Costs & Aid

The Science Illustration Certificate Program is offered through the Extended Education at California State University, Monterey Bay. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2018. The application deadline is February 16, 2018 and the review process begins February 19th.

belted kingfisher by andrea dingeldein

Belted kingfisher by Andrea Dingeldein ('16) -- Scratchboard

Fees & Expenses

Tuition and required fees for the entire program completed in normal time


Estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program


Yearly parking permit

$252 (Academic Term Pass)

After a non-refundable program fee of $500, tuition will be paid by term. Personal living expenses in Monterey County can range anywhere from $7,000 to $13,000 for the nine-month academic year.

Financial Aid

If eligible, federal financial aid loans are available up to $20,500 per academic year. More information regarding financial aid can be found on the Student Services page on the CSUMB Extended Education web site. You are welcome to secure private loans to cover the additional amount of tuition, course supplies/materials/books, and additional living expenses. We are not at liberty to suggest lenders.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosure