Admissions & Financial Aid

We’re looking for talented students like you. Students determined to succeed and want to make a difference in their communities and beyond. Welcome, Matadors!

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By the Numbers

Just a few reasons CSUN is ranked as one of the most accessible and affordable college educations available.

$367 million

total amount of financial aid awarded in 2020-2021

>$11 million

in scholarships awarded in 2020-2021

$7,017

amount of tuition and fees for full-time, resident student

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Affordable Access

As one of the most accessible colleges or universities in the state, CSUN is committed to helping every student find the best, most affordable way to get the education they need. CSUN has long worked to helped students find ways to save money on textbooks and curricular materials.

In its continued efforts to reduce the cost of textbooks for students, the CSUN Library joined the Open Education Network, a community of higher education institutions that promote access, affordability and student success through the use of open textbooks.

Cory Konter

My dad just lost his job at that time, so how was I going to pay for this? I'm very grateful that I was able to apply for scholarships and get one because now, four years later, I'm able to graduate debt free.

Cory Konter, B.S. Finance, ‘19

Alessa Huerta

Before I transferred to CSUN, I met with one of the psychology counselors in my department and he helped me map out my entire two years so that I would make sure that I graduated on time.

Alessa Huerta, Psychology major

Ale Eckelberry

If you want a place where you [can] walk on campus and [say], ‘I don't know what I want to do,’ CSUN will help you figure it out because all they want to do is see you succeed.

Ale Eckelberry, B.A. Art, ‘19

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