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CSU Costs

The cost of going to college isn’t as simple as just paying for tuition and campus fees, of course. Some students live on campus, others commute; some are California residents, while others come from out-of-state. And most CSU students need some form of financial aid while earning their degree.



Tuition & Fees

​Find information on the base costs of attending the CSU, including systemwide tuition and campus mandatory fees.




Use the tools below to estimate total costs and compare different campuses.

Compare Campus
Tuition & Fees

Use this tool to compare just tuition and fees for up to three CSU campuses.

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Net Price Cost Calculator

Estimate your eligibility for need-based financial aid like grants and loans to attend a CSU campus​.

Campus Costs of Attendance: 2018-19

E​stimate how much each CSU campus will cost for tuition, fees, housing, and other expenses.

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All CSU-listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).​​



Fee Waivers

​Information about mandatory and other fee waivers authorized by the California Legislature.​​

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Financial Aid

Most CSU students qualify for some type of financial aid, whether a grant, loan, scholarship, work-study program or a combination of these.