The Office of Student Accounts manages and accepts payment for the student financial accounts, including tuition payment plans, and all other fees due to Soka University. We strive to provide efficient, timely and personalized service for students and/or parents to comfortably manage their financial matters.

Payment of fees/charges may be paid at the Office of Student Accounts or through online payment system. Charges include:

  • Tuition, Room and Board, and Health Fee
  • Fees & Fines
  • Miscellaneous Charges

Students are responsible for full payment of tuition, fees, and all other debts due to the University. The Office of Student Accounts makes every possible attempt to provide students with a statement of charges due, however it is the student's responsibility to pay amounts owed no later than the payment deadline. The student account will include information of charges and payments to SUA. The student’s account balance information is available online through the PeopleSoft Student System.

Billing information and other student account correspondence will only be e-mailed to the student’s SUA e-mail account and/or mailed to his or her mailing/home address. In order for billing and other student related information to reach students it is important that the University have the most current address information. Address changes may be made at the Office of the Registrar or by accessing the PeopleSoft Student System online.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, billing information will only be discussed with or mailed to the student. Students who would like to provide account information to the third party must complete a form at the Registrar’s Office with the release authorization. This will also allow us to discuss the student's financial account information with the person named on the form. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at (949) 480-4132 or e-mail registrar@soka.edu for further information.

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Tuition Payment 

Tuition, room & board and health insurance fees at Soka University of America (SUA) will be charged on a session basis. The cost for each session is half of the  annual cost. SUA charges for tuition, room & board, and health insurance fee only. Students will not billed for books, personal expenses, or transportation costs, and will be your personal responsibility. Students will have online access to view his or her account and are fully responsible for all outstanding balance on the account. 

For further information regarding tuition payment, please refer to Tuition/Room and Board Payments.

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Health Insurance and Waiver

All SUA, AV students are required to be covered by a health insurance plan. All international students are required to purchase SUA health insurance. Students from the United States may elect to provide their own insurance, in which case they must fill out a waiver and show Student Affairs proof of comparable insurance coverage by a given date. Any students without a waiver must purchase the SUA, AV health insurance plan. Health insurance fees will be charged on a session basis, 1st in Fall Session and 2nd in Spring Session, at 50% of the annual cost per session.

For detailed questions regarding the health insurance plan, please contact Student Affairs at (949) 480-4130.

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Financial Aid Disbursement

Financial Aid disbursement normally occurs during the first week of instruction. All financial aid processed will be posted and applied to room & board, tuition, and health fees first. Any remaining credit will be provided to students in the form of a refund. If the Financial Aid award is not sufficient to cover tuition & fees in full, the student is responsible for any outstanding balance by the fee payment deadline. A late payment fee may be assessed to all past due accounts.

Refund checks are electronically transferred into your bank account or picked up at the Office of Student Accounts. It may take up to 14 days from the date of disbursement for funds to appear in your bank account.

To sign up for direct deposit, please contact the Office of Accounts Payable or Student Accounts.

For questions regarding your financial aid award, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (949) 480-4342 or e-mail financialaid@soka.edu.

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