Costs and Finances

Cost of Attendance

2016-17 estimated cost of attendance for California resident undergraduates living on-campus:

Undergraduate Tuition Fees* $7,040
Books/supplies $1,792
Room/board $12,536
Transportation $1,062
Personal expenses $1,416
Total $23,846

*non-resident tuition fees are an additional $372 per unit.

Note: The budget listed above reflects the estimated amount of undergraduate tuition fees based on full-time attendance. Other costs listed are averaged and will vary by student.

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).

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