MSQA Program Costs

Need Help paying for the program? Visit the Financial Aid office

Scholarships for current students are available from the Measurement Science Conference.

$13,000-$15,000Total estimated costs for the entire MSQA degree
This total does not include individual student hardware or on-line costs. Each student is responsible for the costs associated with purchasing their own computer equipment, on-line charges, required postage and faxes as needed.
Tuition for each MSQA-Online course ($330 per unit of credit)
 Note:  MSQA-Internet students do not pay "out-of-state" or regular CSUDH In-State tuition fees. International students pay the same fees as students in the United States.

Students pay tuition directly to the College of Continuing and Professional Education and NOT to the CSUDH University Cashier. Information on how to register.

Costs for books and other materials vary for each class and can be ordered from the CSUDH Bookstore and online retailers.

Approximation of other fees charged during a student's program (includes library publication fee for thesis/project)
Application Fee
Information on the Application process
Graduation fee
Other graduation costs vary depending on your level of involvement, i.e. cap and gown rental if you plan on participating in the yearly CSUDH campus commencement exercises.

Financial Assistance Options 

CSUDH has several financial assistance options available for students completing their MSQA degree. 

Federal Student Aid / Federal Student Loan 

The U.S. Department of Education offers low-interest loans to eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education.  

As a graduate student, the only federal loans you can qualify for are Unsubsidized Direct Loans, so you’re responsible for all interest that accrues on your loan. For complete information and eligibility requirements, visit:  

If eligible, funding will come from Federal Direct Stafford Loans- The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. These funds must be REPAID, and you will repay a Federal Direct Stafford Loan to the U.S. Department of Education. 

To apply for funding, visit FAFSA online Please note: students must reapply for financial aid for each new academic year. The CSUDH Financial Aid Office determines your eligibility for aid based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


There are several scholarship options available for individuals completing their degree in Quality Assurance. Check out your professional organizations to see what scholarship options may be available. 

Measurement Science Conference (MSC)  The Measurement Science Conference (MSC) has an established fund to grant scholarships of up to $2,000 to students in an Engineering, Science, or Quality Assurance degree program. To learn more, visit:  

Student Loans Private student loans are available through Sallie Mae and other private student loan services. Visit or Google “private student loan providers” for specific details.

Note: As a distance learning student through the online master's program, you will not be eligible for federal or state grants.