Tuition & Cost

An efficient path forward

EDvance College was built to remove the unnecessary barriers for today’s early childhood educators in traditional higher education. This includes making tuition cost, time to graduation, and the support services necessary for academic success accessible and efficient to save our students time and money.


BA in Early Childhood Studies

Our cost breakdown outlines the full annual cost to attend EDvance College including educational costs (full-time tuition*, books, supplies) and living expenses (housing, transportation, personal expenses).

Students are not directly billed for the amounts listed; however, average costs are used to calculate financial aid. EDvance works to provide grants and scholarships, as available, for those that demonstrate financial need to make college as affordable as possible.

Cost Type
30 units fall & spring
Summer Certificate (12 units)**
Enrollment Fee
Technology and Supplies
Personal Expenses
Food and Housing

98% of EDvance College students have qualified for financial support covering a majority of their tuition. Attend an upcoming info session to find out more about our financial aid options.


*Annual Tuition (defined as full-time status of 15-units a semester, Fall and Spring) is set at $12,000 an academic year. Fees and textbook costs are kept to a minimum and faculty is encouraged to use open educational, free or institution-purchased resources. Does not include room and board or general living expenses.

**Summer certificates are optional for students interested in receiving additional certifications and vary based on student interest and enrollment numbers.

Student Testimonials

Watch our students describe how EDvance College’s affordable tuition and financial support have made their higher education aspirations a realistic possibility.


What does this all mean?

At EDvance College we know that higher education is a financial and time investment for our students yet the impact can be felt broadly across communities. Because of this, we are committed to delivering the highest quality education with high-touch support services to maximize the return on investment in an efficient, timely, and transparent manner.

Do I have to pay $25,900 to attend EDvance College?
No. The full cost of attendance is calculated by every institution of higher education to paint a realistic picture of how much money a student would need to cover all of their expenses while going to school. This number is an average and is used to calculate financial aid. EDvance College only bills students for whatever portion of tuition is not covered by financial aid or scholarships.
Does this mean I will have to pay $12,000 annually for tuition?
No. Most EDvance College students that qualify for financial aid will have a majority of their tuition covered. One of our priorities is to graduate students with as little to no debt in educational expenses. To this end, EDvance works closely with foundations and government agencies to offset the cost of tuition via financial aid support. Our Student Success Advocates can work with students to ensure they receive as much financial support as possible.
What is an enrollment fee?
EDvance College charges a $150 per semester enrollment fee that every student is responsible to pay out of pocket. As a college built specifically for today’s early childhood educators, we believe that every student deserves an accessible and efficient education.


Creating a realistic option

As a new institution of higher education, EDvance College is in the process of applying for Title IV funding. At this time we are unable to disburse federal financial aid funds and instead are working with generous partners to help offset tuition costs for students.

Learn more about the financial support options provided by EDvance College.

Financial Aid