CSU Costs

The cost of going to college isn’t as simple as just paying for tuition, 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

All students enrolled at a CSU campus pay a systemwide tuition fee, in addition to campus mandatory fees. The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum

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Use these tools to help estimate the costs you need to know.

Campus Tuition & Fees Comparison

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

Estimate 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).



Student Success Fees

Find background information on this specific campus-based fee and how it is established or revised. 

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Fee Waivers

Some students may qualify for special fee waivers established by the California Legislature or CSU Board of Trustees.

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.