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

For an estimate on the cost of attending CSUN and estimate of the amount of grants and other financial aid that may be available to you, use the CSUN Net Price Calculator

Select the tabs below to view tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.  If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.

To view tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 academic school year, click here.

Fall and Spring 2017-2018 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,435

$6,870

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$2,623

$5,246

Transportation

$782

$1,564

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$36

$72

TOTAL

$8,575

$17,150


Living On Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,435

$6,870

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$5,201

$10,402

Transportation

$726

$1,452

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$36

$72

TOTAL

$11,097

$22,194


Living Off Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,435

$6,870

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$7,251

$14,502

Transportation

$762

$1,524

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$36

$72

TOTAL

$13,183

$26,366

Graduate/Post Baccalaureate

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$4,152

$8,304

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$2,623

$5,246

Transportation

$782

$1,564

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$86

$172

TOTAL

$9,342

$18,684

 
Living On Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$4,152

$8,304

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$5,201

$10,402

Transportation

$726

$1,452

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$86

$172

TOTAL

$11,864

$23,728


Living Off Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$4,152

$8,304

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$7,251

$14,502

Transportation

$762

$1,524

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$86

$172

TOTAL

$13,950

$27,900

Graduate Business Professional

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

9 Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,582

$13,164

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$2,623

$5,246

Transportation

$782

$1,564

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$86

$172

TOTAL

$11,772

$23,544


Living On Campus

Expenses

9 Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,582

$13,164

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$5,201

$10,402

Transportation

$726

$1,452

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$86

$172

TOTAL

$14,294

$28,588


Living Off Campus

Expenses

9 Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,582

$13,164

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$7,251

$14,502

Transportation

$762

$1,524

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$86

$172

TOTAL

$16,380

$32,760

Credential

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,894

$7,788

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$2,623

$5,246

Transportation

$782

$1,564

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$51

$102

TOTAL

$9,049

$18,098


Living On Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,894

$7,788

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$5,201

$10,402

Transportation

$726

$1,452

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$51

$102

TOTAL

$11,571

$23,142


Living Off Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,894

$7,788

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$7,251

$14,502

Transportation

$762

$1,524

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$51

$102

TOTAL

$13,657

$27,314

Education Doctorate

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,483

$12,966

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$2,623

$5,246

Transportation

$782

$1,564

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$76

$152

TOTAL

$11,663

$23,326


Living On Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,483

$12,966

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$5,201

$10,402

Transportation

$726

$1,452

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$76

$152

TOTAL

$14,185

$28,370


Living Off Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,483

$12,966

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$7,251

$14,502

Transportation

$762

$1,524

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$76

$152

TOTAL

$16,271

$32,542

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$9,162

$18,324

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$2,623

$5,246

Transportation

$782

$1,564

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$76

$152

TOTAL

$14,342

$28,684


Living On Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$9,162

$18,324

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$5,201

$10,402

Transportation

$726

$1,452

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$76

$152

TOTAL

$16,864

$33,728


Living Off Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$9,162

$18,324

Books and supplies

$974

$1,948

Room and board

$7,251

$14,502

Transportation

$762

$1,524

Personal/miscellaneous

$725

$1,450

Loan fees

$76

$152

TOTAL

$18,950

$37,900


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 initial 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).

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