As a non-cohorted program, tuition for the on-campus MPA may increase per academic year. Please check this page each term for current tuition prices.

cost per unit cost per 3 unit class total tuition*
FALL 2022, SPRING 2023 AND SUMMER 2023
$695 $2,085 $25,020
Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024
$705 $2,115 $25,380

*Tuition cost only (does not include books, supplies, application fee, graduation application fee, etc).
Tuition is subject to change.


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

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