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CSU Long Beach: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Nicolas Valdivia, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Contacting the office:562 985-8403
562 985-4973 (fax)
FAFSA number:001139

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:$5,440; $11,160 out-of-state
Comprehensive tuition/room/board fees:$22,106
Tuition notes:comprehensive tuition/room/board fees, in-state tuition based on $181 per credit hour for 30 hrs/yr, out-of-state tuition based on $372 per credit hour for 30 hrs/yr
Additional required fees:$980
Book fees:$1,828
Miscellaneous expenses:$1,496
Other expenses:Transportation and personal.
Combined room and board expenses:$12,138

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAMarch 2yesN/A
Date award notification begins:April 1
Applied for financial aid:
  • 88% of first-year students 
  • 85% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 82% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 81% of first-year students 
  • 91% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 94% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 97% of first-year students 
  • 94% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 91% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 83% of first-year students 
  • 85% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 84% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 72% of first-year students 
  • 83% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 89% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 25% of first-year students 
  • 26% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 23% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 75% of first-year students 
  • 48% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 10% 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):
  • 80% for first-year students 
  • 83% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 81% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $12,567 for first-year students 
  • $12,662 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $10,451 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $7,786 for first-year students 
  • $6,538 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $5,875 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $2,970 for first-year students 
  • $3,702 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $3,877 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,021 for first-year students 
  • $3,811 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $3,965 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 11% of first-year students 
  • 8% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 6% 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):
  • $1,847 for first-year students 
  • $2,356 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $2,100 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 2% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $876,994 for first-year students 
  • $2,248,705 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study:3%

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:43%
Average student debt upon graduation:$16,579
Types of payment plans:
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/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
  • 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."