CSUSM MSW tuition and University fees are subject to change based on CSU Board of Trustees and University mandates. Program and tuition fees do not include cost-of-living, books, or additional expenses. *There is no difference in tuition cost for out-of-state students.
As of Fall 2021, the cost of tuition is $499.00 per unit. 60 units total are required to complete both the 2-year and 3-year programs, and 30 units for the 1-year Advanced Standing program.
In addition to tuition, students pay University fees each semester. Tuition and fees may increase during your degree program. As of Fall 2021, mandatory semester fees total $840.00 per Fall & Spring semester ($135.00 for Summer). Please note that your total fee costs will vary depending upon the number of semesters you are enrolled. (For example, full time students will typically pay fees four times during their program - once for each semester they are enrolled. Part time students will typically pay fees eight times during their program.)
If you are accepted into this program, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable $150.00 "intent to enroll" fee. This fee will be credited towards your first semester's tuition.
|Tuition per Unit||$499.00|
|Child Care Services||Opt-In $10.00|
|Health Facilities/Services||Opt-in $95.00|
|EL Technology Fee||$48.00|
|AESS||$250.00 (AA; Library; Career Center)|
|Mental Health||Opt-in $93.00|
|Application Fee||$70.00 (one-time)|
|Textbooks and Software||$400.00 approximate per term|
NOTE: Students enrolled in a degree seeking program will not have fees adjusted if taking a required course at an alternative campus location or modality.
For more information, view the Explanation of Fees document.
Tuition must be paid in full by the payment deadline each semester in order to avoid being dropped from your courses.
There are several options to pay for your courses and fees: