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Graduate Student Costs

The average expense to attend CSULB (or Cost of Attendance) is broadly defined as the average cost to attend CSULB for one 9-month academic year (the Fall & 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. 

Budgets include tuition & campus based fees, and an estimate of average costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses.  Remember, the figures below are estimates -- your actual costs may differ.  And of course, the amount anyone spends depends greatly on his or her own personal situation and individual choices.

Learn about what is included in the cost of college and ways to reduce college costs.

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).

 

CSULB Cost of Attendance - Standard Graduate Programs

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on average enrollment for graduate students at CSULB (9 units per semester). All costs are subject to change without notice.

California Residents

2017 – 18 Standard Graduate Programs - Cost of Attendance Budget for California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$8,232

$8,232

$8,232

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees) 

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$18,606

$25,892

$26,804


Non-California Residents

2017 – 18 Standard Graduate Programs - Cost of Attendance Budget for Non-California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition
 

$7,128

$7,128

$7,128

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$8,232

$8,232

$8,232

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,445

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees)

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$25,734

$33,020

$33,932

Definitions:

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 18 units for the academic year (9 units per semester)

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment.  The figure includes the Tuition Fee and the CSULB campus based fees.

Room & 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. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

 

CSULB Cost of Attendance - MBA Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the MBA program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on the average enrollment for MBA students. All costs are subject to change without notice

California Residents:

2017 – 18 CSULB MBA Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$11,472

$11,472

$11,472

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees) 

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$21,846

$29,132

$30,044


Non-California Residents:

2017 – 18 CSULB MBA Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for Non-California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$4,752

$4,752

$4,752

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$11,472

$11,472

$11,472

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees) 

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$26,598

$33,884

$34,796

Definitions:

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)

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 6 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MBA program.  The figure includes the Tuition Fee, the campus based fees, and the per unit Graduate Professional Fee).

Room & 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. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

CSULB Cost of Attendance - MS Accountancy Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the MS Accountancy program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on enrollment in 12 units per semester (average enrollment for MS Accountancy students). All costs are subject to change without notice.

California Residents

2017 – 18 CSULB MS Accountancy Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$14,712

$14,712

$14,712

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees)

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$25,086

$32,372

$33,284


Non-California Residents

2017 – 18 CSULB MS Accountancy Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for Non-California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$9,504

$9,504

$9,504

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$14,712

$14,712

$14,712

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees)

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$34,590

$41,876

$42,788

Definitions:

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 24 units for the academic year (12 units per semester) 

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 12 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MS Accountancy program.  The figure includes the Tuition Fee charged for enrollment in 7+ units, the campus based fees, and the per unit Graduate Professional Fee).

Room & 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. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

CSULB Cost of Attendance - DPT Program Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on enrollment in 14 units per semester (average enrollment for DPT students). All costs are subject to change without notice.

California Residents

2017 – 18 CSULB DPT Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$18,252

$18,252

$18,252

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees)

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$28,626

$35,912

$36,824

NOTE:  The information above reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester.


Non-California Residents

2017 – 18 CSULB DPT Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for Non-California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$11,088

$11,088

$11,088

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$18,252

$18,252

$18,252

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees) 

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$39,714

$47,000

$47,912

NOTE:  The information above reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester.


Definitions:

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 28 units for the academic year (14 units per semester).

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year (Fall & Spring semesters), based on 14 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the DPT program).  The figure includes the Tuition charged to DPT Students and the CSULB campus based fees.

Room & 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. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

CSULB Cost of Attendance - EdD Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the Education Doctorate (EdD) program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on enrollment in 6 units per semester (average enrollment for EdD students). All costs are subject to change without notice.

California Residents

2017 – 18 CSULB EdD Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$12,894

$12,894

$12,894

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees) 

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$23,268

$30,554

$31,466

NOTE:  The information above reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester.


Non-California Residents

2017 – 18 CSULB EdD Program - Cost of Attendance Budget for Non-California Residents

Expenses

Commuter

On-Campus
Housing

Off-Campus
Housing

Non-Resident Tuition

$4,752

$4,752

$4,752

Tuition & Mandatory Fees

$12,894

$12,894

$12,894

Room and Board

$5,246

$12,644

$13,486

Books

$1,948

$1,948

$1,948

Travel

$1,566

$1,454

$1,524

Miscellaneous
(Includes loan fees)

$1,614

$1,614

$1,614

TOTAL

$28,020

$35,306

$36,218

NOTE:  The information above reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester.


Definitions:

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).

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), based on 6 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the EdD program).  The figure includes the Tuition charged to EdD students and the CSULB campus based fees.

Room & 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. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.