Student Academic Support

Campus Costs of Attendance for 2014-2015

College costs will vary depending on where a student lives during the academic year - at home with parents or relatives, in university or campus housing (residence halls), or off campus in an apartment or other housing. For financial aid purposes, campuses must establish standard student budgets or cost of attendance allowances. Costs recognized include fees and tuition, books and supplies, meals and housing, transportation, and other miscellaneous personal expenses. Allowances for expenses, other than tuition and fees, are based largely on state-wide survey data about the average expenses of students in California and information on the local or regional costs in the area served by particular campuses.

All students enrolling at the CSU pay the systemwide Tuition Fee which is currently $5,472 per academic year for undergraduate students enrolling in more than 6 units per term and $3,174 for undergraduates enrolling in 6 or fewer units. The 2014-15 Tuition Fee for students enrolled in postbaccalaureate teacher preparations programs for a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education credential is $6,348 for students enrolled in more than 6 units and $3,684 for students taking 6 units or less. Students enrolled in graduate programs and other postbaccalaureate students pay a Tuition Fee of $6,738 for more than 6 units and $3,906 for those enrolling in 6 or fewer units. Each campus also has mandatory fees that all students must pay. These fees vary by campus. The fee information in this section reflects the combined total of systemwide and campus fees for undergraduates.

Students who are not classified as residents of the state of California must also pay nonresident tuition when enrolling for courses at the CSU. Nonresident tuition is currently assessed at the rate of $372 per semester unit or $248 per quarter unit.

To view or print a table of the summary of standard student expense budget for all CSU 23 campuses click 2014-2015 Campus Cost of Attendance.

Click here for more information on CSU student fees and fees at comparison institutions across the country.

California State University, Bakersfield

  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,790 6,790 6,790
Books and Supplies 1,827 1,827 1,827
Food and Housing 4,599 10,926 11,718
Transportation 1,494 1,389 1,455
Misc. Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $16,075 $22,297 $23,155

California State University Channel Islands

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,506 6,506 6,506
Books and Supplies 1,826 1,826 1,826
Food and Housing 4,598 14,170 13,050
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc. Personal 1,366 1,366 1,366
TOTAL $15,790 $25,258 $24,204

California State University, Chico

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,002 7,002 7,002
Books and Supplies 1,746 1,746 1,746
Meals and Housing 4,600 11,208 10,962
Transportation 1,092 1,092 1,092
Misc. Personal 1,366 1,366 1,366
TOTAL $15,806

$22,414

$22,168

California State University, Dominguez Hills

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,134 6,134 6,134
Books and Supplies 1,746 1,746 1,746
Food and Housing 4,599 12,358 12,600
Transportation 1,450 864 1,450
Misc. Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,294

$22,467

$23,295

California State University, East Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,549 6,549 6,549
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 4,599 12,246 12,267
Transportation 1,314 1,182 1,314
Misc, Personal 1,338 1,338 1,338
TOTAL $15,300 $22,815 $22,968

California State University, Fresno

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,298 6,298 6,298
Books and Supplies 1,762 1,762 1,762
Food and Housing 4,598 10,604 11,268
Transportation 1,180 900 1,324
Misc. Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,203 $20,929 $22,017

California State University, Fullerton

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,316 6,316 6,316
Books and Supplies 1,806 1,806 1,806
Food and Housing 4,596 13,510 12,294
Transportation 1,490 1,390 1,490
Misc, Personal 1,364 1,364 1,364
TOTAL $15,572 $24,386 $23,900

Humboldt State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,152 7,152 7,152
Books and Supplies 1,612 1,612 1,612
Food and Housing 4,598 11,644 11,644
Transportation 1,052 1,052 1,052
Misc, Personal 1,364 1,364 1,364
TOTAL $15,778 $22,824 $22,824

California State University, Long Beach

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,420 6,420 6,420
Books and Supplies 1,828 1,828 1,828
Food and Housing 4,598 11,688 12,138
Transportation 1,496 1,390 1,458
Misc, Personal 1,366 1,366 1,366
TOTAL $15,708 $22,692 $23,210

California State University, Los Angeles

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,343 6,343 6,343
Books and Supplies 1,809 1,809 1,809
Food and Housing 4,599 12,627 13,050
Transportation 1,494 1,389 1,455
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,610 $23,533 $24,022

California Maritime Academy

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,536 6,536 6,536
Books and Supplies 1,588 1,588 1,588
Food and Housing 4,599 11,670 10,702
Transportation 1,134 864 1,278
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,222 $22,023 $21,469

California State University, Monterey Bay

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 5,963 5,963 5,963
Books and Supplies 1,288 1,288 1,288
Food and Housing 4,599 10,112 13,051
Transportation 1,495 900 1,457
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $14,710 $19,628 $23,124

California State University, Northridge

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,544 6,544 6,544
Books and Supplies 1,826 1,826 1,826
Food and Housing 4,598 10,981 13,051
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc, Personal 1,364 1,364 1,364
TOTAL $15,826 $22,105 $24,241

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,440 6,440 6,440
Books and Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500
Food and Housing 4,599 13,284 12,088
Transportation 1,300 900 1,300
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,204 $23,489 $22,693

California State University, Sacramento

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees

6,648

6,648 6,648
Books and Supplies 1,746 1,746 1,746
Food and Housing 4,600 12,700 11,494
Transportation 1,134 864 1,278
Misc, Personal 1,366 1,366 1,366
TOTAL $15,494 $23,324 $22,532

California State University, San Bernardino

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,549 6,549 6,549
Books and Supplies 1,557 1,557 1,557
Food and Housing 4,599 9,933 10,929
Transportation 1,134 999 1,278
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,204 $20,403 $21,678

San Diego State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,866 6,866 6,866
Books and Supplies 1,762 1,762 1,762
Food and Housing 4,099 14,745 11,176
Transportation 1,464 1,420 1,819
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,556 $26,158 $22,988

San Francisco State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,468 6,468 6,468
Books and Supplies 1,826 1,826 1,826
Food and Housing 4,600 13,052 13,052
Transportation 1,496 1,496 1,496
Misc, Personal 1,364 1,364 1,364
TOTAL $15,754 $24,206 $24,206

San Jose State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,484 7,484 7,484
Books and Supplies 1,826 1,826 1,826
Food and Housing 4,598 13,350 13,050
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc, Personal 1,364 1,364 1,364
TOTAL $16,766 $25,414 $25,180

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 8,919 8,919 8,919
Books and Supplies 1,776 1,776 1,776
Food and Housing 4,008 11,448 11,448
Transportation 1,176 1,176 1,176
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $17,244 $24,684 $24,684

California State University San Marcos

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,164 7,164 7,164
Books and Supplies 1,746 1,746 1,746
Food and Housing 4,600 12,855 12,441
Transportation 1,134 865 1,279
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $16,009 $23,995

$23,995

Sonoma State University

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 7,276 7,276 7,276
Books and Supplies 1,826 1,826 1,826
Food and Housing 4,598 11,799 13,050
Transportation 1,494 1,390 1,456
Misc, Personal 1,364 1,364 1,364
TOTAL $16,558 $23,655 $24,972

California State University, Stanislaus

With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Fees 6,682 6,682 6,682
Books and Supplies 1,760 1,760 1,760
Food and Housing 4,599 9,200 11,800
Transportation 1,300 950 1,300
Misc, Personal 1,365 1,365 1,365
TOTAL $15,706 $19,957 $22,907