Student Academic Support

Campus Costs of Attendance for 2016-2017

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 2016-17 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 2016-2017 Campus Cost of Attendance.

California State University, Bakersfield

  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,845 6,845 6,845
Books and Supplies 1,898 1,898 1,898
Food and Housing 4,968 13,968 13,780
Transportation 1,548 1,438 1,508
Misc. Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,675 $25,565 $25,447

California State University Channel Islands

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,532 6,532 6,532
Books and Supplies 1,898 1,898 1,898
Food and Housing 4,968 16,146 13,882
Transportation 1,548 1,438 1,508
Misc. Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,362 $27,430 $25,236

California State University, Chico

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,040 7,040 7,040
Books and Supplies 1,792 1,792 1,792
Meals and Housing 4,968 12,536 11,360
Transportation 1,062 1,062 1,062
Misc. Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,278

$23,846

$22,670

California State University, Dominguez Hills

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,418 6,418 6,418
Books and Supplies 1,764 1,764 1,764
Food and Housing 4,770 12,790 12,888
Transportation 1,478 856 1,478
Misc. Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,822

$23,220

$23,940

California State University, East Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,564 6,564 6,564
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 4,968 14,184 13,884
Transportation 1,314 1,182 1,314
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,738 $24,822 $24,654

California State University, Fresno

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,299 6,299 6,299
Books and Supplies 1,792 1,792 1,792
Food and Housing 4,968 9,386 12,492
Transportation 1,108 838 1,242
Misc. Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $15,583 $19,731 $23,241

California State University, Fullerton

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,560 6,560 6,560
Books and Supplies 1,898 1,898 1,898
Food and Housing 4,968 15,342 13,882
Transportation 1,508 1,438 1,508
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,350 $26,654 $25,264

Humboldt State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,212 7,212 7,212
Books and Supplies 1,660 1,660 1,660
Food and Housing 4,972 12,638 12,638
Transportation 1,052 1,052 1,052
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,288 $23,954 $23,954

California State University, Long Beach

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,452 6,452 6,452
Books and Supplies 1,898 1,898 1,898
Food and Housing 4,968 12,398 12,910
Transportation 1,548 1,438 1,508
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,282 $23,602 $24,184

California State University, Los Angeles

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,356 6,356 6,356
Books and Supplies 1,898 1,898 1,898
Food and Housing 4,968 12,860 13,882
Transportation 1,548 1,438 1,508
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,186 $23,968 $25,060

California State University Maritime Academy

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,786 6,786 6,786
Books and Supplies 1,636 1,636 1,636
Food and Housing 4,968 11,670 11,984
Transportation 1,107 837 1,242
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $15,913 $22,345 $23,064

California State University, Monterey Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,324 6,324 6,324
Books and Supplies 1,339 1,339 1,339
Food and Housing 4,968 11,930 15,450
Transportation 1,549 614 1,509
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $15,596 $21,623 $26,038

California State University, Northridge

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,582 6,582 6,582
Books and Supplies 1,600 1,600 1,600
Food and Housing 4,968 10,272 11,358
Transportation 1,548 614 766
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,114 $20,484 $21,722

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,976 6,976 6,976
Books and Supplies 1,650 1,650 1,650
Food and Housing 4,968 14,514 12,588
Transportation 1,300 900 1,300
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,310 $25,456 $23,930

California State University, Sacramento

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

6,900

6,900 6,900
Books and Supplies 1,792 1,792 1,792
Food and Housing 4,968 13,916 12,492
Transportation 1,108 838 1,242
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,184 $24,862 $23,842

California State University, San Bernardino

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,597 6,597 6,597
Books and Supplies 1,791 1,791 1,791
Food and Housing 4,968 12,966 13,770
Transportation 1,107 837 1,242
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $15,879 $23,607 $24,816

San Diego State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,084 7,084 7,084
Books and Supplies 1,818 1,818 1,818
Food and Housing 4,231 14,812 12,050
Transportation 1,511 1,464 1,880
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,060 $26,594 $24,248

San Francisco State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,484 6,484 6,484
Books and Supplies 1,900 1,900 1,900
Food and Housing 4,968 13,882 13,882
Transportation 1,550 1,550 1,550
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $16,318 $25,232 $25,232

San Jose State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

7,378

7,378 7,378
Books and Supplies 1,899 1,899 1,899
Food and Housing 4,968 14,867 13,882
Transportation 1,549 1,439 1,509
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $17,210 $26,999 $26,084

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 9,075 9,075 9,075
Books and Supplies 1,848 1,848 1,848
Food and Housing 4,869 12,507 12,507
Transportation 1,230 1,230 1,230
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $18,438 $26,076 $26,076
*Fees vary based on student's program or college and are subject to change

California State University San Marcos

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,364 7,364 7,364
Books and Supplies 1,764 1,764 1,764
Food and Housing 4,770 13,240 12,826
Transportation 1,132 862 1,276
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,422 $24,622

$24,622

Sonoma State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,388 7,388 7,388
Books and Supplies 1,790 1,790 1,790
Food and Housing 4,968 13,146 13,882
Transportation 1,548 1,438 1,508
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $17,110 $25,178 $25,984

California State University, Stanislaus

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,728 6,728 6,728
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 4,968 9,482 10,900
Transportation 1,100 700 1,100
Misc, Personal 1,416 1,416 1,416
TOTAL $15,712 $19,826 $21,644