FINANCIAL AID

Cost of Attendance

At any school, your financial need is determined by adding college fees and living costs while subtracting an estimated family contribution (EFC).  The federal government standardizes the exact calculations used to determine your EFC.  Your contribution is assessed in the same way regardless of the school you attend, but the actual awards vary by institution because of the differences in cost.

college fees + living costs – estimated family contribution (EFC) = financial need

Select the tabs below to view tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year.  If you are not a resident of California, add $372 per unit. 

To view tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic school year, click here.

Fall and Spring 2014-2015 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate

Living with parent or relative

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,272$6,544
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$2,299$4,598
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$36$72
TOTAL$7,949$15,898

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,272$6,544
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$5,490$10,980
Transportation$695$1,390
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$36$72
TOTAL$11,088$22,176

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,272$6,544
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$6,525$13,050
Transportation$728$1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$36$72
TOTAL$12,156$24,312

Graduate/Post Baccalaureate

Living with parent or relative

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,905$7,810
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$2,299$4,598
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$8,633$17,266

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,905$7,810
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$5,490$10,980
Transportation$695$1,390
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$11,772$23,544

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,905$7,810
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$6,525$13,050
Transportation$728$1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$12,840$25,680

Graduate Business Professional

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a $254 per unit graduate business professional fee, which became effective in the 2012-2013 academic year. The fee is in addition to tuition and other fees and, if applicable, nonresident tuition for the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in accountancy programs. The fee is applicable to all courses taken while enrolled in either of the two programs. For additional information, refer to the schedule of system-wide fees.

Living with parent or relative

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,191$12,382
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$2,299$4,598
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$10,919$21,838

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,191$12,382
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$5,490$10,980
Transportation$695$1,390
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$14,058$28,116

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per Semester Full year
*Tuition and other fees$6,191 $12,382
Books and supplies$913 $1,826
Room and board$6,525 $13,050
Transportation$728 $1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$682 $1,364
Loan fees$87 $174
TOTAL$15,126 $30,252

Credential

Living with parent or relative

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,710$7,420
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$2,299$4,598
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$64$128
TOTAL$8,415$16,830

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,710$7,420
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$5,490$10,980
Transportation$695$1,390
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$64$128
TOTAL$11,554$23,108

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,710$7,420
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$6,525$13,050
Transportation$728$1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$64$128
TOTAL$12,622$25,244

Doctoral

Education Doctorate

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,095$12,190
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$2,299$4,598
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$10,823$21,646

 

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,095$12,190
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$5,490$10,980
Transportation$695$1,390
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$13,962$27,924

 

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,095$12,190
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$6,525$13,050
Transportation$728$1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$15,030$30,060

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,610$17,220
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$2,299$4,598
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$13,338$26,676

 

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,610$17,220
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$5,490$10,980
Transportation$695$1,390
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$16,477$32,954

 

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,610$17,220
Books and supplies$913$1,826
Room and board$6,525$13,050
Transportation$728$1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$682$1,364
Loan fees$87$174
TOTAL$17,545$35,090

International Student

To calculate the cost of attendance for international students, add $372 per unit to any of the listed fee schedules.


(*) Cal State University makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may increase when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, California State University must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees — without notice — until the date of instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All California State University listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

To view your actual fee charge, go to the myNorthridge Portal.