State University Fee
It costs the CSU almost $11,000 annually to educate a student.
Of that amount, the state pays approximately 70 percent, in-state
students pay 25 percent, and the rest comes from sources such
as private donations, grants and contracts.
The CSU undergraduate fee is the lowest among comparable institutions
The 2003-04 undergraduate fee of $2,046 applies to students
with more than six credits. Those taking six units or less
pay slightly more than half of the full-time fee. Graduate
fees are currently $2,256. Out-of-state students pay the State
University Fee, plus $282 per semester unit or $188 per quarter
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| Average Campus Fees
In 2002-03, almost $1.4 billion was distributed to more than
200,000 students, half of the total student population. The
average award was $6,853.
Presidential scholar programs, which provide full scholarships
to National Merit finalists and high school valedictorians,
are also found at many CSU campuses.
June 8, 2004