Student Academic Support

Campus Costs of Attendance for 2013-2014

College costs will vary depending on where a student lives during the academic year - at home with parents or relatives, in university or campus housing (residence halls), or off campus in an apartment or other housing. For financial aid purposes, campuses must establish standard student budgets or cost of attendance allowances. Costs recognized include fees and tuition, books and supplies, meals and housing, transportation, and other miscellaneous personal expenses. Allowances for expenses, other than tuition and fees, are based largely on state-wide survey data about the average expenses of students in California and information on the local or regional costs in the area served by particular campuses.

All students enrolling at the CSU pay the systemwide Tuition Fee which is currently $5,472 per academic year for undergraduate students enrolling in more than 6 units per term and $3,174 for undergraduates enrolling in 6 or fewer units. The 2013-14 Tuition Fee for students enrolled in postbaccalaureate teacher preparations programs for a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education credential is $6,348 for students enrolled in more than 6 units and $3,684 for students taking 6 units or less. Students enrolled in graduate programs and other postbaccalaureate students pay a Tuition Fee of $6,738 for more than 6 units and $3,906 for those enrolling in 6 or fewer units. Each campus also has mandatory fees that all students must pay. These fees vary by campus. The fee information in this section reflects the combined total of systemwide and campus fees for undergraduates.

Students who are not classified as residents of the state of California must also pay nonresident tuition when enrolling for courses at the CSU. Nonresident tuition is currently assessed at the rate of $372 per semester unit or $248 per quarter unit.

To view or print a table of the summary of standard student expense budget for all CSU 23 campuses click 2013-2014 Campus Cost of Attendance.

Click here for more information on CSU student fees and fees at comparison institutions across the country.

California State University, Bakersfield

  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,775 6,775 6,775
Books and Supplies 1,789 1,789 1,789
Food and Housing 4,518 9,894 11,378
Transportation 1,495 1,390 1,457
Misc. Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,915 $21,186 $22,737

California State University Channel Islands

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,456 6,456 6,456
Books and Supplies 1,788 1,788 1,788
Food and Housing 4,518 14,020 12,756
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc. Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,594 $24,992 $23,794

California State University, Chico

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,972 6,972 6,972
Books and Supplies 1,710 1,710 1,710
Meals and Housing 4,518 11,208 10,962
Transportation 1,134 1,134 1,134
Misc. Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,672

$22,362

$22,116

California State University, Dominguez Hills

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,095 6,095 6,095
Books and Supplies 1,710 1,710 1,710
Food and Housing 4,518 10,956 12,393
Transportation 1,390 900 1,390
Misc. Personal 1,336 1,336 1,336
TOTAL $15,049

$20,997

$22,924

California State University, East Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,549 6,549 6,549
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 4,578 11,742 12,267
Transportation 1,314 1,182 1,314
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,279 $22,311 $22,968

California State University, Fresno

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,286 6,286 6,286
Books and Supplies 1,710 1,710 1,710
Food and Housing 4,518 10,447 11,268
Transportation 1,180 900 1,323
Misc. Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,032 $20,681 $21,925

California State University, Fullerton

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,188 6,188 6,188
Books and Supplies 1,806 1,806 1,806
Food and Housing 4,510 12,816 12,708
Transportation 1,480 1,360 1,480
Misc, Personal 1,337 1,337 1,337
TOTAL $15,321 $23,507 $23,519

Humboldt State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,130 7,130 7,130
Books and Supplies 1,582 1,582 1,582
Food and Housing 4,518 11,440 11,440
Transportation 1,052 1,052 1,052
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,620 $22,542 $22,542

California State University, Long Beach

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,240 6,240 6,240
Books and Supplies 1,788 1,788 1,788
Food and Housing 4,518 11,352 11,864
Transportation 1,495 1,389 1,457
Misc, Personal 1,337 1,337 1,337
TOTAL $15,378 $22,106 $22,686

California State University, Los Angeles

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,335 6,335 6,335
Books and Supplies 1,788 1,788 1,788
Food and Housing 4,518 10,852 12,756
Transportation 1,494 1,386 1,455
Misc, Personal 1,335 1,335 1,335
TOTAL $15,470 $21,696 $23,669

California Maritime Academy

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,536 6,536 6,536
Books and Supplies 1,262 1,262 1,262
Food and Housing 4,518 11,066 10,602
Transportation 1,178 900 1,322
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $14,832 $21,102 $21,060

California State University, Monterey Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 5,963 5,963 5,963
Books and Supplies 1,261 1,261 1,261
Food and Housing 4,518 9,748 12,210
Transportation 1,495 900 1,457
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $14,575 $19,210 $22,229

California State University, Northridge

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,520 6,520 6,520
Books and Supplies 1,788 1,788 1,788
Food and Housing 4,518 10,628 12,756
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,658 $21,664 $23,858

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,351 6,351 6,351
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 4,401 12,582 10,716
Transportation 1,101 801 1,200
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $14,691 $22,572 $21,105

California State University, Sacramento

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

6,628

6,628 6,628
Books and Supplies 1,754 1,754 1,754
Food and Housing 4,518 12,279 12,090
Transportation 1,400 1,210 1,358
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,638 $23,209 $23,168

California State University, San Bernardino

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,549 6,549 6,549
Books and Supplies 1,524 1,524 1,524
Food and Housing 4,518 9,966 10,929
Transportation 1,125 999 1,125
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,054 $20,376 $21,465

San Diego State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,766 6,766 6,766
Books and Supplies 1,746 1,746 1,746
Food and Housing 4,062 13,812 11,076
Transportation 1,451 1,407 1,803
Misc, Personal 1,337 1,337 1,337
TOTAL $15,362 $25,068 $22,728

San Francisco State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,440 6,440 6,440
Books and Supplies 1,789 1,789 1,789
Food and Housing 4,518 12,756 12,756
Transportation 1,496 1,496 1,496
Misc, Personal 1,337 1,337 1,337
TOTAL $15,580 $23,818 $23,818

San Jose State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,303 7,303 7,303
Books and Supplies 1,789 1,789 1,789
Food and Housing 4,518 11,770 12,756
Transportation 1,495 1,390 1,457
Misc, Personal 1,337 1,337 1,337
TOTAL $16,442 $23,589 $24,642

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 8,724 8,724 8,724
Books and Supplies 1,776 1,776 1,776
Food and Housing 3,936 11,163 11,163
Transportation 1,284 1,284 1,284
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $17,058 $24,285 $24,285

California State University San Marcos

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,814 6,814 6,814
Books and Supplies 1,710 1,710 1,710
Food and Housing 4,518 12,565 11,268
Transportation 1,179 900 1,323
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,559 $23,327

$22,453

Sonoma State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,234 7,234 7,234
Books and Supplies 1,788 1,788 1,788
Food and Housing 4,518 11,545 12,756
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $16,372 $23,295 $24,572

California State University, Stanislaus

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,626 6,626 6,626
Books and Supplies 1,754 1,754 1,754
Food and Housing 4,518 11,900 11,200
Transportation 1,300 950 1,300
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,536 $22,568 $22,218