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Tuition and Fees

Bachelor's Student

In order to remain in visa status, international students are required to take a full course load, which is 12 units per semester for undergraduate and second bachelor's degree students.

The following table provides an estimate of the cost for a full-time international student. These totals should be used as the basis for the financial affidavit on the application form. (Please note that fees are subject to change without notice):

Estimated Annual Cost for Undergraduates per Academic Year, 2017-2018

Undergraduate Programs

Tuition and Fees* Room and Board Living Expenses** One Year Total
$17,206 $13,228 $6,017 $36,451

F-1 Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Graduate students must register for a minimum of 9 credit units.

*Includes all mandatory campus fees, but not optional vehicle parking fee of $338 per Fall/Spring semestes. $180 in summer.

**Includes mandatory 12 month health insurance, books and personal expenses

If you plan to stay in the U.S. during the summer break and/or take classes during the summer session, you will need additional funds to cover your expenses.

If dependents will accompany you in the U.S. the minimum amount required to support them is $6,500 for a spouse and $4,200 per child. The Affidavit of Financial Support must include these additional amounts.

Financial assistance in the form of scholarships and tuition waivers is available on a limited basis for international students.

Master's Student

In order to remain in visa status, international students are required to take a full course load and follow the program registration requirements. The following tables provide an estimate of the cost for a full-time international student. These totals should be used as the basis for the financial affidavit on the application form. (Please note that fees are subject to change without notice):

 

Graduate Program

Time to Completion

Tuition and Fees*

Room and Board

Living Expenses**

Total Program Cost

Financial Proof Needed for one year F-1 Visa (12 months)

MBA 12 Months, with Summers $31,200 $17,628 $8,016 $56,844 $56,844
MBA (with 12 units of Foundation Coursework) 15 Months with summers $41,600 $22,035 $10,020 $73,655 $58,924
Fully Employed MBA 19 Months, with
Summers
$38,210 $27,911 $12,692 $78,813 $49,776
Master of Biotechnology, a Professional Science Master's Degree 21 Months, with Summers $38,172 $30,849 $14,028 $83,049 $47,456
Master of Social Work 24 Months, summers
not mandatory
$33,188 $26,456 $12,034 $71,678 $35,839
ABSN 24 Months, with Summers $52,184 $35,256 $16,032 $103,472 $51,736
Master of Public Health 16 Months, with
Summer
$30,006 $23,504 $10,688 $64,198 $48,148
Master of Speech Language Pathology 21 Months, with Summers $45,784 $30,849 $14,028 $90,668 $51,806
CSUSM State GR Programs: Biology, Computer Science, Education, History, Lit & Writing, Math, Psychology, Sociological Practice, Spanish 24 Months, summers
not mandatory
$28,646 $26,456 $12,034 $67,136 $33,568
 

*Includes all mandatory campus fees, but not optional vehicle parking fee of $338 per Fall/Spring semestes. $180 in summer.

Tuition rate per unit varies depending on program:

  • PSM: Tuition rate is $799 per unit
  • ABSN: Tuition rate for lecture classes is $499 per unit and for clinical/lab classes is $649 per unit
  • MBA: Tuition rate is $749 per credit unit

**Includes mandatory 12 month health insurance, books and personal expenses

Additional Required Amounts must be documented for dependents: $6,500/spouse and $4,200 per child

Financial Guarantee documents must reflect sufficient funds to cover total first year program costs, listed in the last row of the tables above.