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Cost of Attendance

CSU Trustees set the tuition charged to all students enrolled in degree and credential programs. The campus sets additional mandatory fees. Nonresidents of California pay these costs plus higher tuition. Tuition differs for undergraduate and graduate students. In 2009, the CSU instituted a professional fee for state-supported MBA and similar business graduate programs. Doctoral students pay a higher tuition fee, on a par with those attending the University of California.


Spring 2018 tuition and fees:

  • $3,427 undergraduates enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,221 undergraduates enrolled in 6 or fewer units
  • $4,144 graduate students enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,638 graduate students enrolled in 6 or fewer units
  • $270 additional cost per unit for graduate students in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
  • $3,886 credential program students enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,488 credential program students enrolled in 6 or fewer units
  • $6,475 doctor of education
    $8,191 doctor of nursing practice students
  • Nonresident and international students pay the tuition and fees required of California residents. Such a student enrolled in 15 units in fall 2017 is charged $9,367 (undergraduate) or $10,084 (graduate) for a semester of study.


Tuition and fees vary by program for students enrolled in fall, spring and summer extension courses and Intersession.


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).



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