Financing your Education

Graduate school fees are set by the CSU Board of Trustees each academic year. The current fee structure may be found on the Enrollment Services website. The approximate cost as of Fall 2023 is $19,644 - $24,954 for the entire Counseling Psychology program for California residents (fees vary based on the 2, 2.5 or 3 year tracks).

There are many options available for financing your graduate education.

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 for information about the number of units you will take each term.

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office  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: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Brotman Hall 123

The Financial Aid and Scholarship 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. Please visit the Scholarships Office website for information on a range of grant and scholarship opportunities.

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 website for specific details. 

Golden State Social Opportunities Program

The Golden State Social Opportunities Program increases the number of appropriately trained licensed behavioral health professionals providing direct patient care in California. In exchange for a 24-month service obligation practicing and providing direct patient care in a community-based organization, eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year for a total of up to $50,000. This scholarship gives priority to those who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness as well as Community-Based Organization employees. Students admitted to the CSULB Counseling Psychology program are eligible to apply for these opportunities through the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

For more information about the Golden State Social Opportunities including eligibility, how to apply, and other resources, please visit the Golden State Social Opportunities website or review the Grant Guide (PDF). You may also email or call 916/326-3700.

NOTE: Please ensure to refer all questions about this opportunity directly to the Golden State Social Opportunities Program and not Counseling Psychology program faculty or GSO staff.  

The CSULB Graduate Center provides a list of funding for research and pre-doctoral study.

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