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COVID-19 left many students wondering how to pay for their online degree tuition. Don’t forget: Financial Aid is available to CSU Global students who qualify.

Visit our Financial Aid page for more information. 

How Much Does An Online Degree Cost?

As a not-for-profit public university, our goal at CSU Global is to make your online tuition cost as affordable as possible. We offer low-cost online degree tuition rates without taking anything away from the quality of the education you receive. We also lock in that low tuition rate with our tuition guarantee, and we provide additional discounted tuition rates for members of the armed forces and employees of our corporate affiliate partners.

For nearly 10 years we’ve maintained our affordable tuition rates, while the national average continues to grow by 8% each year. As a CSU Global student, you’ll never fall victim to surprise student fees—we just don’t have any!

All said, we know it can be a struggle to cover the costs of getting a bachelor’s or master’s degree. CSU Global Financial Aid Counselors are available to ensure you understand all of your financial aid options.


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There is value in earning a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or certificate.  While research shows that a CSU Global degree can yield as much as a 4x return on investment, financial constraints can make these career game-changers seem out of reach. 

Fortunately, CSU Global was created for modern students juggling a number of responsibilities, including students who need assistance to cover the costs of online tuition.

Here’s just a few of the ways CSU Global helps reduce the price of an online degree:


  Undergraduate Graduate
Cost Per Credit:
Cost Per Course:
$1,050 (3 credits)
$1,500 (3 credits)
Annual Tuition:
Cost Per Degree:
  • Estimated with 90 transfer credits: $10,500
  • Estimated with 60 transfer credits: $21,000
  • Estimated with 30 transfer credits: $31,500
  • Standard 36-credit program: $18,000
  • Provisional 39-credit program: $19,500
  • 60-credit Military and First Responder  Psychology program: $30,000

*Annual undergraduate tuition is calculated at 24 credits per year.

**Annual graduate tuition is calculated at 18 credits per year.

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It’s important that you understand the financial commitment you’re making when you choose to pursue your educational goals.

That’s why we’ve made CSU Global’s online tuition rates available and transparent.

While some institutions shock students year after year with tuition rate hikes, hidden costs, student fees, and charges for services you may not even use, CSU Global has maintained affordable and competitive pricing since we opened our doors in 2007.


While the national average cost of undergraduate tuition increases approximately 8% each year, your tuition at CSU Global is locked in and guaranteed to remain the same as long as you’re enrolled as a student in good standing.


Unlike 85% of four-year accredited universities, CSU Global charges $0 in student fees. No out-of-state fees or tuition rates, athletic fees, per-credit fees, or any other surprise charges. You know the cost of your education from day one.


CSU Global works with over 3,000 affiliate organizations that have shown a commitment to providing educational opportunities for their employees. See if your company is listed to receive a discount on our already low tuition rates, or refer your employer and we’ll reach out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Online College Tuition Cost?

That depends on a few factors. The average cost of online college tuition varies depending on the type of school you attend—for-profit, not-for-profit, public, and private schools all vary in their costs.

Pricing is simple, however, at CSU Global. Tuition is based on only the classes you’re taking during a given term. Our students pay a flat per-credit-hour tuition rate based on whether those credits are for Undergraduate or Graduate courses. 

And thanks to our tuition guarantee, your tuition rate won't increase from enrollment through graduation, so you can accurately calculate the total cost of your CSU Global education. 

Is Online College Tuition Cheaper Than Campus Based Programs?

Online college tuition could be cheaper than tuition at a traditional, campus-based program, but it still depends on where you choose to enroll in and which traditional, campus-based program you compare the online rates against.

Tuition rates can vary significantly from school to school. With the average annual cost of college tuition rising by about 8% each year. This can make calculating your expected tuition costs tricky—when you’re looking at schools other than CSU Global.

Why? Because CSU Global does tuition differently. We guarantee that your rate will not increase as long as you remain enrolled as a student in good standing. Whatever you’re paying for your first credit hour is the same rate you’ll pay for your last, making it much easier to calculate the total expected cost of an online bachelor’s or master’s degree.

How Much Does an Online Bachelor’s Degree Cost?

The average cost of an online bachelor’s degree varies, 

but according to U.S. News, the average online bachelor’s degree costs between $38,496 and $60,593.

A complete 120-credit hour bachelor’s degree at CSU Global costs $42,000. That amount often decreases when factoring in any transfer credits that are applied.

How Much Does an Online Master’s Degree Cost?

The average cost of an online master’s degree varies from $30,000 and $120,000, depending on where you choose to go to school and on how long it takes to complete your program.

In a stark comparison, an online graduate degree at CSU Global is $18,000*.

*This amount is calculated based on most CSU Global graduate programs, which are 36 credit hours. Some students may be required to take an additional class if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00, making the full degree program 39 credit hours. Additionally, the Master’s in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology program is 60 credit hours.

Does CSU Global Offer Financial Aid?

Yes. While CSU Global offers low, affordable online college tuition, many students still choose to participate in some form of Financial Aid. 

In addition to scholarships, grants, loans, and other programs, there are many options available to help manage your educational expenses. 

See our Financial Aid page for additional details.

How Else Does CSU Global Help Reduce Online Degree Costs?

For undergraduate programs, CSU Global offers a number of Alternative Credit Options to help you graduate faster, saving both time and money. Additionally, Credit By Exam, Self Study Assessment (SSA) and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) can help reduce the time and cost required to earn your degree.