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CSU Monterey Bay: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

​Financial aid officer:Angeles Fuentes,
Financial Aid Officer
FAFSA number:032603

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:$11,160 out-of-state
Tuition notes:no tuition for state residents
Additional required fees:$6,119
Book fees:$1,311
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,247
Other expenses:Miscellaneous and transportation expenses.
Combined room and board expenses:$10,542

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Cl​​osing date
FAFSAMarch 2noMay 20
State Aid FormMarch 2noMay 20
Date award notification begins:in early April
Applied for financial aid:
  • 89% of first-year students 
  • 78% of full-time undergraduates
  • 60% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 79% of first-year students 
  • 87% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 91% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 90% of first-year students 
  • 90% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 70% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 82% of first-year students 
  • 83% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 82% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 70% of first-year students 
  • 64% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 47% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 14% of first-year students 
  • 8% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 15% of first-year students 
  • 13% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 7% 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):
  • 65% for first-year students 
  • 71% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 65% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $11,480 for first-year students 
  • $11,069 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,670 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $10,558 for first-year students 
  • $9,670 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $5,418 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternati​ve loans):
  • $3,339 for first-year students 
  • $4,365 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,451 for part-time undergr​aduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,327 for first-year students 
  • $4,355 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,451 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 
  • 1% 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):$2,669 for full-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 4% of first-year students 
  • 2% of full-time undergraduates
  •  0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:​
  • $2,841 for first-year students 
  • $3,377 for full-time undergraduates

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
  • private/alternative loans.
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:64%
Average student debt upon graduation:$19,999
Types of payment plans:
  • deferred payment plan
  • Installment payment plan
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)
  • state scholarships/grants
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • athletic scholarships

Additional Information

Visit http://financialaid.csumb.edu/ for all financial aid 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.​