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Tuition by Year

The cost of attending a CSU campus can vary from year to year. It also depends on whether you’re enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, credential, doctoral or business program.


2017-18 Tuition

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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change 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, 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).

Undergraduate, Credential and Graduate Programs

The table below shows the 2017-18 tuition levels for undergraduate, credential, and graduate programs. ​Summer 2018 tuition rates are based on the 2017-18 academic year rates and can be found here. ​

ProgramsSemesterQuarterAcademic Year

Graduate and Other Postbaccalaureate

Doctoral Programs

The table below shows the 2017-18 tuition rates for the three doctoral programs offered by the CSU.
SemesterQuarterAcademic Year
Doctor of Education$5,919$3,946$11,838
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Physical Therapy$8,598

Non-Resident Students

Non-resident tuition is in addition to applicable systemwide tuition. The table below shows the ​2017-18 per semester and per quarter unit rates for non-resident students.
​​​Per Semester
Unit Rate
Per Quarter Unit Rate
Non-Resident Tuition​​$396

Graduate Business Professional Program

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is in addition to applicable systemwide tuition. The table below shows the 2017-18 per semester and per quarter unit rates.

Per Semester
Unit Rate
Per Quarter Unit Rate
All Students​