2013 Facts About the CSU

Student Costs

Student in classroom

2012-13 State University Tuition Fee
(Full-time Tuition Fee)
* Effective Fall 2012
  • Undergraduate Programs: $5,472
  • Credential Programs: $6,348
  • Graduate and Other Postbaccalaureate Programs: $6,738
  • Education Doctorate: $11,118
  • Nursing Practice Doctorate: $14,340
  • Physical Therapy Doctorate: $16,148
  • Graduate Business Professional Fee: State university tuition fee plus $254 per semester unit or $169 per quarter unit
  • Out-of-State Students: State University Tuition Fee plus $372 per semester unit or $248 per quarter unit

Campus-based fees add an average of $1,140 to student costs.

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Financial Aid

73 Percent of CSU Students received Financial Aid in 2011-12In 2011-12, more than $3.6 billion was distributed to nearly 306,000 students, 73 percent of the CSU’s total student population. The average award was $11,752. Presidential Scholars’ programs, which provide full scholarships to National Merit and high school valedictorians, are also found at many CSU campuses.