Tuition and Costs (Certificate Program)

Our Commitment

  • Our goal is to provide every admitted student the opportunity to attend. We believe a student's financial resources should not be a barrier to enrollment.
  • We never consider a student's ability to pay when making an admission decision.
  • We do not ask students to take out loans to finance their education.


Estimated Cost of Attendance

Total for Program 2024-2025 (two 15 wk - semesters)

Room and Board Fees$8,200

Total Direct Cost


Financial aid (scholarship and/or grant) is available. Eligible applicants are welcome to apply. Program students are not required to live on campus. Students accepted into this translation program may apply for an IITBT Sweet Dew Scholarship. IITBT scholarships are granted based on merit and financial need. Payment of room and board fees entitles the student to the use of a double room and 21 meals per week for the duration of the semester. Tuition and room and board fees are refundable.

Estimated Other Expenses

In addition to tuition and room and board fees, there are other expenses that a student will need to plan for:

  • Books and supplies
  • Personal incidental expenses
  • Transportation
  • Health insurance
  • Miscellaneous

Books and Supplies

The average cost for books and supplies is approximately $600-$700 per year.

Personal Incidental Expenses

This category covers routine expenses that will be incurred during the school year for things such as laundry, personal items, and entertainment. We estimate $500 to be a reasonable amount for these expenses during the school year.


Students may travel home during the school year. The expense of traveling will vary according to the location of the student’s home and the mode of transportation. It is reasonable to assume travel expenses of $500 for students from within California and $1,000 for students from other states.  

Miscellaneous Expenses

This category includes other expenditures such as clothing, personal computer, phone, etc. We estimate students’ miscellaneous expenses to be $1,500–$2,000 per year. However, it is possible to spend far less than this amount for students with conservative spending habits.

Other Fees and Charges

In addition to tuition and room and board fees, there are other expenses that a student will need to plan for:

  • Auditing fees: $200 per unit
  • Cap and gown: cost
  • Damage to University property: cost
  • ID card replacement: $10 per card
  • Library overdue fines [per item]: $1 per day, maximum $50
  • Library lost item replacement fees, $100 per item
  • Key replacement, $25–$50 per key
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund [STRF] fees, $0.50 per $1,000 institutional charges
  • Transcript fees, $10 per copy


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