Student Academic Support

Campus Costs of Attendance for 2015-2016

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 2015-16 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 2015-2016 Campus Cost of Attendance.

California State University, Bakersfield

  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,811 6,811 6,811
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 12,561 12,380
Transportation 1,485 1,380 1,446
Misc. Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,318 $24,004 $23,889

California State University Channel Islands

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,532 6,532 6,532
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 14,858 13,434
Transportation 1,484 1,380 1,446
Misc. Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,038 $26,022 $24,664

California State University, Chico

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,022 7,022 7,022
Books and Supplies 1,764 1,764 1,764
Meals and Housing 4,770 12,234 10,996
Transportation 1,084 1,084 1,084
Misc. Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,032

$23,496

$22,258

California State University, Dominguez Hills

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,278 6,278 6,278
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 $15,682

$23,080

$23,800

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 4,770 12,849 12,849
Transportation 1,314 1,182 1,314
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,540 $23,487 $23,619

California State University, Fresno

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,311 6,311 6,311
Books and Supplies 1,794 1,794 1,794
Food and Housing 4,770 9,108 11,594
Transportation 1,168 890 1,314
Misc. Personal 1,390 1,390 1,390
TOTAL $15,433 $19,493 $22,403

California State University, Fullerton

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,436 6,436 6,436
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 14,574 13,434
Transportation 1,450 1,380 1,450
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,908 $25,642 $24,572

Humboldt State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,190 7,190 7,190
Books and Supplies 1,628 1,628 1,628
Food and Housing 4,782 12,114 12,114
Transportation 1,052 1,052 1,052
Misc, Personal 1,378 1,378 1,378
TOTAL $16,030 $23,362 $23,362

California State University, Long Beach

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,452 6,452 6,452
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 11,880 12,492
Transportation 1,486 1,380 1,446
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,960 $22,964 $23,642

California State University, Los Angeles

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,344 6,344 6,344
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 12,834 13,434
Transportation 1,485 1,380 1,446
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,851 $23,810 $24,476

California 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 4,770 11,756 11,984
Transportation 1,126 856 1,270
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,710 $22,426 $23,068

California State University, Monterey Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,119 6,119 6,119
Books and Supplies 1,311 1,311 1,311
Food and Housing 4,770 10,542 14,434
Transportation 1,485 855 1,447
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,077 $20,219 $24,703

California State University, Northridge

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,564 6,564 6,564
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 9,962 10,996
Transportation 1,484 1,380 1,446
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,070 $21,158 $22,258

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 4,770 15,238 12,792
Transportation 1,300 900 1,300
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,088 $26,156 $24,110

California State University, Sacramento

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

6,872

6,872 6,872
Books and Supplies 1,764 1,764 1,764
Food and Housing 4,770 13,460 11,970
Transportation 1,134 864 1,278
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,932 $24,352 $23,276

California State University, San Bernardino

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,579 6,579 6,579
Books and Supplies 1,764 1,764 1,764
Food and Housing 4,770 9,372 10,998
Transportation 1,134 999 1,278
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,639 $20,106 $22,011

San Diego State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,976 6,976 6,976
Books and Supplies 1,804 1,804 1,804
Food and Housing 4,197 14,745 11,444
Transportation 1,499 1,453 1,864
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,868 $26,370 $23,480

San Francisco State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,476 6,476 6,476
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 13,434 13,434
Transportation 1,486 1,486 1,486
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,984 $24,648 $24,648

San Jose State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

7,378

7,378 7,378
Books and Supplies 1,860 1,860 1,860
Food and Housing 4,770 14,217 13,434
Transportation 1,485 1,380 1,447
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,885 $26,227 $25,511

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 9,000 9,000 9,000
Books and Supplies 1,812 1,812 1,812
Food and Housing 4,770 12,009 12,009
Transportation 1,200 1,200 1,200
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $18,174 $25,413 $25,413

California State University San Marcos

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,264 7,264 7,264
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 $16,322 $24,522

$24,522

Sonoma State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,324 7,324 7,324
Books and Supplies 1,764 1,764 1,764
Food and Housing 4,770 12,814 13,434
Transportation 1,484 1,380 1,446
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,734 $234,674 $25,360

California State University, Stanislaus

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,704 6,704 6,704
Books and Supplies 1,780 1,780 1,780
Food and Housing 4,770 9,508 11,500
Transportation 1,350 980 1,350
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $15,996 $20,364 $22,726