Financial Aid and Scholarships

Certificate Programs

Are you interested pursing a Certificate Program at Cal Poly Pomona? 

Cal Poly Pomona offers a number of non-degree certificate programs, however, not all of the programs are eligible for financial aid.  

The following chart lists the current Stand-Alone Certificate programs at C al Poly Pomona  that are eligible for financial aid:  

Stand-Alone Certificate Programs  

Stand-Alone Certificate Programs
Certificate Program     College Department   Certificate Classification
Dietetic Internship Program   Agriculture   Nutrition and Food Sciences   Graduate  

Students enrolled in an aid-eligible Certificate Program are only eligible for funding through the Federal Loan programs or Private Education Loans.  The amount of loan eligibility depends on how the program is classified, Undergraduate or Graduate – refer to the Stand-Alone Certificate Programs chart above for the Certificate Program's classification. 

Graduate Certificate Program – Eligible Aid Information  

2020 – 2021 Dietetic Internship Program (California Residents)
Program of Study is: Stand Alone Certificate – Aid Eligible Program
You may be eligible for the following Aid:
Eligibility Requirements 
  • Half-Time enrollment = 3 units 
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 
  • Have remaining eligibility for loan borrowing (not reached lifetime loan limits associated with graduate programs) 

Information on How to ApplyAid NotificationsGetting your Aid, and Keeping your Aid is available under the Graduate Student section of this website.  

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance is broadly defined as the average cost to attend a college for one academic year – the fall and spring semesters.  The Cost of Attendance budget helps you and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships determine approximately how much money you need to attend your program, and how much financial aid you are eligible for in order to meet that goal.  

Tuition and fees are paid directly to Cal Poly Pomona and CEU but are only a part of your total education costs. You also have to budget for room and board (housing and food), books, and transportation. Below are the estimated costs for these items – which, when combined – are your total estimated cost of attendance for one year (Fall & Spring Semesters):  

2020 – 2021 Dietetic Internship Program (California Residents) 

Graduate Certificate Program – Eligible Aid Information
Expenses Commuter Off-Campus Housing
Tuition & Mandatory Fees   $8,872  $8,872
Room and Board  $7,412  $12,520
Books  $1,022  $1,022
Travel $1,909 $1,679
Miscellaneous $2,235 $2,172
TOTAL $21,450 $26,265

The figures used for all categories (except Tuition & Fees and On Campus Room & Board) represent the average expenses reported by Cal Poly Pomona students in the 2018 Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS), conducted by the California Student Aid Commission.  1,500 students from Cal Poly Pomona were contacted regarding the survey – and the response rate was 12.8%. 

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code). 

Learn about what is included in the cost of college and ways to reduce college costs.

For informational purposes only

In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990, Cal Poly Pomona provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the Pomona area:   $1,562 per month (per, as of January 1, 2021.

The Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona.  Actual costs of room and board will vary.  Many students living off-campus have roommates, which decreases their housing costs.