Detailed information about tuition, financial aid and scholarships can be found through the University's Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. Contact information for the center is listed below:
Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Student Affairs Building Room 124
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 6 pm; Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Web site: /financialaid
Tuition and Fees
The MPA Program provides an accessible and flexible education in public administration for public and non-profit administrators. For Spring 2024, the in-state tuition and fees are $2,617.11 for 6 units and $4,123.11 for 6.1 units or more. Out-of-state graduate students are assessed an additional $396 per course unit (approximately an additional $1,188 per 3-unit course). More detailed information about tuition and fees can be found at the Cal State LA Student and Finance Service Centers.
To determine financial aid eligibility, students must file an annual Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Separate applications are required for scholarships and Federal Direct Student Loans. More information about applying to and receiving financial aid.
Each year the Political Science Department recommends the award of several scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Students can apply for scholarships through the Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. More information about Cal State LA Scholarships.
Ake Sandler Scholarship
Awarded to a Political Science major with a 3.0 GPA or higher in all CSULA Political Science courses. Applicant must meet the following conditions: 1) Completed at least 28 units of undergraduate work in Political Science above the 2000 level at Cal State LA, 2) Undergraduate student in good standing or former student who received a B.A. in Political Science during the preceding calendar year, and 3) GPA of 3.0 in all Political Science courses completed at Cal State LA.
William E. Lloyd Memorial Fellowship
Awarded to a student who is admitted and enrolled in a master's degree program in History, Political Science, or Public Administration with at least a 3.50 GPA, the completion of at least one 5000-level course, and evidence of University and/or community service.
James M. Rosser Emeriti Fellowship
Awarded to a student who is admitted and enrolled in a master's degree program in Science, Public Administration, or Education with at least a 3.50 GPA, the completion of at least one 5000-level course, and evidence of interest in public service and University and/or community service.
Natural and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholarship
Open to all majors in the School of Natural and Social Sciences with at least a 3.0 GPA and Upper Division standing.
CSULA Alumni Scholarship
Support deserving undergraduate and graduate students on their path toward graduation. More information about CSULA Alumni Scholarship.