Extended Education and International Programs

International Programs

Plan your finances

Financial planning is an integral part of a successful study abroad experience. You’ll want to come to the U.S. with enough U.S. currency to cover initial expenses like meals, transportation fare, etc. but not so much that you feel uncomfortable. We recommend about $200-500, but please be sure to carry it safely.

If you are unable to obtain U.S. currency prior to arrival, you may try to exchange your own country’s currency at the airport or use an ATM (bank withdrawal machine). Be aware that both of these methods are less reliable than to carrying U.S. cash with you.

Prior to leaving, inform your bank that you are traveling for an extensive period and ensure that:

  • Your banking activities will not be mistaken as fraudulent
  • You will be able to access your funds and use your bank card in the U.S.
  • Your daily withdrawal limits are high enough to accommodate your needs
  • There are alternate methods of accessing funds available to you (traveler’s checks, etc.)

Many students find it easy and convenient to open a bank account in the U.S.

Program fees

Cost compare the different programs offered at CSUMB! Depending on the program and duration, costs may vary and are subject to change.

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Making payments

Click here to learn how to make payments as an international or National Student Exchange (NSE) student.

Payment plans

Installment Payment Plans (IPP) are available for tuition and housing payment for degree and National Student Exchange (NSE) students.

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2019 Graduate, Yuelin Kang with stoles in Monterey

International student scholarships

International students my be eligible for a non-resident fee waiver and other scholarship opportunities. 

Financial aid

Financial aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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