CSUMB Online MBA Costs and Tuition

The total MBA program tuition is $41,600. We are excited to announce that California State University, Monterey Bay is offering a $2,000 degree completion award for all new online MBA students beginning enrollment in the spring or summer 2022 term! Once the award is applied in the final term, net tuition for the total program is $39,600. View the MBA Degree Completion Award details below.

In addition to the tuition, additional fees include:

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

$2,000 MBA Degree Completion Award

A $2,000 degree completion award is available to new students who enroll in the spring or summer 2022 term. The award is a $2,000 tuition reduction that is applied to the student's account in their final term of the Online MBA program. If the student fails their last course they will not receive another tuition reduction.

MBA Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are an effective way to help fund your educational expenses.

Year-round scholarships available for MBA students:

  • CSU Trustee Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • Richard Leffingwell Scholarship
  • Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship For Visually Impaired Students

Additionally, if you receive a scholarship outside of CSUMB, be sure to notify Ashlie McCallon, Associate Director of Financial Aid Services, to ensure your award is applied to your student account.

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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.

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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.

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 844-320-1424.

Downloadable Resources:

CSUMB Online MBA Application Checklist

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

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How to Apply Guide PDF

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

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Interested in Our CSUMB Online MBA?

Application Deadline
April 15th
Summer 2022 Term
Next Start
May 30th
Summer 2022 Term

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