Cost of Attendance

Fees are typically charged per semester. First semester graduate students should expect the following:

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees
The 2024-2025 tuition fee is $2,267 per unit. Expect an approximately 3 ‒ 5% tuition increase each year. Orientation: new student fee, graduate = $55
(charged first semester only)
Student health insurance. See for fees and waiver information
  Student health service fee = $650
(charged to students with 6 units or more every semester)
Parking fees (monthly, semester, and daily rates available)
  Graduate student programming fee = $40
(charged per semester)
Tuition refund insurance. See registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.
      Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $11
(charged per semester)
  Student transportation fee = $117 (charged per semester)  
TOTAL = $2,267 x # of units TOTAL = $873 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Estimated Credentialing Fees

The requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential involve some fees. See the table below for an estimate of costs.

Basic Skills Requirement – CBEST $102.00
Subject Matter Competency – CSET $297.00
Certificate of Clearance Online Application $52.65
LiveScan (varies $20-$120) $120.00
TB Test (varies $0-$200) $200.00
California Teaching Performance Assessment
CPR Training (varies $60-$120) $120.00
US Constitution Exam (varies $85-1$00) $100.00
Reading Instruction Competence Assessment
(RICA)* (for Multiple Subject & Education Specialist
Credential candidates)
CSET Spanish III & IV** (for Bilingual Authorization
in Spanish candidates only)
Total Possible $1,079.65 - $1648.65

*Additional credentialing fees: BILA Exams (for California Bilingual Authorization in Spanish supplemental certification only)= $198.00