2017-18 Costs

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The Cost of Attendance (COA), also referred to as the student budget, is a standard estimated total of a student’s expenses while attending school.

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 initially 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).

The Schedule of actual Mandatory Registration Charges is published by the Office of the Registrar. The amount listed below is an estimate to be used for planning purposes only. For more information on charges, visit the Student Charges/Fees page on the Office of the Registrar website.

The 2017-2018 estimated Cost of Attendance is as follows:

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance
Cost Item At Home On Campus Off Campus
Mandatory Registration Charges $7,724* $7,724* $7,724*
Books & Supplies 1,854 1,854 1,854
Food & Housing 5,246 13,554 14,502
Transportation 1,564 1,452 1,524
Personal & Miscellaneous 1,450 1,450 1,450
Total $17,838 $26,034 $27,054

Graduate Mandatory Registration Charges
$9,158* Academic Year
Non-resident Tuition Fee
add $396/unit in addition to mandatory registration charges

*Note: All students will see a slightly higher total for their Mandatory Registration Charges for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 due to the optional Student Involvement and Representation Fee.

For more information on charges, visit the Student Charges/Fees page on the Office of the Registrar website.