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Campus Costs of Attendance for 2017-2018

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 $5,742 per academic year for undergraduate students enrolling in more than 6 units per term and $3,330 for undergraduates enrolling in 6 or fewer units. The 2017-18 Tuition Fee for students enrolled in postbaccalaureate teacher preparations programs for a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education credential is $6,660 for students enrolled in more than 6 units and $3,864 for students taking 6 units or less. Students enrolled in graduate programs and other postbaccalaureate students pay a Tuition Fee of $7,176 for more than 6 units and $4,164 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 $396 per semester unit or $264 per quarter unit.

To view or print a table of the summary of standard student expense budget for all CSU 23 campuses click 2017-2018 Campus Cost of Attendance.

California State University, Bakersfield

  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,146 7,146 7,146
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,247 13,416 13,061
Transportation 1,565 1,453 1,524
Misc. Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,356 $25,413 $25,129

California State University Channel Islands

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,802 6,802 6,802
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,246 16,954 14,502
Transportation 1,564 1,452 1,524
Misc. Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,010 $28,606 $26,226

California State University, Chico

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,348 7,348 7,348
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Meals and Housing 5,248 12,712 11,862
Transportation 1,056 1,056 1,056
Misc. Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,956

$24,420

$23,570

California State University, Dominguez Hills

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,832 6,832 6,832
Books and Supplies 1,850 1,850 1,850
Food and Housing 5,246 11,404 13,500
Transportation 1,520 850 1,520
Misc. Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,898

$22,386

$25,152

California State University, East Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,834 6,834 6,834
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 5,247 14,184 13,923
Transportation 1,350 1,200 1,350
Misc, Personal 1,392 1,392 1,392
TOTAL $16,323 $25,110 $24,999

California State University, Fresno

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,583 6,583 6,583
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 5,247 9,704 13,294
Transportation 1,098 838 1,234
Misc. Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,232 $20,429 $24,415

California State University, Fullerton

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,830 6,830 6,830
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,247 15,642 14,502
Transportation 1,524 1,452 1,524
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,999 $27,322 $26,254

Humboldt State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,488 7,488 7,488
Books and Supplies 1,726 1,726 1,726
Food and Housing 5,170 13,016 13,016
Transportation 1,052 1,052 1,052
Misc, Personal 1,434 1,434 1,434
TOTAL $16,870 $24,716 $24,716

California State University, Long Beach

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,794 6,794 6,794
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,246 12,484 13,486
Transportation 1,566 1,454 1,524
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,004 $24,130 $25,202

California State University, Los Angeles

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,632 6,632 6,632
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,247 13,356 14,502
Transportation 1,565 1,453 1,524
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,842 $24,839 $26,056

California State University Maritime Academy - First Time Freshman

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,060 7,060 7,060
Books and Supplies 1,200 1,200 1,200
Food and Housing 5,247 12,807 13,293
Transportation 1,098 837 1,233
Misc, Personal 1,400 1,400 1,400
TOTAL $16,005 $23,304 $24,186

 

California State University Maritime Academy - Continuing Student

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,060 7,060 7,060
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 5,247 12,807 5,247
Transportation 1,098 1,098 1,098
Misc, Personal 1,400 1,400 1,400
TOTAL $16,305 $23,865 $16,305

 

California State University, Monterey Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,048 7,048 7,048
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 5,246 12,396 13,292
Transportation 1,548 620 1,508
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,146 $23,368 $25,152

California State University, Northridge

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,870 6,870 6,870
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,246 10,402 14,502
Transportation 1,564 1,452 1,524
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,078 $22,122 $26,294

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,297 7,297 7,297
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 5,247 14,514 12,588
Transportation 1,450 1,450 1,450
Misc, Personal 1,300 900 1,300
TOTAL $17,148 $26,015 $24,489

California State University, Sacramento

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

7,204

7,204 7,204
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 5,247 14,396 13,294
Transportation 1,098 838 1,234
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,853 $25,742 $25,036

California State University, San Bernardino

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,876 6,876 6,876
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,791
Food and Housing 5,248 13,221 13,770
Transportation 1,107 837 1,242
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,416
TOTAL $16,535 $24,238 $25,095

San Diego State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,460 7,460 7,460
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 4,316 15,923 12,761
Transportation 1,542 1,493 1,919
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,622 $28,180 $25,444

San Francisco State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,254 7,254 7,254
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,247 14,502 14,502
Transportation 1,565 1,565 1,565
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,464 $26,719 $26,719

San Jose State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

7,991

7,991 7,991
Books and Supplies 1,948 1,948 1,948
Food and Housing 5,247 15,594 14,502
Transportation 1,565 1,453 1,524
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $18,201 $28,436 $27,415

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 9,432 9,432 9,432
Books and Supplies 1,884 1,884 1,884
Food and Housing 5,112 13,134 13,134
Transportation 1,254 1,254 1,254
Misc, Personal 1,449 1,449 1,449
TOTAL $19,131 $27,153 $27,153
*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 7,648 7,648 7,648
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 5,247 13,227 13,293
Transportation 1,564 1,132 1,564
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,763 $25,311

$25,809

Sonoma State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,724 7,724 7,724
Books and Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food and Housing 5,246 13,554 14,502
Transportation 1,564 1,452 1,524
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $17,838 $26,034 $27,054

California State University, Stanislaus

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,020 7,020 7,020
Books and Supplies 1,600 1,600 1,600
Food and Housing 5,248 9,766 11,900
Transportation 1,100 700 1,100
Misc, Personal 1,450 1,450 1,450
TOTAL $16,418 $20,536 $23,070