2012 Facts About the CSU

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Student Costs

2012-13 State University Tuition Fee
(Full-time Tuition Fee)
* Effective Fall 2012
  • Undergraduate Programs: $5,970
  • Credential Programs: $6,930
  • Graduate and Other Postbaccalaureate Programs: $7,356
  • Education Doctorate: $11,118
  • Graduate Business Professional Fee: State University Tuition Fee plus $278 per semester unit or $185 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 $1,047 to student costs.

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Financial Aid
70 Percent of CSU Students received Financial Aid in 2010-11

In 2010-11, more than $3.1 billion was distributed to nearly 290,000 students, 70 percent of the CSU’s total student population. The average award was $10,948. Presidential Scholars’ programs, which provide full scholarships to National Merit and high school valedictorians, are also found at many CSU campuses.