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CSU Bakersfield: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Steve Herndon, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Contacting the office:661 664-3016
661 665-6800 (fax)
FAFSA number:007993

Expences

Undergraduate tuition$5,472; $16,632 out-of-state
Additional required fees$1,385
Book fees$1,898
Miscellaneous expenses$1,508
Other expensesTransportation and miscellaneous.
Combined room and board expenses$13,968

Applying For Aid


Required FormPriority DateRolling?Closing Date
FAFSAMarch 2YesN/A
State Aid FormMarch 2YesN/A​​​​
Date award notification begins:April 15
Applied for financial aid:
  • 96% of first-year students 
  • 92% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 64% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 86% of first-year students 
  • 90% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 92% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 98% of first-year students 
  • 98% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 89% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 94% of first-year students 
  • 93% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 88% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 33% of first-year students 
  • 44% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 57% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 17% of first-year students 
  • 14% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 13% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 20% of first-year students 
  • 20% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 14% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 21% for first-year students 
  • 21% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 15% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $4,128 for first-year students 
  • $4,312 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $3,747 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $4,128 for first-year students 
  • $4,312 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $3,747 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,663 for first-year students 
  • $3,388 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,999 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $1,100 for first-year students 
  • $1,407 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,484 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 0% of first-year students 
  • 0% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • $0 for first-year students 
  • $0 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $0 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 12% of first-year students 
  • 6% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 6% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $755 for first-year students 
  • $818 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $191 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes

Types Financial Aid Available

Parent loans packeged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Nursing Loans
  • College/University Loans
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:89%
Average student debt upon graduation:$11,331
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
  • Federal Nursing Scholarships
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • athletic scholarships

Additional Information

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees."

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