Tuition in GLS is set independently from that of the rest of The Graduate School and is based on a per unit (also referred to as a "credit") rate. GLS students have the option of part- or full-time study three semesters (fall, spring, summer) per year. Tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $1,404 per unit (also referred to as a "credit"), or $4,212 per 3-unit course.
Tuition rates are subject to change each year but typically increase by no more than 4% annually. Please note that beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, GLS tuition will increase to $1,430 per unit, or $4,290 per 3-unit course.
In addition to tuition, all students pay a one-time Transcript Fee. Full-time students also must pay the following fees: the Health Fee, the Graduate Student Services Fee, the Activity Fee, the Recreation Fee, plus Health Insurance. If a student is not registered in any courses in a given semester, they register in Continuation (CTN) and pay a $100 Continuation Fee. This ensures that a student is continuously registered in The Graduate School.
Depending upon placement exam results, most international students whose first language is not English are also required to take an additional one or two English for International Students courses. These pass-fail courses do not count towards the GLS degree, but are charged at the same per-unit rate as other GLS courses, so please factor that into your total tuition costs.
Below is the 2022-23 Cost of Attendance table for full-time students based on a full course load of 9 units (3 courses) each in the fall and spring terms. Part-time students may take one or two courses per term at the cost of $4,290 per 3-unit course.
2022-23 Cost of Attendance for Full-time GLS Students
|GLS FULL-TIME BASED ON 6 COURSES PER YEAR (18 UNITS)|
|$1,430 PER UNIT||Fall 2022||Spring 2023||9 MONTH|
|Tuition||$ 12,870.00||$ 12,870.00||$ 25,740.00|
|Transcript Fee||$ 120.00||$ 120.00|
|Health Fee||$ 450.00||$ 450.00||$ 900.00|
|Activity Fee||$ 19.00||$ 18.00||$ 37.00|
|Graduate Student Services Fee||$ 11.00||$ 11.00||$ 22.00|
|Recreation Fee||$ 171.00||$ 171.00||$ 342.00|
|Health Insurance||$ 3,785.00||$ 3,785.00|
|Total - Tuition/Fees||$ 17,426.00||$ 13,520.00||$ 30,946.00|
|Books & Supplies||$ 334.00||$ 334.00||$ 668.00|
|Estimated Loan Fees||$ 454.00||$ 455.00||$ 909.00|
|Housing||$ 4,640.00||$ 5,800.00||$ 10,440.00|
|Board||$ 1,580.00||$ 1,975.00||$ 3,555.00|
|Local Transportation||$ 792.00||$ 990.00||$ 1,683.00|
|Personal & Misc||$ 1,712.00||$ 2,140.00||$ 3,852.00|
|Total - Living Expenses||$ 9,512.00||$ 11,694.00||$ 21,206.00|
|TOTAL COA||$ 26,938.00||$ 25,214.00||$ 52,152.00|