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Program and Tuition Fees

Note: Fees are based on current CSU fee guidelines.  CSU program and tuition fees are subject to change based on the CSU Board of Trustees mandates.  Please know that the Cal Vet Fee Waiver may not be used by any Extended Learning degree program.

Should you be offered admission into this program, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable $150 "intent to enroll" fee upon acceptance.This fee will be credited towards your first semester's tuition.

Starting Fall 2016

Lecture Tuition per Unit $499.00
Clinical/Lab per Unit $649.00


CSUSM Extended Learning Student Fees

Note: Program and Registration fees do not include cost-of-living, books, or additional expenses.

Additional Fees 

Application Fee $55.00 
Uniforms and Shoes $275.00
Health Tote Kit $200.00
Handheld Device (Do not purchase ahead of time) Varies
Textbooks and Software $750.00 approx. per term
ATI Supplemental Materials $1,170.00 + tax
Skyscape $160.00
Background Check/Drug Screen $150.00
Drug Screen before Peds Rotation $78.00
Immunization Online Tracking System $48.00/ 2 years
CPR Certification (if necessary) $55.00
Stethoscope Varies
Physical Exam Varies
Immunization Requirements Varies
Health Insurance  Varies
All students must provide proof of current healthcare insurance to the School of Nursing by the designated deadline. The deadline information will be provided at the School of Nursing orientation session. This is a mandatory requirement.
Students are encouraged to look into the cost of healthcare insurance as soon as possible. Please check into our CSU Healthlink plan for rates at

 **You may submit your FAFSA application prior to being admitted to the program. For additional information visit FAFSA on the Web.

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Visit CampusRN to apply for the $2500.00 regional scholarship.