FINANCIAL AID

2020-2021 Fall and Spring 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 2020-2021 academic year.  If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.

Undergraduate

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,506

$7,012

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$37

$74

TOTAL

$10,050

$20,100

 

Living On Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,506

$7,012

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$37

$74

TOTAL

$11,693

$23,386

Living Off Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,506

$7,012

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$37

$74

TOTAL

$15,116

$30,232

Graduate/Post Baccalaureate

Living with Parent or Relative

 

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$4,223

$8,446

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$89

$178

TOTAL

$10,819

$21,638

Living On Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$4,223

$8,446

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$89

$178

TOTAL

$12,462

$24,924

Living Off Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$4,223

$8,446

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$89

$178

TOTAL

$15,885

$31,770

Graduate Business Professional

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

9 Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,653

$13,306

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$89

$178

TOTAL

$13,249

$26,498

Living On Campus

Expenses

9 Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,653

$13,306

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$89

$178

TOTAL

$14,892

$29,784

Living Off Campus

Expenses

9 Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,653

$13,306

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$89

$178

TOTAL

$18,315

$36,630

Credential

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,965

$7,930

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$46

$92

TOTAL

$10,518

$21,036

 

Living On Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,965

$7,930

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$46

$92

TOTAL

$12,161

$24,322

 

Living Off Campus

Expenses

Seven or More Units Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$3,965

$7,930

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$46

$92

TOTAL

$15,584

$31,168

Education Doctorate

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,554

$13,108

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$13,138

$26,276

 

Living On Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,554

$13,108

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$14,781

$29,562

 

Living Off Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$6,554

$13,108

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$18,204

$36,408

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Living with Parent or Relative

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$9,233

$18,466

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$15,817

$31,634

 

Living On Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$9,233

$18,466

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$17,460

$34,920

 

Living Off Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$9,233

$18,466

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$20,883

$41,766

Doctor of Audiology

Living With Parent/Relative

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$8,006

$16,012

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$3,753

$7,506

Transportation

$783

$1,566

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,228

$2,456

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$14,590

$29,180

 

Living On Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$8,006

$16,012

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$5,831

$11,662

Transportation

$547

$1,094

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,029

$2,058

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$16,233

$32,466

 

Living Off Campus

Expenses

Per Semester

Full year

*Tuition and other fees

$8,006

$16,012

Books and supplies

$743

$1,486

Room and board

$8,661

$17,322

Transportation

$809

$1,618

Personal/miscellaneous

$1,360

$2,720

Loan fees

$77

$154

TOTAL

$19,656

$39,312


For Informational purposes only: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990 the California State University Northridge provides the typical market cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the Northridge area.

1 Bedroom: $1,720 per month

The Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at California State University, Northridge. Actual costs of room and board will vary.  Many students living off-campus have roommates, which decreases their housing costs.

*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.