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Tuition and Fees*:

Tuition rates and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:

  • Full-time students: $16,380 tuition + $780 fees per semester. (4 courses per semester).
  • Part Time Students: $8,190 tuition + $780 fees per semester. (2 courses per semester).


Hybrid Program Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year:

Base tuition cost is $1092 per credit unit for all programs. Each course is 3 or 4 units.
Total tuition costs by program:

  • MBA: $65,520 (60 credit units)
  • MPA: $65,520 (60 credit units)
  • Dual degree: $98,280 (90 credit units)
  • Certificates: $7,644 - $16,380 (7-15 credit units)




Fees are per semester regardless of the number of courses a student is enrolled in. Degree seeking students should expect to pay $780 per semester for fees and Certificate students should expect to pay $300 per semester. Online degree program students can expect to pay $300 in fees per term.

  • HUB Membership - $480 per semester (Degree students ONLY)

    From August through May of each year all degree students become members of the Impact HUB San Francisco, a B Corp Certified co-working space in downtown San Francisco. Read about all the HUB benefits here.

  • Administrative Fee - $150 per semester (All programs)

    The Administrative Fee covers record-keeping costs and provides student access to copyrighted material used in all academic programs.

  • Technology Fee - $65 per semester (All programs)

    The Technology Fee covers acquisition, upgrading and/or maintenance of technology used for academic and student support activities.

  • Classroom Materials Fee - $85 per semester (All programs)

    The Classroom Materials Fee covers all in-class assessments and course readers throughout all academic programs.

All students are responsible for their own meals, lodging, and transportation costs and should prepare to spend an average of $50 to $200 on textbooks for each course.

*Tuition rates and fees in all published schedules should be considered estimates. While every effort is made to keep student costs affordable, PGS reserves the right to adjust any listed fee or tuition rates without notice. These changes could occur even after initial payments are made, up until the first day of the semester.


PGS Alumni Tuition and Fees:

Audit a class (no grade): $125 per credit unit.

Certificate for Credit: $250 per credit unit.

Degree for Credit: $250 per credit unit.

All Alumni students are subject to an administrative fee: $150, a classroom materials fee: $85, and a technology fee: $65 that total an additional $300 per semester.


Read more information on Alumni benefits here.