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Certificate Programs

Are you interested pursing a Certificate Program at CSULB?

CSULB offers a number of non-degree certificate programs.  Not all of the programs are eligible for financial aid. 

Undergraduate Certificate Programs Eligible for Financial Aid

The following chart lists the current standalone Certificate programs at CSULB that are eligible for financial aid:

Standalone Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Certificate Program College Department
Recreation Therapy CHHS Recreation and Leisure Studies
Biotechnology CNSM Biology
Technical and Professional Communication Liberal Arts English
Geographic Information Science Liberal Arts Geography
Urban Studies Liberal Arts Geography

 

Graduate Certificate Programs Eligible for Financial Aid

The following chart lists the current standalone Certificate programs at CSULB that are eligible for financial aid:

Standalone Graduate Certificate Programs
Certificate Program College Department
Nurse Practitioner CHHS Nursing
Nursing Education CHHS Nursing
Museum Studies COTA Art
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Liberal Arts Linguistics

What Type of Aid is Available?

Students enrolled in an aid-eligible Certificate Program are only eligible for funding through the Federal Loan programs. You must submit a FAFSA each academic year to determine your eligibility for federal loans.

 

Undergraduate Certificate Program - Eligible Aid Information

Program of study is

Standalone Certificate – Aid Eligible Program

You may be eligible for

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Eligibility Requirements

  • Half-time = 6 semester units
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Have remaining eligibility for loan borrowing (Not reached lifetime loan limits associated with credential program)

 

Graduate Certificate Program - Eligible Aid Information

Program of study is

Standalone Certificate – Aid Eligible Program

You may be eligible for

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Eligibility Requirements

  • Half-time = 4 semester units
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Have remaining eligibility for loan borrowing (Not reached lifetime loan limits associated with credential program)