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Master of Science in Accountancy Online Program Policies

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What Program Policies Should I Be Aware Of?

The Online Master of Science in Accountancy (Online MSA) program is administered jointly between the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration's Department of Accounting and Finance and the College of Extended and Global Education (CEGE). Your program admission, courses, faculty and advising come to you from the Accounting & Finance Department. Registration, payments, and general operations are handled in CEGE. Read on to find out more.

More About Fees:

  • The Online MSA online per-unit fee is $1100. 

  • Fees are due 1 week before the start of classes.

  • The program accepts federal financial aid (via the FAFSA), usually in the form of loans.

  • Financial aid disburses directly to CSUSB.

  • Alternative loans are available through private lenders; learn more: 

  • Payment plan terms are 50% down + $33 admin fee, then 1-2 payments before the end of the session; inquire with the Program Specialist at

Course tuition is due before classes start. You’ll receive a reminder with information on how to pay your fees. It is YOUR responsibility to know the policies, deadlines and important dates for the Program. Staff are here to help you succeed – don’t hesitate to reach out!


The College of Extended and Global Education refund policy is as follows:

  • Drop a course before the first day of class = $25 admin fee

  • Drop a course on the first day of class and through CENSUS = 65% refund less $25 admin fee

  • Drop a course after CENSUS = no refund and $25 admin fee

Census Dates:

Please see the chart at right for Census and other Important Dates.

Registration, Records and Other Policies:

The Online MSA program adheres to CSUSB academic standards and policies. You can find more information about grading, records, transcripts, and the implications of withdrawing from courses on the Office of the Registrar site:

University Registration policies apply. You may find the most common ones here: below the Registration tab.

Anytime you have questions about the program, policies, fees, and student opportunities, please contact the Program Specialist.

Important Dates - Academic Year 2021-2022

Semester/Session Course Dates Census Payment Due
Fall - Session 1 8/23/21-10/2/21 9/7/21 8/16/21
Fall - Session 2 10/11/21-11/20/21 10/25/21 10/4/21
Spring - Session 1 1/24/22-3/5/22 2/7/22 1/17/22
Spring - Session 2 3/12/22-4/23/22 3/28/22 3/7/22
Summer - Session 1 TBD TBD TBD
Summer Session - 2 TBD TBD TBD

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