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Graduate Student Costs

Cost of Attendance, or a budget, is broadly defined as the average cost to attend CSULB for one academic year, which consists of the Fall and Spring semesters.  The Cost of Attendance budget helps you and the Financial Aid Office determine approximately how much money you need to attend CSULB, and how much financial aid you need to meet that goal. Below are the Cost of Attendance figures as of March 10, 2020.

Cost of Attendance Components

  • Tuition & Mandatory Fees: Cost paid to CSULB for courses, includes mandatory campus fees
  • Room and Board: The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances (on-campus, off-campus, living at home)
    • Commuter Room and Board reflect the lower costs of living at home
    • On-Campus Room and Board is the average housing contract amount plus the 21-meal option
    • Off-Campus Room and Board assume a roommate
  • Books and Supplies: The average amount students spend on books and educational supplies
  • Transportation: The average transportation cost of travelling to and from CSULB
    • Amount does not include car payments, insurance, parking, or vehical maintenance
  • Personal Expenses: The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year

For informational purposes only: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990, California State University, Long Beach provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the Long Beach area: 1 Bedroom: $1,907 per month

 

Costs of Attendance for Standard Graduate Programs

Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 9 units per semester for graduate students at CSULB. 

2020-2021 Standard Graduate Programs Costs of Attendance for California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$8,280

$8,280

$8,280

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees) 

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$21,490

$26,576

$26,440

 

2020-2021 Standard Graduate Programs Costs of Attendance for Non-California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition
 

$7,128

$7,128

$7,128

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$8,280

$8,280

$8,280

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees)

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$28,618

$33,704

$33.568

Non-Resident Tuition
Non-Resident students are assessed an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure shown is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year (6 units per semester).

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

Costs of Attendance for MBA Students

Amounts below are based on the average enrollment of 12 units per semester for MBA students.

2020-2021 MBA Program Costs of Attendance for California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$11,520

$11,520

$11,520

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees) 

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$24,730

$29,816

$29,680

 

2020-2021 MBA Program Costs of Attendance for Non-California Residents

 

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$4,752

$4,752

$4,752

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$11,520

$11,520

$11,520

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,620

$1,504

$1,578

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees) 

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$29,482

$34,568

$34,432

Non-Resident Tuition
Non-Resident students are assessed an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure shown is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year (6 units per semester).

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code). 

Cost of Attendance  for MS Accountancy Students

Amounts are based on the average enrollment in 12 units per semester for MS Accountancy students.

2020-2021 MS Acountancy Program Costs of Attendance for California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$14,760

$14,760

$14,760

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees)

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$27,970

$33,056

$32,290

 

2020-2021 MS Acountancy Program Costs of Attendance for Non-California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$9,504

$9,504

$9,504

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$14,760

$14,760

$14,760

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees)

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$37,474

$42,560

$42,424

Non-Resident Tuition
Non-Resident students are assessed an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure shown is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code). 

Cost of Attendance for DPT Program Students

2020-2021 DPT Program Costs of Attendance for California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$18,300

$18,300

$18,300

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees)

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$31,510

$36,596

$36,460

Note: The information above reflects costs associated with the fall and spring semesters, and does not include the summer semester.

2020-2021 MS Acountancy Program Costs of Attendance for Non-California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$11,088

$11,088

$11,088

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$18,300

$18,300

$18,300

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees) 

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$42,598

$47,684

$47,548

Non-Resident Tuition
Non-Resident students are assessed an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure shown is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year. Note: The information above reflects costs associated with the fall and spring semesters, and does not include the summer semester.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code). 

Cost of Attendance for EdD Students

Amounts are based on the average enrollment in 6 units per semester for EdD students.

2020-2021 EdD Program Costs of Attendance for California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$12,942

$12,942

$12,942

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees) 

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$26,152

$31,238

$31,102

Note: The information above reflects costs associated with the fall and spring semesters, and does not include the summer semester.

2020-2021 EdD Program Costs of Attendance for Non-California Residents

 

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$4,752

$4,752

$4,752

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

$12,942

$12,942

$12,942

Room and Board

$8,704

$13,938

$13,156

Books and Supplies

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Transportation

$1,408

$1,094

$1,266

Personal Expenses
(Includes loan fees)

$2,048

$2,214

$2,688

TOTAL

$30,904

$35,990

$35,854

Non-Resident Tuition
Non-Resident students are assessed an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure shown is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year. Note: The information above reflects costs associated with the fall and spring semesters, and does not include the summer semester.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code). 

Cost Tools

CSULB provides several tools to help you estimate the costs associated with earning your degree. We encourage students to use them in order to have a better understanding of the true cost of attendance.

Net Price & Cost Calculator
By answering a few simple questions, the CSULB Net Price & Cost Calculator will present you with an early estimate of your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid at CSULB.

College Scorecard
With the College Scorecard, you can see annual costs at CSULB that factor in room & board, student aid, and your family income.

CSULB Tuition website
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Housing and Food Services
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