Costs for the program depends on the format of the program. For on campus, the MBA program tuition and fees are determined by the University. For the online MBA program, the tuition is set within the College of Extended Education.
The cost of the campus MBA program is based on the number of units taken per semester. Students taking six units, the cost is $4,232 per semester. Students taking more than six units, the cost starts at $6,548 per semester. Students who are not residents of the State of California are subject to non-resident tuition. Based on 2017-2018 tuition fees, the campus MBA program is approximately $21,500 for California residents and approximately $33,500 for non-California residents.
The tuition cost of the online MBA program is $460 per unit. There are no other fees associated with the per unit rate. The online MBA program costs are approximately $16,000. Tuition fees remain the same for California and non-California residents.
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Tuition Increase Approved
The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase for the 2017-2018 academic year. Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.
The Office of Financial Aid administers financial assistance programs to assist students in financing their educational costs. Costs of attendance should not be confused with tuition costs. The Office of Financial Aid budgets expenses related to pursuing the degree taking into consideration items such as housing, textbooks, etc. The Stafford Loan program is available to eligible graduate students to finance the costs of attendance in the MBA program. State University Grants are available to students who submit their FAFSA by March 2 demonstrating financial need. State University Grants are available to campus MBA students only and do not need to be repaid.
The online MBA program consists of 30 to 33 units depending on the concentration chosen. Program tuition fees are approximately $14,000 to $16,000 for the program. Courses are charged by the unit at $460 per unit.
Session Tuition Fee $2,760 ($460 per unit)
Session Books $855
Miscellaneous or Personal Expenses $549
Meals & Housing $6,197
Total $10,361 (Budget for one session)
Financial aid disbursements for eligible students will be processed according to the Office of Financial Aid schedule. Please note that there are two Fall sessions in the 12 week online schedule. For the Fall sessions, students who enroll with six units in session 3 and 4 will be eligible for financial aid disbursement in the first week of the University Academic semester (typically in the third week of August). Students who enroll in three units in session 3 and 4 will be eligible for financial aid disbursement in the first week of session 4. Students may have to pay tuition fees prior to financial aid disbursement(s) and should plan accordingly. The program's academic calendar and the University academic calendar is not the same. Students can accept partial amounts of financial aid if desired. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six units per semester to be eligible for financial aid. For more information on the financial aid process for the online program, please click here.
**Special Note: Sessions 3 and 4 are considered part of the Fall semester. The Financial Aid Office disburses funds in September for the Fall semester since the University Semester starts in mid-August. Students registering for Session 3 will need to defer and/or pay up-front the tuition due for Session 3 and wait for the loan refund.
** Special Note: Session 2 is considered part of the Summer semester. Eligibility for aid is determined by the amount of funds available and if students were registered in Session 1 with a minimum of six units enrolled.
For the oncampus MBA program, students are expected to complete the program in five semesters. If students complete the program as scheduled, the program tuition and fees are approximately $22,000 for California residents and $35,000 for non-residents.
Semester Tuition Fee $2,082 (six unit tuition rate)
Student Activity Fee $70
Student Center Fee $165
Student Success Fee $210
Health Facilities Fee $3
Health Services Fee $75
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $5
Graduate Business Professional Program Fee $1620 ($270 per unit)
Total for Residents $4,232 (Budget for one semester)
Non-Resident Tuition Fee $2,376 ($396 per unit)
Total for Non-Residents $6,608 (Budget for one semester)
*Tuition and fees are based on the 2017-2018 student fee schedule set by the University. For current fee schedules, please click here.
Financial aid disbursements for eligible students will be processed according to the Office of Financial Aid schedule. The Office of Financial Aid disburses funds according to the University academic calendar and timeliness of financial aid document submission. Please note that the program's academic calendar and the University academic calendar is the same. Students can accept partial amounts of financial aid if desired. Students must minimally enroll in six units per semester to be eligible for financial aid. For more information about the financial aid process, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.
Tuition and fees subject to change.