Tuition Overview

At Golden Gate University, we know that cost is an important factor in deciding where to earn your degree. That’s why we’re committed to giving you the best higher education available at an affordable price.

We offer competitive tuition rates for our programs, and a majority of our students receive financial aid and scholarships to help fund their education. Learn more about our general tuition and fees below, and explore your program of interest for more detailed tuition information.

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Undergraduate Tuition


per unit

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Graduate Business
and Accounting Tuition


per unit

Braden School of
Taxation Tuition


per unit


Law School Tuition

Tuition for the law school varies by program. Click here for more information.

Our standard undergraduate tuition rate is $462 per unit, and most of our graduate programs have a tuition rate of $1,090 per unit. However, tuition rates may vary based on factors such as degree level, military status, and program choice. We encourage you to visit your program of interest for specific tuition details and reach out to an Enrollment Advisor if you have any questions.

*Undergraduate tuition rates apply to bachelor’s programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies and will be different for associate degrees listed as Degrees+ |

**Graduate tuition rates will differ for all School of Law programs, taxation, EMPA, EMBA, as well as doctoral programs. Please visit your specific program of interest for more details.

Additional Fees

Along with tuition, you can expect to pay the following fees:

  • $40 one-time application fee
  • $85 technology fee

Depending on your program, other one-time or recurring fees may apply. Contact our Enrollment Team for more details about tuition and fees at GGU.

Payment Options

The university only accepts payment digitally. Electronic check, credit card, debit card, and wire transfer are accepted. The student’s GGU issued-ID number must appear on or be submitted with all forms of payment to ensure they are credited to the appropriate account. To make a payment please access the Student Self-Service portal or contact Student Accounting Services.

Contact Student Accounting Services

Phone: 415-442-7839


Registration constitutes a financial contract between you and the university. You will be responsible for paying all registration charges associated with your enrollment after the end of the term’s refund period. You may wish to add/drop courses before the term’s refund period ends. Consult the Academic Calendar for the “last day to drop without tuition charge” to determine the end of the term’s refund period. See the Withdrawal Policy below for more information.

Student Accounting Services

Connect with
an Enrollment Advisor

Our Enrollment Team is here to support you as you find the right path for your future. Your dedicated Enrollment Advisor provides, no pressure, personalized support to help you find your program, answer any questions, start your application, and get enrolled in your courses.

Our Enrollment Advisors can help you:

  • Choose a program that fits your goals and lifestyle
  • Learn more about curriculum, tuition, and admission requirements
  • Gather your application materials and submit your application
  • Explore financial aid and scholarship options
  • Enroll in your first GGU courses

When you’re ready to start your journey, our Enrollment Advisors will be here to help answer all of your questions about Golden Gate University.

To get started request information from any form on this website or if you’re ready to speak to someone now, call 415-442-7800 today for a no-obligation conversation about how GGU can help you make your goals a reality.

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