Cost per unit number of units in this program
$845 63

Total Tuition to Degree = $53,235

*Tuition costs only - see details below for more information.
Tuition is subject to change. Tuition costs vary by cohort.


University Application Fee Books and Supplies Graduation Application Fee
$70 (non-refundable) *cost varies by program $47

*50% of courses require at least one proctored examination;  students will be informed of courses in which proctored exams are include and should factor in these fees under the category of “supplies”.  There may also be costs associated with the clinical practicum experiences in the program.

Financial Aid

If admitted to this program you may be eligible for Financial Aid. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid page.

See also CSUN financial aid and scholarship information and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Important Note: Because the financial aid process takes time, it is critical to apply for financial aid as early as possible to receive priority processing.

US Military Veterans and Military Dependents that are approved for VA Educational Benefits should contact the CSUN Veterans Affairs Office at (818) 677-5928 or email

CDS Distance Learning Program No-Refund Policy

The CDS Distance Program is supported entirely by student tuition and receives no funding from the State of California. Each cohort has to be fully budgeted for the entire three years of the program in order to ensure that all students have the opportunity to graduate on schedule with the latest updates to the courses. CDS receives applications from far more eligible student than we are able to admit. If a student drops out of the program, they cannot be replaced in that cohort and the remaining unpaid tuition cannot be recovered. Nonetheless, the CDS program is ethically bound to continue to teach the complete three- year program to continuing students in all cohort groups, regardless of the financial burdens that might result from students who drop out prior to completion. For these reasons, the full tuition for an academic term will be waived ONLY if the Tseng College receives written notification of a student's intent to withdraw by 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the first day of the first class of that term. Exceptions may be made for medical or other emergency situations.