Program tuition is competitively priced at $375 per unit, which breaks down as follows:
Summer Institute: $1875, plus either:
- Full-time: $3750 per semester for 3 semesters, or
- Part-time: $1500-$2200 per semester for 6 semesters
Program tuition is the same for California and out-of-state students (out-of-state fees are not higher). Students will also be responsible for typical program-related costs such as books, travel + housing for the Summer Institute, research-related costs, and computing/internet needs.
If desired, students may apply to HSU Housing + Dining services to explore on and off-campus housing options during the Summer Institute and any other time that they decide to reside on campus.
Students are encouraged to contact the HSU Financial Aid office for information about available grants, loans, scholarships and work study. Graduate Studies also maintains a list of fellowships and scholarships available to graduate students.
Please note that the MA program begins in the summer of each year rather than the fall. Financial aid for summer is tied to the preceding academic year; for example, Summer 2014 is part of the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 academic year. To obtain financial aid for Summer 2014, fill out the 2013–2014 FAFSA before June 30, 2014. To obtain financial aid for Fall 2014-Summer 2015, fill out the 2014–2015 FAFSA (see the FAFSA website for application details and deadlines).
Note: Financial aid eligibility is reassessed when student status changes from undergraduate to graduate student. Students that utilize all of their undergraduate eligibility during the academic year that they start the program may have additional eligibility as MA students for the 5-unit Summer Institute. Graduate students are eligible for financial aid if they are enrolled in at least 5-units (versus at least 6 units for undergraduates). Please contact the HSU Financial Aid office for information.
Students will also receive support and guidance for seeking external funding for research as an integral part of the program.