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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. 

Certificate Programs Eligible for Financial Aid

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

 

Stand-Alone Certificate Programs

Certificate Program

College

Department

Certificate Classification

Geographic Information Science

Liberal Arts

Geography

Undergraduate

Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Geography

Undergraduate

Technical Professional Communication

Liberal Arts

English

Undergraduate

Biotechnology

CNS&M

Biology

Undergraduate

REC; Therapeutic Recreation

CHHS

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Undergraduate

Teaching English to speakers of Other Languages

Liberal Arts

Linguistics

Graduate

Museum Studies

COTA

Art

Graduate

Nurse Practitioner

CHHS

Nursing

Graduate

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Educations

CHHS

Nursing

Graduate

What Type of Aid is Available?

Students enrolled in an aid-eligible Certificate Program are only eligible for funding through the Federal Loan programs.  The amount of loan eligibility depends on how the program is classified, Undergraduate or Graduate – refer to the Stand-Alone Certificate Programs chart above for the Certificate Program's classification.

 

Undergraduate Certificate Program - Eligible Aid Information

Program of study is:

Stand Alone Certificate – Aid Eligible Program

You may be eligible for:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford 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:

Stand Alone Certificate – Aid Eligible Program

You may be eligible for:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford 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)