Online MBA Tuition and Financial Aid

The Online MBA delivers an essential business education at a reasonable price. Find out how our emphasis on immediately applicable skills helps Chico State rank as one of Princeton Review’s Best Online MBA programs1, and among the best value universities both regionally2 and nationally3.

2023-2024 Online MBA Tuition

Tuition for the Online MBA is $1,000 per unit.* This rate is subject to change annually.

Online MBA Tuition 2023-2024 Academic Year
Per Unit
Total Units

General MBA: 30

Health Service Administration Specialization: 36

Project Management Specialization: 34.5

Total Estimated Tuition

General MBA: $30,000

Health Services Administration Specialization: $36,000

Project Management Specialization: $34,500

Application Fee$70

*The Online MBA program tuition is based on per-unit fees rather than regular CSU tuition charged for an on-campus program. Tuition and costs effective as of February 2, 2024. Tuition rates are not inclusive of textbooks and fees. Tuition and costs are subject to change and should be confirmed on the University’s official tuition listing at

Disclaimer: * The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Knowing the Cost of Attendance is important because the budget helps determine your Financial Need and your financial aid award. Financial Need is defined as the difference between your Expected Family Contribution and the standard Cost of Attendance calculated for each academic year. For an estimated moderate standard of living budget, please refer to the Chico State Cost of Attendance.

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Our high-impact Online MBA curriculum teaches in-demand business skills you can use tomorrow.

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Fill Out Your FAFSA

To be eligible for federal financial aid for the Online MBA program, applicants must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend you submit your FAFSA as early as possible in order to give yourself the best opportunity for a financial aid award and to help you plan your finances in advance of your target start date at Chico State.

The FAFSA school code for Chico State is 001146.

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Financial Support for Your Online MBA Journey

Chico State and the College of Business firmly believe every student should have the opportunity to pursue education that can improve their life and redefine their career. Financial aid opportunities for our Online MBA students include Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Graduate PLUS Loan, Alternative/Private Loans, scholarships, and financing plans. These opportunities may be available from private or public third-party organizations, your employer, or the military.

For more information about financial aid for the Online MBA program, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-530-898-6451 or

Admissions Deadlines for the Online MBA

Priority Application Deadline
Fall 2024 term
Application Deadline
Fall 2024 term
Next Start
Fall 2024 term