Undergraduate State University Fee Rates
The 2009-10 undergraduate fee for full-time California resident students is $4,026. Credential program students pay $4,674. Graduate students pay $4,962. Out-of-state students pay the State University Fee plus $372 per semester unit or $248 per quarter unit. Campus-based fees add an average of $867 to student costs. Furthermore, a new Graduate Business Professional Fee for all courses required for graduation in an approved masterís degree program in business is established at a rate of $210 per semester unit and $140 per quarter unit. Student fees cover about a third of the more than $12,000 that it costs the CSU to educate a student each year. Despite recent increases, the CSU continues to maintain one of the lowest undergraduate fees among comparable institutions.
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Average Campus Fees
In 2008-09, over $2.3 billion was distributed to more than 269,000 students, more than half of the CSUís total student population. The average award was $8,819. Presidential Scholarsí programs, which provide full scholarships to National Merit and high school valedictorians, are also found at many CSU campuses.