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Program Details

All Post MSN Certificate programs are Part-Time and completed over 5 semesters at our CSU San Marcos campus.

Program Costs

Program and Tuition Fees (Effective Fall 2015)

Note: Fees are based on current CSU fee guidelines.  CSU program and tuition fees are subject to change based on the CSU Board of Trustees mandates.  Please know that the Cal Vet Fee Waiver may not be used by any Extended Learning degree program.

Should you be offered admission into this program, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable $150 "intent to enroll" fee upon acceptance. This fee will be credited towards your first semester's tuition.

Lecture tuition per unit


Clinical/Lab tuition per unit


 *Please note: The Post MSN Certificate program is not eligible for financial aid.

CSUSM Extended Learning Student Fees

Note: Program and tuition fees do not include cost-of-living, books, or additional expenses.

Additional Fees

Extended Learning Application Fee  $105.00
CSU Application Fee $55.00 
PDA (Do not purchase ahead of time) $300.00
Textbooks and Software $400.00 approx. per term
Physical Exam Varies
Liability Insurance (if not working) $12.00
HIPPA No Charge
CSUSM Nursing Polo T-Shirt $30
Health Insurance  Varies


How much will this program cost me?*

  • Tuition and fees: $19,190
  • Books and supplies: $3,475
  • On-campus room & board: $25,420

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

  • Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, private loans and institutional financing plans.