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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 web site. The approximate cost as of Fall 2020 ranges from $15,062 to $15,816 for the entire SCAE program for California residents (fees based on 2 or 3 year tracks).

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 to help meet their educational goals. They work with students and their families to meet the full demonstrated financial need for students who satisfy deadlines and eligibility requirements. Go to the Financial Aid website or contact them at 562.985.8403, or stop by Brotman Hall 123 for more information.

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 website for specific details.

Teach Grant

For students in the SCAE program who are K-12 teachers, the Federal Teacher Education Educational Opportunity Grants (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who intend to teach full time in a high-need field at a public or private elementary or secondary school that the U.S. Department of Education has designated as having a high concentration of students from low-income families. The Grant is available for selected graduate programs at CSULB, and requires the recipient to agree to fulfill certain teaching obligations – or risk having the grant will converted to an unsubsidized loan. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more information.

Students in eligible programs receive an email invitation from the Graduate Studies Office in September and February inviting them to apply.

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.