State University Fee
It costs the CSU more than $11,000 annually to educate a student.
Of that amount, the state pays approximately 75 percent, in-state students pay 20
percent and the rest comes from other sources, such as private donations.
At $1,572 annually, the CSU fee is:
The lowest among comparable institutions
Less than half the average for four-year
Less than students paid in 1994
Out-of-state students pay the State University Fee, plus $282 per semester unit or $188
per quarter unit.
||The undergraduate fee applies to students with more than six
credits. Those taking six units or less play slightly more than half of the
full-time fee. In fall 2003, undergraduate fees will rise to $1,968 and graduate
fees to $2,082.
||Living on campus
||Living off campus/
away from home
| State University Fee
| Average Campus Fees
| Total Fees
In 2001-2002, nearly $1.3 billion was distributed to more than 193,000
students, half of the total student population. The average award was
$6,594 per student.