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CSUMB Online MBA Costs and Tuition

The total MBA program tuition is $38,600!

Type Amount
Original Tuition (including books valued at $2,000) $41,600
Tuition Discount -$3,000*

In addition to the tuition, additional fees include:

  • $70 Application Fee
  • $100 Enrollment Confirmation Fee (credited to tuition)
  • $39 Extended Education Services Fee (per semester)
  • $40 Graduation Application Fee

$3,000 Tuition Discount* Opportunity

A $3,000 tuition discount is available to new enrollees in the Online MBA program. It is awarded automatically when the student begins their final academic term of the program, and it does not require any additional applications. See below for terms and conditions related to this offer. Schedule An Appointment Submit Your Application

MBA Financial Aid Opportunities

At CSUMB we believe that your future is priceless, so your education should be affordable. We understand that an MBA can open doors to new opportunities, or enable you to create your own. We also know financial aid can be paramount in making an MBA a possibility and are pleased to assist students in applying for available tuition support.

As part of the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, you could be eligible for a Graduate PLUS loan, which is borrowed directly from the federal government at a fixed interest rate. To confirm your eligibility, you’ll need to complete the Graduate PLUS Loan Application and authorize a credit check, which is run by the U.S. Department of Education.

If you are interested in requesting federal financial aid for your MBA, we ask that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the CSUMB federal school code of 032603.

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Loan Repayment and Forgiveness

Loan repayment and forgiveness programs can significantly reduce or eliminate your graduate school debt. We encourage you to explore the following loan forgiveness programs as well as employer-sponsored loan repayment programs that are available to MBA students:

Visit the U.S. Department of Education loan repayment page for repayment calculators, guides for choosing the right repayment plan and general information about student loan forgiveness, and loan forgiveness for those who choose to take their talents to the public sector.

Additional Financial Aid Options for International Students

International F-1 degree-seeking students at CSUMB may be eligible for the International Student Non-Resident Fee Waiver. Recipients of this award receive a partial or full waiver for the non-resident fee portion of their tuition, between $500 to $12,000. To explore your options and be considered for supplemental tuition support, please complete the application below. Complete Your Application

Methods to Save Time and Money

Another key benefit of the Online MBA is the ability to continue to work while pursuing your degree, which helps mitigate some of the associated costs. The CSUMB program even saves you money and time by eliminating the need to take the GMAT for acceptance. You can also apply up to six units of transfer credits for your program, which can save you even more and help you earn your MBA more quickly.

Tuition and Financial Aid Contacts

If you have questions or concerns about how you can finance your Online MBA, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 831-582-5100. Our financial aid specialists are dedicated to helping you find financial support and can help you navigate available resources, including grants, scholarships, and federal student aid.

If you'd like to learn more about CSU Monterey Bay’s Online MBA tuition programs and financing options, please contact an Admissions Advisor or call us at 844-302-1424.

*For the Summer 2021 term only, a $3,000 Tuition Discount is available only to new (first-time) enrollees, not current or returning students. It is awarded automatically a few weeks prior to the student's final term, and it does not require any additional application. Tuition Discount funds are not payable directly to recipients: funds will be credited exclusively toward tuition in the student’s final academic term of the program. If the student receives financial assistance, the student’s financial assistance may require modification to account for the Tuition Discount by preventing any “over-award,” such that the financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of California State University, Monterey Bay. Recipients of the Tuition Discount must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion (or obtain a university-approved leave of absence) and must maintain satisfactory academic progress for the Tuition Discount to remain in effect. This Tuition Discount offer may be revised, rescinded, or terminated at any time. All admissions and Tuition Discount decisions of California State University, Monterey Bay are final..

Downloadable Resources:


Download the application checklist to identify all the materials required for a successful application submission.

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Looking to apply? Download our How to Apply PDF for an easy step-by-step guide to the application process.

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Application Deadline

April 15
Summer 2021 term


Next Start

May 31
Summer 2021 term


Application Deadline

July 1
Fall 2021 term


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