Graduate Fee FAQs
What are the new MBA fees for Spring 2011?
California Resident: Part time (up to 6 units per semester) = $1,802. Full time (more than 6 units per semester = $2,897. There is also a $231 per unit ($662 per 3-unit class) Graduate Business Professional Fee over and above the initial part-time or full-time registration fee. If you are not a resident of California, or if you are an International student, you must add $372 to the above totals for each unit of credit you take. Fees are subject to change based on the CSU and the State of California.
What is the Graduate Business Professional Fee?
This fee applies to our state-supported Evening (Self-Paced) MBA program. It is a $231 per unit fee that is charged in addition to other fees such as Total Basic Registration Fee and Non-Resident Fees.
Does the Graduate Business Professional Fee apply to the AMBA and FEMBA programs?
No, this fee does not apply to the Accelerated MBA or Fully-Employed MBA programs because these programs are self-support programs that receive no funding from the State of California.
When will this fee take effect?
The Graduate Business Professional Fee began in the fall 2009 semester.
Who will be affected by the Graduate Business Professional Fee?
All Evening Program MBA students will be charged this fee, whether they are new students or continuing students, California residents or non-residents, or international students.
How was the Graduate Business Professional Fee approved?
On May 13, 2009, the California State University Board of Trustees voted to approve this fee. This fee applies to all CSU business schools that are either AASCB accredited or in the accreditation process.
What is the purpose of the Graduate Business Professional Fee?
A major purpose of this fee is to assist CSU business schools in attracting and retaining academically qualified tenure-track faculty members to teach in graduate programs in order to maintain AACSB accreditation. This fee will also generate funds to provide career services and internship programs for our MBA graduate students, to increase graduate assistantships, to provide financial assistance to eligible students, and to recruit a diverse set of graduate students.
How will this fee affect the financial aid available to MBA students?
Up to 33 percent of the fee revenue will be set aside for financial aid for MBA students. We will be starting to work immediately to work out the details of implementing the financial aid part, including the impact on current financial aid packages. We will update you and this web page as soon as we have information available.