Tuition and Fees
Your CSUSM MBA is an investment of time, energy, and money. CSUSM offers the best value MBA program in San Diego County.
The program operates in accordance with the CSU guidelines for graduate tuition fees. Under current fee schedules, a California resident will be able to complete the 41-unit program in five (5) terms. Total program cost depends on your residence status (see Residence Classification). Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Trustees of the CSU system without advance notice.
Total tuition and fees (includes graduate tuition, campus fees, and the professional program fee*) are estimated at the same cost for both in-person and fully online students, ensuring that you receive the same outstanding value whether you choose to attend on campus or via our online option.
International students, please refer to INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS.
*Professional fee grants are awarded to qualifying students based on demonstrated financial need during the fall and spring semesters. Read more about financial aid below. Summer session courses are self-support; therefore, professional fee grants are not awarded and CSU employee fee waivers may not be used for the summer sessions.
The CSU provides financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and part-time employment for students who meet financial aid program eligibility requirements. CSU financial aid awards are contingent upon continued funding of federal and state government programs. If you believe you will not be able to pay for all your educational costs, you are encouraged to apply for financial aid.
To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found on the FAFSA website. The FAFSA is available in October of each year and should be completed as soon as possible, and before the CSU priority filing date of March 2nd. All campuses will continue to accept applications after the priority filing date and will make awards as along as funds are available. If you meet the March 2nd priority filing date, you improve the chances of receiving aid from all the programs for which you are eligible.
After analyzing the information on your FAFSA, the processing service will transmit information from your FAFSA to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at CSUSM. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will then notify you of any other documents that must be submitted before your eligibility for financial aid can be determined. Required documents may include transcripts of your last Federal income tax return(s) and/or verification of untaxed income and other information reported on the FAFSA. Additional information is available at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website.
Military and Veteran Scholarship Information
Our Fully Employed MBA program is a state side program. Military members, veterans and dependents may use the following benefits:
- Chapter 31: VA Vocational Rehabilitation Education Program
- Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Chapter 35: Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance
Under California law, campuses must determine the residence status of all new and returning students. Nonresidents are required to pay nonresident tuition and meet other conditions unless an exception applies. Additional information regarding residency is available on Cal State Apply.