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 2015-2016 academic year.  If you are not a resident of California, add $372 per unit. 

To view tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic school year, click here.

Fall and Spring 2015-2016 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$3,282$6,564
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$2,385$4,770
Transportation$742$1,484
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$33$66
TOTAL$8,068$16,136

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,282$6,564
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$4,981$9,962
Transportation$690$1,380
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$33$66
TOTAL$10,612$21,224

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,282$6,564
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$5,498$10,996
Transportation$723$1,446
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$36$66
TOTAL$11,162$22,324

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$3,915$7,830
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$2,385$4,770
Transportation$742$1,484
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$8,750$17,500

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,915$7,830
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$4,981$9,962
Transportation$690$1,380
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$11,294$22,588

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,915$7,830
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$5,498$10,996
Transportation$723$1,446
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$11,844$23,688

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$6,201$12,402
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$2,385$4,770
Transportation$742$1,484
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$11,036$22,072

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,201$12,402
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$4,981$9,962
Transportation$690$1,380
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$13,580$27,160

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per Semester Full year
*Tuition and other fees$6,201 $12,402
Books and supplies$930 $1,860
Room and board$5,498 $10,996
Transportation$723 $1,446
Personal/miscellaneous$696 $1,392
Loan fees$82 $164
TOTAL$14,130 $28,260

Credential

Living with parent or relative

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,720$7,440
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$2,385$4,770
Transportation$742$1,484
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$45$90
TOTAL$8,518$17,036

Living on campus

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,720$7,440
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$4,981$9,962
Transportation$690$1,380
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$45$90
TOTAL$11,062$22,124

Living off campus

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesSeven or More Units Per SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$3,720$7,440
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$5,498$10,996
Transportation$723$1,446
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$45$90
TOTAL$11,612$23,224

Doctoral

Education Doctorate

 

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,105$12,210
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$2,385$4,770
Transportation$742$1,484
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$10,940$21,880
Cost of living on campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,105$12,210
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$4,981$9,962
Transportation$690$1,380
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$13,484$26,968

 

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$6,105$12,210
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$5,498$10,996
Transportation$723$1,446
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$14,034$28,068

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Cost of living with parent or relative
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,620$17,240
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$2,385$4,770
Transportation$742$1,484
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$13,455$26,910

 

Cost of living on campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,620$17,240
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$4,981$9,962
Transportation$690$1,380
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$15,999$31,998

 

Cost of living off campus
ExpensesPer SemesterFull year
*Tuition and other fees$8,620$17,240
Books and supplies$930$1,860
Room and board$5,498$10,996
Transportation$723$1,446
Personal/miscellaneous$696$1,392
Loan fees$82$164
TOTAL$16,549$33,098

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.