MSBS Annual Tuition, Fees and Costs for 2023-2024

The purpose of this policy is to provide information regarding tuition, fees, and other costs for students of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program (MSBS). Listed in the following chart are the 2023-2024 annual tuition and fees paid directly to the University and additional estimated costs that students are required to pay to others. The total annual living expenses (room and board and personal expenses) may not reflect a student’s total financial responsibilities. The University reserves the right to change institutional tuition, fees, and costs at any time with prior notice. Non-institutional costs are controlled by third parties, not the University.

Tuition is charged on a full-time, semester basis, except during the fourth program year in which tuition is charged on a full-time, annual basis. Generally, tuition and fees are charged to a student’s account thirty (30) days prior to the start of each semester term. The above is based on the assumption that a student will attend each semester term on a full-time basis, which allows for a student to graduate after successfully completing one (1) year of required coursework of the degree.

International students are not charged additional fees or charges associated with vouching for student status.

Right to Cancel

A student has the right to cancel their enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of all charges paid through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, less the maximum nonrefundable two-hundred and fifty dollar ($250) seat deposit. Students who wish to cancel their enrollment agreement must notify the applicable College’s Office of Admissions of the cancellation by email, mail, or in person. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the monies not paid from federal financial aid funds.

Payment deadlines, loan obligations, refund calculations due to cancellation or withdrawal, and the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) disclosures are located in the Financial Services section of this catalog.

Tuition and Fees Paid Directly to CHSU
Tuition   $29,950
Seat Deposit Fee (non-refundable) $250
STRF Fee (non-refundable)  [1] $75
Technology Fee $500
MCAT Prep Fee  [2] $1,750
Health Insurance [3] $3,243
Total Estimated Institutional Charges $35,518
Estimated Required Charges Paid to Others

Note: The numbers in this chart are estimated because these costs are not controlled by CHSU and may change at the vendor’s discretion.

Books & Supplies $1,125
Background & Drug Screen $120
Total Estimated Non-Institutional Charges $1,245
  • Total Estimated Institutional Charges: Year 1: $35,518
  • Total Estimated Non-Institutional Charges: Year 1: $1,245

[1] The only exception to the non-refundable nature of the STRF fee is when a student cancels their enrollment as described in section A “Student’s Right to Cancel” below. The amount of the STRF fee is set by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (“BPPE”). The University reserves the right to decrease the STRF fee in the future if BPPE reduces the amount it requires to be collected.

[2] This fee will only be charged for students who enroll in the MCAT Prep course elective. This fee is contingent upon students enrolling in an additional course which is not required for the completion of the educational program; therefore, it has been excluded from the STRF calculation.

[3] Waiver of Health Insurance: Students may request a waiver of the University Health Insurance fee upon providing proof of other qualifying health insurance coverage. This fee covers health insurance for the student only and does not cover additional family members. This fee is contingent upon students enrolling in health insurance and is not considered to be a charge required for the educational program; therefore, it has been excluded from the STRF calculation.

Additional Fees Students May Incur

Late Payment Fee A late fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) or as permitted by law, whichever is less, will be assessed each month on all outstanding tuition and fees balances until payment is received in full, except when the late payment is caused by a delay in either private or public student loan disbursement, through no fault of the student.

Registration - Reinstatement Fee

Fifty Dollars ($50.00) fee upon the student's return to the University. 
Returned Check Fee Returned check fee shall be Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00). For each subsequent returned check fee for the same installment an additional Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) fee will be charged. The outstanding obligation and the returned check fee must be paid by cashier's check or money order. After a student has two returned checks during their program at CHSU, the student will be required to make all university payments for the remainder of their attendance via a cashier's check or money order only. 
Missing/Lost/Stolen Student ID Card There is no charge for issuance of the initial Student ID Card. However, lost, stolen, misplaced or abused cards must be reported immediately and replaced by the Business Office at a cost of Twenty Dollars ($20.00)/time to the student. 
Copying/Printing Fees CHSU provides each student with a Twenty Five Dollar ($25.00) printing credit each year. Copy machines and printers are available for students to use across campus. Additional printing costs for students may be up to $0.10 per page.