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Scholarships and Financial Aid for School Psychology Students

CSULB is one of the most affordable school psychology programs in the state. Further, students are provided financial aid packages based on their individual needs.

There are many options available for financing your graduate education.


Tuition and Fees

CSULB fees are based on students enrolled in either 6 units or less, or enrolling in 7 units or more. Current tuition and fees may be found at the Enrollment Services website. Please reference your program’s website and/or application packet for information about the number of units you will take each term.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office at CSULB serves all students and help meet their educational goals. They work with students and their families to meet the full demonstrated financial need for students who satisfy all deadlines and eligibility requirements.


Phone: 562.985.8403
Hours: 9AM- 5PM
Location: Brotman Hall 123

University and College Scholarships

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is the official hub for scholarship information at CSULB. They collect, organize, and distribute information on hundreds of external scholarships as well as administer university scholarships for the campus.

The College of Education provides scholarships based on academic merit, financial need, personal statement, and faculty recommendations. Students must have been accepted into a major in the College of Education with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be enrolled for at least 6 units of coursework in the year they receive the scholarship. Applications are typically available in November and are due in early March for the following academic year. Check the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Information website for specific details.

School Psychology Program Scholarships

OSEP Training Scholarships

The School Psychology program has OSEP Training Scholarships that will be available to select students beginning the program in Fall 2019. 

CASA Transition Training Scholarships

The CASA Transition Training project will train 12 school psychologists and 12 special educators to become highly qualified to provide culturally-competent, evidence-based transition services through participation in two years (special education scholars) or 3 years (school psychologist scholars) of intense research-based coursework, community service, school-based fieldwork and conference participation. School psychology and special education scholars will engage in service-learning in special day classrooms in local high schools as well as become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to youth with disabilities in foster care.


School Psychology and Masters in Science in Special Education students will work in pairs to support transition practices in a classroom (first year) and improve a district’s transition programs and policies (second year on the project). They will also become Court Appointed Special Advocates and will mentor one foster youth.

Who can apply?

2-3 School Psychology students who commit to 3 years of training on the project and 2-3 Special Education MS students who commit to training for 2 years on the project, per semester. Special Education MS students who are working full-time may apply but they must be working in a high school or transition program. Dr. Powers and Dr. Achola will select the project participants.


How much is the training scholarship?

Scholars will receive $13,550 per year of training.

Total School Psychology Scholarship = $40,650 per student

Total Special Education Scholarship = $27,100 per student

For more information contact Tommy Nunan.

ELL Training Project Scholarships

The purpose of the Tier 3 EL Training grant is to train and graduate 12 school psychologists and 12 dual credentialed (multiple subject and special education) teachers who are highly qualified to implement evidence-based, intensive Tier 3 academic assessment and instructional practices to improve outcomes of students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and English learners. In addition to satisfying program-specific requirements (school psychology: Ed.S degree + PPS Credential; dual credential: MS Special Education + Education Specialist and Multiple Subject Credential), project participants will engage in interdisciplinary course- and fieldwork experiences, participate in monthly seminars and enhanced learning opportunities, and engage in peer and faculty mentoring. Project completers will be skilled in interdisciplinary collaboration, collecting instructionally relevant assessment data and engaging in databased decision-making, designing and delivering evidence-based intensive instruction, and facilitating systems change to implement and sustain Tier 3 intervention practices to improve student outcomes.

Who can apply?

Beginning in AY19/20 and each year thereafter for 3 years, four school psychology graduate students and four dual credential + MA special education teacher candidates will be selected to participate in the project for 3 years. Project participants will be selected by Dr. Hagans and Dr. Richards-Tutor to join the project based on their ability to successfully complete project and program-specific requirements, and commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds with intensive academic needs.

How much is the training scholarship?

Scholars will receive $33,855 over 3 years to cover tuition, travel to professional conferences, and room and board.  

For more information contact Katie Lacy.

Research and Pre-Doctoral Study

The CSULB Graduate Studies Resource Center (GSRC) provides a list of funding for research and pre-doctoral study.

Travel Funds

The CSULB Graduate Studies Resource Center (GSRC) provides a list of funding for graduate student travel. Typically, students must be presenting their research in order to receive funding.

Other Financial Awards EdS Students have Received

Our students are competitive for multiple financial awards during their studies. Following are some of the scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, and grants our students have qualified for.

  • Graduate Research Fellowship ($9,000)
  • State University Grant (See CSU Website- State University Grant (SUG) Program)
  • Federal OSEP MTSS Training Grant ($10,000/yr for 3 years)
  • Federal OSEP Transition Training Grant (13,000/yr for 3 years, admitted 2017 only)
  • Summer Student Research Assistantship ($5,200)
  • Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention (HOGAR) Grant ($5,000)
  • College of Education Scholarship ($2,500)
  • Mary Lee Latta Chambers Scholarship ($2,200)
  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies Travel Grant ($600)
  • College of Education Student Conference Travel Grant ($500)
  • Associated Students Inc. Travel Grant ($500)