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Prep Program Costs

The SLP Preparation Program offers a Cohort-based program. Once accepted as a SLP Prep Cohort member, students receive priority enrollment for each semester and are eligible for financial aid. Non-Cohort students are not eligible for financial aid. For the Spring 2021 SLP Prep Cohort application, there is a mandatory $55 Program application fee which includes the costs of applying through Extended Learning and the University.

Students will enroll in each course once registration is available. After the priority enrollment period, non-Cohort students may be able to register for planned courses.

Effective Fall 2020: The cost for each course is $349 per unit plus mandatory semester fees identified below. This cost applies to both Cohort and non-Cohort students. 33 units total are required to complete the SLP Prep program (lesser units required if courses have been previously met at a different institution).

Additional Fees Per Semester Fall 2021
Academic Records $12.00
Child Care Services Opt-In $10.00
Health Facilities/Services Opt-In $95.00
EL Technology Fee / Open U. $48.00
Mental Health Opt-In $93.00
Recreation Opt-In $35.00
SA/EMS Admin. Fee N/A
Total Mandatory Fees $60.00

Payment Options:

There are several options to pay for your courses and fees.

  1. Apply for the CSUSM Payment Plan through the Student Financial Services website.
  2. If you intend to seek financial aid, it is recommended you submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible.

For the SLP Prep Cohort program, a student would apply for:

  • 2021/2022 FAFSA for Spring and Summer (Semester #1 & 2)
  • 2022/2023 FAFSA will apply to the Fall (Semester #3)

For more information about financial aid options, please visit the Financial Aid office at 760-750-4850. 
For additional information visit FAFSA on the Web.

If you are a Veteran or a Veteran's dependent and have questions about what benefits you may be eligible for, please visit the CSUSM campus Epstein Family Veterans Center website. You can also reach out directly via email: or by phone: (760)750-4827. For specific information about other Extended Learning programs, please visit the Military & Veterans Services website.

Unfortunately, these Extended Learning program courses are not eligible for the Cal Vet Fee Waiver.