution’s refusal to pay a court judgment.

The State of California created the STRF to relieve and mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending educational institutions approved by, or registered to offer Short-term Career Training with, the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (Bureau; BPPVE).
You may be eligible for STRF monies if you are a California resident, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF fee, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
  1. the school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. 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, within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. 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. the school’s breach or anticipatory breach of the agreement for the course of instruction.
  5. there was a decline in the quality of the course of instruction within 30 days before the school closed, or the decline began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, a time period of decline determined by the Bureau.
  6. the school committed fraud during the recruitment or enrollment or program participation of the student.

You may also be eligible for STRF if you were a student that was unable to collect a court judgment rendered against the school for violation of the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989.

You must pay the state-imposed fee for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
  1. You are a student, who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  2. 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 if either of the followings applies:
  1. You are not a California resident,
  2. Your 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.
Further information and instructions regarding recovering from the STRF may be obtained by contacting the:
Department of Consumer Affairs
Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education
1625 North Market Blvd., Ste. S 202   Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7720   Fax (916) 574-8648

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