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 2016-2017 academic year.  If you are not a resident of California, add $372 per unit. 

To view tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic school year, click here.

Fall and Spring 2016-2017 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$3,291$6,582
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$2,484$4,968
Transportation$774$1,548
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$35$70
TOTAL$8,092$16,184

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,291$6,582
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,136$10,272
Transportation$307$614
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$35$70
TOTAL$10,277$20,554

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,291$6,582
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,679$11,358
Transportation$383$766
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$35$70
TOTAL$10,896$21,792

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$3,924$7,848
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$2,484$4,968
Transportation$774$1,548
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$88$176
TOTAL$8,778$17,556

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,924$7,848
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,136$10,272
Transportation$307$614
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$88$176
TOTAL$10,963$21,926

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,924$7,848
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,679$11,358
Transportation$383$766
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$88$176
TOTAL$11,582$23,164

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$6,210$12,420
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$2,484$4,968
Transportation$774$1,548
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$88$176
TOTAL$11,064$22,128

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,210$12,420
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,136$10,272
Transportation$307$614
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$88$176
TOTAL$13,249$26,498

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per Semester Full year
*Tuition and other fees$6,210 $12,420
Books and supplies$800 $1,600
Room and board$5,679 $11,358
Transportation$383 $766
Personal/miscellaneous$708 $1,416
Loan fees$88 $176
TOTAL$13,868 $27,736

Credential

Living with parent or relative

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,729$7,458
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$2,484$4,968
Transportation$774$1,548
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$49$98
TOTAL$8,544$17,088

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,729$7,458
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,136$10,272
Transportation$307$614
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$49$98
TOTAL$10,729$21,458

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,729$7,458
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,679$11,358
Transportation$383$766
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$49$98
TOTAL$11,348$22,696

Doctoral

Education Doctorate

 

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,114$12,228
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$2,484$4,968
Transportation$774$1,548
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$73$146
TOTAL$10,953$21,906
Cost of living on campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,114$12,228
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,136$10,272
Transportation$307$614
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$73$146
TOTAL$13,138$26,276

 

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,114$12,228
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,679$11,358
Transportation$383$766
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$73$146
TOTAL$13,757$27,514

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,629$17,258
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$2,484$4,968
Transportation$774$1,548
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$73$146
TOTAL$13,468$26,936

 

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,629$17,258
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,136$10,272
Transportation$307$614
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$73$146
TOTAL$15,653$31,306

 

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,629$17,258
Books and supplies$800$1,600
Room and board$5,679$11,358
Transportation$383$766
Personal/miscellaneous$708$1,416
Loan fees$73$146
TOTAL$16,272$32,544

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.