Post-secondary education at university can be expensive. The administration team at California State University, Monterey Bay is focused on creating a high quality education experience for students, while keeping the university programs affordable for students. The residential campus offers an easy transition into post-secondary school and set close to the Seaside of Monterey Bay.

Academics and Degree Programs

There are twenty-three undergraduate programs that students can enroll in, like the traditional degree obtained in Biology or the study of Teledramatic Arts and Technology, where students are able to study video, film and new media – students can find an undergraduate program to suit their career goals and interests.

Graduate students considering Cal State U, Monterey Bay also have many options available with innovative Graduate programs including Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy, master’s in education, Master of Business Administration, Instructional Science and Technology, Management and Information Technology, Master of Marine Science, Master of Public Policy and Master of Social Work. These innovative graduate programs enable the student to complete their education and create an intensive understanding of the future career. Graduate students work closely with professors as mentors to prepare the student for the career.

Additionally, students can enroll in the innovative Online Degree Program completing the MBA completely online, creating a sense of flexibility through the work experience being completed. Students can access the innovative program from around the globe, creating an easy way to expand the education.

Financial Information

The ins and outs of paying for the education at Cal State Monterey Bay, Seaside can be found online through a specialized website that has been set up outlining the costs of the education, online calculators to determine the cost of specific programs, information about student financial aid and payments and deadline dates for students entering the programs. With seventy-five percent of students using financial aid services, students can obtain a quality education without costs coming in the way.

Student Life

Affordability of education is taken to an entire new level with student housing rates that can be locked-in for students for up to five years, depending on the class of the students. Saving money on the extras is made simple with added costs like laundry, internet, cable and utilities being included in the housing fees, providing a convenient way to take part in the full campus experience.

Students can experience a full social life on campus with more than fifty clubs and organizations that can be joined. Students that are unable to find a club to suit their interests are encouraged to create their own, forging a new community on campus.

Off campus, students can check out the night-life at Monterey Bay through the restaurants, shops and cultural events. With stores and amenities in close proximity to the university, students are able to get everywhere they need to go without traveling too far.

With a focus on outdoor activities, Cal State U Monterey Bay can offer students activities from the Woodlands to the Hot Springs, and everywhere in between. Students can hike, bike and climb their way outward, experiencing all of the outdoor activities in Monterey Bay.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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