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CSU Northridge: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:​​Lili Vidal,
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Contacting the office:​​818 677-4085
818 677-7887 (fax)
financial.aid@csun.edu
FAFSA number:​​001153
Financial aid homepage: www.csun.edu/financialaid

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:​​$6,582; $11,028 out-of-state
Comprehensive tuition/room/board fees:​​$20,554
Tuition notes:​​comprehensive tuition/room/board fees
Book fees:​​$1,600
Miscellaneous expenses:​​$3,034
Other expenses:​​Transportation, personal, and miscellaneous.
Combined room and board expenses:​​$9,962

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAMarch 2​yesN/A​​​
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Date award notification: beginsApril 1
Applied for financial aid:
  • 87% of first-year students 
  • 79% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 56% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 90% of first-year students 
  • 94% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 91% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 100% of first-year students 
  • 100% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 100% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 84% of first-year students 
  • 85% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 85% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 40% of first-year students 
  • 52% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 64% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 4% of first-year students 
  • 6% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 4% of part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $11,574 for first-year students 
  • $18,276 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $13,322 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $10,845 for first-year students 
  • $15,513 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $9,276 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $4,854 for first-year students 
  • $6,260 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,200 for part-time undergraduat​es
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $4,840 for first-year students 
  • $6,133 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,169 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 3% of first-year students 
  • 4% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 2% 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):
  • $2,495 for first-year students 
  • $2,216 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,289 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 1% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $10,262 for first-year students 
  • $15,354 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $12,142 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
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:50%
Average student​ debt upon graduation:$18,038
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)

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."