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Fresno State: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Kelly Russell,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office:559 278-2182
559 278-4833 (fax)
FAFSA number:001147

Expences

Undergraduate tuition:$5,472; $11,160 out-of-state
Additional required fees:$839
Book fees:$1,794
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,280
Other expenses:Transportation and miscellaneous.
Combined room and board expenses:$9,108

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAN/AnoMarch 2
Date award notification begins:April 1
Applied for financial aid:
  • 87% of first-year students 
  • 82% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 62% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 90% of first-year students 
  • 93% 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 
  • 97% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 89% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 91% of first-year students 
  • 89% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 82% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 73% of first-year students 
  • 79% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 75% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 47% of first-year students 
  • 36% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 18% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 14% of first-year students 
  • 16% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 4% 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):
  • 70% for first-year students 
  • 71% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 56% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $11,423 for first-year students 
  • $12,173 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $9,321 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $9,984 for first-year students
  • $9,922 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $7,163 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,158 for first-year students 
  • $4,179 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,522 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,115 for first-year students 
  • $4,126 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,506 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 4% of first-year students 
  • 2% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 1% 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):
  • $1,707 for first-year students 
  • $1,853 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $907 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 2% of first-year students 
  • 2% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $19,534 for first-year students 
  • $18,526 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $20,094 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Nursing Loans
  • private/alternative loans.
Parent loans packaged to meet need:yes
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:50%
Average student debt upon graduation:$18,365
Types of payment plans:
  • deferred payment plan
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholorships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • special achievements/activities
  • special characteristics
  • ROTC 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."